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Gran Turismo Sport

Polyphony Digital hasn't forgotten about Gran Turismo Sport. The racing simulator has been receiving a little bit of tender, love, and care from the developers since it originally came out back in fall of 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. The game isn't the traditional entry in the series, lacking some of the core components that gamers have come to expect from the series, but Polyphony did compensate with new features like the virtual reality mode for the PlayStation VR. In patch update 1.28 for the PlayStation exclusive, Polyphony outlined a slew of new changes and improvements arriving for the game, including all new vehicles, all new GT League events, and all new tracks to race on. Essentially, anything you felt that the game was lacking will be updated and addressed in the latest patch.

Over on the PlayStation Blog there's a detailed post on everything included in the latest update. Gran Turismo creator and president of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, laid out all the necessary info for patch 1.28, which includes a brand new track. The track is the Fuji Speedway in Japan, which is a high-speed circuit located at the base of Mt. Fuji. The track has a historic record of hosting some of the most iconic races since its grand opening in 1961. The track will be available in two different formats, including the Fuji Speedway F layout, which gives you the full-on experience of everything the twisting speedway has to offer; and there's the Fuji Speedway GT, which is a shortcut layout for those who are short on time.

The GT League has also been updated in Gran Turismo Sport for both beginner and veteran drivers, including three new league options: The Passion of Dr. Wankel, Real Circuit Tours, and the Group 1 Cup. This spans beginner, amateur, and professional league play.

There are also nine brand new vehicles to play around with, including the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2, Carrozzata da Zagato '65, BMW M3 GT '11, Mazda RX500 '70, the Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster '60, the Honda NSX Type R '92, the Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX TwinTurbo '89, the Porsche 911 GT3 '01, the Porsche 911 GT3 '08, and the Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe '06.

You would think that you just witnessed the unveiling of half the roster for a Need For Speed game with those cars being added to the list. It's also nice to see Porsche back in Gran Turismo after the exclusive license finally expired between Electronic Arts and Porsche.

The update is available right now for PS4 owners. So if you've been itching to race across the Fuji Speedway in a Dodge Viper SRT10 like it was 1999, you can do so.

The initial launch of Gran Turismo Sport wasn't quite as illustrious as Sony may have been expecting given that it was more like Gran Turismo Prologue for the PlayStation 3, but Polyphony is intent on keeping the game upgraded and new content rolling out. So if you wanted to check out the game and get in on the goods, now wouldn't be a bad time to do so.