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  1. Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital will deploy the November Update for their Gran Turismo Sport racing title on the PlayStation 4. Besides the usual fixes, improvements, features, scapes, and events, update V1.29 brings us 9 new cars and a new racing circuit. As usual, the added car list features some modern and classic racing machinery, while the new track brings us to Spain to race the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The November update for Gran Turismo Sport is scheduled for November 6, 2018. The following is a list of contents included with Update 1.29: 1. The addition of nine new models, including Super GT cars from 2008. Ferrari GTO '84 (N400) Maserati GranTurismo S '08 (N400) Pagani Zonda R ’09 (Gr.X) Honda EPSON NSX ’08 (Gr.2) Lexus PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 ’08 (Gr.2) Nissan XANAVI NISMO GT-R ’08 (Gr.2) Jaguar E-type Coupé '61 (N300) MINI Cooper S '05 (N200) Subaru Impreza 22B-STi Version '98 (N300) 2. The "Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya," Spain's most popular race track, will be added. ・Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix Total Length: 4,655m. Elevation Change: 30m. Number of corners: 16. Longest Straight: 1047m The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya opened in September 1991, a year before Barcelona hosted the Olympics. Located approximately 30km north of the famous Spanish city, it has become one of the most popular venues for motorsports events, including the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix. With a long straight and a large variety of tricky corners, the race track challenges both drivers and cars alike. Perhaps that's why the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has become a popular test site for the world's leading automobile manufacturers and race teams. 3. The following two events will be added to the "GT League:" ■ MINI Challenge (Beginner League) MINI fans unite! This event is for the cute-but-quick MINI Cooper. ■ X2014 Nations Cup (Professional League) Which nation and which driver is the fastest of them all? Experience the excitement of the Nations Cup Final in GT League! Also, new Rounds will be added to the following events: Group 4 Cup (Beginner League), Boxer Spirit (Amateur League), All Japan GT Car Championships (Professional League), and the Porsche Cup (Endurance League). 4. More additional features SCAPES "Autumn Leaves" will be added to the special featured section. CIRCUIT EXPERIENCE "Fuji International Speedway" will be added to "Circuit Experience." There will be various other features, improvements and fixes implemented in this update. Continue to be part of the evolution of Gran Turismo Sport.
  2. GT Sport – February Content Update The latest content update for Gran Turismo Sport is LIVE and this time it drops in another twelve cars, a couple of new track layouts, additional GT League events, and more. As we got our thinking caps on with the initial reveal tweet from Kazunori Yamauchi, a number of our guesses turned out to be right. The ones we weren’t sure of however have been answered. Like what form the Subaru’s were going to be in: turning out as they are to be the wild WRX that attacked the Isle of Man last year, and the BRZ being a drifter favourite. In a rarity amongst games in 2018, Toyota road cars get an increase in their inventory number. As not only is the Supra Mk3 dished out but so is the awesome little MR2 GT-S; a fun but troublesome car to push hard. (if you get a chance, make sure to give it a try and you will see what I mean) GT Sport – February Update Cars Alpine A110 1600S ’72 (N100) Alpine A110 Première Édition ’17 (N300) Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic ‘07 (N400) De Tomaso Pantera ’71 (N300) Dodge Challenger R/T ’70 (N400) Ford Mustang Mach 1 ’71(N300) Gran Turismo F1500T-A (Gr.X) Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 ’11 (N700) Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car ‘16 (Gr.X) Subaru Falken Tire / Turn 14 Distribution BRZ ’17 (Gr.X) Toyota Supra 3.0GT Turbo A ’88 (N300) Toyota MR2 GT-S ’97 (N200) Man, I hope that Pantera has a delicious sound! And oh yeah, there’s a fantasy old school formula car called the F1500T-A. [gallery link=file" columns="2" size="small-post-image" ids="7766,7767,7768,7769,7770,7771,7772,7773,7774,7775,7764,7757,7765] Apart from cars there’s…. ? GT League For the players who still like to enjoy some classic Gran Turismo play style with the GT League, there are three new events added. Stars & Stripes (Beginner League) Vision Gran Turismo Trophy (Amateur League) F1500 Championship (Professional League) In addition to these, new rounds for the Sunday Cup, Clubman Cup, Premium Sport Lounge and the Porsche Cup are in too. New Track Layouts There’s no new circuit environment this time, however, there are two new Infield layouts for the Blue Moon Speedway available, in both forward and reverse configurations. Anything else? Well, the Monza Circuit has been added to the “Circuit Experience”, ”Snow” has been added to the special featured section in Scapes, and if you want to see everything patch 1.13 entails then all the other tweaks and fixes can be found on the official update page to read at your leisure.
  3. Even More Cars For GT Sport Coming In February Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has dropped a tweet letting us know that a new content update with another 12 cars is coming next week. Like before, the posting also includes an image with silhouetted cars, but again, many of the shapes and lines are recognisable. And this time it appears that this addition will be made up of mainly road cars. Those that are clear to make out are the original shape Audi R8, Toyota Supra Mk3 (which joins its younger offering from last month), and Lamborghini Aventador. There is also a nice throw in of the old and new with the classic and modern-day Alpine A110 making appearances. Also worth noting is the potential De Tomaso Pantera, some classic US Muscle cars, and of particular interest, an open-wheeler on the bottom right. The others are open to debate, as even though their general shapes can be made out, the type is still up for debate. This update will bring the total of the planned ‘50 cars before March’ now to 37. And with March basically here, the wait to find out what the final lot will be, shouldn’t be a long one at all. Looking to this one, all eyes will be on what else might be packed in. As those that have come before haven’t only just come bearing only new metal, but also new events, new track layouts, and even whole new tracks!
  4. GT Sport: New DLC Cars, Play Offline & Traditional Campaign It’s been just over a month since Gran Turismo Sport launched and already Polyphony Digital are getting ready to act on the feedback they have been given. Two updates are destined to drop for November and December, each of them bringing with them their own surprises and goodies. In a posting made on the official PlayStation Blog by Kazunori Yamauchi, we learn that as of the start of next week, patch 1.06 aims to right some wrongs and deliver some improvements, whereas the December update will see the classic GT Mode campaign return, now titled ‘GT League’, together with 12 FREE cars! Hello GT Mode-o If you haven’t heard, then GT Sport hasn’t gone down too well with classic GT players because of the seriously lacking single player campaign mode it has, and if this was a reason you yourself held off on buying then you’ll be delighted to hear that the classic GT Mode long-time players know and love is making its appearance with the December update, with the new name, ‘GT League’. [gallery type=rectangular" link="file" size="small-post-image" ids="7433,7434,7435,7436] The old favourites are here: Sunday Cup, Clubman Cup and the FF/MR/FR Challenges, plus more. In the past these were hampered because of GT’s abysmal on-rails AI, but players tolerated it because it allowed them to take their cars out on the many excellent tracks available, against some form of competition, but with GT Sport improving in this area finally, the fun factor of these should hopefully be taken up a notch. It is quite amazing to see this happen so quickly after initial release, and there is some debate as to whether this has been in the pipeline or has been done in response to the wealth of criticism regarding a true campaign missing from the new game. Whatever the case may be, it is just damn good to see GT Sport turning into a proper Gran Turismo, and quickly at that! And with a promise of more to come in 2018, this should see even more players picking it up. No Online Required*! Another big annoyance for many is the mandatory need to be online to use non online-centric modes such as the Scapes and Livery Editor. Fortunately that’s another irk that will be sorted out with the first update, as of 1.06 there will no longer be a need to be online to use both of these or the forthcoming GT League... *BUT, an online connection is still required to SAVE your progress in them. So yeah, if the servers or your connection are down you can still use these modes (unlike before), but to save that extra progress will need to wait until online connectivity returns. GT Sport DLC Cars We’re used to Kaz and his hyperbole but if there is one area where he and his team stay true to it is in the adding of new cars to their games. And a total of fifteen cars will be transported to players’ games for free with the upcoming updates, starting with three new vehicles in November and a further twelve in December. The first of those to roll on through are the Zagato IsoRivolta Vision GT (how many cars/concepts can you see in this thing?), Shelby Cobra 427, and the Audi R18 racer. [gallery type=rectangular" link="file" size="seven-post-image" ids="7437,7438,7439,7440,7441,7442,7443,7444,7445] December’s shipment continues on the randomness in choice by including everything from two iconic Ferraris, a Suzuki hot hatch, a monster Ford Raptor, Nissan R32 and R34 Skylines, and even a VW Samba Bus (Camper). The full inventory can be seen below: Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II (R32) Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nür (R34) Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Lamborghini Countach LP400 Ferrari F40 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari KTM X-BOW R Suzuki Swift Sport Volkswagen Samba Bus Type 2 (T1) Chris Holstrom Concepts 1967 Chevy Nova Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3) What are the odds that there’s going to be some crazy mixed-class grids on show after this! GT Sport’s Future It may have been a bit of a stalled start for GT Sport with those hesitant to make a purchase because of the change from previous titles, but the commitment to support the title from now and beyond looks to be one that should reassure all types of player: be they multiplayer racing diehards, keen virtual automotive photographers, talented livery designers, or single player campaign aficionados. From now to March 2018, a total of approximately 50 cars are already planned for addition to the game. And the updates will continue beyond March! You can of course look forward to the addition of new tracks as well, so stay tuned! PD (and Kaz?) appear to realise all of these areas need attention, and as long as people keep making their voices heard, and in good numbers, chances are they could get acted upon as perhaps they are starting to finally get, that listening to your community will result in a better game. [via PlayStation.Blog.Europe]
  5. Gran Turismo Sport Demo A Gran Turismo Sport demo has been confirmed in a posting on the official PlayStation EU blog by Polyphony Digital President, Kazunori Yamauchi. In true GT-style, this demo is not of the typical affair. For a start it will last for only 4 days, however it will also act as a springboard to the full game as the in-game credit earned in that time, up to a maximum of $1MM, can be transferred over. Available free from the PlayStation Store, from 0900/9AM GMT on 9th October through 1300/1PM GMT 12th October, with pre-download active 48-hours earlier, the demo is sure to provide a real good look at the main areas of the game. The game modes in the demo The start will see players given the option to experience a respectable amount of the Sport, Campaign, or Arcade modes. With Sport mode, players set out to put in the fastest lap during each qualifying session, before a race against those of similar ability and skill takes place. This is the mode that GT Sport is all about and should make for some fantastic, fair (?) and extremely competitive races for all with its clever match-making. Campaign mode may be named that but it’s taken a lot of flack for sounding and looking more like a glorified version of the older License test feature of previous games. Describing it more as a Racing School is probably more accurate as in here it is all about learning how to drive and race better. Taking on challenges, missions, and learning the circuits and their ways in the effort to make players, better drivers. The rewarding of vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points for the completion of the trials and 'Daily Workouts' do allow it to have some merit as a campaign, but for long-time fans and those used to a typical racing campaign, it might be sorely lacking. They haven’t forgotten all you out there who just want to jump in a car and hit a track either, as Arcade mode, the old favourite, is there. With a few button presses players can choose from a range of vehicle classes on 3 pre-selected circuit layouts with different terrains and just have fun. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. And even though it’s a feature mostly not seen these days, it is really nice to see that the classic 2-player split screen mode is still about. Enough with the racing, I want to play! In addition to all the racing, players will get to sample the 'Scapes' photo mode and the new to the series Livery Editor. The former has many fanatics of the always popular photo mode really excited, whereas the latter just has lots saying to themselves, ‘finally!’. That being said, if the creativity and quality that is found in other titles can be replicated in the editor, then we should be in for a treat at the creations that will be on display. A new Gran Turismo is always an event, but it's been tough being a fan of it as it's always seemed to go its own (strange?) way, whereas other titles have continued to do better, raising the bar in areas GT used to excel at. And over the time of it’s development we have seen and heard promising things about the improvements they have been making, but will it be enough? Well this demo will at least answer some of that, so at least players aren't having to go in blind. [via PlayStation EU blog]
  6. [HEADLINE]GT Sport Will Release In October[/HEADLINE] GT Sport has a real release date at long last! The game that sees the GT series make its first outing on PS4 will release in mid-October with North America getting first turn on the 17th, followed by Europe a day later on the 18th and Japan one day more on the 19th. The Beta was received well while it was running and the series does appear to be working on its problem areas that fans have been shouting about to Sony and PD for too long now. Are you excited for GT Sport or has the competition got your attention more?
  7. GT Sport Release Date Revealed? At E3 we got only a tentative ‘Fall’ release date for Gran Turismo Sport via a very nice trailer. But now, maybe, because of the latest July edition of the Official PlayStation magazine we just might have a date we can pin our hopes on: November 16th. There’s been numerous rumours and hearsay about when the game will finally release but this one does have some backing compared to the other December 31st placeholder types that retailers are mainly showing. And GT has been a game that has in the past liked their end of year release dates, usually favouring December, and so it would be very fitting to see this happen. OPM has in the past been the revealer of unknown release dates (or been close to them) and with the game intending to originally drop in November 2016, it is as good a date as any to place your bets on. [via wccftech]
  8. Gran Turismo Sport Release Date’ish Those waiting to hear about the actual release date for Gran Turismo Sport were given a little hope during the pre-show of PlayStation’s E3 briefing, as a new video dubbed the ‘Theme Music’ trailer was shown. As it started to roll, the text ‘COMING FALL 2017’ appeared, giving the first clear indication of an intended new release window being set for this year after all, and confirming that the game should be seeing a release sometime between September and November. (could we see both FM7 and GT Sport releasing in October?) Let’s talk about this latest trailer though. Playing out in a manner that represents that of a global preparation for a race with the safety car taking a run in the early morning around the courses, the team trucks arriving and offloading cars, and spectators arriving trackside. We are treated to the build up before the actual race event and it is all shown in the impeccable fashion that has come to be expected from, and consistently delivered, by Polyphony Digital. As the soundtrack starts to become more alive, it is now time to watch races take place across the numerous motorsports and locations that exist in the game. With the races coming to a grand finish, the end part is taken up by the winning driver and their celebrations. Even though this confirmation is loose, it’s the best we have at this time, and with a GT game, anything is better than nothing.
  9. Gran Turismo Sport – Porsche Trailer #2 An extended version of the trailer that announced that Porsche and Gran Turismo were finally going to officially meet, has been released. And this time we get the red car’s version of events of that fateful meeting on the Nordschleife. Lasting just over 3 minutes and devoid of any music to interfere, this new cut shows even more footage from the interior view of the car as it hounds the other, and displays why the replays of Gran Turismo are so highly regarded. Watching the car work as it is shown between being planted on the tarmac and slicing through the corners, to fighting to keep control as it reaches the limits of adhesion where the tail then wants to break out, is made that much better when it looks as good as this. As mentioned previously, this trailer has no soundtrack other than the engine noise and exhaust note and it might just be a placebo effect, but this sounds better compared to the one from about a fortnight ago in my opinion. One area where I feel I notice a difference is the interior engine sound, it appears more muted. And the part that really makes me think this, is at the moment where they enter the Karussell. This new video doesn’t seem to have that waspy sound I tend to compare to. Again this might be just me hearing things that aren’t there, but I love good sound in racing games, and I think, there is a difference between them. Captured in 4K at 60fps, the trailer is a treat for the eyes and there is plenty on show here for everyone to make up their mind on. I am really hoping Gran Turismo Sport will raise the bar for GT games from now on, as competition is fierce in this area and as we have seen elsewhere, a name can only go so far until people realise that there is better out there. [gallery type=rectangular" link="file" size="seven-post-image" ids="6888,6889,6890,6891] Gran Turismo Sport is still set for a 2017 release and will be available on PS4 and PS4 Pro.
  10. Gran Turismo Sport Porsche Footage Polyphony Digital have released the first official gameplay footage of Porsche in Gran Turismo Sport, and as you would expect, it looks unbelievably good. It is crazy to think that despite the series being almost 20 years old, this is the very first time Porsche has properly been seen in an official capacity in a GT game. The footage is made up of a pair of 991-gen Porsche 911 GT3 RS chasing one another around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and is taken from what appears to be the game's illustrious replay mode. It begins with us having a look at the car selection screen, where it can be seen that scrolling through the available body colours, also changes the wheel colour. Next, it’s out onto the track and sitting behind the wheel of the car itself, as a brief stint in the cockpit view takes up the first part of the on-track action. In this segment we get a good look at the high detail of the interiors. It wouldn’t be GT without those incredible replay angles that can be easily mistaken for real life at times, and this first showing of Porsche delivers in that aspect with some short, but truly stunning scenes! You get a sense that we are meant to be checking out the sound of these cars too throughout this, and even though strides have been made in this area, there is still that waspy computerised sound gnawing at your ears in the higher rev ranges in my opinion. (I like authentic sound in my games!) For many this won’t matter which is a shame actually, as if more people cared about it, maybe we would see GT excel in this department to the level that they do in the visuals. Maybe in GT7 huh?
  11. Gran Turismo Will Finally Have Porsche! After damn near 20 years, Porsche is finally making its official appearance in Gran Turismo. The iconic brand has been sorely missed from the racing titan, except for a hidden away attempt back in the GT3 days where Kazunori Yamauchi tried to get his own 996 GT3 into the game, but unfortunately had to suffer the disappointment of not being able to make this happen because EA went and snatched the licence all for themselves, meaning the car was made unplayable or removed depending on the disc's region. In this the year of two-thousand-and-seventeen, that exclusivity hostage taking of the famous German manufacturer has now been severed, and now the marques’ legends and backlog are starting to show up in so many top racing titles that you could easily forget the whole sorry affair even happened. (I however won’t and in fact do still cry at least once a month thinking about it :() Porsche's inclusion in the forthcoming GT Sport was revealed through a posting on the official PlayStation Spain twitter, where an image containing the very highly-sought after modern Porsche 911 GT3 RS was paired with the news about the game's European Beta starting this weekend. Naturally the realisation that Porsche was finally in Gran Turismo, quickly overtook the whole ‘Woohoo Euro Beta is here!’ excitement. This announcement was quickly followed by more glorious images of Porsche metal (albeit the same model) from GT Sport's photo and Scapes modes. Initial impressions of the Beta from those lucky sods in the USA who have been able to play seem pretty positive too, apart from those sounds. They’re better sure, but when you got the competition blasting out those authentic sounds you need to step this up in your own game. [gallery type=rectangular" link="file" size="seven-post-image" ids="6728,6729,6726] What is interesting is that we are probably likely to see GT Sport and the new Forza Motorsport 7 come out around the same time, or at least know of and will have seen both in action with the presumable Forza 7 debut being at this year’s E3. And with the new Forza being a poster-child for Project Scorpio, that shouldn't be looking too shabby either. Yep, things are looking good for the racing fan yet again! GT Sport is still slated for a 2017 release and with the improvements being seen and this announcement of Porsche being in, things are only getting better and the delay is looking ever more like the right decision. Rough for RUF? Perhaps not many of you are even thinking about this now that Porsche are in but I want to know what happens to RUF now? As much as I love the 911 in most of its guises and a number of the brand’s offerings past and present, I still adore RUF’s CTR ‘Yellowbird’ and their R turbo, Rt12 and others. It would be a real shame to lose these but then if it comes down to having to choose between either Porsche or RUF, then the former is going to be the popular choice, and rightly so. However in my opinion, it would be a shame to lose RUF completely.
  12. GT Sport Screenshot Feast! A pile of screenshots has been released for GT Sport by developer Polyphony Digital to go alongside the release of the latest trailer that was shown at this year's PlayStation Experience. Although dynamic time and weather will NOT (!) be a feature of GT Sport, the official images set out to make us forget about this as they contain numerous examples of times of day and their lighting conditions. Showing various examples from the likes of the Nürburgring, Brands Hatch, Willow Springs, Tokyo, and the fictional Fisherman’s Ranch rally circuit, it is clear to see that the game will certainly be a real looker no matter what time the races will take place, with those on a PS4 Pro and an HDR-enabled 4K tv getting the best out of what's on offer. Masters of the craft of creating a truly photorealistic look, the images could easily be mistaken for real life shots if the logo wasn't there on some of them. However let's wait and see if there is more to salivate over than just the pretty visuals. GT Sport aims to make a release at some point in 2017 for PS4 and PS4 Pro. GT Sport - PlayStation Experience 2016 Screenshots [gallery type=rectangular" link="file" size="seven-post-image" ids="6245,6244,6243,6242,6241,6240,6239,6238,6237,6236,6235,6234,6233,6232,6231,6230,6229,6228,6227,6226,6225,6224,6223,6222,6221,6220,6219,6218,6217,6216,6215,6214,6213,6212,6211,6210,6209,6208,6207,6206,6205,6204,6203,6202,6201,6200,6199,6198,6197,6196,6195,6194,6193,6192,6191,6190,6189,6188,6187,6186,6185,6184,6183,6182,6181,6180,6179,6178,6177,6176,6175,6174,6173,6172,6171,6170,6169,6168,6167,6166,6165,6164,6163,6162,6161,6160,6159,6158,6157,6156,6155,6154,6153,6152,6151,6150,6149,6148,6147,6146,6145,6144,6143,6142,6141,6140,6139,6138,6137,6136,6135,6134,6133,6132,6131,6130,6129,6128,6127,6126,6125,6124,6123,6122]
  13. PlayStation Experience GT Sport A stupidly gorgeous new trailer for GT Sport has been unveiled at this year’s PlayStation Experience for us to feast on. Looking absolutely stunning and highlighting key visual features that the game will incorporate such as 4K support on PS4 Pro, HDR lighting and VR, we are also given looks at multiple forms of racing including rally and night racing along with the whole pre-race build-up as crews prepare the cars which are then seen pulling out of their boxes and lining up behind the pace car on the grid. In a game that is endorsed by the FIA it stands to reason that the whole show is being recreated accurately. It’s a nice touch but like the pre-game build-up sequences in football games such as FIFA and Pro Evo, it will likely be watched once or maybe twice before the ‘Skip’ option will be used every time thereafter. The trailer is clearly a technical look-at-this, rather than anything substantial about how players will actually play through it which is fine but with the other racing games out and due out (Forza 7) this has to be a title full of substance, and less about just the style; no matter how well it does it. Sound is well done in the trailer though it is more than likely dubbed as if there is one thing the past has taught us, and as George 'Dubya' so eloquently put: ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice… *pause* ...you can’t get fooled again’ – so yeah we’ll wait and see before tearing up at those visuals if the sound once again makes us want to tear our hair out. Oh yeah, it’s out in 2017. Not early 2017, or summer 2017, or late 2017, no, just 2017.
  14. Better sound? That would be Grand With every new Gran Turismo there is always that inevitable wait, delay and disappointment felt due to the lack of attention in the areas that have been cried out to be improved by its community and fans. GT Sport was looking to continue this tradition on – and may still do so – but with the announcement recently that the new GT will support 4K, HDR and in a rather surprising admission, not have VR being fully-playable but instead having a ‘VR Tour’ mode, it certainly seemed to be more of the same with little attention not being paid again to those areas that need it. However off-screen videos captured at Paris Games Week and the Paris Motor Show are showing a cause for excitement as an area that has been sorely lacking for the series, sound, is showing a real sense of improvement. Gone is the super screechy tyre squealing, replaced instead with a real-world noise that is more authentic and hints to what the car is doing. And when you have reports like this by Eurogamer showing their surprise at the sound being thrown out by what they are playing, there has to be something going on that people are noticing. Engine notes are starting to properly resemble those of the real thing – the Mercedes-AMG GT S seen in the video by PlaneteGT above has that throaty angry sound that AMG Mercs are known for and the Dodge Charger shown in the video by MotoGamesTV below has a real grunt to it. It’s not perfect but it is an improvement for sure. There is still work to be done but it does suggest that the grab of the former Forza Audio technician was a damn good one, and that they are showing Polyphony Digital how to do what has been asked for so long. If Kaz and co can see just how much accurate sound means to people then there is a real hope that GT Sport, even if not a proper GT title (that will be GT7) because of its more esports focus could be the game to take the GT series out of the shadows that it is, in my opinion, now in due to titles such as Forza Motorsport, Assetto Corsa (though still needing work on the multiplayer side) and even Project CARS. Considering how long it has taken to get into and tackle this area, I guess we might see accurate damage represented in GT8 ??? GT Sport is due out in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and will be enhanced for PS4 Pro along with some doodads for PS VR.
  15. GT Sporting more of the same? The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) took place last week and Polyphony Digital was there with Gran Turismo Sport and thanks to the top gaming media site Gamersyde, we have lots of off-screen footage. With varying levels of competency on display from those sitting in front of the wheel we can see that the visuals are looking rather nice. Nothing unusual in that as this is a GT title after all. The HUD looks to have been given another couple of changes in places and not knowing the language the GUI is in, there is a part where the car you have chosen is shown from different views while technical details fade in via varying transitions too. Perhaps a way of displaying the selected vehicle's data or maybe a loading screen? Out of the videos by Gamersyde from their channel and available at their site in full-quality (and when available at 60 fps!) the following is our pick that we feel show the game off fairly well and is accompanied by – mostly – competent driving. In the above video where the player is running a race on an Oval, we see that the game appears to be running fairly smooth but that the typical GT tyre sound, collision physics and maybe even the AI keeps on with the usual. Why these areas hardly seem to get the attention the GT fan base shouts out for is a hard one to reason. Up next is a medium-speed affair around Brands Hatch GP circuit, where the driver at least appears to want to win by doing their best to race clean and keep good lines through the corners. It might just be a trick of the shadowing but at times to us it looked like some of the cars were floating, especially at the front and do not seem to have their wheels planted on the tarmac. You may not notice this however as the sun reflecting off the windows and bodywork may have temporarily blinded you. The final pick of the media on offer is an attempt at the fictional Fisherman’s Ranch rally track. Featuring plenty of bumps and sections where the rear of your car will peel out regardless of whether you meant to or not. We see our Japanese friend doing their best to keep the car pointing forward as they tackle what is looking to be a tricky course, though the flimsy looking yet impenetrable orange surrounding does seem a bit dated. With the delay to 2017 we hope PD really look at some of what the competition offer and aim to replicate it. Gamersyde offer all of the above videos and the rest of their media in full-quality downloads and when available at 60 fps too. Be sure to add them to your bookmarks if you don’t already!
  16. Yup, it's official. There's a new game from PD and it's coming right at ya next year! Beta in early 2016.
  17. GT Sport Delay For anyone who was wondering whether GT Sport was a proper Gran Turismo, that question has been answered, with the announced delay that the game has been pushed to 2017. (is that the Gregorian 2017 though?) There is no mention of the when in 2017 but if past experiences are any indication then chances are it might be late 2017 as GTs have had a tendency to release at the very ends of their proposed years. It will not be alone though, as 2017 will also be the hit marker of the ever reliable 2-year development window where a new Forza Motorsport tends to show itself, meaning that we could see both titles out around the same time. And in the past it has been easy to see how the old dog of GT seems to falter behind the exceptional and ever willing to bring new features to the table Forza series of games, despite having so much more time to get the bloody game done! Yes it’s hard being a GT fan. Waiting and waiting, hearing stupid decisions and the same old non-attention to what has been cried out as needing attention but, it’s still a series that draws in the buyers and sells well. Recent releases haven’t done the numbers as past glories but a good few million will still fly off the shelves and be downloaded as after all, it is a new Gran Turismo. Maybe it’s even easy to hate GT now, becoming more like an expect the worse (as in just more of the same) and hope to be surprised if it delivers. In the end however, it is a GT game on the latest Sony PlayStation and by that account it will excitedly be awaited by the fans, and some of the more casual will as always be drawn in when they see it running some place. Believe it or not I am actually a GT fan, it's just difficult not be tired of the series seeming to stagnate and the issues that get mentioned never seeming to get a look.
  18. The Real Pic Taking Simulator A large amount of new screens have been released for GT Sport and with them we can see that Polyphony Digital have been busy little squirrels. (why... why squirrels?) 2016 has been a bit of a torrid affair for Gran Turismo fans, starting with the FIA-partnered event in July that seemed to show a less than stellar looking version of the game. As is the case though with anything GT, that worry is being put to bed with every morsel of media and impression that manages to slide out. The latest is this dumping of 78 images featuring a selection of road, racing and rally cars on a variety of circuits, along with a first look at a new to GT dirt location called – if the banners plotted along the course are to be believed – Fishermans Ranch. With steep uphill sections that inevitably end up in a jump and some high-speed sections with some hairpin bends at the end, this new addition will ideally turn out to be another well-designed fictional environment that the Polyphony team do so well. As you may know, the main man behind GT, Kazunori Yamauchi, is an avid racer and can regularly be found participating in major races such as the Nürburgring 24 hour. In that race this year he was one of the drivers who raced in the #101 BMW M6 GT3 and this car, just like a number of his previous will appear in GT Sport. Visuals have never been an issue for the series and natural colouring and lighting has always been a strong point of the GT series and again Polyphony are looking to excel at this better than any other. Always being able to get the most out of the hardware that’s available and continuing to impress onlookers (usually family) with those glorious replays. It is of course a little tricky to judge a GT game by only its still images as they have almost always been through the usual the post-processing tricks. However, What is clear to see, is that the game will be a looker and that with every day from now until release it looks like Polyphony are well on the case of bringing Sport up to scratch. And with PlayStation VR coming fast and the rumoured more powerful Neo version of the PS4 likely to be unveiled at a Sony event next month, the potential of this game is increasing massively. Good things come to those who wait. Indeed. Gran Turismo Sport is scheduled for release exclusively for the Playstation 4 on November 15th in North America and Asia, November 16th in Europe, and the UK gets whatever is left in the cargo container on the 18th. GT Sport - gamescom Preview Images [gallery link=file" columns="2" size="small-post-image" ids="5330,5331,5332,5333,5334,5335,5336,5337,5338,5339,5340,5341,5342,5343,5344,5345,5346,5347,5348,5349,5350,5351,5352,5353,5354,5355,5356,5357,5358,5359,5360,5361,5362,5363,5364,5365,5366,5367,5368,5369,5370,5371,5372,5373,5374,5375,5376,5377,5378,5379,5380,5381,5382,5383,5384,5385,5386,5387,5388,5389,5390,5391,5392,5393,5394,5395,5396,5397,5398,5399,5400,5401,5402,5403,5404,5405,5406,5407] Are these recent showings getting you more excited for GT Sport, say below or join us on the forum!
  19. GT SPORT The PlayStation conference at Paris Game Week has finished and with it we got our first look and information about Gran Turismo SPORT for PlayStation 4. The next instalment in the GT series, due in 2016 (we'll see) is taking full advantage of their partnership with the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) and will have players competing in year-long championships with their favourite manufacturers and racing for their own country's honour. And In a first for video game racing, it is said that the winners will be awarded their spoils in the same manner as real world motorsport champions at an FIA prize giving ceremony. FIA Gran Turismo Championships In Gran Turismo Sport, there will be two online championships officially sanctioned by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) running simultaneously. In the Nations Cup, players will be able represent their home country. Whilst in the Manufacturers Cup, players will be driving on behalf of their favorite car manufacturer. Players will not only be able to race as drivers themselves, they’ll also be able to root for their home country or their favorite manufacturers teams. The winner of the championship will be awarded in the same manner as real life motorsports champions, at the FIA prize giving ceremony. This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognised as part of the real motoring world. The usual graphical, audio and physics updates were mentioned and it is not clear at this time how many cars will be in or if we will see the 'standards' return (hope not!), but what we do know is it looks damn good, it showed us some great looking cars and one driver had a very very shiny helmet. A Beta for GT Sport is due in Spring 2016. Thanks: PlayStation Blog | gran-turismo.com [yop_poll id=1]
  20. GT 6 Update Brings Gifts Another update is available now for Gran Turismo 6 and with it comes two new cars, new Seasonal Events and a nice little gift for when you login on your birthday. The 1.04 update adds the second-half of the Red Bull X Challenge to the Career Mode where you will be taught by F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel (like kettle apparently) to drive an "authentic" Formula car. Find out more in the trailer below. Gran Turismo Concepts A racing variation of the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo" gives invite to a new Seasonal Event where as is typical you can win the car by completing the event to the required level. There is also a second Seasonal Event that involves the "Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept" that was shown at the SEMA show in 2013 and was designed and created in collaboration between the Corvette development team and Gran Turismo. Again it is possible to obtain this car by participating in the event too. Both of these cars are only going to be available for a limited time so be sure to jump on the game and get them! Happy Birthday - Have a free car on us! The durations between Gran Turismo releases are normally quite a bit, so it's quite endearing to see that Polyphony Digital are thinking of you and how you will age while you wait for the next GT to come out by giving you a FREE car on your birthday! And not just any car either, but one which is on or as close to the year of your birth as possible, which in our opinion is rather damn nice. It may be annoying to see some people get a supercar and you a banger but the thought is what counts right? Your 'present' will be gifted to you within one week of the date that is set in your 'Sony Entertainment Network' account settings. The other stuff The update also brings the below: Remove Ghost Replay feature added A Remove Ghost Replay button has been added to the Arcade Mode Time Trial and Free Run Quick Menu. You can display this feature by scrolling the right of the menu. This will allow you to remove ghost data that includes unintentional shortcuts. Prize Information added to Seasonal Events It is now possible to see what prizes are awarded in the Seasonal Events. This information is displayed on the right side of the Seasonal Events entry screen. Thanks - PlayStation Blog (US)
  21. Race to Win It's hardly been any time since the Toyota FT-1 Concept Coupe was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and already we have word that Polyphony Digital will be bringing the car via a FREE update to Gran Turismo 6 tomorrow, January 14th. In the update is a unique Seasonal Event that features the car, if you manage to get Bronze or better in the challenge at Laguna Seca then the car will be yours, however if you are useless then fear not as you can still get your hands on the car by purchasing it directly from the Toyota dealer. The car is from the creative minds at Calty Design Research (Calty) who have worked with Toyota for over 40 years, creating some of their most cutting-edge concepts and design ideas. Calty approached the Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital to recreate the concept to use as part of the design studio's pitch to the higher-ups at Toyota. It worked, seeing the concept envisioned via the Gran Turismo game engine swayed Toyota into going with and recreating the concept. As expected people are already making whispers and raising eyebrows that this could be a Next Supra and with the many design traits the concept contains you can see why. From the long-nose, side profile and that relatively round rear (read: fat ass) it's apparent that there is indeed some Supra heritage floating around in the FT-1 Concept Coupe. So a new Supra that looks like this? Hell yeah bring it on! A rejuvenation of classic Japanese sports cars such as the Supra is well overdue in our eyes! Toyota FT-1 Concept Coupe Gallery [gallery size=gallery-thumbnail" itemtag="div" icontag="span" link="file" columns="6]
  22. The Real Driving Simulator 6 A new addition in the massively popular Gran Turismo series has been announced at a special event at Silverstone Racing Circuit in the UK today, Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) is coming to the PlayStation 3 before the end of 2013 (well that's the plan!) and will have in the region of 1200 cars with all of those from GT5 being retained, and 71 tracks via 33 locations, 7 of them new including Silverstone. Customisation has been given a boost with the ability to put "thousands of aerodynamic parts and custom wheels" on almost all of the cars and players will be able to create their own unique cars to the "greatest ever level possible", does that hint at a livery editor perhaps? Physics and handling have been given another good look with the joining up with 'Yokohama Rubber' and 'KW Automotive Suspension' being roped in to give extra technical expertise in their respective areas which should make GT5's already decent feeling handling even better and more authentic. With the PS4 coming at the end of this year there are a lot of people asking why bring GT6 to PS3 and not PS4 and that is of course a fully valid question, but for myself personally who grew up playing Gran Turismo from the start I just see it as a continuation of the two main GT titles per key Sony platform; PS1 had GT and GT2, PS2 got GT3 and GT4 and now PS3 is following suit with GT5 and now GT6. There has already been hints of a GT for PS4 and whether this will be a upgraded version of GT6 or a wholly new in the way of GT7 is something we will just have to wait to see. What's certain is that Polyphony Digital always seem to get the best out of the machines they develop for so GT on PS4 is going to simply breathtaking! Here's hoping that they put some of this new extra power and performance into other aspects of the game and finally give the GT fans the perfect GT we have been waiting for since bloody 1998!! A demo of GT6 will be out in July. Gran Turismo 6 Announced Gallery [gallery size=gallery-thumbnail" itemtag="div" icontag="span" link="file" columns="5" ids="1469,1470,1471,1472,1473,1474,1475,1476,1477,1478,1490,1491,1492,1480,1481,1482,1483,1484,1485,1486,1479,1487,1488,1489,1493]
  23. GT Underscore... ? There's no bigger racing series around than Gran Turismo and believe it or not it's celebrating it's 15th anniversary, well it actually did that back in December 2012 when it was launched in Japan but for those of us in Europe and the Americas where the game was launched on the 8th for Europe and the 12th for North America it is actually essentially 15 years to the day when many of us got our hands on the original 'The Real Driving Simulator'. I myself remember going down to the shop I pre-ordered from and picking the game up, getting home throwing open the PS1 lid and spinning the game up. And if there was one game where you watched an entire intro time and time again it was Gran Turismo. My version had the and it did not half get you fired-up to race and to chase after the credits to buy the cars you saw. *good times* Anyway it looks like we are going to get to see what the future of GT will be as there has been a media event announced at Silverstone Grand Prix circuit for the 15th May. Will it be GT6 for PS3 as has been heavily rumoured since the start of this year, a cross-gen GT release or maybe even a GT for all PS systems? Only time will tell but as with everything to do with a new GT possibly coming, it's going to be very well worth the watch. And here is hoping that this time the wait isn't quite so long as it was with Gran Turismo 5. Discuss Gran Turismo on the forum.
  24. The Waiting Game Begins In an interview toward the end of February, SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) Senior Vice President Michael Denny was recorded stating that GT6 would indeed be coming to the Playstation 3. He didn't bother correcting himself, he just let it slip out - the cat is now out of the bag. Though we knew GT6 was coming, it was inevitable, but for it to be blurted out by an executive took Gran Turismo fans by surprise. By now, of course we all know this information - it happened close to a month ago; however there has been no news beyond that slip of the tongue and that might not be good news. Let's just get it out of the way right now, Polyphony doesn't know the meaning of the word "deadline" - Kazunori Yamauchi doesn't like to rush, he'd rather have perfection. And most loyal GT fans feel exactly the same, the stereotypical GT player has the patience of a monk and will wait through countless delays to finally get their hands on the next game in the series. However this is where things get a bit complicated; Gran Turismo 5 released three whole years after GT5 Prologue came out and six years after Gran Turismo 4. As a result, many members of the media weren't impressed with the overall product when it finally released at the end of 2010. Many saw it as a grinding disappointment after so many years of waiting, the consensus from many was that the waiting wasn't worth it. However with the news of Gran Turismo 6 supposedly being on the near horizon it makes us wonder, will Polyphony actually make a deadline? Or will they once more delay the game far into the future? There's no doubt that Gran Turismo 5 still has plenty of life to it, thanks to the regular updated that Polyphony provides to it - but just how long will fans have to wait for the next installment? After all, it really isn't up to SCEE when Polyphony finishes their game and we all know they won't finish it until they feel it's absolutely complete. And since Gran Turismo 6 seems to be releasing on PS3 and PS4, which one would you rather have it on? Be sure to let us know how you feel in the comments below and tell us what you think Polyphony has to do to make this the best Gran Turismo ever.
  25. GT PS4? You sure, bit optimistic that! An eagle-eyed individual going by the name of Big_Ste has spotted that the Facebook account of LM Gianetti has posted an album under the title "SCANSIONE PER GRAN TURISMO PS4" which if you are not as fluid in Italian as we certainly are not, translates as 'Scan for Gran Turismo PS4'. What's interesting about this is that some of the images which you can see below show the James Glickenhaus P4/5 Racer as well as two classic Italian Motorsport Legends of the Lancia Delta and the Alfa Romeo 155 Touring Car, where those of you who can remember playing the earlier GT's should remember fondly as it was let's just say.. a bit NUTS! Image showing the Album As with all things in relation to the future of Gran Turismo, only time will tell what is to come and even then it will still no doubt be delayed once or thrice before finally releasing, but we don't mind this do we as the attention to detail, the cars and of course the classy elevator music are what makes GT what it is and we wouldn't have it any other way. Well apart from the engine and exhaust notes, please PD get your kit together and get some proper sounds this time. GT PS4 hasn't been announced, hinted at or even mentioned except in the dreams of fans, but at this time we are confident to predict that it will be out before GT's 100th anniversary in 2097 (23rd December ..a Monday). [gallery size=gallery-thumbnail" itemtag="div" icontag="span" link="file" columns="5" ids="1001,1000,999,998,997,996,995,994,993,992] Thanks. LM Gianetti Facebook
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