First Look at Rain and Fog in Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport 50 October 17, 2017 by

During our playthrough of GT Sport ahead of our upcoming review, we’ve captured gameplay footage of two of the most requested features of the game: rain and fog.

Ever since Polyphony Digital announced GT Sport would not feature dynamic time and weather, fans have been clamoring for a more definitive answer on what sort of static weather would be in the game. The beta from this past spring showed wet tires in the tuning menu, and the E3 trailer showed a foggy Nürburgring.

We’ve wrapped the campaign mode in the game, and can let you know that both rain and fog are in. There are some caveats, however.

In the case of rain, so far, the only place to experience it is in the gymkhana-like Northern Isle Festival events in Mission Challenge. Demo players will remember that the track surface was damp a la GT3, but the full version adds a light sprinkle to proceedings.

Meanwhile, the foggy Green Hell is an atmospheric treat. It’s not limited to an event — it’s one of the later selectable times of day in Arcade Mode — so you’ll want to head to Circuit Experience to unlock it as quickly as possible.

If you don’t do that, you’ll still run into the foggy weather in the Mission Challenge section of the game. The seventh set of events focuses exclusively on the N24 layout of the ‘Ring, in a move similar to the Mercedes challenge in GT5. Here, you’ll be driving different Gr.3 cars for every sector, and each ribbon will also feature a different time of day.

We’ve recorded events 4–7 from the driver’s perspective, and included the replay of the last one. Check it out below:

Stay tuned for more as the community continues to uncover more of GT Sport.

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