The second episode of the ‘Behind The Scenes’ video series has been published ahead of Gran Turismo 7’s launch, and once again hints at a possible return for a classic Gran Turismo track.
In the first episode, entitled The Starting Line, we were provided with glimpses of several new cars to the series. This time around, series producer Kazunori Yamauchi talks about car collecting while flashes of a green track map weave through the discussion.
Neon flashes were also included, and if you pieced them together, it looks like the Deep Forest Raceway track map.
This time around, the neon flashes look like Apricot Hill Raceway – another returning fictional layout.
The header image of this article appears to be the middle sector, rotated and slightly skewed. Oh, those clever Polyphony team members, you nearly had us for a minute there.
The venue first appeared in Gran Turismo 2, 1999, and was last seen in 2013’s Gran Turismo 6. While it’s no Grand Valley Speedway, it still holds a special place in Gran Turismo fandom.
No gameplay of Apricot Hill, or Deep Forest, has been shown yet – but now we’re excited to see more, hopefully soon.
Kazunori Yamauchi confirms over 400 cars
The next game in the Gran Turismo series will re-focus on the car collection aspect that made previous entries so moreish. There will be a Gran Turismo Café that will set you menus, read challenges, with the aim of acquiring specific vehicles and the used car dealership makes a return.
The whole theme insinuates a larger car roster than in the recent GT Sport – with all of that game’s content being carried across as a baseline.
“What makes GT7 special isn’t just the high quality [of the car models]. It’s also the sheer number of car models it contains,” explains the visionary Polyphony Digital studio head in the video.
He then goes on to confirm that there will be “over 400 cars in the game”. GT Sport, for comparison’s sake, currently has 338. That’s, at the very least, a 63 vehicle increase. Quick maths that, hope you are impressed…
Here we see first in-game glimpses of some of the vehicles listed in the last video, like the Porsche Carrera RS (964) and the Gr.3 Subaru Impreza has a new livery with added pink. Elsewhere, the Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI 1993 has been placed within the Gr.4 performance category.
Are you a fan of Apricot Hill Raceway? What cars would you like to see in Gran Turismo 7? Let us know in the comments below.