Gran Turismo Sport is releasing this November. The latest entry to what was once the leading racing simulator game series on consoles will now make its current-gen debut as it releases on November 15 for US and Japan (in which we assume means the rest of Asia as well) and November 18 in Europe.
Sport will not bring with it a loaded Simulation Mode prevalent in the numbered titles. Instead, the game now splits into three modes: the classic Arcade Mode, Campaign Mode with 117 events divided into 4 categories (Beginner’s School, Circuit Experience, Missions Challenge and Racing Etiquettes), and Sport Mode: The online multiplayer sanctioned by the FIA, the governing body of motorsports.
137 cars will be included, all fully detailed including its interiors. These cars can be raced in 19 different locations with 27 different variations of tracks. Dirt tracks are included.
An in-depth museum mode, livery editor (finally!) and photo mode are also included. You can snap pictures of multiple cars in various locations, including in Kuala Lumpur, up to 4K resolution. VR support will be “from launch” and a companion app is being made.
Aside from that, GT Sport focuses on the “sport” aspect of the game which is basically online multiplayer. Players are segregated into classes based on age. Players get the chance to race either for the Nations Championship or Manufacture Championship, which involves being the best racer in the country to qualify for the regional levels and then move forward to the world finals. Regional and World Finals will be played live while the rest are done online by racking up wins in Sport Mode. Check out their livestream to see the online stuff in action.
Unfortunately, the promised open beta will not be available.
Are you excited for another Gran Turismo? Or are you skeptical of it being any good after the lukewarm reception of GT5 and 6 plus the arrival of other competent sim racers such as Forza Motorsport, Project CARS and Assetto Corsa? Let us know in the comments below.