Last month, GT Sport players went without any new content. While Updates 1.54 and 1.55 made way in January, both focused on bug fixes and system tweaks.
The last major update to introduce new toys to throw around the track was Update 1.53 last December. Since then, players anxiously awaited something new to sink their teeth into. That ends next week as Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed an update for the game next week — with new cars to boot.
As you’ll soon see, the teaser image reveals three new vehicles that are on their way to the game.
Update coming next week. This year’s updates are modest in frequency and volume.
— 山内 一典 (@Kaz_Yamauchi) February 23, 2020
As ever, the Tweet reveals an image with the traditional affair of vehicle silhouettes. The car selection is smaller than normal, but they’re all relatively easy to identify. Starting with the elephant in the room, the silhouette on the far right is none other than the Aston Martin DBR9.
The 6.0-liter, V12-powered Aston was confirmed for the game earlier this week. We’ve no doubt the Le Mans winner will find its fair share of usage around the many in-game racing venues. The vehicle up top looks like the Fiat 500, last seen in Gran Turismo 6 back in 2013. Finally, there’s what looks like the Nissan 180SX, yet another car last seen since GT6.
Beyond that, there’s the interesting comment made by Yamauchi confirming updates for the game will be more modest in frequency and volume throughout the year. We already know four cars will make their way to the game this year. These include the Lamboorghini Vision GT due this Spring, a new GT3-Class Mazda, and two more Porsche models.
The comment brings into question a 2016 comment suggesting GT Sport could eventually feature up to 500 cars. With things slowing down, it suggests Polyphony Digital have begun shifting its focus toward the next entry in the franchise.
Perfect timing as well, considering the PlayStation 5 launches later this year. Could we be looking at the next Gran Turismo as a launch title for Sony’s next-gen console? Only time will tell.
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