Gran Turismo 7's Deep Forest Raceway looks fantastic on PS5


So much greenery

With¬†Forza Horizon 5 absolutely sucking up all the attention from racing game fans as of late, it’s easy to forget we’re just a couple of months away from the release of the latest entry in Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo franchise.¬†GT 7 is the first numbered entry in the series since 2013, and following the less-than-stellar reception of Gran Turismo Sport, I think a lot is riding on this game knocking all of our socks off and showcasing the power of the PlayStation 5. We’ve seen some trailers already for the racer, but this weekend PlayStation dropped a new look at the game with a lap around the Gran Turismo 7 Deep Forest Raceway.

Yeah, I can’t wait to see that on my big screen in 4K. I remember driving the Deep Forest Raceway quite often back in college in Gran Turismo 4. It taught me everything I needed to know about cornering. If you’re familiar with the track, you should have been able to see some of the changes in the trailer that have been made to the track’s layout, including more barriers and a hairpin turn in the last half of the track. If my experience with hairpin turns in other racing games is any indication, I’m going to be slamming into other cars a lot in that spot.

Gran Turismo 7 will release on March 4, 2022, for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. As a reminder, if you purchase the PS4 version and wish to upgrade to the PS5 edition, there will be a $10 digital upgrade charge.