While we might tend to jump to more narrative-heavy games when we think of PlayStation exclusives–games like The Last of Us, God of War, and Horizon–you’d be remiss to leave the Gran Turismo series off your list of impressive Sony franchises. Created in 1997, the Gran Turismo series is one of the most celebrated racing simulator series in the world, holding the record of PlayStation’s best-selling exclusive property even today. In 2022, the hit series turns 25 years old and, perhaps more importantly, is celebrating the momentous occasion with a brand-new title: Gran Turismo 7.
The eighth installment in the mainline Gran Turismo series, Gran Turismo 7 is billed as an ode to all the GT games that came before it, carefully selecting all the best parts of each title to curate what the game’s official site refers to as a “culmination of the Gran Turismo series.” Potentially both a retrospective of automobiles and a compelling glimpse at the future of racing games, there’s a lot to be excited about in Gran Turismo 7, so here’s everything we know about it so far.
For those of you who can’t wait to get back behind the wheel, you’ll be happy to know Gran Turismo 7 is scheduled to release March 4, 2022. While that is a good five years after the last Gran Turismo hit PlayStation, it’s interesting to note that even with its delay, that’s actually less than a year after the game was first announced–a welcome surprise in a world where many games are announced years before they ever hit shelves.
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Author: Jessica Howard