Gran Turismo 7 is out now, and it’s simply awesome. in my reviewI say the racing sim is the best PS5 Exclusive so far. It looks beautiful, the cars feel great to drive, and it’s full of content, including hundreds of cars and Lots of tracks for their race.
But the GT7 ace is in the hole, as it was with the PS5 exclusive back And the demon soulsis the haptic feedback and adaptive trigger function provided by DualSense Wireless Controller. The GT7 is arguably the best use of console vibrations too, as you can feel every bump in the road, every gear change, and even the windshield wiper wiper.
But Gran Turismo 7 showcases the capabilities of the DualSense controller even more. Tucked away in the console’s options menu is the option to use the motion controls instead of the analog stick, which simulates the feeling of turning a steering wheel. It might sound like a gimmick, and I thought it would, but when trying the DualSense motion controls myself, I was shocked at how well they worked.
Makes DualSense complete
What struck me immediately was how responsive the DualSense motion controls were. They remind me of the Wii Motion Plus surround device that was released for the Wii over a decade ago. Motion Plus almost completely eliminated the delay from the controller to the screen, and greatly improved the accuracy of the motion controls.
The DualSense Wireless Controller is remarkably accurate when the GT7 is on. With the motion control option enabled and holding the console in front of you like a steering wheel, you can tilt the console slightly in either direction to make precise adjustments to your vehicle’s position on the track, or easily navigate past corners.
Rotating the controller to 90 degrees or more will allow you to cycle through tighter angles as well, and the motion controls have no problems with advanced circuit sections like zigzags, staples, or hairpins.
DualSense motion controls are incredibly fun when you’re racing on one of the GT7’s off-road tracks as well. Oddly enough, I found it easier to drift this way than the analog sticks, to the point where I tend to tackle at least some of the tough off-road challenges in the License Center with the motion controls on.
Wheelin’ and dealin’
Gran Turismo 7 supports a wide range of racing wheel Settings, but they can be expensive, and therefore not an option for everyone, especially if you recently bought a PS5 and a copy of the GT7.
The GT7’s motion controls provide an experience close to that of a racing wheel. It may not be quite as precise or tactile as a racing wheel, but it is a powerful, fun to use and free alternative.
I’m glad developer Polyphony Digital took the time to implement the GT7 control option. I haven’t really had that much fun with the motion controls since the Wii Wheel tip was included all the way back in 2008 with Mario Kart Wii, and if that’s not a heap of praise, I don’t know what is.
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