PlayStation has revealed more details about the cars which will be featured in the highly anticipated and long coming PS4 exclusive, Gran Turismo Sport. In a six and a half minute video an enthusiastic narrator gleefully debates different car classifications before announcing that GTS will feature a whopping 162 cars. That figure is some ways short of the 1179 that featured in Gran Turismo 6, and yes I’m aware that a large number of those featured in GT6 were ‘standard’ models that were upscaled from their PS2 roots.
Other recent driving games have increased their car count, such as Project Cars 2 making it to 180 (up from 78 in PC1), Forza Horizon 3 launching with 350, and Forza Motorsport 7 shipping with 700 cars. It’s a little disheartening that Polyphony Digital hasn’t attempted to up the ante in response to other games, and instead it seems happy to operate in its own little bubble. I say this as a long-time fan of the series who imported the original Gran Turismo and an analog controller from Japan back in early 1998.
There are still plenty of positive additions to the series. Porsche finally makes its debut in the marquee driving simulation with its amazing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, and for the eco conscious there’s the superfast Toyota TS050 Hybrid. Gran Turismo Sport will come with 40 different circuits taken from 17 courses, and obviously there’ll be the return of real-world tracks in Suzuka, Willow Springs and the challenging Nürburgring, so there’s more than enough to keep you occupied. This will also be the first time players can see the game’s stunning visuals in 4K and HDR.
For those of you who can’t wait a Gran Turismo Sport limited time 4-day demo went live at 10am BST this morning, and it’ll end at 2pm BST on October 12. Players have the opportunity to try out the Sport, Campaign and Arcade modes, as well as some of the tuning options featured in the game. All of the credit earned in-game (up to $1MM) will be transferred to the full game when it launches on October 18.
Perhaps the low car count is just the starting point and we’ll see more added in the not-too-distant future in the form of DLC expansions. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. For the full list of cars head over to the GTPlanet forum.
Gran Turismo Sport is out on PS4 on October 18.