What’s Up PlayStation Nation,
If you’re a racing enthusiast I’m certain many of you have been salivating for a taste of Gran Turismo sport. Well wait no longer as of October 9th PlayStation will release a limited time demo for you to experience prior to the official release of Gran Turismo Sport which is set to release October 17th.
The demo is set to run for free but for a limited time which is from October 9th to October 12th. Also it should be noted that PS Plus users will be able to pre-load the demo as of October 7th. Which means this may be a bit of a hefty download. At any rate the demo will be available for preload October 7th at 8:00am PT, with access to the game on October 9th, at 12:00am PT. For everyone else, download and access to the demo starts October 9th at 6:00pm PT. The demo officially ends October 12th at 8:00am PT.
It should also be noted that the demo has a currency limit of up to 1MM of which can be transferred to the full game upon release. As well any vehicle that you may unlock during your demo play time will be transferable to your main game on October 17th.
This limited time demo will also give fans a in-depth preview of the full game’s features. This demo will be geared toward all levels of drivers, from first timers to 20 year veterans of the franchise. You drive and tune on your own terms, while the new matchmaking system ensures you’re always racing against others of similar abilities.
At the start of the demo, drivers will have the option to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, or Arcade mode. New features such as the innovative Scapes Photography mode and Custom Livery Editor are also available for the very first time. More details for the limited time demo are detailed below via the PS Blog:
In Sport mode, drivers can prove just how fast they are by putting down their fastest lap time. At the end of each qualifying session, it’s an all-out battle against other drivers with similar performance abilities ensuring each race is equal, fair, and highly competitive.
Campaign mode gives players the chance to improve their driving skills across numerous challenges, missions, and circuit experiences. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. As you complete various trial and Daily Workouts, you will be awarded with numerous vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points, furthering your Driver Profile and personal garage.
For those looking to just jump in and drive, the Arcade mode offers a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. You can also race against a friend offline in the classic 2-player split screen mode.
The True HDR workflow and physics-based rendering tech of Scapes must be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. This is not your traditional photo mode as each photo location contains all the light energy information of that scene, enabling you to place your personalized car in hundreds of real world locations.
To round out the demo experience, the Livery Editor allows you to add your own personal touch of customization through numerous logo designs. You can also change the color of the car, wheels, mirrors, hood, spoiler, and much more.
More insider information and videos will be released via GT Academy athletes and more as well in the coming weeks prior to release.
Editors Opinion: Although I’m not a sim racing fan I am open to giving this demo a try. I’m sure more experience GT fans are more informed on this game and are more than satisfied with what is being offered prior to the full game release. I am however interested in seeing this game with the HDR and all intact. And I am more than willing to give the Arcade mode a shot as I am more inclined to playing Arcade racers than Sims.
But enough of my thoughts what do you think. What Features would you like to see for Gran Turismo Sport. Are the offerings enough or would you like to see more implemented for the full game? Comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.