Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 7 will probably not come out this year since a rumored beta of GT Sport is coming out in late 2016. The Gran Turismo series is one of the racing games which feature real-life branded cars as well as aftermarkets. With the possibility of driving an eSports Focus on Gran Turismo Sport, Gran Turismo 7 will probably take the backseat for a while.
You need to keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on Gran Turismo 7 release date which will take place on E3 during this June. During an article by Attack of the Fanboy, a rumored beta for the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport will be coming in late 2016.
The upcoming game will be a Gran Turismo entry which is further intended to enter eSports territory. The officially licensed championships for the game will be handled by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile.
It is quite surprising to hear that a racing game is actually attempting to become a part of mainstream eSports. If it does end up being successful, Gran Turismo 7 could be the first racing mainstream eSports title. Polyphony Digital, the developers of Gran Turismo will need to spend an enormous amount of time developing Gran Turismo Sport in order to prepare the game for its mainstream eSports standard.
The wide pool of branded cars in Gran Turismo will clash with the concept of a small starting pool in most eSports. All the popular eSports titles like Street Fighter 5, League of Legends, DOTA 2 and even Hearthstone try their best not to overwhelm players into making too many choices so that they can make them stay as well as study the game religiously.
Every eSports starts small but it grows once the player base has spiked up and the competitive Meta has been established. The game will be easier to study if it starts small and at the same time, it will be less difficult to get into the competitive groove of the game. Meanwhile, the competitive Meta for mainstream racing eSports is yet to be established and therefore, Gran Turismo will definitely try to make a run for it by itself.
If the rumors regarding an eSports venture turn out to be true, Sony and Polyphony Digital will need extra development time. With the primary focus being on Gran Turismo Sport, it is possible that Gran Turismo 7 might not be released at all.
Meanwhile, the delay in release of Gran Turismo 7 is probably because Sony and Polyphony Digital wishes to raise the game further, considering the emergence of strong competition from other next-generation racing video games.
If it does come out next year, Gran Turismo 7 will be going up against the latest iteration of car video games which include famous titles like Xbox-exclusive “Forza Motorsport 6,” “Project Cars,” “Need for Speed,” “Driveclub,” “Assetto Corsa,” among others.
In order to provide gamers with the most intense driving experience, Gran Turismo 7 needs to hold up to the mantle as the real driving simulator. The game will feature improved graphics as well as engine noise.
This will be combined with a new physics game and this would be as close as gamers get to real-life racing physics and gameplay.
There will be amazing additions to the virtual car experience by Gran Turismo 7 and it will take realism up to new crazy heights with cars getting damaged dirt scratches and weather being able to create a certain strain on cars. According to WebCheerz, the car’s engine can actually be recorded on the gamer’s profile.