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  • News Gran Turismo 7 Peripherals Incoming for PS5, PS4

    As Polyphony Digital partners with Fanatec

    It’s been a long time since we last got an update on Gran Turismo 7, but the PlayStation 5 and PS4 simulation racer is beginning to pop up in headlines again. Earlier this week, an unfinished page on the official PlayStation website seemed to tease some kind of impending beta, and now developer Polyphony...

  • News PlayStation Website Hints at Gran Turismo 7 PS5 Beta Test

    Quests page gifts placeholder code

    Gran Turismo 7 was recently pushed back to 2022 (and also announced for PlayStation 4), but there's still every reason to be excited about the sim racer. The first entry in the long-running series to hit PS5, this will surely be a feast for the eyes when it eventually crosses the line. In the meantime, though,...



  • News Qualify for the Actual Olympics in GT Sport Now

    Pedal to the medal

    Always dreamed of being an actual Olympic athlete? Well, now you have the opportunity – but you’re going to need to be bloody good at GT Sport to qualify. As reported previously, Polyphony Digital’s simulation racer has been selected as part of the inaugural Olympic Virtual Series, which will see the world’s best players...


  • News Gran Turismo Is Going to the Tokyo Olympics


    Gran Turismo is set to become a bona fide Olympic sport, as it’s been selected as one of the five official partners of the inaugural Olympic Virtual Series, which is slated to take place from 13th May through 23rd June. That’s prior to the delayed Tokyo Olympics, which is currently scheduled to start in July. This will mark the first ever...

  • News Gran Turismo Championships Gears Up for 2021 Season

    Launch control

    The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships has quietly become a very prestigious eSporting event. Starting off in 2018, drivers have been using Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 4 racing sim Gran Turismo Sport to compete in official tournaments, and the studio has confirmed it'll be returning very soon for the 2021 season. Kazunori...


  • News Gran Turismo 7 Delayed to 2022 on PS5 Due to Coronavirus

    Extended pit stop

    Gran Turismo 7 has been delayed to 2022 as it faces development challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed via a Polyphony Digital statement from a GQ Magazine interview with Jim Ryan, the driving simulator will no longer launch this year. The full statement reads: "GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production...

  • News Gran Turismo 7 on PS5 to Provide the Best Experience Yet

    More like classic entries

    Gran Turismo Sport transformed Sony’s flagship simulation racing series into a hugely popular e-sport, and thus was successful at pushing the brand forward. However, series fans lamented the lack of a fully-featured single player campaign like in previous entries; the loosely RPG-inspired car collecting mode of previous...



  • News Why PS5 Fans Think Gran Turismo 7 Is Releasing Soon

    First half of 2021 advertised

    Oh, yeah! Gran Turismo 7 has been announced for the PlayStation 5, hasn’t it? The best news: it could be coming out pretty soon. That’s certainly what some simulation racing fans think, after spotting a disclaimer on a French advertisement for the game which says: “Sortie prévue pour la première moitié de...




  • News Gran Turismo 7's PS5 Release Date Has Sparked Some Discussion

    Is it coming soon?

    When is Gran Turismo 7 releasing on the PlayStation 5? Despite developer Polyphony Digital showcasing gameplay during Sony’s recent showcase, there’s still a large chunk of the gaming community that believes the racer is years away – after all, ever since Gran Turismo 5, the Japanese studio has garnered a reputation for...


  • News How Gran Turismo 7 Is Using PS5's Unique Features

    Podium position

    Sony has packed the PlayStation 5 with tons of next-gen features, but developers have been coy about how they intend to use them. Fortunately, as a headline exclusive, Gran Turismo 7 will be going nuts with some of the system’s headline innovations, including 3D audio and the Dual

  • News Gran Turismo 7 Takes Full Advantage of the PS5 DualSense Controller

    3D audio, haptic feedback

    Who knows when it'll arrive, but Gran Turismo 7 is coming to PlayStation 5 at some point in the future. And when it does, it looks like the real driving simulator will be making full use of the next-gen features Sony's new console has to offer. It'll support 3D audio, which we're sure will sound excellent through the use of...

  • Gallery Gran Turismo 7 PS5 Screens Are Pure Car Porn

    Racing glory

    Gran Turismo 7 is the simulation racer many have been waiting a generation for. Launching on the PlayStation 5, it appears to be building upon the basis of Gran Turismo Sport – but it’s got a full, single player campaign. That should please old-school fans who were disappointed by its absence in the PlayStation 4 release. It also...

  • News Gran Turismo 7 Is Real, Confirmed for PS5

    Get driving

    Yep, it's real. Gran Turismo 7 has been confirmed for PlayStation 5 with a lengthy trailer during Sony's next-gen game reveal event. It turns out that pulled logo was correct after all and gameplay looked absolutely fantastic in motion. We've embedded the announcement trailer above for your viewing pleasure, so make sure you let us know...

  • News Gran Turismo Trademarks Filed on Original Date of PS5 Event

    Is it one of Sony's big announcements?

    Evidence is mounting for the announcement of the next Gran Turismo game for PlayStation 5. A few weeks ago, racing peripheral maker Next Level Racing seemingly outed the existence of Gran Turismo 7 in a social post. The company said it was a fan-made logo, and they denied any knowledge of the next instalment...





  • News GT Sport's Free October Update Adds Spa, Four More Cars

    So near, so Spa

    Gran Turismo Sport is the gift that keeps giving – assuming you don’t have bandwidth caps, that is. Polyphony Digital’s back with a brand new patch, which adds the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to the title’s roster of race tracks. As with previous updates, v1.47 will be completely free to download, so you’ll get all of the...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Is Already Running on a PS5 Devkit

    PS5 version incoming?

    Could Gran Turismo Sport be a part of the PS5's launch line up come holiday 2020? It's definitely a possibility because in an exclusive Wired interview, the website confirmed that Polyphony Digital's serious racer is already running on the next-gen system's devkit. While confirming that the devkit itself does indeed look very...

  • News GT Sport Spec 2's New Opening Movie Is As Ostentatious As Ever

    Cars, cars, sports

    Gran Turismo Sport is getting repackaged and re-released as a double-disc Spec 2 bumper edition, and it has a brand new intro movie to boot. The epic five minute clip starts out by showcasing scenes from recent e-sports events involving the racer, before seguing into some beautiful panning of shots of virtual cars motoring through...



  • News Gran Turismo PS5 Is Already in Development

    Will be the 'complete form' of Gran Turismo

    We wouldn’t be surprised to see Gran Turismo 7 launch alongside the PlayStation 5 next holiday, and series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has hinted that work on the next iteration in the simulation racing franchise is already underway. Speaking with GT Planet, he explained that he feels PlayStation 4 title...







  • News Fuji Speedway Arrives in Free Gran Turismo Sport Update

    Plus nine new vehicles

    Japan’s famous Fuji Speedway has been added to Gran Turismo Sport’s track roster as part of a free new update also featuring nine cars and a handful of fresh GT League events. “Following Fuji’s famed 1.5km straight, the first half is a high speed section consisting of tight corners, followed by a technical second half...


  • News GT Sport Adds Red Bull Ring, Eight Brand New Cars

    All for free, of course

    Gran Turismo Sport continues to grow on a monthly basis, and its August update is another bumper one. In addition to the Red Bull Ring, the PlayStation 4 exclusive will add eight new vehicles to its already substantial roster. These include some classics like the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé ’64 and the Mini-Cooper ‘S’...



  • News Gran Turismo Spotted in Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

    Epiphany digital

    Wreck-It Ralph 2’s trailer broke the Internet earlier this week, and fans have spent days looking for Easter eggs as the eponymous hero (?) heads down the cyber-highway for an all-new adventure. But one reference that may have been overlooked among Twitter’s iconic blue birds and all of the Disney princesses ever is… Gran...




  • News Gran Turismo Sport Drives Away with Another Huge Free Update


    You’ve got to give Polyphony Digital credit: the post-release support for Gran Turismo Sport has been nothing short of sensational. And with the release of v1.13, the simulation racer’s received another batch of content – absolutely free of charge. If this is what the service-based future for Sony’s flagship franchise holds, then long...

  • News Gran Turismo Sport Adds Another 12 Cars This Week

    Free of charge again

    If you haven’t been following Gran Turismo Sport, you may be forgiven for not knowing that its post-release support has been spectacular. Polyphony Digital has been updating the title with unprecedented regularity, adding new cars and content free of charge. This week will see another of those, as 12 vehicles get added to the...





  • 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


    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...




  • 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


    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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...

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