In somewhat of a pleasant surprise, when compared to GT Sport’s original PlayStation VR support, it sounds as if Gran Turismo 7 will be nearly fully playable with the PS VR2 headset.
Coming through a free update on PS VR2’s launch date, 22nd February 2023, a recent PlayStation Blog post announcing the device’s launch line-up – contributed to by Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital – states that two-player split screen, perhaps understandably, will not be supported.
But, “all other races” will be. The kicker is, that this includes online racing too. Happy days.
Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, Gran Turismo 7’s virtual reality support was shown to have at least 10 rival cars on track, a dramatic improvement over GT Sport’s paltry one.
The support will include all tracks and cars. Makes you wonder now why each car has such a detailed interior, especially with tracking and foveated rendering set to feature.
“GT7 in VR takes full advantage of PS VR2’s next-gen features,” said Yamauchi-san.
We’ve submitted a PS VR2 pre-order and we hope to go hands-on with Gran Turismo 7 upon launch, hoping this heralds the start of a console VR racing game resurgence.