Gran Turismo 7 Photo Mode Makes Cars Look Better Than Real Life

Gran Turismo 7 looks to be one of the most graphically impressive games on PS5, and its new Photo Mode demonstrates that in detail.

Gran Turismo 7’s photo mode apparently makes digital cars look better than their real-world counterparts. Called Scapes in GT7, Photo Mode allows players to travel around the world to over 2000 locations to take photos of their favorite car. Once there, the player has many photo mode options and can customize every aspect of the image and explore options that would be mostly impossible to recreate using real photographs. Scapes’ intuitive photo options can also be used during races, giving players more chances to show off their victory and photo creativity.

One of PlayStation’s biggest and most immersive franchises, Gran Turismo 7 will be the most advanced installment in the series to date. GT7 takes advantage of the PS5’s DualSense controllers and the console’s increased graphics capabilities, best seen in its photo mode. Beyond Scapes and Race Photo Mode, GT7 offers an in-depth look at the history of a specific car, its designs from the people who worked on it, and even a timeline of each car brand since their inception.


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Gran Turismo 7Photo Mode showcases the graphics capabilities of the PlayStation 5, but it also adds to the game’s feeling of immersion. Photo Mode is by no means a new feature in games, being integrated into almost every genre of God of the war (2018) at Red Dead Redemption 2. However, Photo Mode can sometimes feel more like an add-on than a full-fledged feature. Not only will the technology help gamers feel like they’re driving real cars in Gran Turismo 7but its photorealistic graphics can also make these vehicles even easier to admire than their real-life counterparts.

Gran Turismo 7’s Scapes photo mode is on a different level

Even without ray tracing, Gran Turismo 7's lighting looks very detailed

Gran Turismo 7 focuses on immersing the player as quickly as possible, from learning the history of a car to traveling around the world with it. Gran Turismo 7The Photo Mode feature extends the immersion, allowing players to commemorate victories and take cinematic captures. As a result, GT7 effectively blurs digital lines via photo mode and makes some cars look better than they look in real life. This further emphasizes players’ connection with their vehicle, as they complete racing challenges and learn more about its history, immersing them in the racing simulator experience and gameplay loop.

Although initially delayed from its 2021, Gran Turismo 7The release date of will now be March 2022. While arguably not the game’s biggest feature, players will likely spend a lot of time in GT7Scapes photo mode to get the best shots of their own vehicles. Photo modes have proven to be an effective way to let players express their creativity in the past, and with the level of detail displayed in Gran Turismo 7it should be a perfect fit.

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