Earlier today, a brand-new trailer for Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 7 was released on the Gran Turismo TV YouTube Channel. The trailer comes in just over a minute long and features some gameplay along with narration by Kazunori Yamauchi.
The main focus of the trailer was all about the experience of being a racer. Besides creating the Gran Turismo franchise, Yamauchi is also an accomplished racer, so his words carry an immense amount of legitimacy along with them.
In the trailer, Yamauchi talked about the different aspects and experiences of being a racer like the feeling of your front tires slipping as you understeer around a curve, assembling a team and car, or even something as simple as hearing the other racer’s cars around you.
It was also revealed that the sensation of your tires slipping while understeering will be simulated by the haptic feedback in the DualSense controller. This feature will be exclusive to the PS5 version of Gran Turismo 7 since the PS4’s DualShock 4 is incapable of producing such feedback.
At the end of the trailer, Yamauchi says, “Gran Turismo is a game in which there’s an awful lot to learn. You learn about cars, about their mechanisms, about driving. The more you know, the more enjoyable the game becomes.” This statement is very much true for the Gran Turismo series as a whole.
You can experience the DualSense controller’s haptics in the PS5 version of Gran Turismo 7 when it hits store shelves on March 4, 2022. The game will also be released for PS4 on the same date. Pre-orders are currently available for both platform versions.
And don’t forget to check out the full Gran Turismo 7 Racer trailer with Kazunori Yamauchi down below.