Announced today at Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal event, the latest in the venerable racing sim series, Gran Turismo 7, will be coming to the next-generation console. Polyphony Digital's latest trailer shows fans the experience they have been waiting for. Building upon the 22 years they have spent on this series, they will bring all the features that fans have come to love. Whether you’re a competitive racer, collector, fine-tuning builder, livery designer, photographer or arcade fan – ignite your personal passion for cars with features inspired by the past, present, and future. Like the caption says: Gran Turismo is back.
It's a statement that many fans have been waiting to see for a while. The last installment in the series was Gran Turismo 6 in 2013, which released at the tail end of the PlayStation 3's life cycle. While it did well enough, even being the first title in the series to feature officially certified FIA content, any lasting impact it could have had was quickly swept away with the launch of the PlayStation 4. Fans were hoping to see what could be possible with the brand new hardware that the new machine brought only for Polyphony Digital to not release a single title for the brand new powerhouse console.
The closest substitute racing fans had to hold them over was Evolution Studios' Driveclub, an online driving experience that had its very servers shut down in March of 2020. Thankfully if any of the gameplay footage shown in the trailer is anything to go by, it appears that Polyphony's hiatus from the series wasn't completely in vain since it looks fantastic, bringing back both the realistic racing physics and deep car customization options that fans love.
Gran Turismo 7 has no official release date at this time but is exclusive to PlayStation 5.