Similar to its predecessors Gran Turismo Sport is a racing game and will include three game modes: "Campaign", "Sports Mode" and "Arcade Mode". Both offline and online racing will feature in the game. The game has been described as different from the "Prologue" titles seen in the past in the series and will feature more content.
Unlike Gran Turismo 5 and 6, the game does not feature dynamic weather system and day-night cycle. However, players still have the option to modify the race's time of day before entering the race.
It will have 177 cars and 27 configurations of 19 locations to race on. For the first time in the series, the game will feature Porsche vehicles included in the game after Electronic Arts had lost their exclusive licensing rights to the Porsche brand (previous Gran Turismo games only included RUF as a substitute).
So I finally decided to start this latest Gran Turismo installment after a run of disappointments (4 & 5, didn't try 6)..
In some ways it's instantly recognisable as a Gran Turismo game; the menus, the music, the graphics, the HUD. In others, it's actually quite different from previous iterations.
For instance, the buying of tuned up parts for your car(s) has pretty much disappeared! You can spend 'mileage points' on a couple of bits, but nothing compared with what it used to be. I suppose I can kind of see why they've done it, as it did start getting somewhat tedious after an initial struggle with in-game currency. It also means that there's more of a focus on the racing itself, and fine-tuning is all the more rewarding if you get it right.