Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5: The Digital Foundry Tech Review



Polyphony Digital builds upon the solid Gran Turismo Sport engine with a range of upgrades and a vast increase in content for GT7 on PlayStation 5. Learn all about performance, image quality, game features and of course, hardware-accelerated ray tracing, in the Digital Foundry tech review.

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49 thoughts on “Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5: The Digital Foundry Tech Review

  • March 22, 2022 at 11:08 pm
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    Great review with so much detail. Further into the game and trying different varieties of circuits, cars and environmental conditions can ruin the experience on PS5, some really annoying frame drops and stuttering. Tracks where it can be easily triggered are Deep Forest, Nurburgring, Trial Mountain and even the Brand Central pavilion within the menu system.

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  • March 23, 2022 at 7:38 am
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    Micro Transactions 7…
    The race is about 'how much can you spend'

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  • March 23, 2022 at 10:47 am
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    Are you guys going to re-review the game now that they've completely changed the in game economy? Would be a shame if people bought it based on this, its still a decently high search result.

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  • March 23, 2022 at 1:25 pm
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    I think this game needs to be re-reviewed by all outlets seeing as Sony and PD have changed more than enough of the game AFTER they got it into consumers hands.

    It's a garbage tactic that's sadly being pulled more and more these days and their previous Metacritic scores need to reflect what they do.

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  • March 23, 2022 at 6:24 pm
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    It must have made the development team sick that they had to hold back the PS5 version for the sake of the PS4/PRO.
    Will there even be time for a built from the ground up for PS5 GT8 before the PS6 🤔

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  • March 24, 2022 at 3:43 am
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    so ray tracing gives you RT in menus only and caps the menu fps to 30fps?? lmao what?

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  • March 28, 2022 at 1:45 am
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    The cars look great – hope they fix the online-only element for future-proofing.

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  • April 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm
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    off topic but once I heard the Sega Rally music I couldnt hear anything else

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  • April 3, 2022 at 12:58 am
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    Still waiting on the WRC 10 World Rally for the Switch Tech Review.

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  • April 3, 2022 at 2:12 pm
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    Can someone explain to me what was so "incomplete" about GT Sport? I keep hearing this but no explanation on what they mean.

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  • April 4, 2022 at 6:12 pm
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    Man, I can't wait for John's GT retrospective video he's been cooking!

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  • April 10, 2022 at 3:49 pm
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    So it looks like gameplay is always 60 fps, right? My eyes don't notice a difference in modes during actual gameplay.

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  • April 14, 2022 at 10:13 pm
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    Apparently you're forced to play through some sort of "horrific" classical with hip-hop beats "music" levels in a crap car before you can do anything fun. Is that true?

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  • April 15, 2022 at 2:15 am
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    It's crazy to think we are not that far from experiencing this level of fidelity on a portable VR headset.

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  • April 16, 2022 at 2:38 pm
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    Force Feedback is very weak. In GTS I can feel the weight of the car, I can feel the curbs. In GT7 I feel almost nothing. I am using a Fanatec GT DD Pro, the “oficial” wheel of GT7

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  • April 22, 2022 at 1:48 pm
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    I was really liking this game on my PlayStation 5 untill I found out it's not the games fault ,but there's a big huge problem with some people that play GT7 and the problem is racism ,I'm a white Caucasian male that lives in the US it's a shame certain races of people speaking foul language and basic saying get the F out ! ! I don't know why I'm posting my thoughts here ,but it's really messed up what's happening within GT7 I'm not 💯 sure if I'm done ,but I might not be playing this game anymore

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  • April 28, 2022 at 12:24 pm
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    I'd expected more from this game. Driveclub on ps4 still looks more impressive and fun to play than GT7 . Evolution studios deserved more. Imagine if driveclub had an open world structure like horizon 5.

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  • April 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm
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    Imagine this game on a PC equipped with 5800X3D, 3090 Ti, DDR5-6400 memory, and Gen 4 SSD :O

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  • June 1, 2022 at 10:52 am
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    I can’t wait for Polyphony to improve their foliage and in particular grass rendering. The city environments and cars look near photorealistic, but the foliage and grass (like most sim racers) look generations behind what devs can achieve today.
    At a glance while moving at high speed it looks fine, but in the replay cams and podium starts it looks really rough and detracts from the visual presentation of the game.

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  • June 2, 2022 at 3:49 am
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    This game is gorgeous. Only thing I don’t like graphically is the grass and lack of real car damage

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  • June 7, 2022 at 1:40 am
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    I’m not impressed with GT7 graphics on PS5 this not look next gen at all. Loading are blazing fast for sure.

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  • June 20, 2022 at 1:04 am
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    I wouldn't be excited even if it rendered in 16k.
    This game has been stagnating for over a decade.
    Improve the game, not the shaders.

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  • June 23, 2022 at 12:03 am
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    Pretty game but after being spoiled by physics of some PC racers, playing a racing game on Console leaves A LOT to be desired. Hopefully Forza spent as much time on physics as they did graphics.

    Its funny that Sony has gone to Online only after their entire fanbase bashed Microsoft doing it on the One after that E3.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 12:51 am
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    People complaining about online only and not “owning” the game need to read the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) next time you buy a game. Spoiler alert, you don’t own the game, you just paid for a license to play the game. This isn’t anything new and has been around for quite some time now.

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  • June 28, 2022 at 1:55 am
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    Man after the Forza Visuals, these look very pedestrian by comparison,its like AAA vs indie

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  • July 4, 2022 at 2:25 am
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    Also the Refracting Headlights looks so good! one of 2 games that use that shader, and the other is thanks to modders

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  • July 15, 2022 at 11:45 am
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    Downvote because at the end you praised a game that is completely the opposite of what you stated.

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  • July 30, 2022 at 6:26 am
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    OK, what is up with these extremely vulgar X-rated commercials Youtube is playing?

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  • July 31, 2022 at 7:36 pm
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    i really like how GT7 (GT generally) looks more realistic than FM , FM has best graphics when it comes to Tracks and Effects and better performance overall but i really liKE GT much more and its gameplay is better although im an Xbox Fan

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  • August 3, 2022 at 1:08 am
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    Microsoft knew online only would be a thing and more and more games add it. This can’t be surprising. Only reason Sony didn’t do it is because the backlash Microsoft got at first.

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  • August 7, 2022 at 6:17 pm
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    They don't mentioned here about the lot's of 2D trees still apearing on this game… That's not a Full next gen game, still derivates from GT Sport's PS4, unfortunatelly… 👎

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  • August 24, 2022 at 8:21 am
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    amazing game but still lacking in content compared to gt2 and gt4. gt7 physics are really hard if you use controller. i have golded all licenses but some of them were pretty grueling. gt sport physics were spot on for controller players

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  • August 31, 2022 at 12:31 pm
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    I'm not gonna lie, constantly hearing "native 4k at 60 is a bit taxing for the hardware" or some version of that statement is a little disconcerting for a system that has an 8k gaming sticker on the box and supposedly can do 120fps. I'm hoping it's just because it's still relatively early in the systems life cycle, an doubly so due to the ps4 hanging around longer than past "last gen" systems. Otherwise it feels like we have been sold a line of crap with this gen if the hardware cant easily do 4k at 60 much less 4k or 8k at 120.

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