After what seems like an inordinately long absence (even though it really was not, the last game in the franchise only launched two years ago), Gran Turismi is back. Maybe the reason it feels like it was gone for so long is because it has been a very long time since last Gran Turismo was good, or, well, relevant. But now, the new game looks like it will completely reboot the entire franchise.
It’s called Gran Turismo Sport, and it seems to be almost like a reboot of sorts for the franchise. The game will include two flagship FIA championships running simultaneously throughout the year, with one being the Nations Cup, where a player represents their country, and the other being the Manufacturer’s Cup, which sees a player supporting their favorite manufacturer in the series. Gran Turismo Sport will also see winners of these tournaments getting awarded at FiA award ceremonies at the end of the year, alongside actual FiA championship winners such as Lewis Hamilton- the result of an unprecedented partnership that Polyphony Digital struck with FiA.
It also helps that the game looks absolute gorgeous- seriously, for a minute, I didn’t even realize that I was seeing game footage, it looked like footage from actual races.
Gran Turismo Sport will be getting a beta test early next year. Presumably the launch will follow some time next year too. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage and information.