Yet another free update is on the way for Sony’s Gran Turismo Sport, though not all of its new features are so cheap.
For starters, there’s the usual assortment of new cars. Fans of March’s update, which added the Gran Turismo F1500T-A, will be pleased to know that the Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 2017 (Gr.X) also makes its way into the game with this update, bringing us that bit closer to a VR F1 racing game. There’s also the Daihatsu Copen Active Top ’02 (N100), Honda Beat ’91 (N100), HONDA S660 ’15 (N100), Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT ’62 (Gr.X), Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car (Gr.3) and Mazda 787B ’91 (Gr.1). I’m sure if you know your cars that all means something to you, but it just means shiny new VR playthings to me.
There’s also a new track to race around. France’s Circuit de Sainte-Croix has been digitized and features three configurations that can also be played in reverse.
Perhaps the most important addition, though, is microtransactions. Once the update hits, all of the game’s existing cars that cost less then 2,000,000 in-game will be available to purchse on the PlayStation Store. Based on the screenshot above, a car that costs 184,000 in-game will cost you $0.99 on the store, for example. So, basically, if you don’t want to sink in the time to unlock a particular type of vehicle, you can now just throw down a bit of extra cash to get it straight away. That might be handy for VR users that simply want to try out a specific car.
As usual, all of this new content will be accessible via the game’s limited VR mode, which allows you to either take part in one-on-one races against AI with any car on any track, or race alone in VR time trials, which were also added last March. We’ve always loved how it played, we just wish there was a bit more to it.
No word on the exact date for the update yet but, given that there’s two days left in July, expect it to hit very soon.