The much-awaited sequel to Gran Turismo 6 is coming very soon. Now, if you’re confused with that statement; no, it is not the current Gran Turismo Sport most of us are playing on the PlayStation 4 right now. Contrary to popular belief, GT Sport is not a direct sequel of GT6. Instead, Polyphony Digital has announced that Gran Turismo 7, will be coming very soon. However, we’ll have to wait for the next-generation console to be launched as it will be released for the PlayStation 5.
Aside from the announcement, Polyphony Digital has also released a trailer of the game showing various footage of the game including the return of the Gran Turismo home screen. Furthermore, one of the most popular original tracks from Gran Turismo makes a return in the upcoming sequel – Trial Mountain.
Based on the footage from the trailer, the gameplay looks very similar to what we are currently used to with GT Sport albeit with better graphics. Nearly all of the interface and displays from GT Sport has been carried over to Gran Turismo 7. Those who have played GT Sport, however, will notice that the interior of the car, specifically the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept, is far more detailed. This was also evident early on in the trailer when we were treated to a detailed interior view of a Ford GT.
Possibly the most exciting feature of Gran Turismo 7 is the return of the home screen menu. The menu looks quite similar to that of Gran Turismo 4. If you take a closer look at the icons, you can see that most of the features make a return including the Used Cars, Tuning Parts Shop, and the driving school (license tests anyone?). There’s also the return of GT Auto which previously allowed you to wash the car, change the oil (for a few extra horsepower), and chassis refresh.
At the moment, there’s no announcement as to when Gran Turismo 7 will go on sale. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long. The best-case scenario is that it will be available as soon as the next-generation console is released. For now, you can watch the beautiful trailer of Gran Turismo 7 in the video above.
Sony also just dropped images of the new PlayStation 5 console, which is scheduled for release later this year. No official pricing has been released, it will come in two versions, one with a BluRay 4K player, and a slimmer "Digital Version" which should be a bit more affordable.