One of the big selling points of Gran Turismo Sport was its collaboration with the FIA, which was effectively billed as a gateway from gaming to real-world competitive motorsports. But there’s been no mention of the FIA with regards to Gran Turismo 7, and unsurprisingly the release has been replaced by Assetto Corsa Competizione for 2022’s iteration of the FIA Motorsport Games.
While this will no doubt be painted as a ginormous blow to Gran Turismo, it’s worth remembering that the franchise has its own robust esports scene these days. That’s unlikely to go anywhere. It should also be noted that Assetto Corsa Competizione is more of an out-and-out simulation than Gran Turismo 7, which is still realistic, but has more forgiving elements to it.
This is the first iteration of the FIA Motorsport Games since 2019, which was of course played in Gran Turismo Sport. The focus will be on GT3 cars within Assetto Corsa Competizione, with a knockout format bringing 80 hopeful drivers down to around 20, ahead of a final locked for 29th October. This category of cars is Competizione’s bread-and-butter, while Gran Turismo 7 has a broader focus.
All in all, it makes sense for all parties, to be honest. Assetto Corsa Competizione is a much more hardcore simulation than Gran Turismo, while Polyphony Digital no longer needs the FIA to run successful esports competitions. Given the sour mood surrounding the series following its microtransaction debacle, though, it’ll – perhaps unfairly – be seen as another fail for the franchise.
[source fiamotorsportgames.com, via gtplanet.net]
I can understand the move. That being said, it’s just another black mark against a once revered series. I was really looking forward to 7 but I’ve actively been put off buying it by all the bad news surrounding it.
Yeah it makes sense to be fair, and I think the franchise is okay regardless. More than okay.
GT7 is excellent, the updates are good, there's a movie on the way, hopefully a VR mode with PSVR2.
There's lots to be excited for with regards to GT7.
So now there's definitely no reason for it to be always online. I really enjoy GT7 and its a lot of fun with a wheel but even just tapping into that scene it's clear nobody sees it as a serious sim, which its not trying to be either, so it makes sense to use something like Assetto Corsa. For my own part I'm really enjoying the game, it looks great and is a lot of fun
@nessisonett there has been some bad news around it but overall I've had more fun with GT7 than any entry since GT3 back in the PS2
@carlos82 would be great if Polyphony Digital uses this as a positive and removes the always-online requirement from GT7 and GT Sport before that game's servers go offline.
I don't buy a game based on the esports capability, and I can't imagine anyone outside the esports community would change their mind as a result. Anything more and you'd be doing it to be facetious.
Absolutely amazing game. Can’t wait to play it in VR.
Maybe things were different at release as I’ve been playing GT7 and find the economy quite generous. There are so many ways to earn money. I bought a few cars, including a Camaro ZL1 for about $80,000, and earned multiple sets of cars within a few hours.
I thought Kireth had some great points in this video about why they took the direction they did with GT7. The statistics about the number of players that actually play online is quite revealing and really goes to show where the fan base really is.
That's not to say that there isn't room for online play and more serious players as they have the Nations and Manufacturers cups for those. Sport mode has also got some good races this week and it feels like they might be moving in the right direction with them being more varied and imaginative.
And like @Abarth_71 mentioned our Sunday night races have been a blast so the game is definitely good where it counts - in the playability department. We've got a good mix of abilities so if anyone did feel like joining then let us know on the GT7 thread.
@nessisonett I wouldn’t get too crazy about the bad news. Some of the criticism is absolutely reasonable but a lot of this is totally overblown by social media.
The game is really great and you can have a lot of fun with it. You will get easily 100-150 cars in the game without grinding.
If it features the same, totally inert feeling as afflicts GT Sport, then the move to the just generally better Assetto Corsa Competizione is totally justified.
@Turismo4GT Would make me buy it.
I think it’s time for Kaz to retire and let new blood take over
Well kind of a blow when I'm reading a game I've never considered buying is "more hardcore or simulation" than "the real driving simulator" GT. Bout time GT work on the damage system and the catch-up gameplay.
That might actually allow for GT7 to further build upon its greatest strength: striking the perfect balance between fun and realism.
@Shepherd_Tallon apart from the MTs, and grinding
@Steve30000 I genuinely haven't felt the need to do much of either. The races are fun and you get money for winning.
It's a game I'll be playing for years, so there's no rush.
As someone with over 1,000 hours on GT Sport, this game was dead to me when they announced it was a PS4 game.
Polyphony never learn, GT6 was a failure because they released it as a PS3 game after PS4 was released and they've made the same mistake again.
physics in GT7 are questionable to say the least no wonder they are distancing themselves from that and the constant controversy that seems to linger over this title.
@nessisonett you really shouldn’t, online is always an echo chamber for those that shout the loudest. It’s an amazing game and I’ve pretty much had no issues with regards to credit. Some nice enjoyable ways to farm when you want to save a little plus doing single player campaign,, getting gold on license and circuit experience nets you quite a lot of cars and credits. I mainly play for the GT Sport mode. The online racing is great (like any online it does depend on fairness of drivers but if you keep it clean you will generally end up with people who keep it clean too).
Good. Now there is no excuse to make it offline.
So there whole excuse for the game requiring an online connection to play single player has now disappeared 🤣
@Turismo4GT doubt that will happen they don't want a small percentage of people to cheat by editing their save files when they have microtransactions to sell lol
I look at it like GT dropped FIA and not FIA dropped GT. A win for GT in my book
In a genre where people spend thousands on building rigs in their basements with those expensive direct drive wheels or whatever they are called, buying some cars in GT7 doesn’t exactly seem like much of a barrier to entry.
Much like flight sims, the genre isn’t the accessible everymans world it was in the 90’s.
You need to dedicate your gaming life to a single genre, with a major financial commitment and even building your living/gaming space around it.
Think that’s why Forza Horizon is popular. Joe Blow the casual can get fully engaged.
Great game, you're never forced into micro transactions. It's actually way more forgiving money wise the GT 1, or 2 . The outrage over this game was strange
Colin Moriarty is right about
@Would_you_kindly agreed, I don't think it will happen at all, but it would be a nice surprise if it did.
Maybe we can get rid of "online saves" since they were implemented by the FIA.
Seriously, I would think and hope that when GT sports online support stops, that PD will update the game which would allow 'console saves' and remove the always online saves requirement. It would make sense. I could predict an uproar if they didn't.
They should now replace acc with my forza 7 racing league
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