Gran Turismo Sport finally has a release date, and we can all look forward to playing polyphony digital’s latest racing simulator. In order to help with the wait, Sony Interactive Entertainment showcased some live gameplay played during a stage event at Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong.
First of all, we get to see two races driven by a local internet celebrity.
The first race showcsased is on the Tokyo Expressway, driving a relatively mild Subaru WRX GR.B Rally Car.
The second race is when things get spicy. The talkative host gets on the Nürburgring 24h circuit (which includes the grueling Nordschleife and the F1 track), and selects a Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo and Professional race difficulty. This definitely proves to be a bit too much him. Impressively, he drives the whole 15.5 miles of the track, from wall to wall. That’s some stubborn determination right there.
Unfortunately, said determination didn’t help him finish even the Döttinger Höhe straight without crashing. I’ll tip my hat to you if you manage to watch it all from start to end. It’s pretty painful.
I guess this could be considered on a similar level to Forza Motorpost 7‘s drunk driving livestream from a few days ago. The difference is that this one didn’t have the excuse of being intoxicated at the controller.
Luckily, third time is a charm, and for the third race we return to Tokyo Expressway. Yet, this time around the host left the wheel to a better driver from the audience (and moved to cheering and commenting through the whole thing), and we get to see a much smoother ride. We also take a look on the game’s assist and driving options.
Gran Turismo Sport launches on October 17th in North America, and on October 18th in Europe. Sony Interactive Entertainment also recently announced that Asia will get the release on October 17th as well, with Chinese language support.