Gran Turismo - News

November2017

October2017

  • Hands On How Does Gran Turismo Sport Fare with PlayStation VR?

    Ups and downs

    Around about a year ago, we hopped inside Gran Turismo Sport’s cockpit with a PlayStation VR headset on and walked away somewhat unimpressed. We felt that the game looked fine in virtual reality – better than DriveClub VR, we commented at the time – but we weren’t exactly blown away, especially after seeing the title running in...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Scores Free Scapes at Launch

    What up, Invaders

    Gran Turismo Sport already has a generous selection of Scapes at launch, allowing you to place your virtual vehicles in all manner of real-world locations for photography reasons. But it seems Polyphony Digital couldn’t wait to create a few more, as it’s offering a free expansion on the PlayStation Store to coincide with the...

  • Guide Can You Play Gran Turismo Sport Offline?

    What if you're not connected to the Internet?

    Gran Turismo Sport is the first instalment in Polyphony Digital’s series to have a heavy online focus. With the title enabling players to earn an authentic FIA license, there’s a level of integrity that needs to be maintained within the game. This means that the title has some huge online...

  • Feature DriveClub Is An Alternative to Gran Turismo Sport Worth Considering

    How fast do you wanna go?

    Gran Turismo Sport launches this week, and it will snatch the PlayStation 4 racing game baton from DriveClub with little resistance. Evolution Studios’ simcade didn’t enjoy the best start to its short life, being driven out of the PS4’s launch window before releasing in a particularly sorry state. But the British...

  • Site News Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Review - Where's Our Verdict?

    Race against time

    Gran Turismo Sport is out now in North America and later this week in Europe and Japan, which marks the first instalment of the simulation racer on the PlayStation 4. Millions of you downloaded the demo to get your first taste of the title, and we’ve been faffing around with final code for a few days. However, despite a global...

  • News Sony Announced a $46,000 PS4 Bundle, And It Sold Out

    Seriously

    Sony has announced and sold out of the most expensive PlayStation 4 bundle in history. Available exclusively in Taiwan, the $46,000 package comes with a PS4 Pro, a PlayStation VR headset, a subscription to PlayStation Plus, a Thrustmaster T-GT racing wheel, an APIGA AP1 racing seat, a 4K Bravia television with HDR, a copy of Gran Turismo...

  • News UK Police Drivers Use Gran Turismo Sport to Train

    Round the bend

    This wasn’t a press release we expected to see in our inbox this morning, but Sony is throwing all of its marketing resources behind Gran Turismo Sport at the moment, so we probably shouldn’t be all that surprised. PlayStation has partnered with Lincolnshire Police Force to – and we quote – “offer supplementary training to...

  • News Kazunori Yamauchi, Shuhei Yoshida Remember 20 Years of Gran Turismo

    Racing religion

    This is a nice little video which should get you in the mood for the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport. In it, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Sony Worldwide Studios executive Shuhei Yoshida look back at 20 years of racing game development – and include anecdotes about their ambitions for the original GT right the way through to the...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's HDR Implementation Is Drawing a Lot of Praise

    Digital Foundry declares racer an HDR killer app

    Gran Turismo Sport looks ridiculous with HDR enabled, and its implementation is beginning to get a lot of praise. Digital Foundry has uploaded a beaming video hailing the simulation racer’s use of the technology, and if you happen to have a compatible television, you can actually watch the video in...

  • News F1 Superstar Lewis Hamilton Will Be Your Mentor in Gran Turismo Sport

    Bringing some bling

    One of the cool things about Gran Turismo Sport is that it wants to make you a better driver. The game is packed with lessons and tutorials designed to teach you about the finer aspects of racing, and F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton will be appearing in the final release to share some of his own tips and techniques. The three-time...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Demo Proved a Roaring Success

    Demand took Polyphony Digital by surprise

    More than one million people played Gran Turismo Sport’s demo – which has conveniently been rebranded an open beta in recent days – the moment it was made available. Sony allowed PlayStation Plus subscribers to pre-load the 43GB sampler, and there was pent-up enthusiasm within the racing game community...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Getting Its Own DualShock 4

    And various collector's editions

    Are you enjoying the Gran Turismo Sport demo? Sony would like to tempt you with a themed DualShock 4 controller, which is available to pre-order on Amazon right now. Essentially, this is a silver PlayStation 4 controller with the simulation racer’s logo plastered on the touchpad, but heck – it could have been...

  • News You Can Take Gran Turismo Sport's PS4 Demo for a Spin Now

    Try before you buy

    Just an FYI: Gran Turismo Sport’s demo is live now. The time limited test – which will expire at 8:00AM PT on 12th October – allows you to try out a variety of modes, including the educational single player campaign, the e-sports focused online multiplayer, and the highly customisable arcade mode. You’ll also be able to...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Plays the Nostalgia Card for UK Commercial

    History lesson

    Gran Turismo Sport’s marketing onslaught is starting to ramp up in the UK, and one cool commercial that’s running on social media (and potentially TV as well?) is this nostalgic look back at the brand's evolution. It basically runs through the years to the beat of the franchise’s iconic honk, ending with a quick look at the...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Attract Mode Is a Thing of Beauty

    Different class

    Attract modes are great. Originally employed by arcade games to draw attention and coax quarters out of unsuspecting pockets, they’re not quite as common on console games these days. They still exist, of course: MLB The Show 17 has a great one where it’ll start up a CPU vs CPU game which you can join at any time. But this Gran...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Demo Will Break Your Bandwidth Cap

    Not exactly light weight

    Gran Turismo Sport’s timed demo is available to pre-load now in some territories, and its file size is an absolute monster. Weighing in at an eye-watering 43GB, you’re probably going to want to queue this one up right now, as even a quick connection’s going to have to wrestle with that amount of data. Your progre

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Outlines Car Classes in Super Slick Trailer

    Also introduces Interlagos

    Gran Turismo Sport’s warming its tires ahead of its release in under two weeks, and Polyphony Digital’s dropped a superb trailer detailing the car classes that you’ll find in the final game. Even if you’re not really interested in motorsport, this clip is brilliantly produced – explaining exactly how vehicles are...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Comes With a Free Copy of That's You

    Sure, why not?

    Sony really wants people to try out its PlayLink party game, That’s You. In addition to currently being free with PlayStation Plus, updated Gran Turismo Sport box art notes that you’ll also get a complimentary copy of the smartphone-powered social experience with Polyphony Digital’s flagship simulation racer. Well, this appears...

  • News Sony Flags Timed Gran Turismo Sport Demo for 9th October

    Transfer your progress to the full game

    Gran Turismo Sport is getting a four-day demo – and any progress you make during the sample period will carry through to the full game. Scheduled to run from 12:00AM PT on 9th October through 8:00AM PT on 12th October, you’ll be able to earn up to $1MM in-game credits in the demo to transfer into the final...

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  • News Gran Turismo Sport May Be in for a Tough Ride

    Sim racer is already disappointing some

    Gran Turismo Sport is being taken on tour ahead of its October release date, but the response is not all that positive at the moment. The reality is that Polyphony Digital has ditched the franchise’s car collecting origins in favour of a more online-focused experience. The campaign, then, will not see you...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Actually Has a PS4 Release Date, and It's 2017

    Finally

    Well what do you know, Gran Turismo Sport finally has a release date on PlayStation 4. It's about time, isn't it? We're happy to report that the racing sim will indeed launch this year, taking a corner to Sony's console on the 18th October. The trailer that we've embedded above is a short one, but its stylish and it's got that all important...

June2017

  • News Documentary Details the Creation of Gran Turismo

    Sports car superstar

    True story: this author once sat opposite Kazunori Yamauchi (and Translator-san) eating a burger. A surreal moment, for sure. This documentary from IGN includes some nice anecdotes from the luminary, as he speaks of his passion for photography among other things, and sheds some light on what makes Gran Turismo such an enduring...

  • E3 2017 Gran Turismo Sport Still Doesn't Have a Firm PS4 Release Date

    But it does have a snazzy trailer

    E3 2017 has arrived, but there’s still no firm date attached to Gran Turismo Sport. The simulation racer – which was originally scheduled to release last year – is currently slated for the Fall. Fortunately, while the release's firm launch date still remains somewhat underwraps, Sony has released a classy new...

  • Gallery Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Screenshots Speed Out of E3 2017

    Gran Turismo Sport has a big presence at E3 2017 this year, and Sony has released some tasty looking screenshots of the Polyphony Digital developed exclusive. As you’d expect, it’s looking super shiny, and is still on course for a 2017 release. <screenshots game="games/ps4/gran_turismo_sport" today="true" limit="0"> Is your internal...

  • E3 2017 Gran Turismo Sport Will Be Dated Tomorrow

    Announced during Sony presser pre-show

    Gran Turismo Sport, the anticipated simulation racer for the PlayStation 4, will be dated during the pre-show of Sony's E3 2017 press conference tomorrow. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed the tidbit on Twitter, noting that fans should tune in between 5PM PDT and 6PM PDT tomorrow, in the moments before...

April2017

  • Hands On Behind the Wheel of Gran Turismo Sport

    On track?

    Are we allowed to write about this? Gran Turismo Sport's closed beta agreement terms specifically stipulate that the server stress test can't be talked about, but video platforms are filled with footage and public forums are chatting pretty openly about the racer. Hmm, for the purposes of this hands on preview, let's just pretend that...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Beta Codes Start Doing the Rounds in Europe

    Lap it up

    It's been a bit of an arduous wait, but Gran Turismo Sport beta codes are finally being sent out in Europe ahead of this Easter weekend's online racing sessions. Check your emails to see if you've got in, which will take you to a webpage including a code and additional information on the server stress test itself. The client weighs in at...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Adds Porsches As EA License Expires

    And the beta comes to Europe this weekend

    If you didn't know, for the longest time EA has had exclusive rights to the Porsche license in racing games, but that deal expired recently waving the green flag for Gran Turismo Sport to add the favourites to its roster of racing cars. And the first screenshots of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS have finally hit the...

March2017

  • News Keep an Eye Out for Gran Turismo Sport Beta Codes

    Polyphony waves the checkered flag

    Gran Turismo Sport's beta started a little while back, but only a very small selection of people got in. Now it seems developer Polyphony Digital is ready to expand the starting grid, as we're seeing lots of reports of Americans who are suddenly getting access to the 13GB server stress test. You'll know you're in...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Nurburgring Is PS4's Most Beautiful Thing

    How is this even possible?

    Polyphony Digital may take an age to make a game, but you know what they say: greatness awaits. If you thought that Gran Turismo Sport's recreation of Brands Hatch was spectacular, then wait until you feast your eyes on its Nurburgring. This is obviously replay footage so the visuals are turned up to eleven, but even at...

  • News Finally Some Direct-Feed Footage of Gran Turismo Sport's PS4 Beta

    Holy moly

    We've been posting about Gran Turismo Sport's recently released PlayStation 4 beta for a few days now, but most of the footage has come courtesy of compressed livestreams. Finally, a YouTube user has taken the time to whip out their capture card and grab a few minutes of footage running in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, though. And the...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Is Sounding So Much Better Now

    Va va voom

    That delay to Gran Turismo Sport seems to have done the game the world of good. Not only does its beta look absolutely mind-blowing from a visual perspective, but those who got in have been commentating on how much better the sound is, too. Obviously long-time fans will know that the franchise has been criticised for its vacuum cleaner...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Really Looking Great in Beta

    One hour of PS4 footage

    It was supposed to release last year so it's no surprise to see Gran Turismo Sport's beta looking more polished than a showroom supercar. The sampler launched for a select number of players in North America today and already streams are starting to pop up around the web. While we're sure better quality footage will emerge...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport's Closed PS4 Beta Goes Green from 17th March

    Drive of your life

    What madness is this? An update on Gran Turismo Sport? We'd assumed that Sony was just going to ride out the remainder of the generation saying nothing about the simulation racer which was due out months ago, but instead it's announced a closed beta is scheduled to get underway in little over a week. Oh, okay then. Starting from...

December2016

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  • News Gran Turismo Sport Delayed to 2017 on PS4

    Developer needs more time

    Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed to 2017, with developer Polyphony Digital stating that it needs more time to perfect the title. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog and said: "As we approach our planned release date in November, we realise that we need more time to...

  • Gamescom 2016 Gran Turismo Sport Dazzles with Pretty PS4 Screens

    Nurburg bling

    Gran Turismo Sport didn't have the best reveal, but it's been gradually improving with every showing, and it's looking dazzling at Gamescom 2016. To coincide with the convention, Sony's released some new screenshots showing off the simulation racer in all of its glory – and it's insanely pretty, as you'd probably expect. While...

June2016

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October2015

  • News Exactly What Is Gran Turismo Sport on PS4?

    It sounds like something new

    Sony announced Gran Turismo Sport overnight, the first entry in Polyphony Digital's gargantuan simulation series on the PlayStation 4. In the wake of the announcement, we just assumed that it was Gran Turismo 7 under a new name, but speculation has been rife online that this is actually just a Prologue-esque stopgap...

  • Paris Games Week 2015 Gran Turismo Sport Races to PS4 in 2016

    Beta tests to begin in the spring

    How do you better an already impressive slate of PlayStation 4 exclusives in 2016? You slather the next Gran Turismo on top. Announced during Sony's Paris Games Week presser, and named Gran Turismo Sport to be precise, the game promises to be the "most realistic driving simulator to date" – pushing visuals and...

September2015

  • News When's the Inevitable PS4 Slim Coming Out, Sony?

    Also, what's going on with Gran Turismo?

    Let's not beat around the bush: there will be a PlayStation 4 Slim at some point. Of course, it's not something that anyone at Sony wants to talk about just yet, and PlayStation India boss Atindriya Bose is no different. Quizzed by Gaming Bolt about the possibility of a much smaller model, the suit said...

  • News Gran Turismo 6 Sales Linger at the Back of the Pack

    Slow coach

    You could argue that Sony supported the PlayStation 3 too long. Sony Santa Monica and Naughty Dog both released big games for the console during the year of the PlayStation 4's release, and the likes of Gran Turismo 6 deployed after the new-gen device. Unsurprisingly, that decision had a negative impact on the latter's sales, as ongoing...

June2015

  • News Gran Turismo 7 to Park Up on PS4 Prior to 2017

    "We must not wait so long"

    Sony's top brass must be rubbing their hands together right now. Gran Turismo's always been a popular property in Europe, but it just so happens that the PlayStation 4 is selling like gangbusters in these parts of late. The next entry in Polyphony Digital's simulation racing series has the potential to practically print...

May2015

  • News Polyphony Digital Head Hunts Forza Audio Lead for Gran Turismo

    Vrrroom

    There are many areas where the Gran Turismo series is ahead of its nearest competitors, but it's at the back of the pack when it comes to sound. Since its inception, Sony's series has been letdown by weedy engines and screeching tires – and at a time when DriveClub serves up some pretty mesmerising audio effects, that's simply not going...

February2015

  • News Gran Turismo 6 Outfitted with New Features on PS3

    Where's the PS4 sequel, though?

    While we eagerly await information on the PlayStation 4's first Gran Turismo game, developer Polyphony Digital is still cranking out updates for its last-gen predecessor. Announced on the PlayStation Blog earlier today – and available to download right now – a new Gran Turismo 6 update sees the popular B-Spec...

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  • News Test Drive the BMW M4 Coupé in Gran Turismo 6 Now

    Try before you buy

    Arguably one of the best things about the Gran Turismo franchise is the behind-the-scenes access that Polyphony Digital obtains at various automotive manufacturers around the globe. That’s not set to die out with the latest instalment in the Japanese developer’s driving series either, as you’re be able to sample the new...

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    Review Gran Turismo 6

    Still in pole position

    Opening with a tour around the Istituto Ayrton Senna, a school built in honour of arguably the greatest driver who ever lived, Gran Turismo 6 starts in stark contrast to any other game on the market. Cycling through images of children learning, the intro proceeds to show the motoring creation process, from concept to...

  • Feature The Road to Gran Turismo 6

    The evolution of the real driving simulator

    Even when Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi was working on slapstick PSone racer Motor Toon Grand Prix, the luminary had driving simulators in mind. The internally developed title, which was undeniably inspired by the success of Mario Kart, was built with a casual audience in mind, but the...

  • News How Much Do Gran Turismo 6's Microtransactions Cost?

    More than a clapped out Mondeo

    With dodgy digital-rights management policies having walked the path of the Dodo, the latest controversial business practice to catch the ire of hardcore gamers are microtransactions. These small in-game payments have been at the heart of the free-to-play model since its inception, but are gradually beginning to creep...

  • News Gran Turismo 6 Schools You in the Art of Engine Zen

    Niiiaow

    Sony’s making a habit out of wacky Gran Turismo 6 commercials. In the slipstream of last week’s silly Japanese television spot, this European masterclass is even more bizarre. As opposed to providing a lesson in perfect parallel parking, the advertisement instead shows a builder in a fluorescent tabard making engine noises during his...

September2013

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  • News Gran Turismo 6 Demo Racing Into View Next Week

    July 2nd, to be precise

    Those of you who can't wait to get your sweaty hands on Gran Turismo 6 will be pleased to know that a demo is hitting PSN next week. On July 2nd you'll be able to put Nissan's Leaf, 370Z and GT-R through their paces on the UK-based Silverstone circuit, which is making its series debut in Polyphony's forthcoming game. A...

May2013

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