It's high time we got our hands on a new Gran Turismo
game, right? Gran Turismo Sport
is just around the corner, but there's still plenty of detail to explore beforehand thanks to a bucketload of information from PlayStation.
A detailed PlayStation Blog post
describes the game's cars and tracks at length, along with a couple of supplementary videos.
In the first video, the focus is very much on the fine detail of the game's cars and respective classes. A broad spectrum is represented in the game's 100 cars, from entry-level racers and supercars to Gran Turismo
-exclusive concepts and retro-inspired rally monsters.
You'll be able to take these cars for a spin on 40 courses in 17 different locations. New "fantasy tracks" have been dreamt up by Polyphony's veteran design team, including the inner-city Tokyo Expressway, the tropical Blue Moon Speedway and the sun-drenched coastal track Dragontail. Classic tracks from the real world will still be represented, with the likes of Brands Hatch, Interlagos and Nurburgring making an appearance.
If you can't wait the remaining handful of days before the game's official release, you can grab hold of a special demo version for a limited time. According to a second PlayStation Blog post
, the demo is available to pre-download now and becomes playable from October 9th at 10am (BST) through October 12th at 2pm (BST).
In the demo you will be able to sample the intense competitive-focused Sport mode, the more varied experiences of Campaign mode and the pick-up-and-play Arcade mode, which includes local split-screen for two players to duke it out on the track as well as a host of settings to tailor your racing experience. You can also get a taste of the enhanced photo mode called Scapes, which factors all of the light level information of your chosen real-world photo location into the shot of your cars, to produce something that is frankly near-indistinguishable from reality. Rounding out the demo experience is the custom livery editor, but Polyphony promise that much more is to come in the final release of the game.Gran Turismo Sport
will be launching for PlayStation 4 on October 17th in North America and October 18th in Europe.