• Matthew Rondina

Gran Turismo 7 State of Play Recap

PlayStation reveals a bevy of new details around Gran Turismo 7 in a dedicated State of Play event.

As Gran Turismo 7 approaches the starting grid for its March 4th release developer Polyphony Digital has revealed plenty of new details. In a 30-minute GT7 themed State of Play fans got a in-depth look "under the hood" at new features, from cars to modes. Here's what was revealed:

A massive car line up


Kazunori Yamauchi producer of the franchise is promising more than 400 cars at launch. In addition to this, more are also on the way via post launch DLC. Automobile brands from all around the world in addition to unique rides from the Vision Gran Turismo series will be available. There will also be separate hubs for modern cars (post 2001 makes), Used Cars and Legendary Vehicles.

"Automobile brands from all around the world in addition to unique rides from the Vision Gran Turismo series will be available."

Tracks


When it it comes to where the rubber meets the road, there will be a great variety of tracks. In total, players will be able to race in 37 different locations from around the globe with over 90 layouts. The courses will be a mix of real-world locations like the Nürburgring and Laguna Seca. The series' fantasy tracks will also be available with classics like Deep Forest and Trial Mountain making their return.

"...players will be able to race in 37 different locations from around the globe with over 90 layouts."

Music Rally


Music Rally is sounding like a fantastic mode for new players, and a fun way to meld music and automotive sport together. The mode is an arcade-style race where you zip around the track trying to reach checkpoints before the "musical clock" runs out. The tempo increases as you get closer to the finish line dialing up the intensity. This is an excellent method to get better acquainted with Gran Turismo 7's driving techniques.

"The mode is an arcade-style race where you zip around the track trying to reach checkpoints before the 'musical clock' runs out."

Gran Turismo Café


This comfy locale offers you “Menu Books” of activities to complete for new cars and other game-progression goodies. This area will act as a focal point for the game. It will also act as a hub to introduce new players and old to a full menu of automotive history and culture. Yamauchi even teased that designers of the vehicles themselves will pop into the cafe time-to-time to share some deeper insight around the cars.

Tuning and customization


If you love to tinker with your vehicles like I do, you'll be happy to hear tuning and customization is deep than ever. All vehicles have over 60 performance parts to customize from tires to transmissions. As you acquire new cars, for instance, you build up your Collector Level, and hitting level 4 unlocks the “Club Sports” category in the Tuning Shop.

"All vehicles have over 60 performance parts to customize from tires to transmissions."

If you want to checkout the entire uncut State of Play, check it out below:

If you are eager to take the checkered flag, you can pre-order Gran Turismo 7 online or at local retailers for either PS4 or PS5. The 25th Anniversary Edition not only includes the PS5 version, but also comes with the digital code for the PS4.


What feature has you most excited for Gran Turismo 7? Let me know in the comments below!