We’ve been waiting for a while now – and been through a series of ‘Behind The Scenes’ teasers and gameplay footage of Deep Forest Raceway and Daytona – but it seems like a significant run-through of Gran Turismo 7 is due this week.
A new ‘State of Play’ presentation will debut on Wednesday 2nd February at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET / 10 pm GMT / 11 pm CET.
With Gran Turismo 7 launching on 4th March 2022, there’s a lot to get through in just under one month. The latest instalment in Polyphony Digital’s popular racing game series re-introduces items such as the used car dealership, GT Auto and a deeper single-player career.
This will be alongside the online, photographic and livery creation innovations first seen in 2017’s GT Sport.
What we hope to see are further details on the car performance balancing, as recent footage shows a multitude of weird and wonderful cars racing against each other, traditionally from different categories. For example, the teaser video for the upcoming presentation shows a Toyota GR Yaris racing a Mazda RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT.
In addition, the progression systems in place, weather condition variables, GT Cafe and Brighton Historics collectable car dealership are areas where detailed information is elusive at present.
The return of the Nissan Silvia Touring Car
Of course, we expect to see several news cars and tracks included in the State of Play stream. The teaser trailer for the event provides one new addition to the Gran Turismo 7 roster.
It appears that the Nissan Silvia spec-R AERO (S15) RM ’02, or refreshed version, returns to the series, last seen in Gran Turismo 5 and 6. In GT6, it was renamed as the ‘Touring Car’, as part of several racing vehicles, such as the Mazda Roadster Touring Car that is currently available within GT Sport.
Funny we mention that Mazda, as that’s the car the Nissan is seen racing against in this new clip.
Through the dust of an off-road race, we also see a glimpse of what appears to be a Ford Focus RS MKIII. The ST of the same vintage is in GT Sport, but this has the rear wing, deeper side skirts and signature Nitrous Blue colour saved for the range-topping four-wheel-drive hot hatch.
How to watch the Gran Turismo 7 State of Play
The State of Play presentation for Gran Turismo 7 will be available to watch on the PlayStation YouTube and Twitch channels from Wednesday 2nd February at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET / 10 pm GMT / 11 pm CET.
It’s expected to last for “just over 30 minutes” according to the PlayStation Blog, which interesting only mentions PS5 footage. We suspect PS4 footage will only be revealed close to launch.
Stay tuned to Traxion.GG as we analyse the announcement in the hours and days following. Let us know in the comments below what you’d like to see in Gran Turismo 7.