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[PS4] Gran Turismo Sport

Unread postby Amor fati » 28 Oct 2015 12:54

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Racing fans, brace yourselves – this afternoon at the Paris Games Week PlayStation Press Conference, Kazunori Yamauchi, along with SCEE CEO & President Jim Ryan, unveiled on stage the latest Gran Turismo iteration: GT Sport, coming to PS4 in 2016.

On stage, the Polyphony team talked about the advances that the PS4 offers to allow them to continue to improve the graphics, physics and sound to deliver the most realistic driving simulator to date. But with GT Sport they’re looking to deliver more than that; to deliver a revolution in the way that people experience driving games, a figurative “rebirth” of motorsports.

FIA Gran Turismo Championships
In Gran Turismo Sport, there will be two online championships officially sanctioned by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) 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 in the same manner as real life motorsports champions, at the FIA prize giving ceremony. This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognised as part of the real motoring world.

FIA Partnership
Working alongside the historic FIA, to develop a game that continues to be more realistic and authentic, the online racing championships promise to offer something new for players.

But it’s not just about online racing; the GT teams have continued to build on the games legacy of accessibility to ensure that the game is open to all to enjoy.

With the beta expected to begin in Spring 2016, it won’t be long before players can experience all GT has to offer on the power of the PS4. ... -turismo-7

Martin Robinson wrote:Gran Turismo Sport, the newly announced PlayStation 4 driving simulation from Polyphony Digital, is not Gran Turismo 7, Sony has confirmed - though Sony insists it'll be more substantial than the Prologue games that have prefaced mainline Gran Turismo games in the past.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's president and CEO Jim Ryan provided some clarity in the wake of Sony's conference at Paris Games Week.

"We're not announcing Gran Turismo 7 at this stage," he told Eurogamer.

"Fair to say [series director Kazunori Yamauchi] has been making these games for some considerable time now. I think it's reasonable to assume that something else might come down the road. Is it a Prologue? No, I think it'll be more than that.

"The old days, when the games were offline, the experience was defined by what's on the disc. You had a distinction between a Prologue and a full GT, it was very stark. When the game becomes more of an online connected experience, that distinction blurs. This will be much more than a Prologue type experience."






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Unread postby Amor fati » 27 May 2016 18:59 ... -antiquity

Martin Robinson wrote:On the surface, Gran Turismo Sport is a gentle debut for the series on PlayStation 4, its 137 cars and 19 tracks falling short of the exhaustiveness expected of a mainline entry in the series, even if it shoots well past what's been included in previous Prologue games. It's positioned, in part, as a shift towards structured online competitive play - an iRacing for console, if you will - but in Yamauchi's eyes it's something far more profound than that.

Back in 2014, when Gran Turismo's partnership with the FIA, motorsport's governing body, was announced, Yamauchi's ambitions were no less than reviving the sport itself, arresting its declining popularity and broadening its appeal to an all-new, younger audience. Gran Turismo Sport is the first step towards his new goal, a tie-in with the FIA that goes to astounding lengths. Get to a certain stage within the game, and you're granted your own FIA racing licence. It's a prospect so out there I'm still not entirely sure how it'll work.

Martin Robinson wrote:The result, from what we've seen so far, is racing that's hard yet fair, and that carries an air of authenticity. The live races carried out as part of the reveal event came complete with all the trappings of modern racing - pace cars and caution periods both played a part - all presented with impeccable flair, the stream leaning on instant replay technology that snapped to notable events so quickly we're sure there's a human director's hand at play, while on-screen graphics tell the story of the race concisely. Importantly, it's all an awful lot of fun to watch.

"The weekend finals will be broadcast around the world - it's like a TV programme," Yamauchi says. "The thing about a sport, unless it's fun to spectate, it doesn't work as a sport."

On console, far removed from the hard-edged action of iRacing, there's room for a serious competitive racer, and there's much about Gran Turismo Sport to suggest it could be that game. Its FIA tie-in feels like more than just lip service, too - too many racing games overlook the fundamentals of motorsport and get caught in their own muddle, but in looking to the real thing for inspiration Polyphony has potentially chanced upon something great. It's no wonder that when Yamauchi says at the outset of his presentation this is the most innovative Gran Turismo since the series' 1997 debut he does so with a straight face.

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