The PlayStation Showcase was filled with surprises for a lot of the platform’s fans, and every single big AAA game under the studio’s belt was basically given some screentime. For racing fans, they even got the Gran Turismo 7 release date announcement, accompanied by another fantastic trailer from developer Polyphonic Digital.
This PlayStation Showcase trailer basically confirmed the simultaneous release date for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game next year, on March 4. This means that players still on last-gen consoles can get to enjoy this new-gen game on their PS4s.
Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital, also showed some words on Gran Turismo 7 via the PlayStation.Blog:
The cultural environment surrounding cars has changed greatly in the past 25 years. Those of us who were born in the rich car culture of the times created the first Gran Turismo game, so it may be difficult for the current generation of automotive purists to be in the same type of cultural environment as ourselves back then.
The objective for GT7 in current culture today, is to design a game to convey everything from the last 150 years of car and racing culture, whether you are a lifelong fan or discovering cars for the first time.
GT7 is both the culmination of the series which answers the expectations of GT fans throughout the years, and at the same time it is a title that marks a beginning of a difficult mission to contain the full breadth of car culture from the past into a single video game.
Gran Turismo 7 is arriving on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on March 4, 2022.