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Gran Turismo Sport will (almost) give you an FIA license for the real world

Gran Turismo Sport will (almos...
Gran Turismo Sport will be on sale in November
Gran Turismo Sport will be on sale in November
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The game modes on the new Gran Turismo game
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The game modes on the new Gran Turismo game
Since 1997, Gran Turismo has been making armchair heroes feel like Ayrton Senna
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Since 1997, Gran Turismo has been making armchair heroes feel like Ayrton Senna
Nations Cup races will let drivers defend theirnation's honor against players from around the globe
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Nations Cup races will let drivers defend theirnation's honor against players from around the globe
Manufacturer Fan races lets you choose yourfavorite brand and race on their behalf
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Manufacturer Fan races lets you choose yourfavorite brand and race on their behalf
Players will be able to work their way throughthe "Beginner's School"
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Players will be able to work their way throughthe "Beginner's School"
GT has always had a great spread of tracks to play with
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GT has always had a great spread of tracks to play with
Even the grain, size and distribution ofeach track's asphalt has been taken into account
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Even the grain, size and distribution ofeach track's asphalt has been taken into account
Gran Turismo Sport will be on sale in November
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Gran Turismo Sport will be on sale in November
Some of the Vision cars in the game
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Some of the Vision cars in the game
The GT team has analyzed the paint-layer structure of the cars in the game
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The GT team has analyzed the paint-layer structure of the cars in the game
There will be 140 cars on offer
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There will be 140 cars on offer
A new "Scapes" mode lets you placecars into famous locations
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A new "Scapes" mode lets you placecars into famous locations
There's a section dedicated to teaching newbies the sportsmanship nuances expected of racing drivers in "Race Etiquette" mode
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There's a section dedicated to teaching newbies the sportsmanship nuances expected of racing drivers in "Race Etiquette" mode
The Mustang GT lovingly recreated in Gran Turismo
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The Mustang GT lovingly recreated in Gran Turismo
The Mustang GT lovingly recreated in Gran Turismo
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The Mustang GT lovingly recreated in Gran Turismo
The AMG GTS in GT Sport
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The AMG GTS in GT Sport
The AMG GTS in GT Sport
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The AMG GTS in GT Sport
The Mazda MX-5 is a global favorite among car fans
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The Mazda MX-5 is a global favorite among car fans
The MX-5 in Gran Turismo
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The MX-5 in Gran Turismo
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Since 1997, Gran Turismo has been making armchair heroes feel like Ayrton Senna. From the PlayStation 1 original to the current PlayStation 3 game, few console titles are able to recreate the racing experience quite like Polyphony Digital's title. We now know where the series will go next, with the announcement of Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4.

Forget about the range of cars, and ignore the graphics for a moment though, because there's something a bit different about GT Sport. It will give you a license for the real world. Having worked your way through the game's campaign mode, completing lessons about racing etiquette along the way, you will be eligible for a FIA Gran Turismo Digital License from your local car club or national motorsports body.

According to the people at Gran Turismo, that license will "hold the same value as a real-life license" if the relevant body grants it based on the information from the game. Over 22 countries have signed up for the program, although details about what sort of real-world testing will be available to back up your digital education are limited.

The game modes on the new Gran Turismo game
The game modes on the new Gran Turismo game

The game itself will offer 140 cars, including the current crop of Vision Gran Turismo concepts we've seen from Bugatti, Hyundai and Mazda, to name a few.

As you'd expect of a new GT iteration, developers have gone to great lengths to make sure cars are lovingly recreated. As well as analyzing the paint-layer structure of the cars in the game, the team has worked to accurately recreate the stitching on the seat fabric.

Landscapes have also come in for some attention, with detail down to the age of trackside trees logged and reproduced. Even the grain, size and distribution of each track's asphalt has been taken into account, for an experience that more accurately captures the differing atmospheres of the world's motorsport hotspots.

Nations Cup races will let drivers defend theirnation's honor against players from around the globe
Nations Cup races will let drivers defend theirnation's honor against players from around the globe

Players will be able to work their way through the "Beginner's School," which covers basics like the correct racing line and braking points, through to a section dedicated to teaching newbies the sportsmanship nuances expected of racing drivers in "Race Etiquette" mode.

Just as it has done in past, the team behind Gran Turismo has worked closely with the FIA to integrate real-world challenges into the game. There will be two "Sport Mode" race series available – Nations Cup and Manufacturer Fan Cup. Nations Cup races will let drivers defend their nation's honor against players from around the globe, while Manufacturer Fan races let you choose your favorite brand and race on their behalf.

Races will be broadcast live, and series winners will be awarded their prizes at the annual FIA prize giving ceremony alongside drivers from the real world.

Finally, a new "Scapes" mode lets you place cars into famous locations and then adjust depth of field, lighting conditions and other photographic elements to create a stunning snapshot.

The game will be on sale from November 18. A video trailer, complete with some gorgeous gameplay, can be seen below.

Source: Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo Sport Gameplay Trailer Captured on PS4

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