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Playstation GT Sport Release Date

BY Joel Tam

Finally, the long-awaited GT Sport, the latest iteration of the PS Gran Tourismo series has an official release date.


Set to release on 17 October 2017, GT Sport is finally coming to PS4 with more cars, extra gameplays and of course, even better graphics.

Get ready to knock your eyeballs out! GT Sport will be boasting full compatibility with the best imaging technologies available today. Optimised with 4K, 60fps, HDR and Wide Color to support HDR TV signal formats, a True HDR workflow was specially established in order to maintain true HDR and wide color processing from the initial material capturing processes to the final output. Promising a level of realism never seen before, even when viewed on a conventional TV set.

Realism will also be reflected in the sound. As the interior of a car is usually filled with a variety of sounds from the engine, transmission, exhaust, road, wind and more - a sound simulator has been developed in collaboration with the audio technology department of Sony Corp in order to recreate an ‘optimal sound’ that even takes into account the mechanism behind human aural recognition.

We all love the variety of cars in GT, so the new one will have a total of over 150 cars that have been recreated for the game. Using high-tech 3D modelling software to produce the highest precision models in the world. From the curves of the body, edges, spacing between body panels to the headlights and turn signals, every detail of the car has been precisely formed.

Then there are the tracks. From high speed ovals to an urban expressway, 17 locations are provided with 28 different layouts. Including popular real life race circuits, oval tracks, dirt tracks set in nature and an urban expressway based on public roads, a large variety of tracks will leave you glued on with hours of driving pleasure. The True HDR workflow has enabled the recreation of light and colours, making it possible to drive the tracks in a large variety of daylight and sky conditions.

There is now even a Physics Simulator. Balancing both realism and ease of driving, Gran Turismo has performed technical support for cars racing in the real life Nürburgring 24 hour race as well as the LMP1 class of the Le Mans 24 hour race. This ensures a combination of both the real and the virtual data that makes the game all the more realistic.

New social features also allow for all that fun to be shared. A gallery in which you can display content you have created, a timeline of you and your friends’ activities including replays, photos, livery sets and decals can be shared between friends now.

More cars! Brand central allows you to get up close with your favourite brands and you can of course purchase cars here, see the history of these brands from their birth until present day, and even enjoy premium movies made by each of the respective car companies.

Those of you who love to share glamour shots of your cars against some epic backgrounds can make use of Scapes, which features a new format of game photography. Once again, a product made possible from the True HDR workflow and physics based rendering technologie, each photo spot contains all the light energy information of that scene as data. With a wealth of information and spacial data, it is now possible to ‘place’ cars into real world photographs.

With more tech put into VR these days, it's no surprise that GT Sport boasts this feature as well. VR DRIVE provides the user with a 360 degree 3D environment to experience. There is a dedicated VR Drive mode in the Arcade Mode where you can drive one on one races as though you are really sitting in the driver seat, surrounded by a real car interior.

We obviously can't wait for mid October to arrive. So stay tuned to get more updates on how you can get your hands on the latest PS4 GT Sport!