Sony has released a new trailer and a handful of details about its upcoming racing game, Gran Turismo Sport. The fast-paced, realistic racing simulator is set to release this fall on PlayStation 4.
Rather than just showing off the cars, weather, and gameplay mechanics, the new trailer for Gran Turismo Sport takes a different angle. It points out that in years past, the franchise has focused more on car collecting than player competition. It seems this year things will change with Gran Turismo Sport.
This sentiment is confirmed in Sony’s blog post about the game, where the company reiterates its focus on competition in Gran Turismo Sport. Sony says in the post:
“GT Sport is set to deliver a true-to-life racing experience where each driver will face real risks, rewards, and consequences through competition, and not just a single race to 1st place.”
The post goes on to say Gran Turismo Sport will pit players against each other according to their racing achievements and driving behavior in order to create the best competitive match-ups available. This certainly sounds like skill-based matchmaking, which has received mixed reception among gamers in recent years. However, since this is a racing game and not a shooter, the idea of matching players up based on driving skill and behavior seems like a good move. Hopefully it pans out well for PlayStation 4 players.
Like many of the titles revealed at E3 this year, Gran Turismo Sport will sport dynamic 4K resolutions with HDR effects, and target 60 frames per second. Granted, this will only be possible for gamers with compatible TVs, but it will certainly make for a high quality visual experience for those who have the equipment.
Gran Turismo Sport isn’t the only racing game showcased at E3 2017; it joins a long lineup of racing titles coming out of Los Angeles this week. Gamers were treated to an impressive trailer for Xbox’s Forza Motorsport 7, which will also feature 4K HDR visuals and 60 FPS on the newly revealed Xbox One X.
Ubisoft also announced The Crew 2, the sequel to 2014’s The Crew. This time, however, Ubisoft is going beyond just land racing. The Crew 2 will feature boat and airplane racing along with on and off-road racing. Overall, it looks to be a good year for racing fans.
Gran Turismo Sport is set to release on PlayStation 4 later this year.