Gran Turismo 7 is preparing for the first big update since April. With version 1.29, Polyphony will introduce support for PS VR2, implement GT Sophy and Grand Valley will make its long-awaited return to the seriesin a totally new guise. The update will be available for free from tomorrow 21 February 2023however the cross-gen nature of the game is starting to falter a bit.
As explained in the trailer, in fact, the new Agent GT Sophy will not be present in the PlayStation 4 version of the game, evidently due to CPU limitations. We remember that GT Sophy is a very advanced AI designed in collaboration with Sony AI and Sony Interactive Entertainment with the aim of offering players the best possible digital opponent.
The AI has already been seen at work in different situations, proving itself able to find holes in the physical engine of the game and to beat phenomena of the caliber of Valerio Gallo and Igor Fraga, the latter recently became a driver for Lexus in GT3. The studies behind this AI are so advanced that they end up on the cover of Nature, one of the most important science-themed magazines in the world.
GT Sophy will be usable in limited time events called “Race Together”. There will be four events, of increasing difficulty, where we will have to face the Agents. For the fastest there will be a 1vs1 mode with the same vehicle. Through an emoji, we will be able to understand if Sophy will be satisfied with what is happening on the track. The event will be available until the end of March, hopefully it will be updated from time to time.
Like Sophy, obviously PlayStation VR2 will also only be usable on PlayStation 5. With the VR mode of Gran Turismo 7 we will be able to play almost any mode with the exception of Split Screen. It will be a much more complete experience than it was on Gran Turismo Sport, where due to the limitations of the console we were forced to compete 1vs1 against an AI. In addition, an exclusive showroom for VR will also be added, which will allow us to admire the cars in detail.
From a content point of view, we find 5 cars (instead of 4). Of these, 3 had already been anticipated by us: Honda RA272 F1, Citroen DS 21 Pallas and Porsche 911 Carrera RS from 1973. The Vision GT turned out to be the Italdesign EXENEO Vision Gran Turismo, available in two versions: street and off road.
In the end, Grand Valley will be back. The circuit, 5,099 meters long, will be present in two configurations: Highway 1 and South. This time, the circuit will sit in a coastal setting that shows a certain graphic detachment from some tracks in the game. Finally, a Drift mode will be added for the Scapes Photomode.
Source: Polyphony Digital
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