Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo series, has confirmed above Twitter that a new update is coming Gran Turismo 7 this week and curiously refers to it as a “25th Anniversary Update”.
The confirmation takes its usual form of a teaser showing some of the new content coming into play in heavily camouflaged lighting conditions – the now-famous “silhouettes” image.
As we saw GT7‘s life, the image contains three vehicles except one, but no reference to other content. The approximate date of the week beginning November 21st is also confirmed:
The three cars in the picture seem relatively easy to identify this time. Above in the top left corner we have the newcomer – and much in demand – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, given away by the enormous ‘whaletail’ spoiler. From the angle in the picture, it’s not clear if this is the “base” model or the upgraded RS500.
Below is a Nissan Silvia S14, with its pronounced hood ribs identifying it as the last 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 car on the top right is a little harder to pin down, but it appears to be another new production vehicle: the F87-generation BMW M2. Again, it’s not clear from the picture alone whether this is 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 name ’25th Anniversary’ might give fans some optimism.
Officially, Gran Turismo won’t turn 25 until December 23 this year, making the update a month early to carry that special branding. Of course, that could mean we won’t see a separate update in December, but it also suggests there’s more to this update to mark the milestone.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen new track content, with the latest being the Catalunya variants, with only Watkins Glen arriving as an entirely new location. With the Gran Turismo World Series 2022 World Finals also coming up this week, this would be an ideal time to promote the game with a new circuit.
Fans are also still eagerly awaiting a key feature of the game that Yamauchi announced back in March in the game’s Early Life roadmap: the car sale. That has yet to see the light of day and can certainly not be far away.
Although an exact date for the update has not yet been announced, it is likely to arrive on the last Thursday of the month according to the regular schedule. That means we can expect November 24th, which is both Thanksgiving in the US and the first day of the Gran Turismo World Series World Finals. Check out this space for more!
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