Earlier this month, the news that Gran Turismo 7 would be racing onto PlayStation VR2 had many players talking about the game being a launch title for the new platform. If you remember, Gran Turismo Sport did release for PlayStation VR but it was limited in what you could do in VR. But, with Gran Turismo 7, it looks like players have a few things to be excited about. Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital via PlayStation Blog, had this to say:
We’re thrilled that Gran Turismo 7 will be a PS VR2 launch title! Through a free upgrade, for those who have already purchased Gran Turismo 7, players will experience all cars and tracks in VR like never before. GT7 in VR takes full advantage of PS VR2’s next-gen features. With eye tracking and foveated rendering, players will experience stunning visual fidelity while racing in any of the 450+ cars. While 2-player splitscreen races are not supported in VR, all other races, including online races, will be available. From the Nürburgring to Tsukuba, tracks can be experienced exactly as they are in real life.
While 2-player split-screen will not work for VR, we are still getting all of the 450+cars, the tracks, the visuals, eye-tracking, and foveated rendering along with other features of PlayStation VR2. While the upgrade to the PlayStationVR2 version is free if you have the PS5 version, there is a $10.00 fee to upgrade from the PS4 version.
Can you be the first to the finish line? Can you handle the turns? Which car will you race? Find out when the free Gran Turismo 7 update comes to PlayStation VR2 on February 22, 2023.
Until then…please enjoy…