VIDEO | PS4 Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 4:50 PM

Learning tracks in GT Sport

Learning tracks in GT Sport

Gran Turismo Sport may be a bit short of content for its launch, but there is still quite a lot to do for those who love to win gold medals. The single player mode proposes to learn the different tracks little by little before asking you to finish one lap in a certain amount of time, so we chose the iconic Nordschleife to test the wheel lent to us by Fanatec for review purposes. The CSL Elite Wheel for PS4 and the CSL pedals we have received make the game even more immersive, but we'll give our detailed impressions in a future article which should be available before Christmas (we have a lot of games to cover on PC, PS4 and Xbox One). Until then, enjoy the following videos as we were playing with low ABS and traction control set to 1. We'll obviously also try the game with no assists at all but it was our very first try with the wheel so we played it safe. Our PS4 Pro was set in 1080p and performance mode when we recorded the footage yesterday, hence the 60 fps replays.
Update: 2 videos added showing the MAggiore track in a race against the AI (medium difficulty).

Circuit - Lessons #1
Circuit - Lessons #2
Circuit - Lessons #3
Full lap (edited)
Maggiore - Race (PS4 Pro)
Maggiore - Replay (PS4 Pro)

All comments

Commented on 2017-10-19 13:30:51
I don't have a PS4 and no intention of getting one but this game looks sooooo fucking good. The more videos you can post the better. Maggiore is my favorite. I hope there's lots more to come.
Commented on 2017-10-19 13:39:32
Hate this camera :D
Commented on 2017-10-19 15:26:32
there's no campaign or championships, sony can keep it
Commented on 2017-10-19 15:42:39
It's a incredible visual game if ya got a 4K screen with HDR. True it's lite on the single player mode (which is just GT training school), I'm having fun with it.
Commented on 2017-10-19 19:27:02
6 real world tracks is abysmal. I dont know about you guys but i already know these tracks off by heart about 10 years ago or more. Honestly PD have majorly dropped the ball here. Maybe in 2 or 3 years time this might be decent.
Commented on 2017-10-19 22:58:44
i think this game needs to flop so changes come to the studio.
Commented on 2017-10-20 10:15:33 In reply to nostradamus
it won't. it'll sell better than the competition as it always does. it's brand is too popular.

i mean, think what you want about it's competitive approach or lack of "civic to super car" career mode, but the reviews are all saying it's the best feeling sim racer at the moment. a flop would maybe give them the wrong idea that the foundation they have is broken, when it's actually the best it's been.

i think they just need a group of vocal people complaining to them on twitter or something that they want a standard collectathon career back, but i imagine that would be present and correct in GT7 anyway so it might be wasted breath. probably easier to accept this spin off online focused GT isn't the GT7 you expected it to be and play something more to your liking instead? it's not like we're short on options when it comes to old style career modes in racers.
Commented on 2017-10-20 11:11:07
Bereft of content, true but it's not like it is there and they chose to leave it to package it in gt7. The reality is that PD take forever but it's not surprising when you've gone as far as modeling individual parts to the point that the cars I test actually had working indicators (that Japanese next level of detail), it's clear that nothing here is half assed and GT sport conceptually is the fastest way of PD getting their cars on the road and in our hands.
Commented on 2017-10-20 14:23:04 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it won't. it'll sell better than the competition as it always does. it's brand is too popular.

i mean, think what you want about it's competitive approach or lack of "civic to super car" career mode, but the reviews are all saying it's the best feeling sim racer at the moment. a flop would maybe give them the wrong idea that the foundation they have is broken, when it's actually the best it's been.

i think they just need a group of vocal people complaining to them on twitter or something that they want a standard collectathon career back, but i imagine that would be present and correct in GT7 anyway so it might be wasted breath. probably easier to accept this spin off online focused GT isn't the GT7 you expected it to be and play something more to your liking instead? it's not like we're short on options when it comes to old style career modes in racers.
The best feeling sim racer to date? haha Korndoggy you must be extremely selective in which reviews you read, Try heading towards sim sites rather than Gamespot or Polygon ;)

This is a great review and by far the best on the net as they get it100% bang on and it's not just a 2-5 minute review they go in proper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAiumRUyy2g

It's the lowest rated GT game of all time but will sell purely on those graphics, PD are smart they know they cannot compete with real sims so they go purely for the cosmetic route which of course works with casual as like you they see the shiny graphics and declare it "the best sim EVERRRRRRRR"

It's a fun arcade/simcade tilte but brandishing it the best feeling is hilarious.
Commented on 2017-10-20 16:54:53
Scaffs initial impressions whom i belive is doing the GT Planet Review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=000Ob7pMyvM
Commented on 2017-10-20 17:24:36 In reply to Xoar
can't listen to that, the guy sounds like a creeper. lol

i'll just assume since you're posting it that's it's generally negative? lol
Commented on 2017-10-20 20:17:52
Lol at korndog always finding the most hilarious ways to defend all things Sony. If the newest Forza was an always online no dynamic weather bare bones career with only standard online he would rake it over the coals but it’s ocean of flaws are magically explained away because it’s sony. I bought the game b/c I’m a racer junkie but this game is definitely a lacking title compared to what it should have been. The gameplay is pretty good but it has a lot of short comings. I really hope they leave this approach and go back to more traditional structures for GT7
Commented on 2017-10-20 20:21:38 In reply to Xoar
The fella at the end of that first review states that it's "second to none" when it comes to the pick and play value of it. That's more or less what Korndog was saying.

I do agree though, if they are going for the accessible arcade/sim route, then really here they should have just went all out for sim, given the nature of the game they were aiming for, which is purely just racing against other people with a limited selection of race cars.

I'd much prefer it they stuck to what the series was best known for, or at least when I last played it, which was back on A-Spec, and have it as a single player experience with all the latest cars, and classics, for the petrol heads. I loved that about the originals. Picking up a second hand old banger and then souping it up, giving it a wash, paint job, some new wheels, a spoiler. Simple times, but great. Well, its obvious PD now longer have the resources to do this. The modern industry has caught them by the balls, unfortunately. I'd very much imagine that the trade off for 1000+ vehicles to have high end models with interiors would come at a massive cost, and most of all, the nice lighting and shaders and replays and all that would take a dent.
Commented on 2017-10-21 00:00:27 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
can't listen to that, the guy sounds like a creeper. lol

i'll just assume since you're posting it that's it's generally negative? lol
Nope its not generally negative neither of them are.
Commented on 2017-10-21 00:04:34 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
The fella at the end of that first review states that it's "second to none" when it comes to the pick and play value of it. That's more or less what Korndog was saying.

I do agree though, if they are going for the accessible arcade/sim route, then really here they should have just went all out for sim, given the nature of the game they were aiming for, which is purely just racing against other people with a limited selection of race cars.

I'd much prefer it they stuck to what the series was best known for, or at least when I last played it, which was back on A-Spec, and have it as a single player experience with all the latest cars, and classics, for the petrol heads. I loved that about the originals. Picking up a second hand old banger and then souping it up, giving it a wash, paint job, some new wheels, a spoiler. Simple times, but great. Well, its obvious PD now longer have the resources to do this. The modern industry has caught them by the balls, unfortunately. I'd very much imagine that the trade off for 1000+ vehicles to have high end models with interiors would come at a massive cost, and most of all, the nice lighting and shaders and replays and all that would take a dent.
No Korndog said it was the best feeling sim racer ie closest to reality wigh how it plays. I do agree it is very pick up and play and as i said after the open beta it is a fun game to play if your not wanting to get to serious. It is the easiest sim to jump in but its not really a sim compared to AC, Pcars, iRacing etc etc which all "feel" vastly superior
Commented on 2017-10-21 06:31:07
This is the best looking game and I do not have a HDR TV. Sounds are huge improvement, so can't complain the livery editor is a great addition and gameplay is amazing as always. I would say this is good game that could have been great.

The cars and track are also enough. I need more GT tracks than real one TBH but le man track missing is weird. I hope that will be a free update. Daytona, laguna seca too lol. GT6 IMO had the best tracks for its time. Also we need GT mode back. Not everyone wants to play online. If they can update this game with GT mode and more content that would be great. I doubt weather and day/night cycle will be added sadly
Commented on 2017-10-21 14:43:46 In reply to Nietzsche
Yet he is right about the sales thing. I want it to flop so hard. I'm not touching it because of this forced online thing and practically no proper GT single player but thankfully I knew about this since earlier in the year when they put all the info on the official website.

But you have to admit, it is still hilarious how the worst GT game ever will still probably sell more than all the Forza games released so far this gen. Such is the way with PlayStation fans and their dedication to supporting their 1st party releases (or the masses who are in for a shock when THEY find out there is no proper campaign mode in the game).

And GT has ALWAYS been the best handling out there when it comes to sim racers. How anybody can deny that is just insane.
Commented on 2017-10-21 15:17:40
GT Planet Review is up

https://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-sport-playst...
Commented on 2017-10-21 18:53:23 In reply to marker
Posted by marker
This is the best looking game and I do not have a HDR TV. Sounds are huge improvement, so can't complain the livery editor is a great addition and gameplay is amazing as always. I would say this is good game that could have been great.

The cars and track are also enough. I need more GT tracks than real one TBH but le man track missing is weird. I hope that will be a free update. Daytona, laguna seca too lol. GT6 IMO had the best tracks for its time. Also we need GT mode back. Not everyone wants to play online. If they can update this game with GT mode and more content that would be great. I doubt weather and day/night cycle will be added sadly
I have a feeling they're gonna patch in wearher effects on one of it's future updates. It's wierd it wasn't included.
Commented on 2017-10-21 20:14:39
Looks like it’s getting the same reaction halo 5 got by taking out couch co op. Seems lots of user reviews are full of people pretty irate about the changes. It’ll be interesting to see how PD react.
Commented on 2017-10-22 05:26:18 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
GT Planet Review is up

https://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-sport-playst...
nice non bias review. Good stuff
Commented on 2017-10-22 11:14:39 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
nice non bias review. Good stuff
Yeah, excellent review. Very fair score. The next game will need to have a campaign mode and will likely score higher.
Commented on 2017-10-22 23:55:03 In reply to andrewsqual
Posted by andrewsqual
Yet he is right about the sales thing. I want it to flop so hard. I'm not touching it because of this forced online thing and practically no proper GT single player but thankfully I knew about this since earlier in the year when they put all the info on the official website.

But you have to admit, it is still hilarious how the worst GT game ever will still probably sell more than all the Forza games released so far this gen. Such is the way with PlayStation fans and their dedication to supporting their 1st party releases (or the masses who are in for a shock when THEY find out there is no proper campaign mode in the game).
It helps that a GT release is an event Forza every year makes it alot less apealing.
Commented on 2017-10-23 00:46:11
What surprises me is the progress PD has made, the fundamentals of racing games is here and in spades. It is unquestionably the prettiest racer to date a sentiment I never thought I would’ve said when I saw this and forza on XBX at e3. Physic are enjoyable and there’s alot of nuance to enjoy. And it’s kind of dark soulsesque in the approach PD has taken in almost bullying you into online racing you find yourself wanting to improve in aless arbitrary way, things like no rewinds and minimal driving line are all things that encourage you to discover the joy of driving.

But all that being said I still think it is ridiculous and appaling to create a game fundamentally this good and yet neglect so many gamers.

This game is useless to any non psplus user which isn’t free by the way so add that to the cost of purchasing the game.
The game is useless to single player gamers
The game is useless if you hate online (not the same as above point)
The game is actually quite useless on a pad
The game is useless if you like car modding or collecting

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