After several teases, Polyphony Digital has released the
July Update for Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4. This one introduces a
selection of stunning race cars and classic automobiles, as well as an all-new
track location with three unique layouts, fresh GT League events, and microtransactions
that allow you to purchase over 200 of GT Sport’s vehicles as downloadable
content from the PlayStation Store.
The July Update for Gran Turismo Sport introduces seven
all-new spectacular vehicles to the game, including the momentous 2017 Mercedes
F1 racing machine that saw Lewis Hamilton win the Formula 1 championship last
year. Hamilton has worked with Gran Turismo in the past and has even appeared
in promotional videos with Gran Turismo franchise creator and Polyphony Digital
president, Kazunori Yamauchi.
As well as the Mercedes Formula 1 race car driven by
Hamilton, there’s also a selection of legendary Ferraris and K-Cars to discover
in this release, which represent a unique side of Japanese car culture. Below,
you can have a look at the complete line-up:
As well as the seven new race vehicles, the July Update for
Gran Turismo Sport also allows you to purchase cars using real-world currency. All
vehicles within the game that cost less than 2 million credits can be purchased
from the PlayStation Store as microtransactions. Polyphony Digital says that
there are no cars only available for cash, and nothing will change in the way
players currently earn and unlock cars either.
In addition, the most expensive vehicles in Gran Turismo
Sport remain exclusive to purchases using in-game currency. Therefore, drivers
will still have to prove their skills and ability out on the track to earn
enough credits and unlock the best cars in the game. The new micro-payment
system will be available in Asian and American regions today before going live
in EMEA and Oceania regions on August 2nd, 2018.
The Sainte-Croix Circuit is an all-new fictional circuit
being introduced into Gran Turismo Sport with the July Update. This one is
based on the scenic Lake of Sainte-Croix in the Provence region of France. It’s
a 10-kilometre course with three distinct layouts that offer tricky radial
corners with long straights, requiring a high level of driving skill to achieve
fast lap times. The track also tests the adaptability of drivers, Polyphony says.
Furthermore, all three variants of the Sainte-Croix Circuit
can be enjoyed and raced in reverse, which allows for six unique configurations
of this track in total.
The July Update for Gran Turismo Sport also introduces three
new events for the GT League campaign mode. These include the Light Weight K
Cup, the Nostalgic Car Festival, and the Mercedes AMG Grand Prix. Below, you
can find the full rundown of all three events:
In addition, new rounds have been added to the following
events to complete: F150 Raptor Survival (Beginner League), 4WD Challenge
(Amateur League), Vision Gran Turismo Trophy+ (Professional League), and
Porsche Cup (Endurance League).
Furthermore, the Circuit de la Sarthe has been added to the ‘Circuit
Experience’ within the campaign.
With the July Update for Gran Turismo Sport, painters will
now be able to apply decals to their racing suits and helmets and create custom
liveries for them, which will appear across races, photos and the in-game user
interface. Previously, you could only change the colour of these, but now the
community will be able to make them to share online with the entire GT Sport fanbase.
Photographers can also place drivers into various Scapes
backgrounds within the ‘Scenes Containing People’ collection, which is a new
section within Spots. There’s also new Scapes spots that have been added to the
‘Tokyo Outer Ring Road, Chiba’ collection.
Discover the cars, content and features of the July Update
today for Gran Turismo Sport. Whether you’re checking out the new vehicle
additions, painting driver helmets and suits or racing on the Sainte-Croix
Circuit, this update offers a lot to check out. It’s available to download now
on PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide, and you can check out the full
official patch notes for the full rundown of changes, improvements and
Whilst the addition of microtransactions will surprise many,
especially after last week’s
announcement from Turn 10 Studios that it will not be adding in-game
micro-payments to Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 4, the rest of the update
is sure to please many diehard racing fans – especially with Lewis Hamilton’s 2017
Mercedes-AMG F1 race machine being introduced to the game. Furthermore, the new
Sainte-Croix Circuit and Livery Editor features are sure to be considered
welcomed additions by all.
The last content update for Gran Turismo Sport arrived in
May and it introduced
the Circuit de la Sarthe with a host of race cars in celebration of the 24
Hours of Le Mans in June. Polyphony Digital also recently debuted a new companion app for the game on iOS and Android devices. For
more on Gran Turismo Sport in the future, keep it locked to FullThrottle Media.
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