Kazunori Yamauchi Has 'No Intention of Stopping' GT Sport's Free Updates

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Bandit_Ra_X
I'm really happy to read about free updates and the future of GT Sport, but I'd like to know about rain and classic tracks if they are in development

It was mentioned in the article there is one more part to the interview, so they may or may not discuss it then
 
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NS_Zokeo_9
I'm really happy to read about free updates and the future of GT Sport, but I'd like to know about rain and classic tracks if they are in development
I believe Kazunori confirmed at a live event or interview a while ago that rain is in development, but won't be the dynamic rain of GT6. I might be wrong, but that's just what I think I remember hearing. The rain and snow tyres being in the game could also be considered as a sign that they plan to add those conditions too, but like everything, we can't say for certain
 
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There are about 280 cars in the game atm, if they release 7 or 8 cars a month the car count will reach 400+ before the end of 2020, seems good to me.

Although I wonder if GTS will quickly become obsolete since other next-gen racing games will be released starting next year, and I don't think we'll get to play GT7 anytime soon.
 
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Increasing "the capacity of the team", to look after the Daily Races, is a must. I guess just use a spreadsheet for the combos instead of just coming with one on the fly. Maybe? Yes?

Even if next week uses the same classes and say, the MX-5 again, at least switch to one of the bigger tracks and increase power and tyre grip or allow suspension tuning.
 
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“The settings for the Daily Races are done by the Operations Team within Polyphony Digital,” explains Yamauchi. “They are the ones that come up with the events, so I will give that feedback to them!”

It’s not their only role however. “The guys that are actually working behind the screens of the operations side of this event are actually people from the operations team,” continues Yamauchi, “and they are also the ones that are thinking up the race combos for the competitions as well. I think their work load is maybe overflowing, so maybe we need to increase our capacity on that team!”

LOL. How long does it take for a TEAM to come up with interesting race combos? Such an insignificant task, but he makes it sound like it's actual work.
 
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voodoovaj
As said somewhzrz else GTSport is completely GAAS. This game will be build upon and build upon. PS5 launch/upgrade title, free upgradable (or cheap) for current GTS holders and further evolving over time. GT Sport is there to stay and we won't see GT7 or Sport 2. That's what I think after reading the interview .

That's only possible with an ongoing or recurring fee. Something has to pay for it.

I'm really happy to read about free updates and the future of GT Sport, but I'd like to know about rain and classic tracks if they are in development

I noticed something the other day that might shed light on this. If you set the output to 1080p and then set the 2K mode to optimize for frame rate, you get some nice screen effects that are not present in 4k. For instance, there is speed blur on the edges of the screen.

I may be that the rain effects work fine in 1080p when adjusted for best frame rate, but there's something that messes it up when you adjust for quality.

To be fair, the quality didn't seem to be much worse aside from some obvious aliasing on the pixels.
 
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That's only possible with an ongoing or recurring fee. Something has to pay for it.



I noticed something the other day that might shed light on this. If you set the output to 1080p and then set the 2K mode to optimize for frame rate, you get some nice screen effects that are not present in 4k. For instance, there is speed blur on the edges of the screen.

I may be that the rain effects work fine in 1080p when adjusted for best frame rate, but there's something that messes it up when you adjust for quality.

To be fair, the quality didn't seem to be much worse aside from some obvious aliasing on the pixels.
I'm paying the recurring fee of PS Plus, and GT Sport is the only game I play. But you're right. I can see it becoming a service with its own recurring fee, or maybe more aggressive micro-transactions. They need to be careful about how to implement it though because I, for one, wouldn't like to pay two monthly fees for GTS.
 
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voodoovaj
I'm paying the recurring fee of PS Plus, and GT Sport is the only game I play. But you're right. I can see it becoming a service with its own recurring fee, or maybe more aggressive micro-transactions. They need to be careful about how to implement it though because I, for one, wouldn't like to pay two monthly fees for GTS.

That recurring fee you pay for PS Plus supports PS Plus, not GTS. It doesn't matter what game you prefer to play. PS Plus doesn't fund any of them.

It would be the same for playing any of the FPS games.
 
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As said somewhzrz else GTSport is completely GAAS. This game will be build upon and build upon. PS5 launch/upgrade title, free upgradable (or cheap) for current GTS holders and further evolving over time. GT Sport is there to stay and we won't see GT7 or Sport 2. That's what I think after reading the interview .
A proper GT as a launch PS5 game with lots of cars, tunning and career mode would be a huge success for sure.
GTSport is the perfect opportunity for Poly to gain time and build a great car/track list.
 

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apocalypxoticnow
I created a poll some time ago regarding how much players were willing to pay if content updates were to be charged. The majority said they'd pay nothing so I guess... mission accomplished :P:P:lol::lol:.
 
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That recurring fee you pay for PS Plus supports PS Plus, not GTS. It doesn't matter what game you prefer to play. PS Plus doesn't fund any of them.

It would be the same for playing any of the FPS games.
PS Plus is the fee I pay for maintaining GTS online services. And in this case, the game is owned by Sony, so it's all connected. I don't know if there're games with their own recurring fees that also require PS Plus, but it doesn't seem like a good business model for me. If they want to create a game as service, it should be offered out of the PS Plus scope.

I'd gladly pay an annual fee for GTS only and I like the idea of infinite monthly updates.
 
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BallPtPenTheif
BallPtPenTheif
Although I wonder if GTS will quickly become obsolete since other next-gen racing games will be released starting next year, and I don't think we'll get to play GT7 anytime soon.

Currently, whenever there is a content update on GTS, I'm there to check it out and play with the new toys. Even as new games come in, I'm always going back and touching base with Sport just to see what's new.

I can't speak for fans of other titles, but most of the other car games I play dump the bulk of their content at the front and people get bored of it after several months and then incoming content is behind a paywall where each DLC release has diminishing returns until the title dies out and then the Developer hordes a bunch of new content for the next retail release.

I honestly believe, that if it wasn't for these modest monthly free content updates that GTS would have died off a long time ago. Not because the initial content was so sparse (it definitely was) but because we're continually being drip fed new content at a constant rate. PD's initial efforts were definitely clumsy but they've steadily become a model of how to make a race game as a service.
 
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A proper GT as a launch PS5 game with lots of cars, tunning and career mode would be a huge success for sure.
GTSport is the perfect opportunity for Poly to gain time and build a great car/track list.

Are you suggesting they could upgrade GTS and call it a PS5 launch title?
 
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zeptrans
F1 GTR is a strange car in Gr.3 class, but it's a good way to make this car drivable (Finally, same feeling with group C cars in Gr.1).
 
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Are you suggesting they could upgrade GTS and call it a PS5 launch title?
Yep. This time, I think the cars look ready for next gen.
Tracks? They need to improve some tracks like Sainte-Croix (so empty...) but they all look really good and they can use the extra power for better vegetation, more trackside objects and obviously rain and dynamic TOD.

We will probably never see weather conditions on PS4, so there is no point in another GT this gen.

And my final point: where are the new features? Many new cars and tracks but not a single new features (except the already planed feature https://www.gtplanet.net/gt-sports-...te-matching-outfits-for-your-custom-liveries/ )

GT6 updates: community features like clubs, Sierra time rally mode, custom gauges.
 
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Tassie_tiger
PS Plus is the fee I pay for maintaining GTS online services. And in this case, the game is owned by Sony, so it's all connected. I don't know if there're games with their own recurring fees that also require PS Plus, but it doesn't seem like a good business model for me. If they want to create a game as service, it should be offered out of the PS Plus scope.

I'd gladly pay an annual fee for GTS only and I like the idea of infinite monthly updates.
PlayStation Plus is a subscription service for the PlayStation Network, and it's required if you want to play PS4 games online, regardless of the game (except in the case of some F2P games, like Fortnight).
Basically, if you've purchased any PS4 game and it has multiplayer, you will need to subscribe to PS Plus to access that feature.

GT Sport is a PS4 game that has online multiplayer, therefore you need PS Plus for online gaming.
And that's the only relationship between the two.