What is in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Besides PSVR2 Support? - Prima Games

What is in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Besides PSVR2 Support?

Crazy smart AI to race against, new cars and a classic track makes a comeback

by Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
What is in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Besides PSVR2 Support

The most significant update for Gran Turismo 7 has arrived! When the 1.29 update was originally announced for February 21, we expected it only to bring the promised support for the new PSVR2 system that goes on sale a day later. However, Polyphony Digital has packed much more into this massive 7.3GB update for this occasion. So, let’s find out what is in Gran Turismo 7 update 1.29 besides PSVR2 support.

Related: Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Set For February 21

What is in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29 Besides PSVR2 Support?

Since the release of Gran Turismo 7 in March 2022, there were many free updates for this fantastic real driving simulator, and the update from February 2023 brings the most significant things so far. In addition to the already mentioned support for playing the complete game with the new PSVR2, there are also the following:

GT Sophy AI is Introduced With Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29

GT Sophy Race Together is the new mode that features a new machine-learning AI that will be the end of us all! Sophy is Polyphony Digital’s experiment that they have been developing since 2021 and the time of Gran Turismo Sport, now Gran Turismo 7 players will finally get the chance to test it themselves and race against superhumanly smart AI in this time-limited mode that will be available until March 31. Many have called this AI the “most human-like AI ever” in any racing game so far, so give it a shot.

New Cars Added in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29

1.29 brings the most diverse offer of additional cars for Gran Turismo 7 so far. This is a very solid car-pack that you will get for free, featuring a legendary Citroen and Italdesign’s Vision GT model among others.

  • Citroen DS21 Pallas (1970) – 49.600 CR (Found in Legends)
  • Honda RA272 (1965) – 2.500.000 CR (Found in Legends)
  • Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – 745.000 CR (Found in Legends)
  • Italdesign Exeneo Vision GT Offroad Mode – 1.000.000 CR (Added to New Cars)
  • Italdesign Exeneo Vision GT Street Mode – 1.000.000 CR (Added to New Cars)

Grand Valley Comes Back in Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.29

If you are an old-school fan of the Gran Turismo series, you know very well about the Grand Valley track that has been in the franchise since the first game. As it is a fantasy track, its absence in Gran Turismo Sport was expected, but now this GT classic is finally coming back in Gran Turismo 7 as a slightly updated version in four different layouts:

  • Grand Valley – Highway 1
  • Grand Valley – Highway 1 Reverse
  • Grand Valley – South
  • Grand Valley – South Reverse

1.29 update brings even more stuff like a neat new DualSense sound and a haptic effect when starting the engine while switching cars in Garage, also six new races, extra Menu Books, a new Drift Stage in Scapes, additional designer interactions in GT Cafe, and even 13 new “real car” paints in GT Auto. Talk about a big update!

For more Gran Turismo 7 here on Prima Games check out the following – All Kei Cars in Gran Turismo 7 – Full Kei Car List, Best Gr.3 Cars in Gran Turismo 7, and Gran Turismo 7 Car List: All Cars Listed.

Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic

Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.