Gran Turismo 7 , the latest installment in the real driving simulator series that has been available for a few months on PlayStation consoles, is about to experience a second youth thanks to the free update for PS VR2 .
The original game (which you can find on Amazon at an attractive price) is about to experience a second youth, beyond the contents and cars released on a regular basis.
And while Gran Turismo 7 will probably never come to PC , PlayStation users will soon be able to enjoy virtual reality as well .
Now, as we had already anticipated in recent days , Sony has taken stock of the VR version of GT7 , arriving for free at the end of February .
James Stavrinides , Project Manager of SIE, has in fact explained via PS Blog the reasons why Gran Turismo 7 in VR will be a truly unmissable product for virtual pilots.
«Gran Turismo 7 boasts stunning graphics, but I thought the conversion to PS VR 2 might involve some obvious (but understandable) compromises. Having said that, I am happy to say that my concerns were unfounded , ” Stavrinides explained.
« Image quality and sharpness are noticeably better than GT Sport and I’ve never had to weigh the pros and cons of the graphics against those of sessions played on a ‘flat’ TV».
And again: «Players can now look at the over 450 cars in the game using the VR Showroom , accessible from the Garage. This mode appears to be the natural culmination of Polyphony’s massive efforts to bring cars to life.”
« Being able to look around freely during a race offers undeniable advantages, both in terms of performance and immersion in the virtual world» , added the Project Manager.
Not only that: «PS VR2 also offers a new perspective on the tracks. For example, the heights of Dragon Trail look very huge and imposing, while the desert of Willow Springs has a very desolate feeling.”
Staying on the VR theme, a few hours ago we had the opportunity to test PS VR2 and Horizon Call of the Mountain by hand : here’s what we think about it in our preview !
Going back to GT7 instead , every single new playable car can take up to 270 days of development: Kazunori Yamauchi reveals it .
Finally, The passion for racing cars will also arrive on the big screen: the first official trailer revealed the behind-the-scenes look at the Gran Turismo film ,