Published on September 15th, 2017 | by admin
Everything you need to know about Gran Turismo Sport
With the launch of Gran Turismo Sport just around the corner on October 17th exclusive to PlayStation 4, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia is excited to provide a round-up of the key announcements, as well as some new details on the game to share with players.
Prepare to race with Campaign Mode
Campaign Mode gives players the chance to improve driving skills across four different categories and tutorial videos, including Driving School, Mission Challenge, Circuit Experience and Racing Etiquette. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing against others.
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, PlayStation is taking racing integrity very seriously for the FIA GT Championship. In order to ensure fair racing for all, Gran Turismo 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.
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 Gran Turismo 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.
Scapes Pushes the Boundaries of Tech and Innovations in Photography
This is not your traditional photo mode. The Scapes feature in Gran Turismo 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.
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 virtual reality, 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.
Head to the PlayStation Blog for the full list of must-know features.
Gran Turismo Sport is available to pre-order now from both PlayStation Store and select retailers starting from $79.95 AUD, available exclusively on PlayStation 4.