Sony's first 2022 State of Play centers on Gran Turismo 7 this week


This one’s for all the gearheads

The first PlayStation State of Play for 2022 arrives this week, and it’s all about Gran Turismo 7.  A new look at the upcoming racing sim arrives this Wednesday, to show what’s to come for auto-aficionados in March.

This week’s PlayStation State of Play will air on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. The event will air on the PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels.

If you’re going in expecting some big first-party news or surprise reveals, it might be wise to temper expectations. In today’s PlayStation Blog announcement, Sony confirms that it’s a Gran Turismo 7 show. Sony will air just over 30 minutes of gameplay details and PlayStation 5 footage of Gran Turismo 7.

Gran Turismo 7 takes center stage in an all-new State of Play, arriving Wednesday at 2pm Pacific:

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 31, 2022

So don’t expect any big updates on other major PlayStation games, like God of War: Ragnarok or the soon-to-launch Horizon Forbidden West. This showcase is going to be for the car fiends out there who have been patiently waiting for the next iteration of Sony’s racing series.

And to be fair, it has been a while. The last numbered entry in the Gran Turismo series came out on the PlayStation 3. And while PlayStation 4 owners got their own entry in Gran Turismo Sport, it sounds like it wasn’t everything fans might have wanted.

With the racing competition heating up over the years, there are some more eyes on Sony to see if Gran Turismo will come screaming out of the gate with a strong entry. It still feels like the current console generation still hasn’t fully shifted over into the new hardware, but if anything could be a showcase for what a new console can do, it’s a racing sim. We’ll see if Gran Turismo 7 has it at the first PlayStation State of Play for 2022 this week.