Keeping their promise of updating the game continously without microtransactions getting in the way, Polyphony Digital once again rolls out a sizeable update for Gran Turismo Sport as July 2018 draws to a close. While we’re certainly expecting several new vehicles in the game, improvements in other aspects of The Real Driving Simulator have also been implemented.
Of course, we have to start with the 7 new vehicles added to the game, namely:
• Daihatsu Copen Active Top ’02 (N100)
• Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT ’62 (Gr.X)
• Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car (Gr.3)
• Honda Beat ’91 (N100)
• Honda S660 ’15 (N100)
• Mazda 787B ’91 (Gr.1)
• Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ ’17 (Gr.X)
Between the select roster of kei cars and retro machinery, Mercedes’ championship winning Formula One car from last season also makes its presence known in the game. Considering it’s an outlier in terms of performance, the W08 is assigned to the Gr. X class to maintain the game’s balance.
A new fictional circuit is also introduced to the game. Inspired by what appears to be the lush greenery of France, the Circuit de Sante-Croix characterizes itself as a long 9.4 km circuit that interchanges 90-degree corners with several high speed sections. Considering that the circuit is fairly wide, it may prove useful for practicing threshold braking from high speeds towards slow technical corners.
Racing avatars can now be customized with decals – much the same as you would with cars. This means the customization of racing suits and helmets can get all the more creative, giving players another aspect of GT Sport to pour time into. To make the most out of this new feature, players will also be able to incorporate their racing avatars into their photos in Scapes as well.
While GT Sport have done without microtransactions up till now, they’ve already provided an option to purchase vehicles from Brand Central via Playstation Network (PSN). Upon shopping for a new vehicle, an option to select between paying a certain amount of currency vs the standard credits will be shown. So far there have been no PSN-specific vehicles in GT Sport, meaning anything and everything can still be bought with your hard-earned credits.
With GT Sport delivering pinches of new content as 2018 progresses, it looks like Polyphony Digital are well on their way towards making GT Sport an enticing racing game for everyone once again.