Here’s Your First Look at GT Sport Using PS4 Pro & PSVR

More details are quickly leaking out of the dedicated PS4 Pro event, held yesterday and today in London, England. For GT Sport, we’ve already heard confirmation that the game will support both 4K (through upscaling) and HDR, as well as the PlayStation VR peripheral. Today, we’ve got our first glimpse at all of the above, coming to us care of Adam ‘Grizwords’ Mathew, Editor of Official PlayStation Magazine Australia.

The video up top is running on — naturally — a PS4 Pro. While the short blast down the Nürburgring’s back straight doesn’t look much different to what we’ve seen in previous off-screen videos, that’s largely down to the limitations of Youtube. As we detailed yesterday, HDR is a technology that needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate.

The game is running in 4K mode as well, which uses a 1800P checkerboard approach. This may not be noticeable via off-screen videos, but will make a sizeable impact in-person for those with 4K-capable televisions.

Two other important takeaways here: the confirmation of the road-going McLaren 650S first spotted in the PSVR ad, and what appears to be a proper bonnet/hood view. Rejoice!

Up next is our first in-game look at VR, featuring the ND-generation MX-5 exploring Willow Springs. The heads-up display is comparatively minimal to what we’ve seen from regular versions of GT Sport, adopting a very Driveclub-esque approach of having secondary info floating across the centre console. From the short clip, the movements look very natural.

Stay tuned, as there’s a whole lot more GT Sport news coming down the pipeline today. You can always swing by our GT Sport forum section to discuss all the latest news with the community.

Thanks to queleuleu for first posting the videos!

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Comments (13)

  1. Ben Rogue

    That hood view does look good, but we know how inconsistent PD are with this view,so it could just be one of the ‘good ones’… Head tracking looked smooth in VR, while vehicle details looked great, track detail is just okay

  2. RaceFuchs

    Oh my. I just read that Kaz confirmed that GTSport will NOT be fully playable in VR and there will be some VR Tour mode instead. MASSIVE disappointment inbound…

  3. Milouse

    The PSVR won’t be compatible with the whole game, it’s only a limited experience in a dedicated game mode.

  4. RaceFuchs

    I have to say, the thought of playing GT Sport on a 4K HDR screen is exciting. The thought of playing this game in VR is even better. Unfortunatly, i dont own PSVR, neither a 4K HDR TV or an PS4 Pro. Getting all of this next year might be a bit nuts, but GT Sport could be THE killer app for PSVR. At least the perfect excuse for me to get one.

  5. K_Soze

    Without Fanatec wheel support… useless XD

    It is sad because i use to play a lot GT5 Prologue, GT5 and I platinumed GT6.

    Instead of thinking about a PS4 Pro, I bought a PC and a HTC Vive so now it is 100% AC VR.

    But I will miss some GT series aspects.

    The end of an age.

    1. Die_Birdy_Die

      no game is PS4 Pro exclusive. They made that very clear and E3.

      The promise of double the graphics power suggests we’ll be getting some amazing games in the future, but Sony has previously told developers the the PS4 Pro cannot have “exclusive” games of its own; all software must work on the older hardware, be it the original PS4 or the slimmer 2016 model.

      However, games will be allowed to have Pro-exclusive improvements such as higher-res textures, better resolutions and improved frame rates, provided they still run at an acceptable pace on the original console.

      “Pro-Enhanced” versions of PS4 titles can be identified by the following logo on packaging. Our guess is the same information will appear on the PlayStation Store alongside digital titles.


  6. celtiscorpion73

    I like the VR on Willow. Looks very interesting. Still not convinced to get a new PS4 and this game though.

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