At midnight this morning, Sony hosted its Gran Turismo 7 State of Play and if you live in SA and didn’t watch it I don’t blame you. Midnight….. why eff? Thankfully, you skipping the midnight premier seems to have paid off. It was streamed in HD which is great but not a real showcase of Gran Turismo 7. Sony then uploaded a 4K version of the stream and it is so much better to watch.
The 32-minute video is a full deep dive on the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 game running on the PS5. This means players can get a real good look at the game’s visuals, loading times, tracks, cars, music and so much more.
Sony did a great job on this showcase making sure to touch on all the important aspects of the game. We know there are over 400 cars to collect in your campaign, a cool Gran Turismo cafe where you can meet people behind these brands and discuss the history of the vehicles. You can also explore the vast history collection of each included manufacturer dating way back to the birth of the company.
We also get a closer look at the game’s visuals which Sony says have been optimised with raytracing on the PS5. This means when you explore your cars, they will look better than ever, the world around it reflects on every little detail and lighting bounces around the scene as if would in real-life.
Other features of Gran Turismo 7 on PS5 include multiplayer modes where you can race it out online in tournaments and friendly races. You can also race on the couch with a friend thanks to the split-screen feature.
Sony says when it comes to car physics, the game has been built with 24 years of experience. Everything that goes into making a car in real life has been incorporated into Gran Turismo 7. This means the ergonomics are accurate, weight distribution is realistic and even how the car cuts through wind and air pressure have been carefully tuned to replicate a real-world scenario.
Players can also go to town by customizing their cars. This includes tweaked brakes, adding new parts, changing tires and all the other stuff you would usually do. You can also use the livery to make your car your own by placing stickers all over the car. Sony says the livery now features more customization than ever before.
There’s a lot to unpack in this new Gran Turismo 7 State of Play. Grab a coffee and give it a watch down below. Gran Turismo is out on 5 March for PS4 and PS5.