Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR2 Just Got Even Better

Playing a racing game on Sony’s PSVR2 is literally one hell of an experience. You get to experience the thrill and get the chills in real-time. You are in the driving seat, hopping with every turn you take. The speed is a thrill, and the track is your challenge.

Gran Turismo 7 on PSVR2 is a treat. You get to experience everything in the game. Gran Turismo 7 has gotten even better on PSVR2. Its arrival has made it a truly feature-rich racing game in VR.

But what new features are there? What makes it so mind-boggling? Let’s dig deeper, discover its unique features, and see if it truly delivers above its standards.

The General Functions

Let’s start with the basics. The game begins just like it does on your flat screens. You log in and select the screen settings followed by steering preferences. You are then required to play a mini-game where you race around with a classic Porsche on a classic track.

Imagine being seated in Porsche’s driving seat or cockpit (as it is popularly named), tracing the track, trying to outrace the beating music. The cockpit is quite detailed, with all the functions at your disposal in the Gran Turismo in PSVR2. There is a speedometer and tachometer, making your experience feel even more real. With depth perception, you can actually do things you do while driving, like look for the ones behind you in the rearview mirror- it is that realistic!

Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR2: The Gameplay

Gran Turismo titles have always been one of gamers’ favourites, but the way PSVR2 has impacted it is worth mentioning. Gran Turismo 7 can be played by simply updating it in PSVR2 (no added charges if you already have it) in different modes. You get to have all the single-player functions along with online multiplayer mode.

Gran Turismo 7 PSVR2

If we talk about the graphics, they are impressive in Gran Turismo 7’s PSVR2 Version. Everything is intricately detailed. Lights and shadows are so significantly presented, giving an impact like never before. The standard heads-up display options about the car and the race can be seen as grey floating boxes. They do not block your view of anything else, making it a comfortable experience.

As mentioned above, the experience is so real that you will feel like a racer driving all around the city with the gear in your hand. When you are playing, you can turn around your head to see the nearby cars on the road and how close you are to them. You can also look down and see your chosen virtual character adjust the gears, but you can’t actually touch it (because you are the character and not you, right?)

The UX is so smooth. You have all the necessary information in visual form. Just look around, and you will know what you need to know. The only issue is you can’t always see the position on the screen, which is quite essential when you are playing the online multiplayer racing mode.

What’s new in Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR2?

Well, there is a lot, and all the new features are super exciting, making the gaming experience even more seamless. Let us explain them to you.

Sophy AI: AI is governing the world, so why should our Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR2 stay behind? It is the favorite addition to the game as it does not make gamers conscious of their skills. Let us put it straight. While playing against the computer, the car follows a particular driving style and path and ceases to make any mistakes. It’s like they are perfect and, hence, lacks a sense of realism. But the thing with Sophy AI is that it makes mistakes. It’s like you are playing against a human driver as it reacts differently every time with different players, making mistakes and then taking another path. Sophy AI has filled in a sense of realism in the Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR2.

VR Replay System: This feature lets you have a closer look at everything. Through the VR replay system in Gran Turismo in PSVR2, you can transport yourself onto the tracks and see the race from different angles. It automatically takes you to the next spot after the car passes by. This feature provides an immersive post-race experience, enabling you to revisit the tracks and lanes to observe the intricacies.

Car Examination Mode: It lets you walk around the cars, see the intricate detailing, and appreciate the craftsmanship. This option is available for all cars and lets you look at all the fantastic details.

Foveated Rendering: This feature in Gran Turismo 7 in PSVR2 is a clever implication of computer power. It knows where your vision goes and what you are focusing on. The picture right in the front is clearer, like in 4K, but the image quality decreases as you move your eye towards the edges. Now, what is clever is that you have eye tracking enabled here in the game, so the game is aware of where you’re looking, and that’s how it makes the desired spot rich in focus. The blurry parts are the areas you are not looking at. This helps save power, which is an added benefit for you.

Summing Up

The game has improved significantly since its launch and will keep rising. The experience with PSVR2 is truly unforgettable and makes the game even more enjoyable.

Before you leave, here is a fun fact: The maker of the game said in an interview that this game was designed for VR from day one, and all love that decision.

Bob Dilon
Bob Dilon
This blog is my playground, my virtual laboratory where I can explore the ever-evolving world of VR. Expect honest reviews, insightful analysis, and a healthy dose of humor. Whether you're a seasoned VR veteran or a curious newcomer, I invite you to join me on this adventure.



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