Gran Turismo 7 has been quietly listed as an officially supported title in the D-BOX Plus Catalogue, bringing full motion compatibility to the game when used with D-BOX actuators. It was added to the catalogue on January 24, 2024, around the same time as GT7 update 1.42 was released to the public.
In a rather surprising turn of events, researchers have discovered that real-time Gran Turismo 7 game data can be accessed via standard networking protocols. With further study, it could enable a wide range of third-party accessories and tools to interact with the game’s virtual environment.
While the 44th Tokyo Motor Show brought us plenty of interesting Gran Turismo news – a slightly modified version of Nissan’s Vision GT car made its debut, while Toyota’s new S-FR small sports car was playable – one thing that may have flown under some radars was Polyphony’s newest motion simulator rig, which was set up specifically for taking the little Toyota for a spin in a special limited edition of GT6.
A special demo of Gran Turismo 6 with fully integrated motion simulation was shown to the public at Fuji Speedway in Japan, during the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The game was running in a triple-monitor configuration on the SimCraft APEX3 GT motion simulation rig, allowing attendees to drive the Toyota TS030.