State of Play Gran Turismo 7 Breakdown – Cars & Customization
The state of play has just happened, all focused on the highly anticipated Gran Turismo 7 which will be released on March 4th. With GT’s 25th anniversary, Playstation is gearing up for a big launch. We’ll break down all the information you need to know about the most realistic and customizable Gran Turismo game yet.
On the showroom floor
Start with a used car
There is a long list of cars in Gran Turismo 7 with over 400 cars. Each can be purchased, customized, tested and raced. You will start by buying a used car from the used car dealership on credit. This is the in-game currency that is earned through races. Often cheaper but a good place to find rarer cars like Japanese race cars. These rare cars may cost more than their original selling price, reflecting the actual price increase of these cars. Think of it like eBay, cars here will change daily, prices are unpredictable and you might be waiting a while for your dream car to appear. There’s also a wishlist feature, so maybe you can save a car if it appears, you’ll probably get a message when that same car reappears.
Brand Central is an international dealership. You can buy any commercial car made after 2001 here. With over 50 brands to choose from, this seems like the perfect place to get a pre-built car that wouldn’t require a lot of work. This looks like the perfect place to expand your GT7 car roster.
Collecting the classics
Another concession type revealed is the Legendary concession. This will be where you buy classic cars, Aston Martin DB5, Willy’s Jeep MB ’45, Porsche 917K ’70. All beloved classic cars cost a lot of credits, so you might be saving for a while before you get one. Seeing some of the best-known cars make their way onto the GT7 car roster is impressive.
Presumably there will be other dealerships for some of the more extravagant cars that can be driven in GT7. Formula 1, for example, doesn’t really fit into any of these current dealerships.
If you also want to know the history of the cars or their brands, you can do it in the museum. Learning car culture seems to be a major focus for Gran Turismo 7, so it’s exciting to see what we could all learn.
If you don’t have enough credit, it looks like you can buy them from the PS Store. GT Sport let you buy a car directly from the PS Store for real money. It would be logical that this is not the case for GT7 instead of adding them in the updates as mentioned in the state of play. Instead of requiring players to buy credits and unlock cars that way. There’s no telling how this will affect the game, but it will be a key part of making the game fair or paying to win.
make it your own
Customization in GT7 is as integral as it’s always been. Each car has around 60 parts to add or swap. These can be suspensions, exhaust silencers and even air filters. Each alters a number of variables that alter the way your car runs. Paintwork and external customization are also part of GT7, allowing for highly customizable decals and designs to truly personalize your car.
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