GT Sport Has Received 103 Free Cars & 32 Tracks Since Release

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by GTPNewsWire, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. r6098

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    It's free but still, it's like buying a burger and you get the ingredients one at a time in different orders. I don't complain, but even when the car list reaches 500 it should have had them since day one. It is still ridiculously incomplete.
     
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    Thank you Sony and PD.
     
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  3. huiop2

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    They are free, no argument here. But hey, it's not like we paid 60 bucks or more just to play the beta (I know, I know, it's not exactly a beta, but given the lack of cars, tracks and a career mode at release it sure as hell did feel like a beta). So I'd say most of us have already paid for the DLCs when we bought the game. So forgive me if I don't feel the urge to say "OMG PD you're the most generous company ever!"

    Still, I love the game, spent a solid 300 hours in it. So don't call me a hater, please?

    This "buying a burger" analogy is spot on!
     
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    There was a career mode in GTSport when it released though, one that is actually much more fun and engaging than the GT League update which is just a rehash of the old career design that has gotten highly stale.
     
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    By career mode did you mean the driving school and circuit experience, because that's all I could find when I bought the game. Or maybe I was not smart enough to find it...anyway, the game still is far from complete and at this rate (8 or 9 cars per month on average) it will take another 2 or 3 years to release all DLCs. That's OK, I just hope PD keep their "promise".
     
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    Why?
     
  7. Sage Ages

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    The pleb's choice. Cultured individuals go for the Daihatsu Storia.
     
  8. FoRiZon

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    Come to think of it, the Ferrari Hypercars are the best example for this.

    On the base game, literally the only Hypercar (F series) were the LaFerrari. Now after all the updates, literally all of the lineups; the 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, and finally the LaFerrari; is here!

    It is actually pretty amazing.
     
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  9. fatkid

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    I knew what I was buying when I purchased GT Sport. An ongoing project with the promise of "free" dlc after paying the fee of what was only on the disc. There were no illusions of this being a full GT sequel. And I knew, at the time, the game wasn't for me, and it might not ever have been. I held out because of what was on there was not sufficient at the time. However, I eventually bought the game for £15 on the day of the release of the Le Mans update, as that was the hook for me, after patiently seeing PD come good on there promise of a steady stream of dlc that was piquing my interest. I sympathise with other GT players who were hoping for something else, but maybe they made an impulse buy based on the GT name and previous sequels, and wrongly perceived at what they were hoping for, rather than actually seeing if GTS offered them what they wanted? And also strongly being swayed by having that need for GT game on the latest PS console can be a very strong pull. Especially it being a Playstation flagship series. Having played the GTS beta and demo and reading a lot about it, before and after release, I knew it didn't offer me enough of what I wanted, and decided not to buy it. When it did, I bought it knowing exactly what I was getting, at that exact time. If at this point you still don't think GT Sport is the game you wanted, then I simply think made the wrong and hasty choice. I myself made an impulse buy with GT6 and my fingers got burnt and I learnt my lesson. And yet I am sure others here enjoyed it. Yes, blame can be laid to some extent at PD's door - the game does have some shortcomings - but no game is perfect. And in this age of internet, details about upcoming games are readily available for buyers to make an informed choice. The dlc content was never set in stone. Luckily for me (and just by chance) I enjoy the content of the monthly dlc. The mere fact it is the complete opposite for some others here is a clear indication you cannot please everyone. In a ideal world this would have been a GT7 with 500+ cars and 50 tracks, a proper GT mode, proper tuning, etc. Because that is what GT was and what we were accustomed to. Maybe that game will come one day? And maybe it will bring more of us all together feeling more satisfied. But that was never promised with GT Sport. That was also another type of game that I wanted, but I always knew that is not what we were going to get. GT Sport for me fills a different gaming void. One I think others don't possess, which is completely ok.

    Conclusion: This is a GT racing game. This just isn't the typical GT racing game we have seen before. Prime and current example: Some people like the Forza Horizon games and not the Forza Motorsport titles, and vice versa. The differences may be more pronounced than GT Sport to previous GT titles, but the point is still valid.

    I hope my point was clear and understandable. With the new FIA GT Sport season to come I hope PD do include some new dlc to change your mind as they did mine. Just keep an eye out and play something else in the meantime, as I did. Enjoy whatever game you are playing, good people. There are more choices out there than ever before. Make the most of it. :tup:

    P.S. Sorry for the long post. But I hope you gained something positive from it. And a fresh perspective.
     
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  10. TonyJZX

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    I feel like there's two strategies at play... Forza did 700 cars and 32 tracks at launch and I feel like a year later its a big... so what... its still reaching EOL and struggling to remain relevant as the swan song title of the Xbox.

    GT Sport I feel like still has a lot of life left and I almost feel like owning a PS4 for just GT Sport has been worth it as long as they keep up the once a month schedule.

    I'd be less interested if they dropped 700 cars and 32 tracks on release day and that was it.

    I get it... I feel like we're used to this kind of thing since GT6 was the start of the regular DLC pattern.

    Something like that new Hot Wheels pack on Forza typifies their need to satisfy fans in a weird way.

    I dont get that feeling with GTS... every month is still 7-9 cars and an interesting track.

    I also look at my GT Sport 'career' (such as it is) and I do actually feel "a sense of pride and accomplishment" with what I've done so far, with the help of this place and the tunes mainly from Hammer and maybe one or two from Praiano.

    Just the same as my saves from GT5/6. I did 'earn' this (again such as it is).
     
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    It's not like buying a burger. This is a hobby. I always refer to GT like Hot Wheels, RC cars, die cast models, Slot cars.
    We buy the core set: cars and track(s). You want more cars? Buy them. You want more tracks? Buy them.

    PD have given us more cars and tracks for free. Hot Wheels give you extra cars and tracks after buying the initial set? Not that I've seen.
    Scalectrix offer that extra no cost Le Mans pack off the shelf? Probably not.

    GT Sport DLC, is all at no extra cost to the customer. There is an OPTION to buy cars, NOT TRACKS, in the GT Sport PS store.
     
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  12. TonyJZX

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    Very few of us are buying cars here anyway so that whole "paid cars mtx" thing has generated a lot of press but I doubt it has provided that much money for PD... thing is I do want them to get as much money as possible (as long as its not from us!)...

    Forgone conclusion since 99% of us can afford $2 mil cars like its nothing and you get so many cars day to day for free as it is.
     
  13. mickoafna

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    Who's to say that PD isn't holding back on us until Christmas?
    Just imagine turning your game on on Christmas morning only to find a massive update of around 10 GB with all new content. Wouldn't that be something. PD, considering you're from Japan, a few Japanese race circuits would be a nice present (Nakayama, Sugo, Tokachi, Ebisu - for drift enthusiasts, Autopolis, etc.) and maybe even a few more Japanese cars - Honda S2000, Lexus LF-A and Lancer EVO I come to mind.

    I like to dream and dream big. PD, I am counting on you not to let me down. Make a grown child's dream come true. Thank you :)

    P.S.: A few more road Audi and Mercedes cars would be nice :lol:
     
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  14. HitCommittee

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    I would like to see more variety of Porsches. Porsche made successful models other than the 911 and its variations. A 914 would be fun as well as the front engine rear wheel drive 944s and 928.
     
  15. cal1608h

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    Have to say I've really enjoyed the content over all. Made me rethink on a few cars I used to hate driving, now some of my favourites! Personally I only need another 5 cars to complete the collection, one of which is the 2011 Audi you can only win annoyingly.

    The one car I'm still really waiting on is the Toyota GT-One (the race car, not the road variant).
     
  16. queleuleu

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    Checklist:
    Recent cars: Aston Martin DB11, Alpine A110 2017, GTR Nismo 2017...
    Legendary cars of the GT franchise: Toyota MR2, Honda Beat, Corvette C2...
    Real tracks: Tsukuba, Le Mans, Fuji, Red Bull Ring, Circuit de Barcelona...
    Some of the most requested cars: BMW E30, Ferrari F50, Premium Supra mk4 and 22B sti...

    So it's clear to me that Poly actually listens to us. That's why I don't understand the absence of Grand Valley, Trial Mountain or any other classic track from GT. Let's see if 2019 will be a different year for original tracks.

    Back in February 2015, the best GT6 update and a very interesting comment from Poly:
    http://pitstop.gran-turismo.com/en/article/1506

    "The Mid-Field Raceway that had gone missing since Gran Turismo 4 is coming back in an upcoming update.
    The track was always at the top ranks of user requests, right next to the Seattle circuit. 15 years since its first inclusion in Gran Turismo 2, everything has evolved to Gran Turismo 6 quality, with weather and time changes as well as other course side objects."
     
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    I'm certain they are holding those tracks for GT7 (or whatever the next one will be).
     
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  18. Interstellar9

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    You forgot the missions. Driving school, missions and circuit experience.
     
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  19. BrunusCL82

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    GT Sport is a game released in a fragmented way. Divided into 14 parts.

    The content added is old, for the most part.

    It would be like buying a notebook without a Wi-Fi card, without a sound card. In a few months, the vendor would give you "free" the missing pieces.

    For free, in my view, would be the addition of cars from 2016, 2017 or 2018. Where are the new cars? Senna, Ford GT, 488, Bentley?

    In addition to some tracks added, they are only circuit variations. Merit to GTS for bringing Catalunya, Interlagos, Kyoto, Dragon Trail, Maggiore etc. Congratulations.

    Therefore, in my view, GT Sport has no merit when talking about CONTENT. The content of GTS is weak. But, imo, GTS has merit in bringing an exceptional and wonderful online system.
     
  20. Faultier

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    As you said it.

    In total 32 variations.

    Sounds different then 32 tracks, right ;)
     
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  21. SimTourist

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    It will be a nice game by 2020 if they can continue like they have.
     
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  22. cjr3559

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    Reverse layouts or removing a chicane is nothing to get excited about.
     
  23. willbegone

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    oh so you live with mom and dad and no job?I guess that is free time

    yes its nice of all the stuff we got , but I still like to see some older tracks . My opionion sorry
     
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  24. Imari

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    I think it's great that GTS has come so far, and in many ways become the game that a lot of people always hoped it would be. It's awesome to see, and it's great that GTS has turned out to be a success. It'll be interesting to see what the future holds, whether it's more expansion of GTS or a new game with major additions.

    Well done Polyphony. I didn't like where you were going with GT5 and GT6, and I wasn't exactly bowled over at the release of GTS but you stuck with it and you done good.

    Sorta kinda not really. People forget that in the PS1 era games almost every car had race mods. These days (and for GT3) those race mods would count as separate cars. GT1 had quite a large roster by modern standards, and GT2 is by far and away the largest of any GT.

    You're at work 24/7? Even those of us who are employed have free time.
     
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    ...You do realize that people with full-time jobs don't literally work all week long, right?
     
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  26. willbegone

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    you don't get it lol
     
  27. TetsuKobura

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    I did, but it was a frankly stupid comment.
     
  28. georgetigra

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    I said this only!
    Thank you PD
    Better to take an unfinished game for 45E and receive FREE monthly dlc rather to buy a full game for 70E that wants 100E + to unlock the half cars
     
  29. TonyJZX

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    I think when people say "you dont get it" and yet dont try to explain then they assume they are so much smarter than everyone else who cant figure out what's going inside their head, not that anyone really wants to or cares enough to investigate.

    No one cares enough to delve into the demented particular way you think when you cant even explain how you came to your decision in the 1st place.
     
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  30. Crazy Taylor

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    I enjoy my free time, especially now it's Christmas and not work until 2nd Jan. I enjoy it even more after a hard day/week (5 days) at work.