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Good News: It’s Finally Gran Turismo 7 Time

The Gran Turismo series is one of Sony’s all-time greats. Sony released Gran Turismo 6, the latest entry in the series, nearly a decade ago in 2013. In what is beginning to feel like a decade ago, in 2020, Sony revealed the first information about Gran Turismo 7. The long wait for big news about the venerable racing series is over, however. GT 7 will be the star of its own State of Play on February 2.

Wednesday’s State of Play will be Sony’s first of 2022. According to a Sony blog post, the State of Play will feature “over 30 minutes,” of gameplay footage from Gran Turismo 7 on the PlayStation 5. This footage will be the most significant look at gameplay since the PlayStation 5 reveal event.

Gran Turismo 7 Takes The Scenic Route

Back in 2020, folks were speculating that Gran Turismo 7 may release along-side the PlayStation 5 as a launch title. We eventually learned that GT 7 will be coming to the PlayStation 5 in March. The two years in-between have felt like a lifetime, for a number of reasons. The 9-year gap between numbered Gran Turismos feels even longer when you consider that they skipped last-gen consoles entirely. Gran Turismo 6 released on the PlayStation 3; only the off-shoot game Gran Turismo Sport released for the PlayStation 4, in 2017.

Will We Finally Get Our Public Beta?

In July of 2021, several outlets reported that a sign-up page for a Gran Turismo 7 beta test leaked on Sony’s Experience PlayStation website. No public beta followed this leak. However, this leaves the possibility that we could still see a public beta go live sometime this week. There has been no official announcement of a beta of any kind. However, if I were going to host a GT 7 beta, I would probably drop it sometime after my big 30-minute reveal stream.

We’ll find out more about Gran Turismo 7 during Sony’s State of Play on Wednesday, February 2. The stream will go live on the PlayStation’s Twitch and YouTube channels starting at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern time. Gran Turismo 7 launches on March 4, 2022.

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