Enlarge / In 1997, Gran Turismo was one of the standout hits for the original Playstation. Now, GT7 is ready for Sony’s current consoles. (credit: Sony)
Can you believe more than eight years have passed since the last full Gran Turismo game? Actually, who am I kidding—fans of the series have become accustomed to lengthy waits between installments. That wait is very nearly over, though, because on Thursday, Gran Turismo 7 arrives for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles.
It’s been a wait filled with some trepidation. Although GT titles were massively overrepresented in my very unscientific ranking of console racing games a while back, some installments of the franchise from Polyphony Digital have not been as good as others—looking at you, GT5. But that was then, and this is now, and there’s an entirely new generation of hardware to show off the series’ trademark dazzling realism.