Hot on the heels of Wipeout Omega Collection’s VR update, another PlayStation title is also getting a VR upgrade. A new patch for Gran Turismo Sport, available now, adds a VR Time Trial to the game.
Gran Turismo Sport launched with a VR mode, which was heavily stripped down – namely with the volume of cars on track – so it will be no surprise to hear that expanding the game’s VR capabilities is one of the most received requests. This new update adds a series of VR time trials on the Nurburgring and Suzuka race circuits.
Sony have announced that Gran Turismo Sport will have a time limited demo on PS4. The four day demo will be available to download from 7th October at 10am and will be playable from the 9th October 10am (BST) through 12th October 2pm (BST). Any in-game credits earned will transfer over to the full game when it launches on October 18th.
The GT Sport demo will give fans an in-depth look at some of the new features, geared to define the future of motorsports for all levels of drivers, from first timers to 20 year veterans of the franchise. You drive and tune on your own terms, while the new matchmaking system ensures you’re always racing against others of similar abilities.
At the start of the demo, drivers will have the option to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, or Arcade mode. New features such as the innovative Scapes Photography mode and Custom Livery Editor are also available for the very first time.
In Sport mode, drivers get to prove just how fast they are by putting down their fastest lap time. At the end of each qualifying session, it’s an all-out battle against drivers with similar performance abilities ensuring each race is equal, fair, and highly competitive.
Campaign mode gives players the chance to improve driving skills across numerous challenges, missions, and circuit experience. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. As you complete various trial and Daily Workouts, you will be awarded with numerous vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points, furthering your Driver Profile and personal garage.
Arcade mode offers a wide range of vehicle classes on 3 pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. You can also race against a friend offline in the classic 2-Player Split screen mode.
PlayStation will have a large presence at EGX 2017 as it returns to the event with its biggest ever stand.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on with several of the platform holder’s first party titles including Gran Turismo Sport and Bravo Team, as well as several PlayStationVR games and big name titles from the likes of Activision, EA and Warner Bros. PlayStation 4 Pro hardware will be available to try giving visitors the chance to experience dynamic 4K gaming. More game announcements will follow on what other games will be playable from Playstation.
The Rezzed and Leftfield collection, showing the best of the Indie scene will also be present, and for details of the multitude of games that are playable can be seen here – https://www.egx.net/egx/2017/show-floor
Shortly after Xbox officially unveiled the Xbox One X Scorpio Edition, PlayStation revealed a teasing image on twitter announcing that they too had something to unveil. Many were worried it would be another console, maybe even a true 4K machine, while others were anticipating an upgraded PSVR unit.
Today the account has revealed what they were teasing, a new 1TB Gran Turismo Sport bundle, releasing October 18, 2017.