In the hours leading up to Sony’s E3 keynote yesterday evening, the Japanese platform-holder carried out a little bout of housekeeping to ensure none of its in-development titles were given short shrift.
That information dump, one which allowed Sony to keep its annual presentation relatively concise, heralded news of a release date for Housemarque’s side-scroller Matterfall (August 15th), along with further announcements for Knack 2 (September 5th), Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (November 10th), and Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony’s long-awaited racing facsimile that it now expected to screech onto PS4 later this year – fall 2017, to be specific.
The studio’s CEO Kazunori Yamauchi, a stalwart of the GT series since ’97, conceded that the dev team isn’t quite ready to commit to a firm date – hence the vague fall 2017 window. But rest assured, the end product is purportedly shaping up to be the best entry in the iconic racing franchise to date.
While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.
Sport is said to run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second – providing you own a PS4 Pro, of course – while there’s also mention of HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. For a franchise that has always existed on the cutting edge of graphics technology, it’s an exciting benchmark, and while GT Sport was originally on course for a late 2016 release, Yamauchi-san has stated in the past that he has no desire to compromise on quality.
Boasting the official licensing from the FIA, GT Sport also brings with it a range of supercars, including that much-touted Red Ferrari.
Gran Turismo Sport is the world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up to bring global, online competitions sanctioned by the highest governing body of international motorsports, the FIA (Federation International Automobile). Create your legacy as you represent and compete for your home country or favorite manufacturer.
It was arguably the centerpiece of Sony’s pre-E3 showcase, and it shouldn’t be too much longer before players can get behind the wheel. Gran Turismo Sport has been pegged for fall 2017, and we’ll keep you right up-to-date as Polyphony’s über-realistic racer approaches the starting grid.