Five years after the release of the last game, the Gran Turismo saga returns to PS4 and PS5 with a numbered seventh opus, still developed by Polyphony Digital. Considering everything that has been unveiled so far, this episode is synonymous with homecoming with in particular the return of the Simulation GT mode and the traditional campaign of the series. Elements which testify to the desire of the developers to place this episode in the lineage of Gran Turismo 1 and 4, with a traditional experience on a large scale. However, there are also elements from more modern episodes such as the Gran Turismo Sport championships. And to speak more concretely in terms of content, know that the title should offer 90 circuits at launch and will exploit the capacities of the PS5 to offer Ray Tracing.
After a nice episode in 2019, the GRID franchise returns in 2023 with GRID Legends which promises to be in the right lineage of its predecessor. With its spectacular arcade aspect assumed in the circuits and modes of play, the title takes advantage of the contribution of the next-gen for a visual and sound aspect of the cars which exudes simulation. Beyond its effective sensations, there is a story mode entitled “Driven to Glory”, which notably features Ncuti Gatwa, the actor who distinguished himself in Sex Education, the series broadcast on Netflix. In terms of content, more than 100 different vehicles are planned at launch and will be able to race against each other during the same event, regardless of their characteristics. Finally, it will also be possible to configure your own events with conditions, advantages and favorite limitations, all thanks to a race editor.
After the success of Forza Horizon 5 at the end of 2023, it is the turn of the Motorsport series to be entitled to a new episode in 2023. As a reminder, the Horizon series offers an open-world experience while the Motorsport focus more about racing on track racing events and series. But more than a simple eighth opus, it is actually a reboot of the iconic franchise of the Xbox brand. For the occasion, the title will benefit from the features of the latest Xbox consoles to offer a photo-realistic rendering with 4K compatibility, a stable framerate at 60 frames per second and especially raytracing. If the game has not been talked about much since its announcement in 2019, the developers indicate that it will be both a love letter for all fans of the saga and a return to the roots of the series, while addressing newcomers with options to make driving easier.
Announced in the summer of 2023, Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown has since been particularly discreet until then. However, Nacon revealed during a Nacon Connect that the title’s release date is now September 22, 2023. If we have not yet seen gameplay images, we know that the game will take place on Hong Kong Island and that players will be able to evolve together on this map made up of both large urban spaces but also forest and coastal areas. The game will be in line with previous games with an open championship and rival clans that can compete against each other. Finally, we will also find the possibility of driving luxury vehicles like Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti, Dodge, Koenigsegg, Apollo and Ferrari which have been confirmed, as well as to personalize his avatar.
While a new episode of the Need for Speed saga was scheduled for 2023, it had to be postponed until 2023 since Criterion, a studio which has already worked on the franchise before and which is now taking over the series, had to help with development. of Battlefield 2042. As a reminder, the four previous games (Rivals, Need for Speed 2015, Payback and Heat) had been developed by the studio Ghost Games. For now, We therefore know absolutely nothing about this new Need for Speed apart from its launch window which is currently set for 2023.