Ever since the GT7 game release back in March 2022, sim racing drivers have been debating about which game was better between GT Sport and GT7.
While naturally you’re supposed to see a linear progression in game quality and features from one game to the next, this isn’t always the case.
The 2 big Gran Turismo 7 questions on everyone’s mind are:
- Which game is really better? GT7 or GT Sport?
- What has changed and what has improved?
Let’s take a look at some of the key differences between the two games to see which one comes out on top.
Which game is more realistic to drive?
As far as driving realism, it’s quite impressive the step forward that GT7 developers were able to pull out in comparison to its counnterpart.
The game features much more realistic tire and grip models that make the cars feel more planted to the ground.
This increased realism also leads to a higher sense of control which is something that seemed like it was lacking in GT Sport, giving it a bad “Arcade-style game” connotation.
Also in terms of track reproduction, GT7 does a better job than GT Sport in making the drivers feel like they are on the actual track.
This is due to an increase in the game’s graphical capabilities, as well as some new rendering techniques that help to create a more realistic and believable world.
For that reason we’ve got to give credits to Gran Turismo 7 developers which have been working hard on bringing fresh updates to improve their car physics even further in order to hopefully match ACC and iRacing incredible driving realism.
Which game has more cars and tracks?
In terms of cars and tracks available, GT Sport loses ou with “only” 324 cars and 82 tracks, compared to the 520 cars and 35 tracks (+25 layouts) that you’ll find in Gran Turismo 7.
So yeah, GT7 has got way more cars available between the two.
But hey, quantity doesn’t always mean quality so don’t take your decisions purely based on that.
All in all, the car details and specs in the new Gran Turismo 7 are pretty impressive, but they could probably add a bit more realism from the onboard cockpit view which is outstanding in games like iRacing, ACC, and rFactor 2.
Which game has better graphics?
Gran Turismo 7 is clearly the best in terms of graphics thanks to incredible tech advancements and attention to details that the developers have put in the game.
The tracks, cars, and environment all look photo-realistic and help to create an immersive driving experience.
The game is in fact able to push 4K resolution at a smooth 60 frames per second which makes for an incredibly immersive and realistic experience, on top of that the loading times have been greatly reduced.
So in terms of graphics, it’s now pretty clear that GT7 is the way to go if you’re looking for a top level and graphically appealing racing game.
Compatibility (PC, Xbox, Playstation)
In terms of device compatibility, both games only offer a PlayStation version, with no official words from the developers about any other potential versions for Xbox or PC.
So if you don’t own a PlayStation, then you’re unfortunately out of luck and won’t be able to enjoy either of these two fantastic Gran Turismo games.
Bear in mind though, only Gran Turismo 7 can be played on PS4/PS5 as well as GT Sport thanks to its backward compatibility feature.
Which game has better force feedback?
In terms of force feedback realism, it seems like GT7 developers have raised the bar once again by providing an even more realistic and immersive driving experience.
The force feedback in the game is very precise and accurate to the driver’s inputs.
In fact you can now really feel when the tires start to lose grip and slide which makes for a pretty awesome achievement and driving feeling.
To sum up, if you’re looking for the most realistic and immersive racing game experience possible, then you should definitely go with Gran Turismo 7.
However, if you’re simply looking for a cheap and vast portfolio of cars to with, then you can’t go wrong with GT Sport.
We hope you enjoyed this quick comparison between the two Gran Turismo games.
Good luck and we’ll see you on track! 🙂