Gran Turismo 7 PS5 PlayStation 5 1

Sony has packed the PlayStation 5 with tons of next-gen features, but developers have been coy about how they intend to use them. Fortunately, as a headline exclusive, Gran Turismo 7 will be going nuts with some of the system’s headline innovations, including 3D audio and the DualSense controller. Speaking with The Guardian, PlayStation EVP for Europe Simon Rutter explained that the title will “benefit from almost every single technological enhancement that we have”.

“The loading times will be next to nothing compared to what they have been in the past,” he said. “Sitting in the cockpit, the 3D audio allows you to hear the thunderous roar of a Ferrari behind you or in front of you, and you can recognise the difference between that and the engine noise of a Maserati. Driving the car using the DualSense controller, you’ll have a different feeling in your hands from the smooth undulating tarmac of a racetrack, compared to the gritty sensation on a gravel track. Pressing a soft accelerator will feel very different than pressing on a stiff brake pedal or gear paddle.”

The haptic feedback inside the pad will enable those different sensations, while the adaptive triggers will mean it’s physically more difficult to hit the brakes when you’re travelling at speed. Sony’s betting on all of these features, along with the aforementioned 3D audio, improving immersion while you’re playing. Do you like what you’re hearing, or does this all sound a bit gimmicky to you? Put your foot down in the comments section below.