Gran Turismo Sport Gets New Gameplay Videos, While Sony Asks for Removal of Direct Feed Ones
More videos of GT Sport have been emerging from the reveal event in London, giving us another look on the game.
We get to see a Mazda MX5 Roadster drifting at Brands Hatch, and a race among Lotus Evoras on the same circuit, courtesy of YouTube user MotoGamesTV. On top of that, user HaloXeon recorded a mix of footage, also including the venue and the surrounding events.
Last, but not least, something peculiar happened. GTPlanet, who also helped hosting the reveal event in London, has been posting several direct feed videos of the game. All of those videos have now been removed upon request from Sony and Polyphony Diogital.
The latest of those videos, that was published just today, has luckily been saved by YouTube user Xanavigtr. We don’t know how long it will be up, but you can enjoy it at the bottom of the post as long as it lasts, showing a Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo lapping the new Tokyo Expressway track.
At the moment the reason for the removal of the videos, which were basically the only fully direct feed footage of the game outside of the original livestream, is unknown. It’s possible that Sony thought that the game is still too far from finished and not representative of the final product, or it may simply be due to formal reasons.
Publishers are often very wary of unedited raw videos of their games posted without commentary. In fact when they send b-roll footage for articles, they pretty much always forbid to post it without edits and commentary added on top of the video, so the reason could be the same here.
That said, this is only my speculation. There is still a ton of gameplay footage out there from the reveal livestream (even if the quality isn’t as good), and that hasn’t been taken down, so your guess is as good as mine.