Gran Turismo 7 Open World or Not

Is Gran Turismo 7 an open-world game? The 8th title in the Gran Turismo mainline series features state of the art graphics on the PS5, utilizing the full capacity of Sony’s latest console. Breathtaking environments and cars are a sight to behold, and players are wondering if they will be able to free roam in GT7. Here’s what we know about Gran Turismo 7’s open-world environment.

Gran Turismo 7 Open World or Not
Can you free roam in Gran Turismo 7?

Is Gran Turismo 7 Open World?

No, unfortunately, Gran Turismo 7 is not an open-world game. GT7 will only allow players to drive at the selected circuit venues available in the game. At launch, GT7 will feature 34 different circuit locations around the world, both real-life locations and fantasy tracks. In addition, there will be a total of 97 circuit layouts within these locations. And that’s just on the launch day, with more to come as free and paid DLCs

Some players might be disappointed because GT7 is not an open-world game. But that was never to be expected from a Gran Turismo game. Gran Turismo 7 is a sim racing game, focused on real driving experience. Seeing the success of Forza Horizon 5 and its beautiful Mexico open-world environment, many players hoped to see something similar in GT7. But those are simply different types of racing games. Nonetheless, Gran Turismo 7 still features a sprawling campaign where you will be able to make your way to the top. And while it doesn’t have free roaming in the open-world environment, it does feature different locations you can visit on foot, so to speak.

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Is Gran Turismo 7 Open World
Gran Turismo 7 Map Menu boasts numerous features designed as locations you can visit

From your world map screen, you will be able to access various features of GT7. And these features are not just some boring menus. Rather, they are all beautifully designed virtual locations. Aside from Missions Races and World Circuit, you will find features such as Brand Central, Café, Showcase, used cars, etc. There’s also a brand new feature called “Scapes” where you can “travel the world with your favourite car”. It is a photo mode that allows you to place your cars in over 2,500 handpicked locations and edited them as real photos. So, there’s still a lot to explore even if there is no open world in Gran Turismo 7.

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