Watch the race around Daytona in this new Gran Turismo 7 film

PlayStation invites you to take a lap around the Daytona International Speedway in this new Gran Turismo 7 in-game shot.

Polyphony Digital is a master of detail, and this less than four minute clip is full of detail. Starting with the first-person driver view, we consider small-probability events around the vehicle’s dashboard, including actively updating statistics on the steering wheel display. Shadows and light, whether direct or reflected, are on full display in this view, not to mention the materials and textures of objects like the driver’s gloves and the various metals and plastics in the view.

Pulling out the camera lenses outside the car, we see models of the vehicles themselves and how they move and interact with the road they’re peeling off. If you look closely at the body of the car as it corners, accelerates or brakes, subtle weight changes are evident. We also got a good look at reflections on the windshield and side windows, as well as light reflections and flares from brighter materials on the vehicle. Other details to look out for are crowd density and cloudy days in the stands.

Sony’s latest entry in its impeccably detailed driving simulator hits PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on March 4.


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