Gran Turismo Sport Will Have Damage and Weather; Polyphony Optimizing for 60 FPS

Yesterday we saw quite a lot of Gameplay of the upcoming GT Sport, but since competitors did not have time to train with the new tracks and cars, there was quite a lot of bumping. Yet, no damage was seen. Luckily, this is going to change.

Producer Kazunori Yamauchi mentioned in an interview on Game Watch that the game has a damage system that already works internally, but it simply wasn’t activated in the build shown in London (which isn’t too surprising, because if it was, very few would have gotten to the finish line on the Nürburgring Nordschleife).

We also learn that the  inclusion of weather is planned, but this time around Polyphony Digital isn’t going to implement dynamic weather, and we’ll be able to select it at the start of the race. This decision was taken because dynamic weather involves a trade off in terms of quality, and the development team decided to prioritize quality this time around.

We also learn that the team is still targeting the 1080p and 60 frames per second combination. Yet, since currently there are areas in which frame rate drops, the objective for future development is to optimize the game in order to have a stable frame rate at 60 FPS.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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