Gran Turismo 7 (GT7) is just a bit more than a month away. At the debut of the PlayStation 5, it was revealed that Gran Turismo 7 is coming to the new console. Since then, GT7 suffered a few delays due to complications resulting from the global pandemic.
In September 2021, Gran Turismo 7 got a confirmed release date of March 4th, 2022. Since then, several teasers have dropped online but nothing akin to a deep dive.
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It looks like fans will get an in-depth look at GT7 this week. Earlier today (1-31-22) the official PlayStation account confirmed that a “State of Play” live stream event will happen this Wednesday (2-2-22) at 2 pm PST (that’s a lot of “2’s”) and that Gran Turismo 7 will be the focus.
Thus far, we do know that Gran Turismo 7 will bring back the career mode that was missing from Gran Turismo Sport.
The road to this point has been a roller coaster for GT fans, to say the least. Gran Turismo 6 was one of the last releases on PlayStation 3 and gamers were anticipating what series godfather Kazunori “Kaz” Yamaguchi would do with the power of the PS4.
What Kazunori-san did was wait. He waited until the more powerful PS4 Pro console became available before releasing Gran Turismo Sport. Fans were confused if Gran Turismo Sport was a continuation of the series or something else entirely. Debates raged online. In an interview, Kazunori told us himself (via a translator) that Gran Turismo Sport was a “reboot” of the series and that “there wouldn’t necessarily be a Gran Turismo 7.”
Obviously things have changed since then and Kazunori-san has decided to continue the numbered series, taking the franchise back to its roots.
Beyond that, many aspects remain a mystery. Will GT7 support VR? What will multiplayer be like? How many cars will be available at launch? There is a good chance the upcoming State of Play event will answer those questions and more.
Stay tuned to the site as we will provide updates as they happen this Wednesday. In the meantime, what are you hoping to see in the GT7 State of Play? Let us know in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.