Watch Gran Turismo Sport in Action on PlayStation VR at Nürburgring

Watch a lap of the challenging Nurburgring 24h track on Gran Turismo Sport, filmed from Playstation VR's social screen at Tokyo Game Show,

on September 22, 2017 3:07 PM

Gran Turismo Sport is playable on PlayStation VR on the show floor at Tokyo Game Show, and today we had a chance to try it.

We even managed to record some footage, even if unfortunately it was not direct feed, but off the social screen connected to the headset.

I played a 1 vs. 1 race on the Nurburgring 24h track, and since it was my first time on the game using PlayStation VR, I played it a bit safe with a Toyota 86 GT. That being said, I still pulled the difficulty all the way up, to get a better feel for the simulation.

The first thing I noticed as a complete newcomer to VR racing (besides a few laps on Driveclub VR last year), is that it does take a bit getting used to it, especially when it comes to getting your eyes off the track and on the dashboard. It’s rather easy to get distracted.

That being said, it was definitely an enjoyable experience, and this is probably one of the games (alongside Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS) that is finally going to tip me over into buying my own headset, which I have procrastinated for quite a while now. I wish I had more time to familiarize myself with the experience, but unfortunately the timer was extra-strict.

You can check out the video below. Incidentally, apologies for the lack of audio, but the booth was really noisy, so there was really nothing interesting to hear.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.