More cars, more fun: Gran Turismo Sport now has twice as much content as it had at its launch in 2017.
Photo credit: Gran Turismo Twitter
Three years after the launch of Polyphony Digital’s latest product Gran Turismo Sports, the simcade title now offers twice as much content. The news page GTPlanet reported about the increased content in GT Sport on Tuesday. They also nicely backed their article with a graphical illustration which you can see in the Tweet below. Upon launch, the game included 168 different models. With its latest addition, the Mazda RX-Vision GT3, the total number of available cars now stands at 336 cars – which means twice as much variety as before.
But not all of their new vehicles were designed to hit the race tracks to set up a new speed record. GTPlanet also calculated that out of the 336 cars, 101 are race and 67 group X cars. The other half of the virtual garage is occupied by 168 road cars.
Less content means fewer new cars
As you can see on the graph above, the amount of new cars added to the game is getting lower. Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series, already revealed on Twitter earlier this year that updates will be “modest in frequency and volume” in 2020.
So far, the company stuck to this announcement. In January and March, updates did not bring any new content and focused on bug fixes. In February and April, the amount of new content has been lower than ever before only adding the Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 ’10, FIAT 500 1.2 8v Lounge SS ’08 and Nissan 180SX Type X ’96 in February, as well as the Toyota GR Supra RZ ‘20 in April.
GT Sport’s latest update came on May 22, introducing the Mazda RX-Vision GT3. On top of that a Time Trial Challenge and a Livery Design Contest surrounding the new vehicle have been added. The Update 1.59 followed the centenary of the Japanese car manufacturer.
Six months since the last new track
Having more cars available in the game might be fun, but testing them on the same circuits over and over again would become stale eventually. This is why new tracks are just as important to keep a simcade entertaining. Polyphony also stocked up on new raceways over the last three years: GTPlanet noticed that the amount of circuits has been increased by 110%. Originally, there were 39 circuits at 17 locations in the game, while six of them were real-world circuits. Now, there are 43 more circuit variations available to race on.
The latest addition dates back to December 2019 when the American Laguna Seca Raceway made its debut in the game.
Waiting for Gran Turismo 7
While GT Sport might receive fewer content at the moment, it should, however, be emphasized that the simcade came out in October 2017. Yamauchi alread confirmed the development of Gran Turismo 7 in an interview at the Taipei Games Show 2018. So most working power seems to flow into creating new cars for the upcoming title.
If you haven’t checked out GT Sport in a while and missed some of the later additions, make sure to have a look into the video below. Since it is from March 2020, there are two cars missing, but you still get an extensive overview of all options and might find a new vehicle to race a few laps with.