This week as Sony launches the PlayStation VR2 headset, its first-party racing game, Gran Turismo 7 also receives its free upgrade to support the hardware. Sadly, the headset has been delayed in South Africa so you’ll need to race around on your TV for a while until it comes out. But you do have a fully-fledged PS VR2 mode to look forward to in Gran Turismo 7 when it does.
Sony says that Gran Turismo 7 doesn’t limit players to a certain mode when using their PS VR2 headset. In fact, you can play all the game modes available in the game with it (except for 2P split-screen mode). I personally can’t wait to visit the showroom and take a walk around my cars. There are also dealerships where you can admire all the details of the cars available for purchase in ultra-high-definition VR.
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Gran Turismo 7 takes full advantage of the PS VR2 hardware according to Sony. It uses HDR tone mapping as well as foveated rendering for eye tracking which renders the area of the screen the player is directly looking at in high definition. You’ll also get dynamic 3D audio support too.
Apart from the PlayStation VR2 support for Gran Turismo 7, the game is also getting the new Sophy AI racing mode in the “Race Together” mode. Available only on PS5, Gran Turismo Sophy is a revolutionary superhuman racing AI agent developed in collaboration with Sony AI, SIE and Polyphony Digital. Gran Turismo Sophy is a limited-time event taking place from 21 February to 31 March.
In the mode, players can race against GT Sophy in a series of four circuits of increased difficulty. GT Sophy also changes cars on each track. Sony says they will use the feedback from the limited-timed event to see how future events pan out.
In GT Sophy Race Together mode, players can race against GT Sophy in a series of four circuits of increasing difficulty, as a Beginner / Intermediate / Expert driver. In each of the four races, the player races against four GT Sophy cars of different performance levels. Players can also challenge GT Sophy in 1VS1 mode, where GT Sophy and the player race one-on-one with identical car configurations and settings, which showcases the superhuman racing skills of GT Sophy. The excitement of GT Sophy Race Together mode is enhanced with GT7’s new emoticon feature, which displays emoticons on the GT Sophy cars throughout the race to react to the in-game action.
Gran Turismo 7 is also getting new tracks with the free update this week too. Grand Valley returns to the series for the first time. It comes in various sprints. There are also five new vehicles including the Honda RA272, Italdesign Exeneo Vision, Contreon DS 21 Pallas ’70 and Porche 911 Carrera RS.
The update should be live for Gran Turismo 7 sometime today. It will add all these new features and PS VR2 support.
Source: PS Blog