Sony Drops Another Hint at Gran Turismo 7 Release Date, But It’s Still TBC

Gran Turismo 7 85 October 6, 2020 by

Probably the number one question in our community — and the first one we’re asked by anyone in the real world — is when Gran Turismo 7 is coming out. We still don’t know, but another article on the official PlayStation Blog seems to have dropped a hint that it’s sooner rather than later.

While GT7 very much remains “TBC”, there’s been plenty to suggest that earlier rumors it might be a PlayStation 5 launch title might not be far off the mark. We’ve seen the game crop up as the first item on the very first PS5 games reveal stream back in June, feature prominently on the official console website, and it’s even been part of the recent site update. The UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine — albeit not an in-house publication — also inked GT7 in as a “launch window” title.

In its articles on the PS5’s capabilities, Sony has talked about Gran Turismo 7 a lot. That includes an article posted earlier today about the console’s sound — the vaunted Tempest 3D AudioTech system — which had some very precise wording that caught our eye.

The new piece is written to promote the new console’s official Pulse headphones, but it goes on to say that you can experience the improvements from Tempest through any headphones connected via USB or a 3.5mm audio jack. For now, at least, TV surround sound speakers won’t reflect the Tempest system’s capabilities, but this will arrive after launch. This is where the wording gets interesting:

“In the meantime, I’m happy to say that you’ll be able to enjoy the PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech through your compatible headphones in many PS5 games. Some of the PS5 games with 3D Audio features include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Astro’s Playroom, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Horizon Forbidden West, Resident Evil Village, and many others.”

Here we once again see Gran Turismo 7 included on a list of several games that are either scheduled to launch with the console or within the quarter after launch. Five of the titles above are coming at launch — though others are still TBC and the Resident Evil game isn’t due until 2021. Notably there’s also the suggestion here that all of these games will be available before the relevant surround sound compatibility.

There is of course nothing concrete here, and we are rapidly approaching the PS5’s launch — in five weeks — with no information on GT7 at all since June. However Sony does keep promoting GT7 among these other early games for the platform in articles of this type. This may be simply due to the marketability of the Gran Turismo name, but fans may well hope otherwise!

When we do get a GT7 release date, we’ll bring it to you here on GTPlanet as rapidly as possible.

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