To say that there has been a “long wait” for the new Gran Turismo would be to say that the world has been in a bit of a jam lately. With the launch of its predecessor Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 in 2013, PlayStation racing fans found themselves jealous of watching their Xbox peers enjoy multiple Forza iterations. Fortunately, fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as, Gran Turismo 7 is now a few months away – and a Japanese retailer has revealed some juicy new details.
According to a new brochure, GT7 will feature more than 90 racing tracks, 420 cars to race on and claims all tracks have “realistic weather and scenery.”
Translated by user PettyWingman on the fan forum GT Planet, the free booklet distributed by the Japanese store Yodobashi Camera states that players can buy, sell and pay for cars, and enjoy a huge garage, allowing you to store 1,000 breathtaking vehicles. The heads of Turismo will also be delighted to hear that this pamphlet confirms the return of GT mode, while also suggesting that there will be a wide mix of modern and classic cars for players to command while disrespecting the tarmac.
Want a full breakdown of what to expect from Sony’s flagship runner when it launches in March? Here’s the fully translated list of features courtesy of legend PettyWingman.
- Brand Central: A shopping center that brings together more than 60 automobile brands. You can buy over 300 post-2011 cars here.
- Used Car Dealer: Cars that have long been discontinued are lined up here. Japanese historic cars from the 80s and 90s are also available. The programming would be updated every day.
- Garage: Your car base. Up to 1000 cars can be stored and you can view and configure your car.
- Tuning Shop: Engine, tire, brake, suspension etc … a huge amount of tuning parts are available. You can also buy the supercharger, turbocharger, weight reduction and stiffness increase.
- GT Auto: Dress up your car here. Over 130 wheels and over 600 aero parts are aligned. Oil change, car wash, paint and livery edition are also available.
- Scapes: Over 2,500 photo locations in 40 countries around the world. Place your car in a beautiful scene and take realistic HDR photos.
- License center: learn driving technique from scratch. You can learn basic techniques at different drives for each car and course.
- Mission Challenge: 0-400m Battle, Drifting, Max Speed Challenge, “Music Rally” which you can run to music etc … You can experience unique events which are different from ordinary races.
- World circuits: World circuits such as Le Mans and Nürburgring, beloved fictional cities such as Trail Mountain … More than 90 tracks are in this game.
Gran Turismo 7 is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on March 4, 2022. You can find a full list of 2022 release dates here.