Gran Turismo is one of the best-known and most lucrative racing game series. The next version, Gran Turismo Sport, was been announced at Paris Games Week 2015, and Sony has just confirmed it will be released in November with a new gameplay video released. Here we round up the rumours about its UK release date, price and game features.
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Gran Turismo Sport unveiling live stream
At the top of this page we will be streaming a live feed from Sony's Gran Turismo Sport London event that takes place at 6.45pm tonight.
Gran Turismo Sport UK release date and price: When is Gran Turismo Sport coming out?
Gran Turismo Sport UK release date: 16 November 2016
Gran Turismo Sport US release date: 15 November 2016
As ever, the new game will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4. You can pre-order it right now on Amazon UK or GAME for £49.99, but if the price falls between now and then you will get it at the lower price.
There will be a beta testing phase in the spring.
Gran Turismo Sport features and gameplay
At the game’s unveiling last week, developer Polyphony chose to focus on the fact that GT Sport will be the first game to partner with the FIA and have championships which will result in players being awarded real trophies alongside real-life racers. This means the game will be officially recognised as a form of motorsport.
It isn’t the first time Gran Turismo has been used to bridge the virtual and real worlds, however. Since 2008 the GT Academy has been picking the best gamers to drive in real racing cars.
In GT Sport, there will be two championships which run for a whole year: Nations Cup where you drive for your country and Manufacturers Cup where you race for your favourite car maker. Trophies will be awarded for both.
And if you’re not much good at competing, you can spectate and watch races unfold as the season progresses, just as with a real-life championship.
Sony has confirmed that the game will support the new PlayStation VR headset which will go on sale in 2016, but it won’t be mandatory of course.
It has also stated that GT Sport is not Gran Turismo 7, but will be more than a Prologue. The difference, according to Sony Europe CEO Jim Ryan, is that GT Sport will also be online. Previously Prologue games have largely been offline so you’re limited to what you get on the disc.
Other details about GT Sport have emerged following the launch, including that it will have three modes, Campaign, Sports and Arcade.
When we hear more about the game, we’ll update this article.
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