Kazunori Yamauchi Details Gran Turismo Sport’s PS4 Pro Support, VR Mode, and More

Kazunori Yamauchi Details Gran Turismo Sport’s PS4 Pro Support, VR Mode, and More

Today, over on the PlayStation Blog, Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi talked about the studios upcoming Gran Turismo Sport, specifically the game’s PS4 Pro support and VR mode.

According to the PlayStation Blog, Gran Turismo Sport on the PS4 Pro will feature “dynamic 4K,” and will target 60 frames per second. Further it will support HDR, and feature an 18 GB VPS uncompressed stream, as well as wide color support.

Yamauchi-san added the following about the game’s PS4 Pro Support, specifically the games 4K support:

“I think the world of 4K and 60 FPS is a pinnacle for the games industry, and to be able to provide that sort of quality on a home console is something special.

All the cars look fantastic in 4K in terms of the detail improvements, but if you look at it from the aspect of HDR and wide color, about 11% of the cars in the real world today don’t fit into the standard color space that was possible in games up until now.

“Cars like Ferrari… it wasn’t actually possible to accurately represent that particular distinctive red in games unless you used the wide color space that’s now available in GT Sport. So the brightly colored cars out there are now going to look perfect in the game.”

Yamauchi-san followed with a bit about the game’s HDR support:

“In order to support HDR compatibility, we had to start with the development for a capable camera because there are no devices out there that were able to capture images in HDR and wide color.

Doing that kind of data gathering wasn’t easy when we first started, so we had to design systems for the camera. In the past we’ve used RGB image sensors, but we had to utilize a spectra base image sensor to capture the proper colors and light that could not be recorded by RGB sensors in the past.”

Lastly, Yamauchi-san talked about the game’s VR support:

“The raw, live feel that you get when you sit in the cockpit of a car using PS VR is something that wasn’t possible in GT before.

All the tracks are very interesting in VR. But we’re letting you explore the environments in virtual reality, via the Photo mode. I think that kind of subtle usage is best for VR.”

Gran Turismo Sport is expected to release for the PS4 sometime in 2017.