GT Sport News Thread


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A Finnish retailer, Puolenkuun Pelit has reportedly leaked the GT Sport release date on its official website. According to the company, Gran Turismo Sport, which is listed on the retailer’s website as Gran Turismo 7, will launch on April 20, 2017.

The Gran Turismo beta is on going right now in the US and now EU players are just starting to get invited to join in as the server stress test continues and Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment attempt to iron out any bugs before release.

Originally the PlayStation 4 exclusive was supposed to launch late last year but got push to this year for additional polishing. This is despite the fact Sony opted to cancel the beta last year in order to meet its original release window, although gamers still had a chance to test drive GT Sport via the recent closed beta


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the porsche will be making it's way to gt sport after being licenced for 10+ years at EA, it dropped recently for the cars to show on forza and now gran turismo the 911 cars are the only ones to be leaked at this point but maybe more will be shown via the beta.

we’re delighted to confirm that we’re now ready to open our doors to Europe!

The initial wave of testing with our fans in America has been vital in letting us test the new infrastructure and ensure that we give players the best experience possible. Now that the testing has been completed, we’re ready to welcome Europe to the beta in order to help us properly test the servers.

We’re going to start the EU beta on the 15th April from 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST with a series of online races over the weekend. You can see the full proposed schedule further down this post.

Between now and then we’ll be issuing invites to successful applicants in order to give them time to prepare for the testing phase.

If you’ve not yet signed-up there’s still time to get in and sign up now!

Sign up to the beta here.

Today also marks the introduction of the latest 1.04 patch update, implementing feedback from the test players and containing new tracks that have not been revealed yet. That’s not all though, there’s a teaser image inside for those eagle-eyed fans amongst you…

Beta racing schedule
Hosting of race events starting 15 April | 13:00 UTC / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST

During the weekend

Race Hours | 15:00-18:00 UTC / 16:00-19:00 BST / 17:00-20:00 CEST

During the weekdays

Race Hours | 17:00 – 20:00 UTC / 18:00-21:00 BST / 19:00-22:00 CEST

We look forward to seeing you all in the beta this weekend!


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Beta key arrived and downloaded last night, time controlled so could only see opening video, choice of cars and look around the menu but it looks great.

For those with hdr enabled TV or monitors be sure to switch it on in the display menu, it doesn't work as standard.


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Opening video is awesome. Menu, like @Riddler_Tam says looks great too. I thought I might be able to do a test drive at least but nope. All locked down! Can't wait for it to open later to have a try.


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I thought I might be able to do a test drive at least but nope. All locked down! Can't wait for it to open later to have a try.
I read that arcade mode was available not sure whether it's accessed after the initial test you do or part of the beta time, would have been good to have that to use overall during the beta run.


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Opening video is awesome. Menu, like @Riddler_Tam says looks great too. I thought I might be able to do a test drive at least but nope. All locked down! Can't wait for it to open later to have a try.
What's opening later? Thought the race was 3pm tomorrow afternoon.


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From the playstation blog:

Hello GT Fans!

I’m extremely excited to confirm that Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on October 18th across Europe this year. Following the successful completion of our Closed BETA phase, as announced earlier this week, we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch.

Between now and launch you can expect to hear a lot more from the GT team, as we unveil more information on the many features included in Gran Turismo Sport, including the campaign mode, various creative tools, as well as a full reveal on all the cars and tracks you can look forward to racing on launch day!

In the meantime though, I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and PDI, to express my gratitude for the continued support of GT fans and PlayStation supporters around the world during this BETA period. We’re as keen as all of you to get the game into player’s hands, and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of the game when it launches in October.

We’ve strived to create something that delivers an unprecedented experience in terms of the graphics, sound and physics simulation;an experience that can only be enjoyed on PlayStation.

Gran Turismo Sport is available to pre-order now from both PlayStation Store and retailers across Europe. We’ve plenty of choices available to GT fans to help select the right edition for them…

On top of the Standard Edition full game, we’ve also got:

  • Gran Turismo Sport Collector’s Edition
  • Gran Turismo Sport Steel Book Edition
  • Gran Turismo Sport Day 1 Edition
  • Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Gran Turismo Sport Digital Edition


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With the launch of Gran Turismo Sport just around the corner on 17th October, there’s a lot of exciting information to share about the new game. We wanted to provide a round-up of some of the announcements that you may have missed, as well as some new details for the dedicated amongst you.

GT Sport is built from the bottom up to provide race fans with something different, whether you’re a Gran Turismo first timer, or one of our veterans from the last 20 years of titles – GT Sport will offer something for everyone. So buckle up as we take you through eight things that you need to know in order to be fully prepared to take to the track and race!

1. Prepare to race with Campaign Mode
Campaign Mode gives players the chance to improve driving skills across four different categories and tutorial videos. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing against others.

  • Driving School teaches drivers everything from basic operations to advanced racing techniques to help make everyone an expert behind the wheel.
  • Mission Challenge provides various dramatic racing situations for players to overcome. Each mission has a “friend-ranking” leaderboard to encourage drivers to challenge their friends.
  • Circuit Experience lets you learn how to drive the most challenging sections of the world’s great race tracks, sector by sector, breaking point by breaking point and apex by apex, until you’ve mastered them like a pro.
  • In Racing Etiquettes players learn signals, flags and safety car protocols to ensure fair and respectful race conditions for all.
As you naturally increase your skill level, you will be awarded with a multitude of vehicles in various race groups, as well as in-game currency to allow you to further expand your dream garage.

2. Keeping things fair – staying connected
This year’s Gran Turismo includes a world first – the only video game with an online Championship endorsed by the world’s motoring governing body, the FIA. As a competition endorsed by the same organisation that oversees some of the biggest races in the world online competition has been endorsed by FIA rules supremo Charlie Whiting, and we’re taking racing integrity very seriously for the FIA GT Championship.

In order to ensure fair racing for all, GT Sport will require an internet connection for the majority of functionality. This connectivity requirement is to ensure that progress, car availability and driver ratings are properly maintained at all times.

This doesn’t mean you’ll need PlayStation Plus though. As with all PlayStation titles, PS Plus will only be needed for the online multiplayer, portions of the Arcade Mode, including limited two-player split screen, single player races on select tracks and time trials can still be played offline.

3. Always race an equal – Advanced Matchmaking
There’s nothing worse than taking to the track and finding yourself pulling up alongside the next racing superstar in your first race.

The matchmaking system in GT Sport has been tuned to ensure that racers of similar abilities are pitted against each other. So, when you start off fresh, you’ll be placed against drivers of a similar ability. As you build up time on the track, you’ll be rematched accordingly.

For those that are curious, the matchmaking is based on three key metrics:

  • Driver Level – Your driver level increases with XP gained in races.
  • Sportsmanship Rating (‘Sport Mode’) – Just like in real world driving, we want to reward those that drive, and race, clean. So stick to the track, and limit the number of collisions to secure a positive sportsmanship rating.
  • Driver Rating (‘Sport Mode’) – Starting on E, you can build towards achieving the coveted “A” rating – but watch out, a bad sportsmanship rating will limit your ability to progress.
4. Set it up your way – car customization
Want to set up your vehicle for road, dirt, or drift? The Car Settings within your Garage allow you to change your tires, brake bias, suspension, aerodynamics, drivetrain, transmission, and power to weight ratio – basically anything you’d want to tune, you can!

That’s not the only way you can customise your ride though. In GT Sport, every mile driven means extra rewards for you; with Mileage Exchange, you can trade in-game miles for a host of customisation options for your driver avatar and vehicles within your Garage.

You’ll still use the in-game credits earned from racing (or pre-ordering) to purchase cars.

5. Scapes pushes the boundaries of tech and innovations in photography
This is not your traditional photo mode.

The Scapes feature in GT Sport is a new format of photography developed from a True HDR workflow and physics-based rendering technologies. Basically, each photo location contains all the light energy information of that scene, which means your favourite car can realistically be placed in hundreds of real world locations.

Take a look at the below to see what we mean.

6. Drive on your own terms
With powerful AI-assisted systems, even the most novice driver can get the most out of driving some of the most sought-after cars in the world! The high-level driving aids can help with everything from steering, to throttle control, to braking. For the more seasoned drivers, fear not – all aids can be switched off, allowing you to race for real…

Online racing will feature a mix of assisted and unassisted racing, so there will be something for all levels when you take your race experience to the world.

7. Go one step closer with PlayStation VR
Want to take it to that extra level? Then strap yourself in and check out Gran Turismo Sport in VR, featured within the “Arcade mode”…

Here you’ll be able to go head to head (1:1) against another AI opponent in over 135 cars on 27 new and classic tracks that will take you from the Japanese metropolis to the Mexican-American border.

8. You’ve been seeing it all wrong…

In preparation for GT Sport, and designed to make the most of the power of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, Polyphony Digital has developed brand new capturing equipment used in conjunction with HDR to ensure that the cars are as beautifully recreated in the game as they are in real life.

What does that actually mean? Well, that Ferrari and McLaren you’ve been racing before don’t actually look like that! The technology hasn’t existed to faithfully represent the Ferrari Red and McLaren Orange in a video game, so not only does the game look great, it’s now as faithful a recreation as you can get!

Source PlayStation blog


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As players around the world gear up for the start of the Gran Turismo Sport Limited Time Demo and the launch of the Gran Turismo franchise PS4, we wanted to give you an insight into the cars and tracks you can look forward to racing.

With its emphasis on selecting only the best and fastest cars to take to the track, players will be able to pick every day cars, racing cars right through to concept cars that you’ll only be able to race in GT Sport.

Cars will be grouped into six categories from Group N (your everyday stock cars) through to Group X (those that too extreme for our other categories).

Grp. N

Citron Ds3 Racing

Grp. 4

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Grp. 3

Lexus RC F GT3 Prototype

Grp. 1

Toyota TS050 Hybrid

Grp. B

Grp. X

Honda Project

This year you’ll be able to race from the streets of Tokyo, through the iconic Nurburgring to the dirtiest of rally tracks. With a total of 40 layouts (17 courses), you’ll have the chance to test your racing skills in a host of different environments from around the world, and customise your experiences by playing across different times of the day and through varied weather conditions.

We’re really excited to introduce some of the fantasy tracks that the Polyphony team have created, using over 20 years of racing and driving game experience, tracks that are not only fun but will push even the most experience of drivers.

Tokyo Expressway:

Blue Moon Speedway:


But we’ve not forgotten the classics, including;

Brands Hatch



And here’s the full track list:
  • Alsace – Village
  • Alsace – Village II
  • Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP
  • Autodrome Lago Maggiore – GP II
  • Autódromo De Interlagos
  • Blue Moon Bay Speedway
  • Blue Moon Bay Speedway II
  • Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
  • Brands Hatch Indy Circuit
  • Broad Bean Raceway
  • Broad Bean Raceway II
  • Colorado Springs – Lake
  • Colorado Springs – Lake II
  • Dragon Trail – Seaside
  • Dragon Trail – Seaside II
  • Fishermans Ranch
  • Fishermans Ranch II
  • Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit
  • Northern Isle Speedway
  • Northern Isle Speedway – Infield
  • Nürburgring 24h
  • Nürburgring GP
  • Nürburgring Nordschleife
  • Nürburgring Nordschleife Tourist Layout
  • Sardegna – Windmills
  • Sardegna – Windmills II
  • Suzuka Circuit
  • Suzuka Circuit East Course
  • Tokyo Expressway – Central Inner Loop
  • Tokyo Expressway – Central Outer Loop
  • Tokyo Expressway – East Inner Loop
  • Tokyo Expressway – East Outer Loop
  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow
  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Horse Thief Mile
  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Horse Thief Mile II
  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Streets of Willow Springs
  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Streets of Willow Springs II
Don’t miss out on the chance to try some of these cars and tracks ahead of launch by taking part in the GT Sport Limited Time Demo starting 9th October at 10am.

Source Playstation Blog


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Fingers crossed this feels more like GT of old than Project Cars. Glad they've put the demo up :clap:


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Tried the demo last night with a few time trials and a 10 lap race on speedway the game looks excellent and plays really well was a lot of fun, enhancements with hdr look great.

time trial on dirt, off to a bumpy start but found my wheels and took to driving ok:

next up a 10 lap race on speedway (daytona, daytona, daytona) involved in a collision after the first corner of the race, felt like the good old days of the vgf gt5 league :rolleyes:

Edited video with a few different angles of the collision after the first corner... looks like I was to blame :oops: