Gran Turismo 7: Latest news and discussion thread

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Straight up motorsport sim racing games have a hard cap on the number of people interested in them, PD will never be too worried about what ACC or iRacing or Forza Motorsport are doing because the number of people who want to play a full-on sim, or that care that much about high-end physics, isn't that high.

The one game they'd be worried about is if MS get around to porting Forza Horizon. That's the one that has a good chance of just usurping GT's place as the default driving/racing game (in real life cars).
 
Yeah, no. People just don't have other choices. If only driveclub would still be around.

People legit played half-baked GT Sport (whose career is still better than in GT7).

It's all about brand at this point.
„All about Brand“ is a statement that couldn’t be further away from the truth. While GT7 has a lot of flaws, it has undeniable qualities that other games don’t have, that is a fact.
 
Straight up motorsport sim racing games have a hard cap on the number of people interested in them, PD will never be too worried about what ACC or iRacing or Forza Motorsport are doing because the number of people who want to play a full-on sim, or that care that much about high-end physics, isn't that high.

The one game they'd be worried about is if MS get around to porting Forza Horizon. That's the one that has a good chance of just usurping GT's place as the default driving/racing game (in real life cars).

Forza Motorsport a full-on sim? I hope I'm missing something.
 
People legit played half-baked GT Sport (whose career is still better than in GT7).
I'm not sure if I agree. Instead, I feel like GT7's career is an evolution of Sport's GT League, and perhaps with slightly different design goals. Specifically, I feel like PD had to structure GT7's career so it could accommodate additional content, such as new cars and tracks. This is on top of avoiding a sense of clutter in the UX, which is why I'm glad we're seeing interesting events within the Weekly Challenges. (Indeed, this may be why the Special Events are limited-time.)

Of course, I don't think the campaign in Sport nor 7 is perfect, and I had some ideas for what I would've done differently, myself. Then there's the question of what races should be added to World Circuits permanently - likely as a Bonus Menu - as opposed to being a mission or among the aforementioned Special Events.

On a more specific note, it also very well could be that we won't see a new Bonus Menu until we first get a new racing venue like Lake Louise, or at least a new layout for one we already have, as seen with Nurburgring and Catalunya. Hopefully we'll get an additional layout for Colorado Springs, as the Lake layout follows the same naming scheme as other venues that've received additional layouts such as Alsace, Dragon Trail, and Sardegna. (I'm also hoping for potential North, West, and Outer Loop layouts of Tokyo Expressway!)
 
Straight up motorsport sim racing games have a hard cap on the number of people interested in them, PD will never be too worried about what ACC or iRacing or Forza Motorsport are doing because the number of people who want to play a full-on sim, or that care that much about high-end physics, isn't that high.

The one game they'd be worried about is if MS get around to porting Forza Horizon. That's the one that has a good chance of just usurping GT's place as the default driving/racing game (in real life cars).
You are aware that Forza Horizon is an open world game, right? 🤔
 
Straight up motorsport sim racing games have a hard cap on the number of people interested in them, PD will never be too worried about what ACC or iRacing or Forza Motorsport are doing because the number of people who want to play a full-on sim, or that care that much about high-end physics, isn't that high.

The one game they'd be worried about is if MS get around to porting Forza Horizon. That's the one that has a good chance of just usurping GT's place as the default driving/racing game (in real life cars).
Microsoft has moved into the full on Western Media Netflix/Disney camp of subscription based ho-hum games that are generally agreeable. They dont wow but they dont offend either. There won't be any overlap between GT and Forza....probably ever.

If I had to guess Microsoft is either going to have to completely pivot their current approach to gaming or back out of the industry altogether. Though maybe they make enough money from their computers that this is sort of a vanity project for them.
 
This is a double edged sword for the GTWS people if it turns out from one of the qualifying makes, because they meant they have to relearn everything.
Imma go out on a limb and say those that have qualified will have access to any new cars/tracks well before we will (and before any live events, should that car/track be part of the event). I have to think there has to be a way for them to get said car/track and be able to practice. They would, of course, need to sign an NDA but I'd recon that's SoP anyway.
 
Imma go out on a limb and say those that have qualified will have access to any new cars/tracks well before we will (and before any live events, should that car/track be part of the event).
Has this happened before?

There was a big software update recently. Not always directly related to GT but... keeps stirring pot.
 
Not sure about cars but for tracks it happened during GT Sport world tour events.
The event build is usually different from the public release, so players will have chance to use new content at the events. I'm not sure an event build has ever been released outside of an event - even during the online era of GTWS.
 
The event build is usually different from the public release, so players will have chance to use new content at the events. I'm not sure an event build has ever been released outside of an event - even during the online era of GTWS.
I was referring to new tracks being announced and played at the events before they were released to everyone. Didn't this happen? Wasn't spa one of those cases?
 
I was referring to new tracks being announced and played at the events before they were released to everyone. Didn't this happen?
Yes, often:
The event build is usually different from the public release, so players will have chance to use new content at the events.
Attendees too. I drove Catalunya and Tokyo South at the events, before they became available in the public release.

But only at the event, never any earlier.
 
Mind you, wasn't Lake Louise added to the game before it made its debut World Tour appearance?

Sure, but Spa appeared at the World Tour before it made it to the game.

Don’t look for patterns, look for precedent.

Edit: the Montreal track was rumored even before the World Tour making a stop in Montreal was announced.

It really lines up perfectly. Fingers crossed!
 
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Sure, but Spa appeared at the World Tour before it made it to the game.

Don’t look for patterns, look for precedent.

Edit: the Montreal track was rumored even before the World Tour making a stop in Montreal was announced.

It really lines up perfectly. Fingers crossed!
Excited for the scenes when everyone rocks up to the haunted Montreal jam factory next to the Montreal circuit expecting Montreal to instead be met with GT7 Red Rock Valley but it's now a dirt track.
 
Whatever track is coming, they should really start teasing them in the live events once again. On GT Sport days, I remember it actually made me watch these races. I basically would come for the teased content and would stay for the actual event, and I sense a lot of people used to do the same. This is one hell of a trick to increase the audience.

That's why I don't exactly know why they stopped doing this, the players there use a special build of the game anyway.

This is one question I'd really like to see being brought up on those round table interviews. The only problem is that Kaz might answer it with his generic words, like: "There was no particular reason for it."
 
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I'm sure it's been talked about before but I only really noticed it last night trying out the GR.1 cars since I'm in a Le Mans mood for some reason and haven't really used them since GT sport.😅

Anyways, the Hybrid LMP1 car's seem to be incredibly nerfed and the hybird deployment seems a little wack. It's weird having the hybrid cars basically run out of steam at 170ish mph down the Mulsanne.
 
I'm sure it's been talked about before but I only really noticed it last night trying out the GR.1 cars since I'm in a Le Mans mood for some reason and haven't really used them since GT sport.😅

Anyways, the Hybrid LMP1 car's seem to be incredibly nerfed and the hybird deployment seems a little wack. It's weird having the hybrid cars basically run out of steam at 170ish mph down the Mulsanne.
They seem a bit weak, yes.
But have you configured them for low drag?
 
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