Since its inception, Gran Turismo has been the racing game to beat. Or should that be ‘racing simulation’?
See, while other titles might have offered more action, better damage and greater excitement, none could beat GT to the line when it came to true-to-life racing recreation.
Release dates have slipped and various promises amended or postponed. Now, though, we’ve finally got a closed beta, which points towards a launch in the very near future. What, then, does developer Polyphony have in store? And how will it hold off upstart rivals such as DriveClub?
1. Looks incredible
There’s perhaps a lot more that goes into a good racing game but having the graphics done right can really make the difference. With plenty vehicles made just for GTS, early footage of the game shows GTS to be one of a kind in gaming models.
2. It’s a complete Sim
Graphics, Done. Next, realism. Thankfully, GTS is set to be like its previous versions and make it a whooole lot better.
While the focus may all be in handling, some reports have suggested that each car has its own feel and with the physics and dynamics of the engine one should feel all the bumps, crest and curves in a track.
Yes, a lot of people look for fun, which can be found in the titles as Need for Speed, but there’s a lot of us who want to nail that corner. Maybe even pull of a new move top overtake while keeping the realism of it in mind. Besides, what the next best this to getting a car on the road. Well, we’ll find out soon enough.
3. Its FIA approved (woohoo)
Yes, Yes and add another yes because why not. Couldn’t make your dream come true as a racer, well, now you can (including me). It is FIA certified for e-racing championship. Not only that but there is also an official license that the gamers can earn.
This only points to one thing, GTS is ready to host itself as the largest only multiplayer title under racing. There will be 2 championships: A nations cup and a Manufacturer Cup. Anyone can enter and the winners will progress to a finals that will broadcast live.
4. Lots of tracks….. and a lot more cars
GTS will have around 130 cars and around 19 tracks. Even though if that number doesn’t sound enough, there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing more being added later through DLCs.
There are also concept cars ( about 20 of them) so good chance no ones getting bored anytime soon.
5. Lets go off-road
Well, where do I even begin with this segment. One things for sure, offroading will not be the main focus, not in the initial stages anyway. With several off-road vehicles, GTS is ready to get its hand in some of the dirt( get it, “Dirt”?).
Given the game is not specialized in this segment but given the engine that runs the game, we can hopefully pray that this does takes center stage soon enough.
Official site says the game comes out sometime this year, and my best bet will be somewhere towards the end of this year. Why? look at the dates when the previous versions of Gran Turismo was released. I just hope I’m proved wrong and the game comes out before that though.