Rolling start! Here’s a look at some unedited PlayStation 5 gameplay from the upcoming Gran Turismo 7, showcasing the returning Deep Forest Raceway. Fans of the franchise will know that this has been mainstay in all numbered entries of the Polyphony Digital simulation series, meaning it was conspicuously absent in Gran Turismo Sport.
There have been some alterations to the track for the latest game, including the addition of a hairpin bend towards the end of the circuit. However, much of the route remains intact, including its tunnel sections which will likely be etched into the memories of series veterans. You can compare how far the franchise’s visuals have come with this footage from the PS1:
The lighting, as is always the case with Polyphony Digital games, is absolutely extraordinary – and we actually think it’ll look better on an HDR screen, as YouTube appears to have washed out the colours a little bit. There is quite a lot of shadow pop-in on the foliage, which is a bit distracting, but something the developer could potentially fix before March.
One thing we’re particularly impressed with is the cockpit animations. The Japanese developer has added a ton of sway and bobble to the first-person camera to convey the bobbles of the road, and it looks absolutely superb. There’s not long to go until this game speeds to both the PS5 and PS4 now, and we can’t wait to get behind the wheel ourselves.