‘Gran Turismo Sport’ To Establish A New Benchmark For The Racing Genre

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated Dec 20, 2016 07:14 PM EST

When the first "Gran Turismo" game was introduced back in 1997, it won the hearts of racing gamers as well as critics alike and quickly broke records, firmly setting itself as the new standard for the genre. The title was a commercial success eventually becoming the best-selling PlayStation game and managed to earn several awards. Twenty years later, it looks like the upcoming "Gran Turismo Sport" will be following the footsteps of its distant predecessor and could usher in a new era of racing titles.

When "Gran Turismo Sport" release date finally arrives next year, it will be the thirteenth racing title of the highly successful franchise. Incidentally, 2017 will also mark the 20th anniversary since the first title's debut, a perfect time for intruding another game-changing title, the "GT Sport."

Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi is particularly proud of the 4K display output of the upcoming "Gran Turismo Sport." The game is optimized for the ultra-powerful PlayStation 4 Pro, making it possible to achieve previously unheard of clarity of visual output in gaming.

"GT Sport" will be introducing a 4K, 60 fps, HDR, 18 GB VPS uncompressed stream crystal-clear graphics into gaming. The capability is a historic moment according to Yamauchi as it will be the first time that a video game output exceeds the image quality in movies. While gamers might pay no attention to vivid landscapes and car details during the game, the remarkable details will surely standout during replays or when using the game's Photo mode. In addition, the title earned the bragging rights of finally showing the true hues of Ferrari classic red and and McLaren classic orange, thanks to its wide color support.

"Gran Turismo Sport" will also feature a spectating mode, where players can just watch races between top players from around the world during weekends. It will be broadcast in real time using TV quality cameras with live commentary.

For now, players have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the action. Polyphony Digital is yet to announce an actual "Gran Turismo Sport" release date, although the company is already committed to a 2017 release. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more updates.

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