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    Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Launches February 21, Includes Grand Valley Track and PS VR2 Support

    Race across an iconic track.

    Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital announced Gran Turismo 7 update 1.29 launches on February 21 with new cars, a new track, PlayStation VR2 support, and much more. 

    Gran Turismo 7 update 1.29 introduces two Italdesign Vision Gran Turismo cars and three classic cars. Players may test these vehicles on the new Grand Valley Highway 1 track, a revamped version of Grand Valley Speedway. Additionally, the update adds PS VR2 support to prepare for the headset’s launch the following day. 

    Here’s an overview of what’s to come via Polyphony Digital:

    Five new cars, from iconic legends to an Italdesign Vision Gran Turismo
    1. Citroën DS 21 Pallas ’70
    2. Honda RA272 ʼ65
    3. Italdesign EXENEO Vision Gran Turismo Street Mode
    4. Italdesign EXENEO Vision Gran Turismo Off-road Mode
    5. Porsche 911 Carrera RS (901) ’73
    The Grand Valley Highway 1 race track

    Track Length, 5,099m; Elevation Difference, 97m; Number of Corners, 18; Longest Straight, 995m

    The Grand Valley returns to Gran Turismo with an all-new look. The full “Highway 1” configuration is a challenging course featuring full-throttle high speed sections along with tight winding corners. The shorter 2000m “South” layout features harsh elevation changes and blind corners to keep drivers on their toes. An expansive environment where the ocean meets the mountains, a large bridge and tunnel sections make for a thrilling and scenic driving experience that will keep you coming back for more.

    “Drift Stage” and “Move the camera up and down” now part of the featured Curation in Scapes

    “Drift Photography” is a new photograph feature that comes with complete with tutorial. The tutorial will be available the first time you play after the update and will guide you through the steps for taking professional-level drift photos. Follow the on-screen advice and have fun capturing images of cars as they slide gracefully sideways.

    Full PlayStation VR2 support (PS5 console version only)

    Gran Turismo 7 will now fully support PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2.) In addition to being able to experience all events (including online races) and game modes (with the exception of “2P Split Screen”) with unprecedented realism, players will be gain access to the PS VR2 exclusive “VR Showroom,” where they can examine super high definition car models in a variety of environments and lighting conditions.

    The game fully utilizes the next-generation capabilities of PS VR2. Using optimized HDR tone mapping, eye tracked foveated rendering—a technology that renders areas of the screen where the player is directly looking at in high definition—and dynamic 3D audio support, players will be treated to the most immersive gameplay yet.

    Experience GT Sophy in the “Race Together” limited time event (PS5™ console version only)

    “Race Together” is a limited time event that will be available until late March. Here, players of all skill levels can experience racing against Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy), an AI racing agent developed in collaboration by Sony AI, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Polyphony Digital. This game mode can be accessed from the banner at the top right of the World Map during the event period. Please not that the feature is available only on the PS5™ console version of the game and is unlocked after reaching Collector Level 6.

    Race Together will match players against GT Sophy agents in races of different difficulty levels on four different tracks, or players can choose to go 1-on-1 with GT Sophy in an equal-conditions race. Experience wheel-to-wheel racing action like never before. As the race unfolds, GT Sophy will also express itself to the player with emoticons.

    For more information on GT Sophy, please visit: https://www.gran-turismo.com/world/gran-turismo-sophy/

    Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Trailer

    Lastly, Gran Turismo 7 is available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: soul@finalweapon.net

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