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Gran Turismo Sport's big new update introduces microtransactions

Gran Turismo Sport's big new update introduces microtransactions

Plus an all-new track and Lewis Hamilton's title-winning Mercedes.

Gran Turismo Sport's big July update - which brings Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 4 racer up to version 1.23 - has just dropped, bringing with it new cars, a new track and, for the first time with this particular iteration of Gran Turismo, microtransactions that allow players to buy existing cars within the game.

The headline addition is an all-new fictional track, Circuit de Sainte-Croixe, which comes in three different layouts (or six in total if you count the reverse versions). The ability to add decals to racing suits and helmets has also been added, and when it comes to new cars the star is doubtless the Mercedes AMG W08, which took Lewis Hamilton to last year's F1 title.

A potentially controversial addition is that of microtransactions, though while they're not live in Europe just yet - they hit 2nd August - they've rolled out in other territories. In Japan the prices go from 100 yen up to a peak of 300 yen - which is around Ł2 - for all cars that are under 2m in-game credits, with the more luxurious cars in Gran Turismo Sport still having to be earned.

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Version 1.13 of Gran Turismo Sport has just gone live, and it brings with it a bevvy of new cars as well as some online fixes and a selection of new track layouts. Perhaps more importantly, given the online focus of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, it introduces some amendments to how driver conduct is policed in multiplayer races.

Lewis Hamilton is to star in Gran Turismo Sport

Inspector Lewis' racing line.

Lewis Hamilton, three-times Formula 1 world champion (and in all likelihood a four-times world champion, unless there's a miracle for Sebastien Vettel in the tail-end of this year's campaign), is to play a starring role in Gran Turismo Sport.

Gran Turismo Sport gets a new (and final) release date

Gran Turismo Sport has a new release date, and this one's for keeps. Maybe.

Originally planned for release last November, the series has since stuck to its traditional penchant for delays, being pushed back to this year. And now we have a day - October 18th - when we can play developer Polyphony Digital's PS4 debut.

Gran Turismo Sport debuted last May, and didn't look too impressive upon its reveal. Great strides have been made since, with a closed beta showing how much progress has been made, and the fresh emphasis placed on online racing could well help give the series a refresh. Will it be enough to see off competition from Project Cars 2 and Forza Motorsport 7, both of which are also releasing later this year? Only time will tell.

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Gran Turismo Sport gets a new release window

And this one looks like it's final. Plus a gorgeous new trailer.

Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony Digital's long-awaited debut on the PlayStation 4, has had its final release window announced, with the online-focussed driving game coming out this autumn.

Gran Turismo Sport's unveiling, it's fair to say, left much to be desired. Polyphony's long-awaited PlayStation 4 debut was accompanied by an underwhelming build of this stripped-back racer, and it looked far from the delights we've seen in the likes of fellow PS4 exclusive DriveClub.

Gran Turismo Sport out 18th November

Introduces livery editor, features 137 premium cars and 19 locations while VR support in from launch.

Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony Digital's debut on the PlayStation 4, will come out later this year with a release date in the UK of 18th November.

Gran Turismo Sport is not Gran Turismo 7

And Sony's confident people will be playing Gran Turismo on PS4 next year.

Gran Turismo Sport, the newly announced PlayStation 4 driving simulation from Polyphony Digital, is not Gran Turismo 7, Sony has confirmed - though Sony insists it'll be more substantial than the Prologue games that have prefaced mainline Gran Turismo games in the past.