It’s been a long wait Gran Turismo fans, but the light is finally at the end of the tunnel; the first entry in the series for the PlayStation 4, Gran Turismo Sport, is set to release on 15th November 2016 in Japan/Asia/America, 16th in the EU, and 18th in the UK.
Featuring 137 cars and 27 track layouts across 19 locations, Gran Turismo Sport is undeniably lighter on content than the mainline entries in the series, but being heavily geared towards the actual act of motorsports racing with a real push to appeal to the eSports community, it’s understandable. That’s not to say there isn’t going to be a decent amount of content for those that wish to play offline however, as with an Arcade Mode and a 117 event Campaign on offer there’s still going to be plenty for them to sink their teeth into.
Elsewhere in the package, many Gran Turismo fans may be happy to hear that Gran Turismo Sport will feature enhanced social features and an expanded photo mode that’s sure to keep armchair photographers happy. Also, for the first time in the series ever, a livery editor is included, allowing players to make their cars stand out from the pack.
Whether or not Gran Turismo Sport will act as a base package that’s gradually expanded over time, or simply a stop-gap release to tide players over until Gran Turismo 7 remains unclear as yet; no doubt fans will just be happy that they can finally play their favourite racing game on the PlayStation 4 console. With six months left to wait however and its beta plans scrapped, they’ll have to make do with a new gameplay trailer in the meantime. Enjoy!