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Gran Turismo Sport pushed back to 2017 by Polyphony Digital

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Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony Digital’s multiplayer-focused Gran Turismo spinoff, won’t launch this Fall as originally planned. Instead, CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has announced (via the PlayStation Blog) that the game will now be released sometime in 2017.

According to Yamauchi, Gran Turismo Sport is being delayed so the development team can “perfect” it because they “do not want to compromise the experience in any way”:

From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.

However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way.

Yamauchi closed by saying, “We are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.”

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Gran Turismo Sport’s E3 2016 trailer is bombastically operatic

Sony and Polyphony Digital got together recently to produce another epic preview of Gran Turismo Sport for the upcoming E3 Expo. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s Ken Chan broke down the four-minute trailer for fans:

With E3 2016 just around the corner, we thought we’d give the community a first look at some of the new features in Gran Turismo Sport, including Livery Editor, Social Features, Live Broadcast, and Photo Scapes modes.

Gran Turismo’s legacy of innovation is rekindled once again with the next iteration of Polyphony Digital’s eSports-focused racing simulator. More than 15 years ago Kazunori Yamauchi and his team introduced console gamers to real-world physics, and more recently, Gran Turismo has trailblazed new paths across the gaming and automotive industries with programs such as Vision Gran Turismo and GT Academy. Building on GT Academy’s success, GT Sport empowers gamers of all skill levels to compete in high-stakes racing with FIA-certified championships.

Gran Turismo Sport will be released exclusively for the PS4 on November 15. We’ll definitely hear quite a bit more about it during next week’s E3 Expo.

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Sony gives a green light to the first Gran Turismo Sport gameplay trailer

Yesterday, Sony revealed that Gran Turismo Sport will be released exclusively for the PS4 on November 15. They also hosted a rather in-depth livestream, “Gran Turismo Sport Unveiling,” and launched a brand-new gameplay trailer.

The gameplay trailer is embedded above, and as you might have guessed, it features a bunch of pretty cars in a bunch of pretty locales. Thanks to the rather chill soundtrack choice, it almost feels less like a video game trailer and more like a real car commercial. But I have a feeling that’s what developer Polyphony Digital was going for.

In other Gran Turismo Sport news, Polyphony CEO Kazunori Yamauchi told VideoGamer.com that a previously-announced beta test won’t proceed as planned. Development on the beta was canceled so Polyphony would have enough time to meet the November 15 release date.

But if you need more Gran Turismo Sport on this Friday, you can find the complete “Gran Turismo Sport Unveiling” stream (all three hours of it) after the break. (more…)

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Gran Turismo Sport will drive onto store shelves on November 15

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Sony and Polyphony Digital have announced that Gran Turismo Sport will make its PS4 debut on November 15. The game, which is centered around online competitions sanctioned by FIA (Federation International Automobile), will also include offline and single-player modes to keep everyone racing.

With a release date locked and loaded, Sony also wants to rev up your wallet with several pre-order bonuses for Gran Turismo Sport. Everyone who purchases the game before November 15 will receive a bonus 3-Car Pack that includes a Ford Mustang Group B Rally Car, Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Group 3, and Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1. In addition, the PlayStation Blog revealed a trio of retailer-specific bonus packs will also be available:

GameStop

  • Chevrolet Corvette Group 3
  • Nissan NISMO GT-R GT3 N24

PlayStation Store

  • GT Themed PS4 Avatars
  • GT Sport Dynamic Theme
  • $500,000 In-Game Credit

Amazon

  • $500,000 In-Game Credit

Finally, the Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition (Retail Price: $69.99) will include an even bigger collection of in-game items and a fancy Steelbook case:

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (8x Cars) – Gain immediate access to cars within various race class, including GT4, Rally, and more
  • $1,000,000 In-Game Credit – Build and customize your personalized garage
  • Livery Sticker Pack – Bonus livery of numerous brands and logos
  • 30x PS4 GT Sport Avatars – Based on selected GT Sport featured vehicles
  • Racing Helmet – For your customized driver profile
  • Limited Edition Steelbook and Packaging

And in case you missed the beginning of it, Sony is currently hosting special “Gran Turismo Sport Unveiling” stream on Twitch, so jump in now if you’re interested.

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Gran Turismo Sport races onto the PS4 in 2016

We don’t know if its the long-rumored Gran Turismo 7, but Sony officially has announced that Gran Turismo Sport will be coming to the PS4 sometime next year. Unveiled during this week’s Paris Games Week, Gran Turismo Sport will be an MMO racer of sorts where players pledge allegiance to their home country and their favorite car manufacturer:

In Gran Turismo Sport, there will be two FIA [International Automobile Federation] online championships running simultaneously. In the Nations Cup, players will be able represent their home country. Whilst in the Manufacturers Cup, players will be driving on behalf of their favorite car manufacturer. Players will not only be able to race as drivers themselves, they’ll also be able to root for their home country or their favorite manufacturers teams.

The winner of the championship will be awarded at the FIA prize giving ceremony, alongside real life motorsports champions. This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognized as part of the real motoring world.

Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi told the PlayStation Blog that his team continues to improve the franchise’s graphics, physics, and sound, and he hopes to deliver “the most realistic driving simulator to date.” I’m sure most of the world would expect nothing less from the famed developer.

A beta test for Gran Turismo Sport will be held this Spring.

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