If you were at World Time Attack Challenge you would have no doubt seen the Gran Turismo Sport activation and hopefully had a chance to test out the super realistic game ahead of its wider release!
With extraordinary graphics and the power of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro system, Gran Turismo Sport forges a new standard for the racing genre. For the first time in franchise history, players can develop their virtual careers on the track with advanced online competition, and the chance to become legends in the FIA GT Championship as certified by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The launch of Gran Turismo Sport marks 20 years of the Gran Turismo franchise. The game has developed greatly since its launch, but right up to its latest incarnation, it has maintained its core values to the letter: that blend of realism and fun, its lifelike looks, and a love of cars and of racing itself that’s proved so infectious that it has inspired a new generation of racing drivers.
At World Time Attack Challenge we celebrated the incredible heritage over the game over the past 20 years, with a Gran Turismo Through the Ages parade. The parade included some of the hottest and best cars from each of the game’s iterations.
We saw a timelime of cars including a Nissan R32 GTR V spec and a Supra 95 RZ from Gran Turismo One, Lamborghini Gallardo, Honda S2000, KTM X Bow and McLaren 720S. We were also lucky enough to have some special drivers take part with the one and only Drift King, Keiichi Tsuchiya, in a rare 2017 Honda NSX.
Also taking part in the parade was 2015 international Nissan GT Academy winner and professional driver, Matt Simmons. Matt’s journey from virtual to reality began in his bedroom, playing Gran Turismo on his PlayStation. In 2015, Matt won the international final of the Nissan GT Academy, the culmination of a global contest between gamers aspiring to become real-world racing drivers. His dream of racing cars is now his reality, landing him in the cockpit of a Nissan GT-R GT3 racer.
Now it’s your chance to test out your skills and potentially become the next Matt Simmons with the release of Gran Turismo Sport. Gran Turismo Sport is available now from the PlayStation Store and select retailers starting from $79.95 AUD, available exclusively on PlayStation 4.