Racing games are often visual showpieces for gaming hardware, and Gran Turismo doesn't disappoint in this stunning gameplay footage captured on PS5. Ostentatious supercars glimmer and cast shadows in real-time with the position of the sun thanks to PS5 ray-tracing, a diverse range of environments and weather effects look as realistic as we've seen in the racing space, and performance looks smooth as butter. And thankfully, we only have a few months left before we can get back on the track, as PlayStation and developer Polyphony Digital announced today that Gran Turismo 7 is launching on PS5 and PS4 on March 4, 2022.
If you're a big fan of the series, you might've noticed several callbacks to Gran Turismo history, including some beautifully remade shots from the first four games. Along with plenty of rubber-burning action and breathtaking cinematics, today's trailer also gave a look at Gran Turismo 7's in-game UI, map selection screen, and breadth of customization options you'll use to fine-tune your ride.
Gran Turismo 7 was originally due to launch in 2021, but was delayed by Sony in February for pandemic-related reasons. It was also supposed to be exclusive to Sony's new-gen PS5, but a decision was made fairly recently to bring it to PS4 as well.
For what to play in the thankfully not-too-long wait for Gran Turismo 7, check out our up-to-date guide to the best racing games to play in 2021.