The crown jewel of racing series for Sony, Gran Turismo, is one of the most reckoned name of the PlayStation world. There are no surprises that fans are excitedly waiting for the release date of seventh edition of the series and are expecting it to be nothing less than its predecessors. The last edition of the series was Gran Turismo Sport, which was popular for its online presence rather than its offline features.
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Gran Turismo games have a history of being a latecomer to PlayStation generation. The pattern is such that one game is released halfway through the generation and the other towards the end.
Gran Turismo 3 and Gran Turismo 4 were launched in 2001 and 2004 respectively during the PlayStation 2 era. Similarly, we saw the launch of Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6 in 2010 and 2013 for the PlayStation 3 generation. And at the present time, we have already witnessed the release of Gran Turismo Sport in 2017 and as per the trend we expect the Gran Turismo 7 to be released in 2020. There is a probability that we might enter 2021 before we see its release.
Moreover, this begs us another question: where will it be available on? Since the release of PlayStation 5 is nearby, it is a realistic assumption that the game will be PS5 exclusive. However, we have seen in the past that Gran Turismo 6 came out a month after the launch of PlayStation 4 and yet it was PlayStation 3 exclusive. Moreover, it is very likely that Gran Turismo 7 gets released on PlayStation 4 and gets ported to PS5 at a later date. Ultimately, if PS5 comes out to be backward compatible (which is highly likely), there won’t be any issues in switching the platform.
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From the previous patterns the game is expected to improve its damage model and show a better picture of how the car will actually look like when it is crashed. This greatly reflects the aesthetics of the gameplay and improve its perceived quality for the fans. Moreover, it adds to the realistic environment experience of the game.
Another Sony’s flagship game, Driveclub, improved its weather display system. The absence of similar gaming dynamics from the Gran Turismo Sport was not well received by the fans. This makes Gran Turismo 7 a perfect place to implement this system for the first time in the series.
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One of the key factors of any game is its ability to engage the player in the storyline. GT Sport had a somewhat generic storyline for its solo campaign which made the experience bland to say the least. It is expected that the release of Gran Turismo 7 will see an upgrade on the solo campaigns to make the experience more inclusive and thrilling for the gaming enthusiasts.
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As of now, we can only deduce the released date based on the past launching patterns of the games in the series. There hasn’t been any formal announcement of the release date for the game plus Gran Turismo 7 wasn’t mentioned at E3 2018 which clearly means that we are not going to see it being released in 2019.
However, the gaming enthusiasts can be assured of its release whenever it is as its development is confirmed. Kazunori Yamauchi, the series’ creator verified its development during the Taipei Game Show 2018.