Gran Turismo Sport Gets Release Date, New Gameplay Trailer

Published: May 20, 2016 9:30 AM /


Gran Turismo Sport

The Gran Turismo series is one of PlayStation’s best-selling series, and according to VGsales, the series has sold over 76 million copies combined since September 2015. The newest installment in the series is the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Gran Turismo Sport, and we just recently received a release date and gameplay details for the upcoming game. First and foremost, the game will be coming to North America, Japan, and Asia on November 15th of this year, to Europe on November 16th, and to the United Kingdom on November 18th.

Besides the release dates, Gran Turismo Sport also recently received its first gameplay trailer, as well as some new gameplay details. Check out the trailer below, and then we’ll get into more of the specifics.

Despite the above trailer showing us plenty of new gameplay footage, there was plenty of new info that it didn’t touch upon that was discussed during a Sony conference in London. First, let’s talk numbers. Gran Turismo Sport will include 137 “super-premium” car models that will include both real-world and fantasy models, the cars will all be grouped into four categories, and the final game will feature 19 locations with 27 layouts. While we’re on the topic of locations and maps, dirt tracks will be making a return in Sport as well.

Another feature making a return in Gran Turismo Sport but with big changes is the photo mode. In Sport, the mode will go by the name “Scapes”, but that’s not the only difference. You can see a bit of the new photo mode in the gameplay trailer, but it doesn’t come close to showing you all the possible 1000 plus locations that you can place your car in. Also, there is no limit to how many cars you can edit into every location, so long as you don’t run out of space. The mode also outputs all your image creations in 4K.

One key feature being added to Gran Turismo Sport for the first time in the franchise’s history is VR support, but none of the recently released gameplay details cover anything relating to PlayStation VR. The developers over at Polyphony Digital have stated that they hope to support VR at launch, but not much else has been said on the matter besides that. However, we did just learn that every car in the game will have a full interior view, and I suspect that VR had a big impact on the decision to include that in the game.

Lastly, Polyphony Digital just released a truckload of new screenshots for the game, and they look incredible. You can check out the full gallery over on DualShockers, but I took the liberty of adding some of my favorites below. Enjoy:

What do you think of the new gameplay trailer for Grand Turismo Sport? Did any of the new gameplay details make you any more or less excited for the game? Let us know in the comment section below!

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