It’s worth noting that to truly compare and understand the differences between Gran Turismo 7 and a Forza game; it’s best to measure the game against the latest Forza Motorsport game. While it has been more than five years since Forza Motorsport 7, Turn10 Studios is currently in development at their studios. So, without much delay, we’ll be differentiating these vastly different racing games on some core features- including graphics, framerates, game modes and car lists.
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5
Gran Turismo 7, as of now, is the only racing game available on PlayStation 4 Pro. In fact, it’s also one of the few titles that boasts 4K resolution. That being said, it’s also worth mentioning that Gran Turismo 7 is a native 1080p title. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look impressive in 4K. In fact, playing the game in 4K on PlayStation Pro was a true sight to behold. The title runs at 60FPS and produces some truly breathtaking visuals- especially in cockpit view. Moving onto Forza Motorsport 5- while the game may be a little dated now (it is five years old after all), there’s no denying it’s still an impressive looking title. While not as visually stunning as GT7, Forza Motorsport 5 still manages to hold its own against many other titles that are out on the market right now.
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Framerate
One of the biggest differences between Gran Turismo 7 and Forza Motorsport 5 is the framerate. GT7 runs at 60FPS, while Forza Motorsport 5 runs at 30FPS. While that may not seem like a huge difference to some, it’s certainly noticeable when playing the games side by side. Not to mention that Gran Turismo 7 also features some amazing weather effects that really add to the race experience. On top of this, GT7 also features a full day-night cycle and dynamic weather changes- so there’s always something new to look forward to in terms of race conditions in each event.
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Game Modes
Gran Turismo 7 boasts an impressive amount of game modes that are sure to keep players coming back for more racing action. There’s everything from free roam races (where you can go anywhere within the boundaries of the track), community events (which allows players to join online communities), a campaign mode, online play, and much more. On top of this, there’s also a photo mode (which allows players to take stunning photos of their cars), as well as an extensive car customization system that allows you to tweak every aspect of your vehicle’s performance.
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Car Lists
While Gran Turismo 7 features a fairly impressive car list (over 1,200 cars), Forza Motorsport 5 features a truly staggering amount of vehicles- over 700 in total. That being said, each game has its own unique roster of vehicles that are sure to make any petrol head drool with excitement. GT7 features a variety of Ford vehicles that are sure to make any American petrol head feel right at home- while Forza Motorsport 5 features a variety of European and Asian vehicles that have been meticulously recreated for the game’s roster. While both games offer something for every racing fan out there, it’s worth mentioning that Gran Turismo 7 has been in development for many more years than Forza Motorsport 5. So it’s likely that Gran Turismo 7 will have a larger selection of vehicles in the future (though it remains to be seen just how much more content is on the way for both games).
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Graphics
While Gran Turismo 7 and Forza Motorsport 5 both look absolutely stunning, Gran Turismo 7 takes the cake when it comes to graphics. Featuring an insane amount of detail and realistic lighting effects, GT7 is sure to make any petrol head drool with excitement. On top of this, GT7 features a full day-night cycle with dynamic weather changes- so there’s always something new to look forward to in terms of race conditions in each event. On top of this, GT7 also features some amazing weather effects that really add to the race experience. Not to mention that GT7 runs at 60FPS while Forza Motorsport 5 runs at 30FPS- so Gran Turismo 7 offers a much smoother, more realistic racing experience.
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Price
Both Gran Turismo 7 and Forza Motorsport 5 are available for a fairly affordable price (especially considering the amount of content included in each game), but Forza Motorsport 5 is slightly cheaper- with the Standard Edition retailing for $59.99, while the Deluxe Edition (which includes an additional 10 cars) retails for $69.99. While Gran Turismo 7’s Standard Edition retails for $59.99, its Premium Edition retails for $79.99- which includes an additional 10 cars. So while both games offer players a wide variety of content at a very reasonable price point, Forza Motorsport 5 offers players more bang for their buck if they opt to purchase the Deluxe Edition of the game (which includes an additional 10 cars).
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Conclusion
While Forza Motorsport 5 is an awesome racing game and Gran Turismo 7 looks very promising, it’s clear that Gran Turismo 7 offers a more in-depth experience overall. Featuring a full day-night cycle with dynamic weather changes, as well as a full year of races to keep players busy for quite some time, GT7 is sure to please petrol heads everywhere when it releases next month. On top of this, the game also features a huge variety of vehicles (including some concept car designs), and will allow players to build their very own cars from scratch- which is sure to please car customization fans out there. So if you’re looking for an in-depth racing experience that’ll keep you busy for quite some time, Gran Turismo 7 may be the perfect game for you.
Gran Turismo 7 vs Forza 5 – Which One Should You Buy?
For those who are still unsure about which racing game to buy this holiday season, we recommend that you try out both Gran Turismo 7 and Forza Motorsport 5. Each game offers a unique experience, and while some may prefer the more arcade-style approach of Forza Motorsport 5, others may prefer Gran Turismo 7’s more realistic racing experience. So if you have the time, we definitely recommend that you try out both games before making your decision!
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