Last week, during the Future Of Gaming event, the world was introduced to the first official appearance of the PlayStation 5. From its hardware to its performance, Sony is claiming to be throwing absolutely everything (kitchen sink included) into the production of this next-gen console.
To go along with the hardware, Sony also introduced a handful of upcoming games. Among them, is Gran Turismo 7. Simon Rutter, PlayStation’s EVP for Europe, shared details in an interview with The Guardian on how GT7 would make the most of the technological advancements the next-gen console has to offer.
“Gran Turismo 7 is going to benefit from almost every single technological enhancement that we have in Playstation 5”, claims Rutter.
The loading times for Gran Turismo 7 will be, according to Rutter, “next to nothing compared to what they have been in the past.”
The EVP detailed the use of 3D audio within the racing game. 3D Audio will apparently allow players “to hear the thunderous roar of a Ferrari behind you or in front of you, and you can recognize the difference between that and the engine noise of a Maserati.”
As for the DualSense controller, Rutter cited that players would “have a different feeling in your hands from the smooth undulating tarmac of a racetrack, compared to the gritty sensation on a gravel track.”
With the new controller, players will also apparently notice a difference between a soft accelerator and a stiff brake pedal, or gear paddle. Out of the 28 games showcased during the Future Of Gaming Event, nine were from Sony.
These nine will be playable only on PS5. 14 others are known as timed exclusives, which means they will become available on PS5, and may launch on PC later down the line.
Simon Rutter hailed Sony’s exclusive games as “hugely important. More important, I think, than they’ve ever been.”
It's worth noting that players haven't had a chance to test the PS5's capabilities out themselves yet, so it remains to be seen whether the new features will enhance our games in the way Rutter claims. The PS5 is set to hit shelves holiday 2020.