Sony has confirmed that Gran Turismo 7, the award-winning 2022 racing game from Polyphony Digital, will be heading to PSVR2 at launch through a free VR upgrade for all players who already own the game. Sony president Jim Ryan announced the news at Sony’s recent CES 2023 showcase, which also featured a presentation on the upcoming Gran Turismo movie.
Gran Turismo 7 getting a free VR upgrade makes sense as the racing simulator series has always put immersion at the forefront of the experience, so having virtual reality only adds to that immersion. PlayStation making the VR upgrade free is a surprising choice given the weirdly aggressive monetisation of the game and there usually being fees associated with upgrades in Sony’s case.
Gran Turismo 7 VR joins a number of other titles launching alongside the PlayStation VR2. These include Horizon Call of the Mountain, a VR experience based on Guerrilla Games’ Horizon series; Resident Evil Village, which will receive full VR similar to Resident Evil 7; No Man’s Sky, which will only give players more reasons to jump into the ever-expanding universe; and plenty of new titles like Demeo, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, The Light Brigade and more.
The official description for Gran Turismo 7 reads:
“Gran Turismo 7 builds on 25 years of experience to bring you the best features from the history of the franchise. Whether you’re a competitive or casual racer, collector, tuner, livery designer, or photographer – find your line with a staggering collection of game modes including fan-favourites like GT Campaign, Arcade and Driving School. With the reintroduction of the legendary GT Simulation Mode, buy, tune and race your way through a solo campaign as you unlock new cars and challenges. And if you love going head-to-head with others, hone your skills and compete in the GT Sport Mode.”
PlayStation VR2 launches on 22 February 2023.