Gran Turismo Sport

GT Sport’s Post-Launch Updates Add New Free Cars, GT League Campaign, and More

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 5, 2018
Gran Turismo Sport

GT Sport’s Post-Launch Updates Add New Free Cars, GT League Campaign, and More

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 5, 2018

Sony has revealed its roadmap for upcoming Gran Turismo Sport content for the remainder of 2017, as well as early 2018. The free updates revealed include new cars, an extensive GT League campaign mode, the addition of new offline features, and more.

With more than 26 million hours of gameplay around the world over the first few weeks of GT Sport since launch, developer Polyphony Digital aims to expand the experience with Patch 1.06 in November and the introduction of GT League in December.

New Audi R18 makes its debut in GT Sport.

From November 27th, Polyphony Digital will roll out new cars to GT Sport, with three unique models leading the way:

  • ISO Rivolta Zagato VGT
  • Audi R18
  • Shelby Cobra 427

In addition to the new cars, the patch dropping on November 27th will also enable offline access for the Livery Editor, Scapes and Campaign modes. However, you will still need an internet connection to save your progress, which is a shame, as if you quit the game before it connects to the server and saves your data, you will lose whatever you did over the timeframe you were playing offline.

A fine classic returns in GT Sport with the Shelby Cobra 427.

Polyphony Digital also said there will be “various tweaks and adjustments to balance the gameplay” included in this update.

Coming in December as part of another free update, fans can look forward to the new single-player experience called ‘GT League.’ Based on the classic ‘GT Mode’ campaign of previous titles in the franchise, players can look forward to racing through a series of cup competitions from beginner to pro levels. They can even partake in endurance races!

The below screenshots should give you an idea of what to expect from this mode once it rolls out worldwide in December, but Polyphony Digital has teased that additional races will be added to these leagues in 2018.

The new GT League experience coming soon to Gran Turismo Sport.

In addition, the following 12 cars will also be added to Gran Turismo Sport in December’s free update:

  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II (R32)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II Nür (R34)
  • Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • Lamborghini Countach LP400
  • Ferrari F40
  • Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • Suzuki Swift Sport
  • Volkswagen Sambabus Typ 2 (T1)
  • Chris Holstrom Concepts 1967 Chevy Nova
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3)

These cars come at no additional cost to the player, and will simply be available to purchase in Gran Turismo Sport using in-game credits. In fact, Sony says players can expect a total of approximately 50 cars from now to March 2018, and teased that content updates will continue beyond March as well.

A sneak peek at the new cars coming in December to Gran Turismo Sport.

Polyphony Digital also revealed that new tracks will be coming to Gran Turismo Sport as well, but didn’t specify when they will be added, and if they will come at an additional cost. With online racing being a core focus of Gran Turismo Sport, it would make sense for Sony to add these tracks for free to the game in order to avoid splitting the player base.

Sony has yet to confirm what new tracks players can look forward to, but we’re sure the wishlists are substantial. From Imola to Silverstone, as well as Indianapolis and Tsukuba Circuit, there’s a bunch of circuits we’d love to see added into Gran Turismo Sport.

The ISO Rivolta Zagato VGT is another unique Gran Turismo race car.

GT Sport launched on October 17th, 2017 for PlayStation 4. It’s the first entry in the long-running racing series to make its debut on Sony’s latest console. It also takes advantage of PS4 Pro with Dynamic 4K and HDR features, as well as PlayStation VR with a virtual-reality tour experience. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with all future Gran Turismo Sport announcements as they happen, so keep it on FullThrottle for the latest.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.