Gran Turismo 7 State of Play Event to be Held February 2nd

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A special PlayStation State of Play event is scheduled for February 2nd and will reveal more gameplay and PS5 footage from Gran Turismo 7.

As the release of what will almost certainly be the top selling racing game released in 2022 nears, the team behind Gran Turismo 7 is set to give the public its first long-form glance at footage and gameplay in a State of Play event on February 2nd.

Developer Polyphony Digital has been quite open about sharing details about cars and tracks that will be included in the title that is set to release on March 4th, but little has been shared in terms of gameplay. The State of Play event is expected to showcase more gameplay than we’ve seen to date along with more in-game footage captured on PlayStation 5, and should help future players get a better understanding of what GT7 will be about.

What little gameplay that has been shared to date seems to indicate that the actual driving experience won’t be a vast departure from Gran Turismo Sport, but the supporting gameplay will be a callback to the early GT titles. Leading up to the most recent title, gameplay in the Gran Turismo series was largely single player focused and allowed players to heavily customize cars. GT Sport, however, pivoted to a focus on online play with limited car customization.

The Gran Turismo series has been a success on nearly all fronts since its debut more than 20 years ago. The series has sold over 70,000,000 units and is responsible for introducing many people to a more simulation-oriented racing game style. The games are so popular, in fact, that each release is associated with a spike in sales for its respective console. Thankfully, with PlayStation 5 consoles still hard to come by, PlayStation 4 players will also get to enjoy the title.

The event will be streamed on PlayStation’s YouTube and Twitch channels February 2nd at 14:00 PST / 17:00 EST / 22:00 UTC.

Let us know your expectations for the gameplay experience in Gran Turismo 7 in the comments below.
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"The series has sold over 70,000,000 units and is responsible for introducing many people to a more simulation-oriented racing game style"

Amen to that brother!
Let's hope this new GT iteration send a big wave of new SIM player to the dark side, ( PC side) our niche hobby can take advantage of a fresh batch. :)
 
I like that picture. Is there a Mauna Kea hill climb track in the game?

GT1 was my start into sim and real-life racing as well. There's still something special about doing a port polish on your first Civic. :roflmao:
 
GT & Forza are the Gateway drug for sim racing.Not sure I could put up with the grind now,both are a bit to car collector orientated & the actual racing is not realistic.Forza has never had qualifying.

What is up with GT streamers driving on the hood/bonnett POV?Is the in car view that bad.
 
GT & Forza are the Gateway drug for sim racing.Not sure I could put up with the grind now,both are a bit to car collector orientated & the actual racing is not realistic.Forza has never had qualifying.

What is up with GT streamers driving on the hood/bonnett POV?Is the in car view that bad.
Well you can’t adjust FOV and there isn’t a wheel hiding option - When I play GTSport I only drive in bonnet view
 
really looking forward to it , just not decided yet if I should stick to PS4Pro, or try to get PS5
 
I want both Gran Turismo 7 and Forza Motorsport Reboot to be the greatest 1st party Simcade racers by this gen!
 
I want both Gran Turismo 7 and Forza Motorsport Reboot to be the greatest 1st party Simcade racers by this gen!
i second this. i love myself a good simcade title to go along with the more serious sims.
i love playing competitive iracing or acc, but i also love to get out of the rig, chill on my couch with a controller and play these titles.
 
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We've got one more track reveal incoming between now and next month.

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Also engine swaps just got sneakily revealed.

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i loved the show and am literally blown away by the attention to detail, especially the whole tyre thing.
now here is hoping this will translate properly into the driving feeling and ffb.
i dont expect gt7 to have as good of physics or ffb as the top sims out there, but at least make it better than gt sport, that would be a good start and for this kind of game also really enough.
 
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Visuals alone make this epic especially if you've been there since GT1 and had an almost heart attack when seeing the heat blur for the first time in GT3 on PS2 BUT if they don't fix the stupidest issue ever which is the inability to put custom grids together so that you don't race a DTM Merc against a Le Mans prototype against a tuned Miata I won't be able to commit to it. If they stick to the formula for seasonal or campaign events fine as long as we get the option but if it's just the crazy mix or one brand races and nothing else they missed the boat as far as actually enjoying the races for the first time in 25 years.

Physics I don't have high hopes, tire squeel will still be there, binary and fluffy steering as well I'm guessing but the game always spoke to the graphics, photos, immersion and collection fan in me more than the hot lapping or racing aficionado - that will always be covered by AC/CSP/SOL and all the other modders out there that make AC the single most rewarding and authentic virtual driving experience dare I say the real driving simulator :).
 
Visuals alone make this epic especially if you've been there since GT1 and had an almost heart attack when seeing the heat blur for the first time in GT3 on PS2 BUT if they don't fix the stupidest issue ever which is the inability to put custom grids together so that you don't race a DTM Merc against a Le Mans prototype against a tuned Miata I won't be able to commit to it. If they stick to the formula for seasonal or campaign events fine as long as we get the option but if it's just the crazy mix or one brand races and nothing else they missed the boat as far as actually enjoying the races for the first time in 25 years.

Physics I don't have high hopes, tire squeel will still be there, binary and fluffy steering as well I'm guessing but the game always spoke to the graphics, photos, immersion and collection fan in me more than the hot lapping or racing aficionado - that will always be covered by AC/CSP/SOL and all the other modders out there that make AC the single most rewarding and authentic virtual driving experience dare I say the real driving simulator :).
Pretty sure they mentioned custom grids in the vid. I may have misheard it tho so dont shoot me :)
 
GT7 is currently being played at the Winter Olympics. Especially the endurance 5.000m and 10.000m are awesome. You can see the cars slide through those corners :laugh:
 

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