Gran Turismo 7 Promises To Be The Best Game The Series Has Ever Seen
By Stewart Perrie
People who love car racing video games will no doubt be incredibly excited as Gran Turismo 7 drops on PlayStation 4 and 5 this week.
According to IGN, Polyphony Digital has put its decades of experience into 'bringing you the best features from the history of the franchise' for its 25th anniversary.
Judging from the trailer that was released, the developers have really tapped into their tagline of 'the real driving simulator' because the graphics look absolutely stunning and completely photo-realistic.
Whether it's the sun glistening off the perfectly clean high-performance racing car or it's the puddles that dry like they would in real life, this game will no doubt blow you away with its visual elements.
If you love cars then you'll be thrilled with Gran Turismo 7's photo mode feature called 'Scapes'. Gamers will be able to put their vehicle in more than 2,000 locations around the world and take high resolution, HDR images of them and then edit that photo like you would in real-life. You can show it off to your mates and dream of one day taking that picture for real.
This installment to the video game franchise has been five years in the making and it's clear the developers have put every second of that time into making the gaming experience as incredible as possible.
In the game, you'll get to race on tracks from 34 locations and 90 layouts. There is a healthy mix of real and fictional places to rev your engine like Deep Forest, Trial Mountain, the High Speed Ring and Bathurst's Mt Panorama.
Some of the locations come with a variety of day and night, as well as clear, cloudy and rainy conditions that will push your racing skills to the limit.
Polyphony Digital has also worked hard in making all the things you can't see be just as amazing as the visuals.
The 3D audio will make it feel like you genuinely are in the driver's seat while the DualSense controller's adaptive triggers and haptic feedback will make it seem like the steering wheel is literally in your hands. Keep in mind though, these are PS5 features so hopefully you have one of those bad boys so you can fully enjoy the experience.
Gamers will no doubt be thrilled to know the developers have brought back car modifications for more than 400 vehicles. That means you can soup up your arguably crappy car to beat the likes of a Porsche once you amass enough parts.
They've also brought in a new feature called Music Rally mode. Music can be so intrinsically linked to cars for some drivers and the team behind Gran Turismo 7 has tapped into that concept.
Gamers can select a song from the huge library and race down a track while trying to hit all the markers within the allotted time.
There's also the brand new Gran Turismo Café, which will be a car collector's dream. There are challenges to complete and cars to collect inside the café and you will get to hear from the designers or the engineers that were actually involved, or actually created these car's that you've collected.
What's even more incredible is that you can hear from some of the engineers and designers who built the cars you're trying to collect.
Gran Turismo 7 drops this week on March 4 for PlayStation 4 and 5, so get out there and experience 'the real driving simulator'.