Gran Turismo 7 FINALLY gets release date!

The PlayStation 5 is now here around the world and gamers are loving it. Gran Turismo 7 is set to be its flagship racing title.

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Here's what we know so far about Polyphony's latest racer.

Latest news - PlayStation Showcase

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Excitingly, the PlayStation Showcase has shown us a huge number of details concerning our beloved Gran Turismo 7, including a release date!

The Showcase also exhibited some exciting new gameplay elements including our first look at the game's home screen, and even a livery editor. Thankfully, we've got everything you need to know.

Now, we just have to wait the few months until that release date finally rolls around!

Polyphony CEO says GT7 will provide the "best Gran Turismo experience"

CEO of Polyphone Kazunori Yamauchi has recently conducted an interview where he shed light on GT7.

The key takeaway for fans of the series is that GT7 will be blending traditional GT gaming with some of GT Sport's more esport focus:

“While inheriting elements such as the [FIA] championship realised in Sport, Gran Turismo 7 will return to the royal purpose of full volumes like [Gran Turismo] 1-4, and provide the best Gran Turismo experience at present.”

Gran Turismo 7 release date

We now know that Gran Turismo 7 will be launching on March 4, 2022.

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Whilst this has come after a number of delays, it's exciting to see the game launching towards the early end of next year.

Trailer

The only Gran Turismo 7 trailer currently out is the original announcement trailer from way back in June 2020.

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At three minutes long it's not a brief look, and shows off plenty of the GT action we love.

From the return on Trial Mountain to some amazing Ford GT's, the GT7 teaser has it all.

Career mode

It also flashes off the return of a proper Career Mode.

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Well, it might be "Campaign Mode" as Kazunori Yamuchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital, called it. But either way, it's back!

A home screen that reminds us of GT4 shows off a School, GT World, GT Cafe, Multiplayer, and perhaps most exciting of all... the tuning shop.

Tuning is back

Removed from GT Sport, the ability to tune your car and turn a good road car into a monstrous racer is back.

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Spend your credits on new brakes, engine parts, and other components to keep your favourite car competitive for as long as possible.

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My GT Team?

Gran Turismo 7 may be the most anticipated racing game at the moment, but far and away the best one is F1 2020.

GT7 could learn a lot from F1 2020. Adding a My Team-style mode that brings more ownership to your career mode would be a welcome step for the series.

Cars & tracks - Trial Mountain returns

Gran Turismo games have always had a lot of cars and locations for you to race around.

GT Sport currently boasts 324 cars and 82 configurations of 32 locations.

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All the gameplay from the reveal was done on the returning fan favourite, Trial Mountain.

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There was also a menu shot that clearly had visible Northern Isle Speedway, Blue Moon Bay Speedway, and Willow Springs which will all return from GT Sport. In addition, there’s Daytona, which was in GT6 but is not yet in GT Sport.

There are also hints at Interlagos, Laguna Seca, Goodwood, Brands Hatch, Dragon Trail, Nurburging, and others.

PS5 exclusive

If you were hoping to play Gran Turismo 7 on PS4 you're out of luck.

The latest sighting of GT7 was in a PS5 game trailer ad, where it explicitly said the game would be PS5-only.

This is good news for PS5 players as it means the game won't be limited by trying to run on lesser machinery.