If Gran Turismo Sport occupied the entire previous generation, fans of the franchise, for their part, awaited the arrival of a new numbered episode. So we had to wait a little over eight years – already, yes, Gran Turismo 6 was released in December 2013 on PlayStation 3! – to make this wish come true with the advent of | Gran Turismo 7, whose arrival is approaching on big wheels. Sony just released a new 4K trailer so that the excitement rises high in the towers, available in our video player above.
Obviously, this is a very clearly promotional trailer whose intention is not camouflaged for a second: the creator of the series and director of this new installment, Kazunori Yamauchi, is therefore invited in this new video “Behind the Scenes” to say good things about your next baby and, more generally, about the PlayStation 5.
With Sony-owned development studio Polyphony Digital, the opposite would have been surprising: no matter, Yamauchi San seems particularly cheerful at the idea of bringing Gran Turismo 7 to the public and for a whole host of reasons. For him, it’s very simple, its title “has exceeded a certain level of realism”, the same that was desired by the Japanese since the 90s.
The Japanese director places particular emphasis on the use of DualSense, the famous PS5 controller, with support for haptic feedback for immersive vibrations as well as adaptive triggers. “One way to use these features is to recreate the feel of the brakes: for example, when the brakes reach a certain point and lock up, the resistance on the trigger is canceled out”, says the game director.
Kazunori Yamauchi then shifts on ray-tracing, which will be used in Shapes, the game’s Photo mode. As a reminder, this is a very popular technology for some time, allowing management of light, its reflections and ultra-realistic shadows. Unfortunately, this feature will therefore not be present in-game in Gran Turismo 7: on the other hand, the man at the head of the development studio emphasizes the presence of 4K, 60 FPS and HDR in real time, which is clearly no refusal.
A plastic that promises to be very beautiful for an extremely generous content, returning to the basics of the saga with a massive solo career, painstaking vehicle customization, and championships galore. See you on March 4, 2023 on PS5, therefore, but also on PS4 since the game will indeed be multiplatform despite a communication very focused on the white monolith.