Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed this through Twitter that there will be a new update for it Gran Turismo 7 this week, curiously referring to it as a “25th Anniversary Update”.
The confirmation takes the usual form of a teaser showing off some of the new content coming to the game in heavily obscured lighting conditions – the now-famous “silhouette” image.
As we saw on the other side GT7s life, with one exception, the image contains three vehicles, but no indication of other contents. The estimated date of the week starting November 21 is also confirmed:
The three cars in the picture seem relatively easy to identify this time. In the top left corner we have the new – and highly requested – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, given away by the massive “whaletail” spoiler. It’s not clear if it’s the “base” model or the upgraded RS500 from the angle in the image.
Down below is a Nissan Silvia S14, with the defined hood ribbing 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”, which was also recently added to the game.
The car on the top right is a bit more of a challenge to pin down, but it appears to be another vehicle new to the series: 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 other than these three cars, although the curious “25th Anniversary” moniker may inspire fans with some optimism.
Officially, Gran Turismo won’t be 25 years old until December 23 this year, making the update a month early to carry that particular branding. Of course, that could mean we won’t see a separate update in December, but also suggests there’s more in this update to mark the milestone.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen any new track content, with the most recent being the Catalunya variants, and only Watkins Glen arriving as an all-new location. With the 2022 Gran Turismo World Series World Finals also approaching this week, now would be an ideal time to promote the game with a new track.
Fans are also still eagerly awaiting a major game feature announced by Yamauchi in the game’s early life roadmap back in March: car sales. That has yet to see the light of day and certainly can’t be far off.
While no specific date for the update has yet been revealed, it is likely that it will arrive on the regular schedule of the last Thursday of the month. That means we can expect it on November 24, which is both Thanksgiving in the US and the first day of the Gran Turismo World Series World Final. Watch this space for more!
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