At the 2015 Paris Games Week, Sony and Polyphony Digital announced Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4, promising new online game modes, PlayStation VR support and stunning graphics built from the ground up for the console. Just don’t confuse it for Gran Turismo 7, although it is a taste of what's to come...
Sony is adamant Gran Turismo Sport
is more substantial than the Prologue
games that introduced the full-fledged Gran Turismo games
of the past, with the company’s European CEO, Jim Ryan, telling Eurogamer
“Fair to say [series director Kazunori Yamauchi] has been making these games for some considerable time now. I think it's reasonable to assume that something else might come down the road. Is it a Prologue? No, I think it'll be more than that.
The old days, when the games were offline, the experience was defined by what's on the disc. You had a distinction between a Prologue and a full GT, it was very stark. When the game becomes more of an online connected experience, that distinction blurs. This will be much more than a Prologue type experience."
According to Gran Turismo
-dedicated website GTPlanet
, Gran Turismo Sport
features three modes -- 'Campaign', 'Sports’ and 'Arcade’ -- and focuses on online racing, with virtual championships being recognised by motorsport's governing body the FIA. A beta will launch in early 2016 before the game’s full release a few months later.