Drift maniac Chris Forsberg has revealed that his Nissan 370Z will appear in GT Sport. The news comes from an Instagram post by the American, detailing a visit from Polyphony Digital to scan the car.
In the post, Forsberg is performing “celebratory donuts” to mark the inclusion of his Z in the series. As a self-proclaimed fan since 1997, he seems very happy to see the machine get the full GT treatment.
As a drift car, the inclusion of the Nissan NOS 370Z in GT Sport is an intriguing one. The title does have a drift mode that was used very sparingly during the game’s campaign. Drift trials can be played outside of this though, and there’s even an achievement for earning a certain amount of drift points. Perhaps this is a hint at the type of DLC that will come to GT Sport? The drift element of the game is severely lacking, so perhaps we’ll get more reasons to use the upcoming Nissan than is currently available.
Polyphony hasn’t said much about a DLC plan for GT Sport since the game’s launch. Prior to this, Yamauchi went on record to say that the aim of any new content would be to add a “wider range” of cars. The addition of a Formula D racer certainly fits this bill — now we’ll just have to wait and see when it will arrive in-game.
With a successful launch behind it, drivers are already starting to look at the future of GT Sport. The online nature of the title means that player retention will be impacted by post-release support in the long term. We can’t wait to see what PD has in store if this is a hint at what to expect.