GT Sport was an amazing game, and successfully transformed Gran Turismo into a viable and popular e-sport, but for long-time fans of the franchise, it lacked meaningful single player content. With the release of Gran Turismo 7, developer Polyphony Digital is very much returning to the series’ origins, with the GT Campaign.
This is anchored by a three-dimensional map, where you can purchase cars, engage in license tests, and much more. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi explains: “GT Campaign mode is a place where individual players will take their own unique journeys and gain life learning experiences.” You’ll be competing in various events all over the world, including – we hope – the Weekend Cup.
But the CaRPG doesn’t end there: you’ll also be tuning your vehicles, cleaning them at the Car Wash, and collecting them in the GT Café. This almost sounds a little bit like the card collecting in sports games like Ultimate Team: you’ll be tasked with completing “collections”, like Japanese compact cars, in order to earn in-game prizes and rewards.
This is shaping up really nicely: we’re sure it’ll still include all of the industry-leading online elements that were popularised by GT Sport, but it’s adding in all of the classic campaign content on top. We’re confident that Polyphony Digital will continue to improve and iterate on the game throughout the generation, so this could comfortably become the definitive sim racer on PS5.