preview Will Gran Turismo 7 be the tribute everyone has been waiting for on PS4 and PS5?
It’s one of the most anticipated comebacks of 2022, and it’s coming full speed ahead of PS5 and PS4. Gran Turismo 7 showed itself a little more to the general public with its first gameplay state of the year, but above all it was more detailed with the press this week. The racing game, which will be released in a month, not only introduced new visuals, confirmed the back-to-basics status of this saga, and even introduced a fresh new mode.
Long on the base of racing games in the heart of the 2000s, the Gran Turismo license has in recent years been in the shadow of Forza Motorsport on the simulation platform. The situation that made the height of the rivalry between Sony and Microsoft, while the biggest fans of the saga created by Kazunori Yamauchi were only waiting for the return of the GT worthy of the name, the latest versions of Gran Turismo 6 and Gran Turismo Sport do not exist until the height of the series. The latter can rejoice since then Gran Turismo 7 has one goal in mind: to combine modernity and tradition on March 4.
In addition to the broadcast state broadcast to the public yesterday that we were able to attend in preview, we were able to see two press events organized by Sony. The first was a twenty-minute on-demand video clip provided by Kazunori Yamauchi. The creator of the saga introduced several points from the title including the new “Musical Rally” mode. The second is an hour-long question-and-answer session between the press and Yamauchi-san.
The new collector’s paradise?
With the state of play and this week’s press events, Yamauchi first wanted to reassure the content. No wonder at this level we will find the usual universality of the saga. Gran Turismo 7 will contain 420 vehicles in total At the time of its launch, it was lower than the GT6 but the number is high enough to impress. Obviously, the biggest brands will be found between Ferrari, Citroën, Peugeot, Aston Martin, Jaguar, McLaren… and playable on a variety of episodes. Then 97 itineraries across 30 destinations are planned Different.
But this, we already knew. The main emphasis was placed on describing the styles and places associated with the aspect of the group sought in the future title. 3 modes will be present in the title where the player can get the cars : First of all the central market where you will find the models introduced after 2001, the return of the legendary used car market and the list of cars at bargain prices, and finally the legendary car dealer with his iconic but expensive models. And for those who are more interested in the simulation side of the title, tuning and config comes back with a huge customization menu. The history button is also new in the settings pane for each car, just to go back to previous modifications.
New to the license, Gran Turismo Café presents itself as a place where players will find their collection, and will be able to chat with the designers and creators of different cars as they go. “List”, the task book has been completed. There are 30 missions available in this menu, which is a must to get to the end of the campaign.
Graphically, Gran Turismo 7 wanted to remind you of that Two different graphics modes will be offered in the game. If you choose the frame rate mode, a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second will be set during the race and during replays. Ray Tracing mode offers more graphical power and ray tracing, but will only be implemented and useful in replays and the new “Horizontal” image mode (43 countries and over 2,500 parking spots). Furthermore, the frame rate for racing on the PS4 is not specified in the frame rate mode in the presentation, and we don’t know if it will be 60fps on the PS5’s little sister.
All acquired different car models will be playable in the heart of the global circuit, a series of more than 100 events including classic races, time trials or even sliding challenges. It will host every Sunday and Clubman Cup design familiar to fans, as well as“Experience the Circle” activity to get to know the Circle better without further details about it. Variety of challenges for each race never before seen in this series.
music in destiny
What we will remember especially from these presentations in the rank of novelties, is the power of sound placed in the foreground. In the first race since then Gran Turismo 7 includes 3D audio customization technology (PS5 exclusive) With car noises—different and faithful to each model of course—that will be reflected on circuit elements, and in a realistic way depending on the materials: concrete wall, tunnels, safety barriers, the sound of motors being reflected and presented in different ways IRL, Polyphony took a close look at this to be as realistic as possible. A welcome effort.
Music is also a defining element of GT’s greatest titles. Yamauchi-san understood that, which is why we will meet again on March 4. Over 300 audio tracks from 75 artists in a beautiful audio library, oscillates between hip-hop, electro or jazz, and lounge music which are classic genres of licensing. These tracks are now integrated and customizable into race replays, with smart camera changes tailored to the music to increase speed.
Music will give birth untilA new mode in the history of Gran Turismo: The Musical Rally. A way to play for players who don’t want to perform, but enjoy music. Each sound combination is associated with a challenge, and the player will have to follow a specific path, as the challenge stops once the sound ends. Great feature, but we can’t wait to try it out.Read also:
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If last night’s State of Play broadcast gave us compelling new visuals, it didn’t really spur us into the background. On the other hand, the briefing to the press and a long question-and-answer session by Kazunori Yamauchi was able to answer many questions and provide some rather interesting novelties. Looks like Gran Turismo 7 A poem for the greatest collectors and fans of the first hour, with many acclaim for classic licensing episodes. This is evidenced by the ever-increasing number of vehicles, tracks and single player game modes, but also Music returns to the fore : The latter will have the right to a new specific mode that we want to try quickly.
February 03, 2022 at 07:00:02
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