Gran Turismo 7’s next update to feature 25th-anniversary content

Thomas Harrison-Lord
A special update is expected later this month, November, for Gran Turismo 7, celebrating 25 years since the original launched in Japan.
Gran Turismo 7's next update to feature 25th Anniversary content - Copy

23rd December 1997, Japan, the very first Gran Turismo game is released.

Nearly 25 years later, Polyphony Digital’s driving game series remains relevant, its design Kazunori Yamauchi still at the helm.

When the latest entry, Gran Turismo 7, launched in March of this year, there was a 25th Anniversary edition featuring a steelbook, slipcase and some downloadable extras.

Gran Turismo, PlayStation, 1997 1998, PSOne
The original Gran Turismo was launched in Japan 25 years ago. This is the later European Platinum re-issue

Now though, it seems every GT7 player will experience some form of celebratory content, according to Yamauchi-san’s teaser tweet from this morning, 20th November.

“A 25th anniversary update will be coming this week. #GT7,” read the post.

The details at present are lacking, because as ever, all that’s public is the tweet copy and a darkened image of three car silhouettes.

Trickier than most recent hints, we’re not going to nail down specifics this time.

At the bottom, we think it could be another Nissan Silvia variation, potentially one of the later S14 AERO models.

The front of the car at the top left screams Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 to us, but the whale tail rear wing looks to be either missing or obscured. If so, this homologation special will be making it’s franchise debut.

The vehicle at the top right lacks clear cues, let us know your guesses in the comments below.

Kazunori Yamauchi Gran Turismo 7 November 2022 teaser - Copy

The most recent version 1.25 update added the Maserati Merak SS ’80, Mazda Roadster NR-A (ND) ’22, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 ’18 and Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110) ’73 to the available roster and landed on Thursday 20th October.

The last new circuit to be added to the platform was New York’s Watkins Glen in June, although fresh layouts for Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya arrived in August.

We’ll keep you updated when more information about the November update is published, which is on the run-up to the Gran Turismo World Series Grand Finals in Monaco, 24th-27th November.

Update, 22nd November 2022

These have now been confirmed as: BMW M2 Competition ’18, Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ’87 and Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14)’ 96 thanks to the German PlayStation blog.

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