Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo series, confirmed your Twitter, for which a new update is coming Gran Turismo 7 this week, curiously referring to it as “25th Anniversary Update”.
The confirmation takes its usual form of a teaser showing some of the new content coming to the game in very hidden lighting conditions – the now famous “silhouette” image.
As we saw above GT7the life of, with one exception, the image contains three vehicles but no clues to any other content. The approximate date of the week beginning November 21 is also confirmed:
The three cars in the picture seem relatively easy to identify this time. Up in the top left corner we have the new-to-series – and highly requested – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, given away by the enormous “whale tail” spoiler. It is not clear if it is the “base” model or the improved RS500 from the corner in the picture.
At the bottom is a Nissan Silvia S14, with the defined hood ridges marking it as a late-model “Kouki” car and the aggressive rear spoiler suggesting it’s an “Aero” model. This returning car would sit alongside the pre-facelift “Zenki” that was also recently added to the game.
The top-right car is a bit more challenging to pin down, but it appears to be another new-to-production vehicle: the F87-generation BMW M2. Again, it’s not clear from the image alone whether it’s the original M2 or the M2 Competition that replaced it in 2019.
As always, we don’t know what other content or features this update will bring besides these three cars, although the curious name “25th Anniversary” might incline fans to some optimism.
Officially, Gran Turismo won’t be 25 years old until December 23rd this year, which makes the update a month early to carry that particular brand. That could of course mean we won’t see a separate update in December, but it also suggests there’s more inside this update to mark the milestone.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen new track content, with the most recent being the Catalunya variants, and only Watkins Glen arriving as a brand new location. With the Gran Turismo World Series 2022 World Finals also coming up this week, it would be an ideal time to promote the game with a new circuit.
Fans are also still eagerly anticipating a key gameplay feature announced by Yamauchi in the game’s early life map in March: car sales. That hasn’t seen the light of day yet, and it certainly can’t be far off.
Although no specific date has yet been revealed for the update, it is likely to arrive on the regular schedule of the last Thursday of the month. That means we can expect it on November 24th, which is both Thanksgiving in the US and the first day of the Gran Turismo World Series World Finals. Watch this space for more!
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