Next Gran Turismo 7 Update Rumored To Be The Biggest So Far, Likely Response To Forza Motorsport
The next update for Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital’s sim racing game, Gran Turismo 7, is rumored to be the biggest since launch, and is likely to be in response to the recent release of Forza Motorsport on Xbox.
According to Twitter user and modder/researcher/reverse engineer, Nenkaai, the next update for Gran Turismo 7 is shaping to be the biggest one we’ve had so far, suggesting that it may be a likely response to the recent release of Forza Motorsport on Xbox.
Whether this means Polyphony Digital will be adding new features and race formats or the usual new events and cars is anyone’s guess. They did mention that the studio has “been cooking”, suggesting that whatever is coming is substantial.
The same modder had recently shared that the weather radar in an updated version of Gran Turismo 7 used in the GTWS Showdown displayed a location accurate map and dynamic progression for the previous 60 track minutes. They suggested that the game may eventually be patched with this new simulated weather. Earlier in the year, the modder had reported that they had found a debug feature which allowed them to view the current and past rain conditions in pre-race. It’s likely that the feature is already being worked on and tested for an upcoming official release. Simulated weather is a feature that makes perfect sense for a sim racer like Gran Turismo 7. The upcoming update may include this new feature. It probably should’ve been there at launch, but better late than never!
GT7 was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game is the eighth chapter in the mainline Gran Turismo series. It was revealed during the PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 11, 2020, and was released on March 4, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, making it the series’ first multi-console entry. The game uses the PlayStation 5’s improved processing capabilities, dedicated ray-tracing hardware, custom solid-state drive storage, Tempest Engine, and DualSense controller to support features like advanced haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, real-time ray tracing features during replays, 3D spatial audio, and faster loading times. Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 also has 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, as well as compatibility for high dynamic range.