Sony has announced that the latest title in its longstanding racing franchise, Gran Turismo 7, will support PSVR 2 at launch.

This week during Sony’s CES 2023 conference, the company announced that Gran Turismo 7 will support PSVR 2 at the headset’s launch via a free upgrade for existing owners.

Not much was shared about exactly how the game’s VR compatibility will work, including whether it would support the headset’s new motion controllers or rely on the standard PS5 gamepad.

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This won’t be the first Gran Turismo game with VR capabilities. GT Sport (2017) offered support for the original PSVR headset, though only partially, with players being limited to a subset of the game’s modes, with the PS4 gamepad as the only form of input.

We’re hoping that this latest iteration of the game and headset will offer more comprehensive compatibility.

On stage during the event, SIE President Jim Ryan also shared that the company has sold more than 30 million PS5 units, and also said that customers should expect to have a much easier time finding the console available for purchase “from this point forward.” That’s of course important for impending launch of PSVR 2 next month, as anyone who has been waiting to upgrade to the new headset will also need the company’s latest console.

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  • kool

    I’d figure this would happen. Now i want to know whatsup with wipe out and astrobot.

  • Morality_Mortality

    PSVR2 support for force-feedback steering wheels would be required for me to take this announcement seriously. I’m not playing Gran Turismo on a gamepad.

    • NL_VR

      PS5 do support steering wheels.

      • ApocalypseShadow

        Yeah. You’d think he’d know later GT games have always supported wheels. You know. To be taken seriously and all./S

        Almost like GT championships have imaginary wheels in competition.

        • Squall Kitsune

          Maybe I’m also confused. Because the article basically says GT Sport was compatible with VR but only when using a PS4 gamepad. And for the VR2 the article mentions it being unknown whether it will use motion controls or just standard gamepad (no mention of steering wheel). So it certainly reads as the VR2 possibly only working with gamepads, whether or not Gran Turismo 7 works with steering wheels when not used with a VR2 headset. Which yeah, obviously it does like going back to PS1. If it’s one or the other though, a steering wheel with a TV/monitors is more immersive than VR with a gamepad, IMO.

          • Nago15

            It is a mistake in the article’s wording, probably the writer played it with a gamepad, but of course everything that works in 2D works in VR too. I’ve played GT Sport in VR with a wheel, and it’s 1000% you will be able to do that in GT7 too. The only remaining question is that can we play the whole game in VR, campaign and online races too? Because Sport has only 1v1 races on selected tracs. I was sure the PS5 is capable of running the whole game in VR, until I saw how the split screen works. (It’s only 1v1 on the quarter of the screen, no AI, how can the PS5 seem that weak under a system seller exclusive?) So I hope they will not disappoint this time.

    • Peter vasseur

      Yeah steering wheels are supported? Where have you been.

  • That’s actually amazing!

  • ApocalypseShadow

    More games. More hits. More exclusives announced. And it’s not even out yet. Lol. Even has beat saber for those worried about that. And it’s free updates.

    It’s going to be glorious. Wait until the hands on reviews show up for GT. Dat eye tracking. Can’t do GT on mobile. High quality making a comeback.

    • ZeePee

      Thank God for PSVR2 to restore high quality, PC level VR gaming.

      Hopefully this sets off the next wave of high quality VR across both PlayStation and PC.

      Standalone can be the mobile of VR, all well and good, but not at the expense of PC and console.

      PC and console need to lead the way in demonstrating the power of VR.

      • namekuseijin

        pc fanboi with a gpu 8x as powerful than a PS5 kneeling to the king Lol

    • Alexisms

      Hold your horses. Doesn’t say yet how it’ll support gt7. Most importantly does NOT say full game with be playable in gt7. That’s the dream of course.

      • ApocalypseShadow

        Surely you jest right? Lol. Jim Ryan didn’t say GT 7 VR side mode. Capcom didn’t say RE8 side mode. Let me help you.

        GT 7 is on PS4, PS4 Pro and PS5. All versions look great.

        Sony could take the PS4 version and throw everything at it from frame rate, high resolution to 4K, HDR, and solid anti aliasing. Might even throw in ray tracing. PS4 is 1.8 teraflops. They could have done that.

        They could use the PS4 Pro version and throw higher resolution, frame rate, anti aliasing and maybe some Ray tracing. PS4 Pro is 4.2 teraflops. PS5 is more than twice as powerful. With it’s own dedicated sound chip. They could have used this version.

        PS5 is 10.28 teraflops. They could use this version and run it at possibly 1080p or 1440. You seem to forget that PS VR 2 has eye tracking and foveated rendering where the higher graphics processing is only where you look. You forgot that didn’t you?That’s why RE8 VR looks great in previews in comparison to the flat version from hands on from journalists and some gamers.

        Being that Sony is saying you need to buy the PS5 version, the third option might just be the case to run the full game. Because PS VR 2 doesn’t need to run the full game in VR at full flat detail. Only where you’re eyes are looking.

        Still don’t think it’s possible? You’re going to see this more often. Because Sony thought ahead over these other idiot headset manufacturers who are making expensive headsets when they should have been adding eye tracking to lighten the load for PC and mobile.

  • rfanck

    GRAN TURISMO 16… UH SECONDS !!!

  • Mike EY

    Love weightless cars with no sensation of speed, downforce, rubber tyres…

  • Peter vasseur

    You could use a steering wheel with gt sport. But it was still limited to one v one time trial ghost cars. Was the best looking racer in vr . But the shallowest. Gt 7 full game should be amazing.

  • Tommy

    Glad I don’t have to re-purchase!!

  • namekuseijin

    so no confirmation on full game, huh?

    duck you, psvr2