Gran Turismo Sport had anything but a fairytale launch. In the month leading up to its release, the lack of offline/single player campaign became apparent. And, man, fans were not happy. But it appears those concerns and criticisms didn’t fall on deaf years as the issue is going to be rectified via a huge update next month. Well, if you don’t ask you don’t get, right?
The patch scheduled for December will deliver the much loved and sorely missed tournaments of old, dubbed the GT League. Though it sports a different name, we are assured this is the GT Mode of old. A selection of challenging cups will be available to test the left-foot braking prowess of all. Young or old. Beginner or pro. Endurance races will also be added to the selection, which we are informed will be added to during 2018.
However, that is not all. As it is the season to be jolly, Polyphony are also gifting their “drivers” a number of new cars for free. And the first three new additions will be track ready next week. As of November 27th, the ISO Rivolta Zagato VGT, the Audi R18, and the Shelby Cobra 427 will be added to the roster.
They will drop in the next update, Patch 1.06, that will also bring with it offline capability for the Livery Editor, Scapes and Campaign modes. But we must point out that internet access will still be required to save your progress.
Those three cars are only the beginning as another twelve will go live in December. And, again, they’ll be free. They will be part of the December update, and are:
- Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II (R32)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R V・spec II Nür (R34)
- Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
- Lamborghini Countach LP400
- Ferrari F40
- Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
- KTM X-BOW R
- Suzuki Swift Sport
- Volkswagen Sambabus Typ 2 (T1)
- Chris Holstrom Concepts 1967 Chevy Nova
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3)
By next March, a total of fifty new cars should have been added. But Polyphony has plans that extends beyond the next chocolate egg appreciation week, with a selection of new tracks on the horizon.
We have to say, all of these updates will surely add up to one heck of a game. Perhaps it is a shame that they were missing on launch, but at least they’re on their way. This news coupled with our report of a price drop in a German store could boost the sales of Gran Turismo Sport further, and make it a greater rival against genre brethren Project Cars. Though with 25 million driving hours already clocked up by players, maybe it’s already going toe to toe with the enemy.
Oh man, we love that Shelby! Are you already laying down rubber in Gran Turismo Sport? Are you turbocharged about the news of free cars and a single player campaign? Or has the game left you slowly deflating, making a return to its pits difficult? Let us know.