The latest update for GT Sport is now live and ready to download and install on your PS4. But what does the new update bring? A fair bit of new stuff, actually.
The big news with this update is that there are nine new cars to get to grips with. The full list is down below along with the GT Sport 1.28 patch notes.
If you’re not interested in new cars (?!?!) then the new track should get you a little more excited. The fan-favourite Fuji Speedway has been added to the game at no cost. There’s the traditional version of the track as well as the shortcut version, both of which are playable in reverse. So really that’s four new ways to race – not bad.
There are also three new GT League events aimed at all levels of racing fans, from beginner to amateur to pro. Again, you’ll find these listed down below with the patch notes.
To be fair to Sony and Polyphony Digital, the post-release support for GT Sport has been really, really good. If you’ve sat this one out until now, I’d say it’s worth a go, especially seeing as the game itself is often really cheap on the PlayStation Store as well as Amazon and local retailers.
Here’s the official patch notes for GT Sport update 1.28 on PS4:
New Cars: The following 9 cars have been added:
- Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 carrozzata da ZAGATO CN.AR750106 ’65
- BMW M3 GT (BMW Motorsport) ’11
- Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe ’06
- Honda NSX Type R ’92
- Mazda RX500 ’70
- Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX TwinTurbo 2-seater (Z32) ’89
- Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster ’60
- Porsche 911 GT3 (996) ’01
- Porsche 911 GT3 (997) ’08
Tracks: The “Fuji Speedway” track has been added in 2 different layouts:
- Fuji Speedway F
- Fuji Speedway GT
Campaign Mode: The following events have been added to the “GT League”:
- Beginner League: “The Passion of Dr. Wankel”
- Amateur League: “Real Circuit Tours”
- Professional League: “Group 1 Cup”
- “Stars & Stripes” Rounds 4 and 5
- “J-Sport Meeting” Rounds 4 and 5
- “Mercedes AMG Grand Prix Rounds” 4 and 5
- “Gr. 3 Endurance Series” Round 4
“Red Bull Ring” has been added to the “Circuit Experience”.
- Scapes – “Fuji Speedway” has been added to the special featured section.
- Brand Central – “Plymouth” has been added to the America region lineup; – The Racing Kart 125 Shifter has been added to the “Gran Turismo” lineup in the Asia-Pacific region. (The car can be purchased with in-game Credits after completing the Racing Etiquette. It can also be purchased through the PlayStation™Store without completing the Racing Etiquette.)
- Controller – Compatibility for the Fanatec® CSL Elite (for PS4) rev lights has been added; – The frequency and strength of the force feedback vibration when the steering is turned too far have been adjusted.
- Physics Simulation Model – The Tyre Wear value has been adjusted;
Other Improvements and Adjustments
- The handling when steering and the regulation system for the hybrid system on the Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 EQ Power+ ’17 (and its colour variations) have been improved;
- The TCS controls have been adjusted. (U-turns are now easier to do in rear wheel drive cars with TCS set to 2 or higher);
- The amount of grip lost when driving off the track in relation to the debris accumulated on tyres has been adjusted.
- Various other issues have been addressed.
The BoP (Balance of Performance) of the following cars has been adjusted:
- Audi Vision Gran Turismo ’18 [Power Ratio : 85% > 87%]
- Alpine Vision Gran Turismo 2017 [Power Ratio : 107% > 110%]
- Dodge SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.1) [Power Ratio : 87% > 89%]
- HYUNDAI N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.1) [Power Ratio : 94% > 95%]
- Jaguar XJR-9 ’88 [Power Ratio : 88% > 90%]
- Mazda 787B ’91 [Power Ratio : 96% > 98%]
- Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.1) [Power Ratio : 95% > 97%]
- McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.1) [Power Ratio : 87% > 90%]
- Mercedes-Benz Sauber Mercedes C9 ’89 [Power Ratio : 86% > 87%]
- Nissan R92CP ’92 [Power Ratio : 87% > 88%]
- Peugeot L750R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo, 2017 [Power Ratio : 87% > 86%]
- Audi R8 LMS (Audi Sport Team WRT) ’15 [Power Ratio : 92% > 93%]
- Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R ’15 [Power Ratio : 82% > 81%]
- Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 ’13 [Power Ratio : 99% > 98%]
- Peugeot PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) [Power Ratio : 100% > 99%]
- Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3 [Weight Reduction Ratio : 110％ > 109％]
- Audi TT Cup ’16 [Power Ratio : 104% > 105%]
- Bugatti Veyron Gr.4 [Power Ratio : 104% > 103%]
- Ferrari 458 Italia Gr.4 [Power Ratio : 100% > 99%]
- Honda NSX Gr.4 [Power Ratio : 95% > 94%]
- Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 [Power Ratio : 110% > 111%]
- Volkswagen Scirocco Gr.4 [Power Ratio : 91% > 92%]
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)