Gran Turismo 7 gameplay trailer heads to the Daytona International Speedway

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A new gameplay trailer has been released for Gran Turismo 7, showcasing live gameplay, the replay mode and the Daytona International Speedway which is returning to the series after skipping GT Sport. Gran Turismo 7 will be out on 4th March 2022 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The gameplay in the trailer is all captured from the PS5 version of the game, and exclusively from the cockpit view available for the cars. It’s a really nice looking slice of gameplay with some lovely lighting as the sun hangs low in the sky, though this is without any ray tracing effects, which are reserved for the Garage and Scapes modes.

This allows the gameplay to run at 60fps, while the replay mode cuts things back down to 30fps and seeks to fill the environments with more graphical detail. We don’t know how big a step there is between the PS4 and PS5 version of the game in action just yet, though 60fps gameplay is the target across the board.

Gameplay trailers are a welcome glimpse of what the game will offer after Sony and Polyphony Digital’s more aspirational series of videos from the last few months of 2021, in which series creator Kazunori Yamauchi waxed lyrical about the various improvements that it would offer and the goals of the game.

One such area was about trying to capture a “tangible” level of realism. That tangible feel really comes from the DualSense controller more than anything, with Polyphony Digital looking to put their own spin on the haptic feedback and adaptive trigger use that we’ve seen in other racing games on PS5. In particular, he details recreating the feel of braking so that the resistance on the trigger disappears if you lock up, giving you an immediate understanding that you need to release and reapply the brakes.

Gran Turismo 7 is coming out for PS5 and PS4 on 4th March 2022, in what was a surprise cross-generational release considering the manner of the game’s original announcement. The PS4 version obviously doesn’t support ray tracing or the DualSense controller, but it will be fascinating to see how close the experience comes in terms of graphics on the PS4 Pro, and when racing using a racing wheel peripheral. If you want to upgrade from PS4 to PS5, you’ll be able to pay the $10 difference to do so.

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