- Gran Turismo 7 is the latest rendition in the long-running Gran Turismo franchise, strongly competing with Xbox’s Forza Motorsport series.
- The game has been out since last year and has garnered fantastic critical acclaim across the board for its realistic visuals, great driving feel, and a myriad of different racing options.
- An insider has recently tweeted that a new update is in the works for Gran Turismo 7, and it’s seemingly going to be the game’s biggest one yet. A grain of salt approach is advised.
Gran Turismo 7 is hands-down one of the best modern-day racing games out there right now, praised for its striking visual depth, a variety of different racing modes, and a lifelike driving feel that’s second to none. However, all that is about to get even better, and then some according to a new rumor from a known industry insider, but as always, do take the following information with a pinch of salt.
It’s been said that Gran Turismo 7 will soon receive the “biggest update” it’s gotten so far, with the game tracing its initial release to March 2022. Nenkai, the insider in question, says that the forthcoming improvements to the racing simulator could be in response to the recent arrival of the Forza Motorsport reboot for Xbox, but it’s not certain that this is, indeed, the actual case.
Next one is shaping to be the biggest update we've had so far
May or may not be a direct response to FM8, but they've been cooking
— Nenkai (@Nenkaai) October 16, 2023
Taking in the word, fans have gone on to speculate as to what could be expected from this rumored update. One fan commenting under the post says, “That wording makes me think there are new features or race formats. Any new events or cars would be welcome. But ‘they’ve been cooking’ suggests something all new is coming.”
Gran Turismo 7 has received several noteworthy updates in the past, so if Polyphony Digital is truly packing a surprise major update to the title, that wouldn’t be all too shocking. For starters, the game was blessed with a 120 Hz refresh rate mode and VRR support in update 1.31 back in March 2023. Moreover, the racing sim has a separate VR mode too that got introduced to it for free earlier this year.
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Other than that, Polyphony Digital released update 1.39 for Gran Turismo 7 on October 13—almost a week ago. The patch notes for the new release revealed that a particular error issue was resolved for players trying to get into the Daily races or Championship races, so it all was a minor hotfix at best. I’m not sure what the developer would be plotting next for its game, but I do like the sound of the rumor.
In other news, the release of the latest installment in the well-renowned Forza Motorsport franchise has met consistent comparisons with last year’s Gran Turismo 7. Funnily enough, it appears that deceptive marketing is at play here. This side-by-side trailer comparison before and after the game’s release shows significant differences between the two versions.
The latter has gone on to severely upset Forza fans over the visual downgrades that the game has received, not to mention some of the most glaring hiccups in the live service aspect of the supposed next-gen racer. What’s even worse is that some users spotted their reviews getting deleted on the Microsoft Store listing of Forza Motorsport, and that’s never a good thing to observe.
Anyhow, if Polyphony Digital manages to pull something off big for its prized racing game IP at the moment, that could heavily pull in players from other fan bases, given the turmoil that Forza Motorsport appears to be in. Gran Turismo 7 was released on March 4, 2022 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 exclusively.
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