Polyphonic's latest offering may be the developer's most ambitious entry yet.
Getting back to their roots its very important.
This game and Horizon Forbidden West is going to sell like hotcakes
Honestly, Forbidden West and GOW for me. With Horizon 5 and Forza Motorsport 8 I have driving games covered. Great for those who specifically like Gran Turismo. It looks fantastic.
I've been a Gran Turismo fan since the second game. It must be one of my favorite video game franchises. I welcome the return of the series numbered after GTS. Pokecar has always been one of the main differentiating elements of 1-6 games. Now there's something the game has been missing, and I understand the reasons, but I still regret it: the end of "irrelevant" cars. Something I loved about GT2 and GT4 was having hundreds of common cars, like Ford Ka and Focus, Toyota sedans and any other Dodge. Today, with the vast amount of work required to model a car it is clear that they will only make "relevant" cars in history. Between modeling a 2003 Astra, a 1998 Peugeot 206, or a 1960s Ferrari that raced in F1, no doubt they will devote time to the latter. No cars from my daily life. This diminishes, for me, the charm that the game had. I understand, but I'm sorry.
I remember in GT2 I always drove the BMW 328i. Many years later I finally bought a E36 M3 Euro spec the four door saloon.
Polyphony put lots of effort into all their car modelling, including everyday road cars. GT Sport also has a fair share of what you'd class as daily life cars. Citroen DS3, Ford Focus, Minis, Clio's etc are all there. Whilst I understand GTS didn't have the range of cars of the main series games, its still a fantastic GT game.
I'm the complete opposite when it comes to off the lot economy cars in racing games. I dont want to waste my time puttering around the track at 80mph in a Mercury Tracer or Ford Focus. To me there's absolutely no thrill or satisfaction in that. The appeal of racing games to me is being able to drive unattainable high powered cars that haul ass around the track. Ones that I know I'll never afford in real life. I hate it when racing games force you to start out in crappy slow cars. If I want that I can go hop in my Nissan Rogue right now LOL!
I agree one 100%.I have volkswagen jetta 2011 lol
Yes, I understand who likes that. But all the other games are like that and Gran Turismo was the one that broke the rule. As I said, I understand that the development time of the models explains why it is like this nowadays, but it is something that diminishes the experience of the game as a whole for me, making it more similar to the others.
@locomorales But what do you get out of racing in those slow cars? It sucks driving around a virtual track with no sense of speed. There's nothing fun about it. It's boring! Just because none of the other racing games do this, that doesn't automatically make it a sound design choice. IMO it's a waste of my gaming time. I actually kind of like the fact that in Project Cars you have instant access to all the cars from the get go. You're not forced to buy a piece of junk and race with that at the beginning. To me you're kind of sabotaging your game from the get go by starting the gamer off in a less than ideal racing situation.
The thing with GT though is that you can take that Ford Focus and turn it into a beast straight out of Fast and the Furious....it's one of the more fun things to do
As I said to another user: I imagine there are more people out there like you than me. And I understand designers going in that direction of greater audience. However that's not what I like. GT's sense of familiarity and progression is/was a feature that sets it apart for me. But I understand the immediacy that some prefer. It's a preference, and I differ from you.
I like having the option but I donwish starting out it was at least an entry sporty car like a Miata or Civic Type R. Let us goof around in the silly wagons and what not if we want (it's fun to try to tune them into something viable), just don't force it. IRL if you're getting into racing, realistically it's probably gonna be an old Miata/MX-5 or similar, not some Euro econobox.
"I dont want to waste my time puttering around the track at 80mph" That's what upgrades are for. If the game was flooded with these basic cars and the sportier stuff was rare, I could see the issue, but I think it's fine if there's a nice balance. Forza, IMO is leaning way too much into the supercar/hypercar spectrum lately, and it's a bit exhausting. We get it. The 911 is a great car, but can't we agree we have enough of a variety of 911s now? Diversify it a bit. Bring back the Pontiac Solstice. Give us a Corvair Monza.
@frostypants "realistically it's probably gonna be an old Miata/MX-5 or similar, not some Euro econobox." You'd be surprised. There's racing leagues for classic Minis. Nordic rallycross races (see Folkrace) often use old normal cars for racing. 24 hours of Lemons. These are just a few examples. There's lots of races available that use cars you'd never imagine being raced. (Hell, there's races for the CItroen 2CV.) They just don't draw as much attention.
I agree but I think that's with most racing games. I remember reading that for GTs some vehicles took up to 6 months to develop. So it's easy to see why the focus would be on exciting, luxury cars. I'm still pleased because my go to cars are usually low end Nissan coupes, which are never absent.
Yes, it's that way in most games, which is why I regret the change (which is why you commented). It makes Gran Turismo look more like other games, losing a difference that I liked.
I understand your point but from what I’ve seen PD are still very much interested in unusual cars like for example the Lamborghini Espada or the recently unveiled news about the Renault Avantine, also look at the cars that come from the Sema shows in vegas, all unique cars,some not particularly quick, nor do they stand out but it’s there oddness of inclusion that makes GT unique and PD are continuing this trend much like previous numbered titles. I’m looking forward to GT7, I hope to see you all on the track 👍🏻
Yes, they went the "unique" and "relevant" car route and my lament is about the "ordinary" and "irrelevant" cars. I commented with another user that almost all the games have "unique" cars, this brings Gran Turismo closer to them, which for me is a loss. But I understand that there must be more audience and potential buyers interested in trying out a Lamborghini than a Nissan Versa. It's a personal taste that saw a difference in GT in this aspect.
They still have a Suzuki Swift and VW Beetle it really depend on how "irrelevant" that car is. But in typical PD goofiness you can never be certain about their car choice, like how the hell Fiat 500 an irrelevant car on all but shortest of tracks made the list on GTSport is a mystery but hey that's their magic of giving you cars that you'd never thought they would add to the game.
But you actually purposefully chose to use those cars? Why would you want to do any racing in a Ford Focus?
Sure. As I said to another reviewer: it's a matter of what I prefer. I guess I'm in the minority in this case, but having the "hottest cars" or everything open right away, as basically all racing games do, should be what most people prefer, as most games are like that. But this feature that has been missing in GT is a negative point for me. For you, it sounds positive, that's how life goes.
@locomorales I don't think you're in the minority as much as others would suggest. Even if Forza there's plenty of people that are tired of all the super/hypercars and want something more unique than a Ferrari without a windshield.
But Gran Turismo is not an arcade racing. It's a simulation racing game. You arcade then look for arcade game
I very much agree. Driving top of the line racing cars is fun, but I also love driving cars that I could feasibly own in real life, enacting the dream of my mate and I barrelling down Nurburgring in our Ford Fiestas. It's such a different experience and one of the big reasons I love the older GTs. Hopefully GT7 has a nice medium.
Guaranteed playtime with this title constant free updates always evolving
If support is on sports level ain't nothing to worry about long term
Looking forward to getting this day1
Same here, already pre ordered along with HFW long ago.
Yeah same here!!
I always find previews with no hands-on a bit pointless...
I'll pick it up no matter what but the last few releases have been disappointing, so I hope this changes that.
Going to be a hectic two weeks. First Horizon, then a week later Elden Ring and then GT7 😓
How blessed are we that after finishing HFW we get GT7. My preorder is ready.
So I'm instantly a casual because I don't like GT, no I don't like it as the last decent game was GT 3. When you say you like aged wine, probably more like cheap cider and immature whining.
Well it has a lot to live up to then, because Forza is the gold standard for racing games. GT has not been the king since a few generations back
GT Sport set a new standard for online and esports driving games. No other racer comes close.
I can't wait for them to add electric cars
They've had electric cars in the game for quite a while now (back to GT5 at least), and quite a few of them as well. Audi e-tron Vision BMW i3 Chevy Chaparal 2X Vision GT by Ctroen Jaguar Vision Lunar Rover Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nike ONE Nissan Leaf Porsche Taycan Porsche Vision Tajima Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special Tesla Model S Tesla Roadster
Are the tesla in Sport!? I need to see a video
Awesome!! I totally skipped GT5 so I had no idea
Model S is, yes https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Best racing franchise ever imo.
Dethroned by Forza Motorsport years ago.
GT Sport alone sold more than all Forza Motorsport games combined last gen. Wouldnt be surprised if Microsoft dumps Motorsport in favor of Forza Horizon this gen.
I didn't know that sells is equals quality. Keep playing sells, I'll keep playing the best racing games with Forza Horizon 5 and Forza motorsport coming
I hope so. Right now , DRIVECLUB is the title to top for me but I'm feeling hopeful that GT7 can take the crown once more.
Driveclub is an arcade racer, you cant DC and GT not in one sentence they are completly diverent, just like Forza Motersport and Forza Horizon.
If it wants to be 'all things to all car fans' it needs PSVR2 support day one. I'm a car fan and that's what I want! Seriously though, this is looking awesome.
PSVR2 probably isn’t coming until 2023. I doubt that’s a priority for them
It's releasing next year.
@gamer79 Yeah that’s the plan, but do you actually think they will be able to release a new major piece of hardware next year? They can’t even get ps5s on the shelf
Thing is can it do it? GT is an amazing series but its so sim heavy at this point that its a bit off putting. Yes GT was always meant to simulate real driving but as a game I feel you always loose something when you fully commit to a niche. Like From Software's souls games, their difficulty is why most play them but you do shed a few players because its not as approachable. Likewise GT can't be a racer for all race fans without some adjustable settings to make it more Arcade/pick-up and play for those who want to have fun. Its why the Horizon series is so important to Forza, as with a few adjustments that game practically turns into an arcade racer with all the assist options. Speaking of arcade racers man do I miss Ridge Racer.
I've played both Forza horizon which handles in my opinion, like the need for speed games. And the real Forza series too. Which handles, very much like an arcade game too. Gt sport has better physics than Forza for sure. It's not even close this is my opinion. It's very hard to explain physics and handling but it's much easier to line up two pictures and say which is pretty-er So as you say 'make a few adjustments' to turn into an arcade racer.... I'd argue they are both arcade like physics to begin with... Haha!
Have you ever done any type of racing in real life. Because GT is meant to replicate that. And it nails it to a scary degree. Spoiler alert crashing into everything in real life doesn't work when you're racing. And FH and FM are made by 2 different devs.
If it wants to be all things it needs free roam. I know it'll be great without it but still would be nice to just drive around in my favorite cars.
No it does not. I want real life tracks.
Uh... It can have both.
it's "Polyphony Digital" not Polyphonic
Gran Turismo needs MORE cars. It's just unacceptable that we used to have even the everyday cars one can drive in his life in GT2 and GT4, and now only 450 cars? They need to add more
Does this mean there will be no GT8?
Good to know they expanding on GT Sports Livery Editor, I probably spent more time making decals than a actual racing. Time to fire up your SVG editors boys.
The only PS4 game that got me close to buying a PS4 was Gravity Rush 2. GT 7 may be the PS5 game I can't live without, we'll see.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.