The Cardigans, a Vauxhall Vectra and Laguna Seca. 1999-2000 were halcyon times for Gran Turismo fans, as the second title launched with so much content it was spread across two discs. Now for PlayStation 4 owners, the same is true for Gran Turismo 7 on 4th March 2022.
Thanks to the recent option to buy hardware and physical games direct from PlayStation, we can see further details about the PS4 version.
The game will ship across two Blu-ray discs, totalling 110GB. How these discs will be used is not yet confirmed, but fellow Sony-exclusive The Last of Us Part II used one disc to install data onto the console’s hard drive once, while a second disc was used to play the game each time. They were labelled ‘Data Disc’ and ‘Play Disc’.
For reference, PS4 game discs can hold 50GB of data, whereas the PS5 uses BDXL discs can hold up to 128GB. Consequently, the PS5 version of Gran Turismo 7 is on one disc.
GT Sport weighed in at 60GB on the disc, with downloadable updates following over time. The ‘Spec II’ retail release also used two discs, weighing in at 110GB.
Is this the end of the world? Probably not, once installed I’m sure it will be forgotten. The size of Gran Turismo 7 perhaps indicates how much larger in scope it is from day one than GT Sport.
No images or video of the PS4 version of Gran Turismo 7 have been issued at this stage, so we’re hoping to see more as the launch nears.
Don’t forget, if you purchase the PS4 version, you can upgrade to the PS5 version at a later date for $10/£9.
Gran Turismo 7, PS4 Launch Edition Contents
- 100,000 CR (in-game credit)
- Three-car pack, including:
- MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT Stealth Model
- Porsche 917 LIVING LEGEND
- Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S)
Gran Turismo 7, PS4 technical specs and install size
- 110GB minimum
- 2 Discs
- PS4 Pro Enhanced
- 1-2 players
- 2-20 network players
- PS5 upgrade possible, $10/£9
Initial source: ShareGamePlay