PS4-Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport Release Date Announced

 
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PS4-Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport Release Date Announced

Highlights

  • Gran Turismo Sport will be available in India from November 16.
  • The game features realistic cars and driving.
  • Gran Turismo Sport is exclusive to the PS4.

Sony has announced when it will release the latest entry in its long-running Gran Turismo racing series. November 15 this year is when the public will get its first taste of Gran Turismo Sport for the PS4 in Asia, Japan, and the US. Europe will be able to play it from November 16 while the UK has to wait until November 18.

For Sony, India falls under its European release schedule, which should see the game available in the country from November 16. As for the price, it will retail for $59.99 or its equivalent in respective territories. What this means is, gamers in India will pay Rs. 3,999 which is what Sony prices its first-party exclusives such as Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne for in the nation.

The news was unveiled at an event for the game in London which also revealed there will be 137 'Super Premium' cars, all 'remodelled from scratch' after Gran Turismo 6.

There will also be 19 locations and 27 layouts such as a Tokyo Express Way based on Japan highways as well as dirt tracks.

In addition there's a new livery editor and the game's photo mode will include landscapes too.

Developer Polyphony Digital is notorious for its long development time between its Gran Turismo games. While the Xbox 360 saw Forza 2, 3, 4, and Forza Horizon, the PS3 just had Gran Turismo 5 and 6. The story seems to repeat itself this generation with Forza 5, Forza Horizon 2, and Forza 6 out on the Xbox One before the first Gran Turismo game for the PS4 was even announced at Paris Games Week last year.

Gran Turismo Sport as it's called will have the same painstaking attention to detail the series is known for and have two FIA cups through the year. Winners of these cups will be felicitated at the same time the winners of the real FIA events are. For Sony, Gran Turismo Sport is way to build the next 100 years of motorsports with the FIA. There's a beta this year and it will support PlayStation VR.

Rishi Alwani

Rishi writes about video games and tech. Legend has it he bleeds pixels.

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