Get ready to rev your engines in virtual reality, as Gran Turismo 7 has announced support for the upcoming PSVR 2 headset. Sony unveiled the news at their CES 2023 press conference, confirming that the racing sim will be fully compatible with the VR headset when it launches on February 22.
Gran Turismo 7
Update to be Added at No Extra Cost
Fans of the popular game will be pleased to hear that the update will be added to Gran Turismo 7 at no extra cost, similar to the game’s frequent content drops.
Smooth Performance on VR Headset
In a preview video shown at the conference, the game appears to run smoothly on the VR headset, with a frame rate matching the device’s 90 – 120Hz panel refresh rate. Gear up for an immersive racing experience with Gran Turismo 7 and PSVR 2.
Compatible with PSVR 2
As previously announced, Gran Turismo 7 will be compatible with the upcoming PSVR 2 headset when it launches on February 22.
However, it’s unclear what graphical compromises developer Polyphony Digital will make in order to meet the headset’s 2000 x 2040 panel resolution per eye.
While we can expect some reduction in overall visual fidelity to ensure smooth performance, fans are hopeful that the decrease will not be significant. It remains to be seen how the optimized graphics will affect the overall gameplay experience in Gran Turismo 7 on PSVR 2.
Proof of Concept
As the release date for Gran Turismo 7’s compatibility with the PSVR 2 headset approaches, gamers are hoping for an extensive VR experience.
The previous installment in the series, Gran Turismo Sport, offered a VR mode that was seen as more of a proof of concept, with limited tracks and cars available to race against AI opponents.
Wide Range of VR Content
Players are hoping that the VR support in Gran Turismo 7 will be more comprehensive, including a wide range of single-player content and potentially even access to the online Sport mode and a revamped showroom.
If done right, the VR support in Gran Turismo 7 has the potential to make it one of the top VR games on the market. It remains to be seen whether developer Polyphony Digital will take the extra steps to create an immersive and fully-featured VR experience.