Gran Turismo Sport has just received its July monthly update and it brings new cars, a new track, new events and much more to the game.
Polyphony Digital has done a fantastic job of adding free new content to the game since it launched last November and this month is no different. There are 7 new cars to try out, a new original track, new single player events, new customization options for your driver, and other new changes.
One other new addition that may be controversial to some is the fact that you can now buy select cars with real money on the PlayStation Store. Just to be clear, all of these cars are still just as easy to earn in game as they always have been and it’s limited to cars that are 2 million credits or less. That means you can’t simply go in and buy the fastest cars that cost 20 million in game.
If you want all the details on what’s new then read the full patch notes below.
Main Features Implemented
1. New Cars
– The following 8 cars have been added:
・Daihatsu Copen Active Top ‘02
・Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT ‘62
・Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car
・Honda Beat ‘91
・Honda S660 ‘15
・Mazda 787B ‘91
・Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 2017
・Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ (Color Variation) 2017
– The “Circuit de Sainte-Croix” track has been added in 6 different layouts:
・Circuit de Sainte-Croix – A
・Circuit de Sainte-Croix – A II
・Circuit de Sainte-Croix – B
・Circuit de Sainte-Croix – B II
・Circuit de Sainte-Croix – C
・Circuit de Sainte-Croix – C II
3. Campaign Mode
– The following events have been added to the “GT League”:
・Beginner League “Lightweight K Cup”
・Amateur League “Nostalgic Car Festival”
・Professional League “Mercedes AMG Grand Prix”
・”Raptor Survival” Rounds 4 and 5
・”4WD Challenge” Rounds 4 and 5
・”Vision Gran Turismo Trophy” Rounds 4 and 5
・”Porsche Cup” Round 3
– “Circuit de la Sarthe” has been added to the “Circuit Experience”.
– It is now possible to place driver avatars when taking photos in Scapes. Spots where you can place drivers will have a “Driver Can Be Placed” mark displayed;
– The driver avatar pose can now be changed. New poses can be bought from the mileage store;
– The “Scenes Containing People” collection, a special section of Spots suited for placing drivers, has been added;
– Additional Scapes spots have been added to the “Tokyo Outer Ring Road, Chiba” collection.
5. Brand Central
– It is now possible to purchase cars that cost less than 2,000,000 Cr. through the PlayStation™Store;
– It is now possible to view cars purchased through the PlayStation™Store by checking the “Purchased Content” section on the Brand Central main screen.
6. Sport Mode & Lobby
– When auto driving for a certain period of time, cars will now enter a ghost state;
– “Grid Start with False Start Check” has been added to the list of race starting options;
– The penalty judgement algorithm has been adjusted: Time Penalty added due to collisions will be reduced (please note that the Sportsmanship Rating can drop even without a Time Penalty.)
7. Livery Editor
– It is now possible to apply liveries on Racing Suits and Helmets, for which only colour changes were previously available.
8. Physics Simulation Model
– The Tyre Simulation Model has been adjusted: handling during acceleration, deceleration and cornering have changed;
– The differences in grip power due to tyre temperature variations in races where the “Tyre Wear” option is enabled have been adjusted;
– In “Sport” mode, “Lobby”, and “Custom Race”, the amount of grip reduction when the [Grip Red. on Wet Track/Track Edge] option within the [Race Settings] is set to “Real” has been adjusted. (When set to “Real”, the grip reduction when picking up debris on tyres from driving off track, etc. will be more severe and it will take longer to recover grip compared to before);
– The handling of Formula cars when using the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller has been adjusted;
– With this update of car’s physics simulation model, the rankings of “Driving School”, “Mission Challenge”, and “Circuit Experience” has been reset. (This will not affect a player’s level progression).
– “Brand Central” has been added to “Global”.
Other Improvements and Adjustments
– Fixed an issue whereas decals placed on the “Audi R84.2 FSI R tronic ‘07” were distorted. For more details, please see “Important Information Regarding “Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic ‘07” Livery Data“;
– It is possible to hide or show the “Buy from the PlayStation™Store” button displayed when purchasing cars;
– Various other issues have been addressed.