Ever since Gran Turismo 7 was announced for PS VR2 at Sony’s CES Press conference earlier this month, fans have been wondering if the full game will be playable in VR or if it will just be a “mode.”
Polyphony Digital, developer of Gran Turismo 7 has now confirmed that pretty much the whole game will be playable in VR. In a post on the r/PSVR subreddit, a user has apparently found a statement from Polyphony Digital President Kazunori Yamauchi confirming that the entire game, minus split-screen play, will be playable in PSVR2.
The statement reads:
We are thrilled that Gran Turismo 7 will be a PS VR2 launch title! Through a free upgrade, for those that have already purchased Gran Turismo 7, players will experience all cars and tracks in VR like never before. GT7 in VR takes full advantage of PS VR2’s next-gen features. With eye-tracking and foveated rendering, players will experience stunning visual fidelity while racing in any of the 450+ cars. While 2-player split-screen races are not supported in VR, all other races, including online races, will be available. From the Nurburgring to Tsukuba, tracks can be experienced exactly as they are in real life.
Users in the r/PSVR thread have also seemingly been able to confirm that Gran Turismo 7’s Scapes mode will also not be available in VR. Scapes mode is kind of like an extra photo mode, where you can place your cars on flat 2D landscapes of places from all over the world. So it kind of makes sense that this might not translate into VR very well.
But the good news is that all cars and races will be available to play in PS VR2.