Somewhat unexpectedly, there’s a new update coming to GT Sport this month. It’ll be the first update to the game this year, following on from the 1.62 update back in November 2020.
Polyphony Digital announced the update as part of a post on the official site regarding an upcoming period of server maintenance. This takes place on Wednesday February 24, three days before the new FIA Online Championship Exhibition Season gets underway on February 27. The announcement reads as follows:
At the following time, we will perform maintenance on the ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ servers.
A new game update will also be available after the maintenance. Please note that during this time the online services, including [Sport Mode], will not be available.
[Day & Time]
24 February, 2021, 04:00 – 06:00 UTC
* The above time is subject to change.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
There’s myriad possibilities for this update, though given that it is relatively unheralded it would seem most likely that it’s aimed at addressing bugs, technical issues, or under the hood improvements — and the timing suggests this may be connected to the 2021 FIA Online Championship.
As things stand, GT Sport has had six updates in the last 12 months, adding a total of six new cars, but no new circuit content since Laguna Seca in December 2019. That said, there are a few vehicles that have already been announced but are yet to make an in-game appearance.
Most recent of these is the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV, revealed in December, though this was not specifically slated for GT Sport and may debut in GT7. Other cars that had been due to appear in GT Sport include the Lamborghini Vision Gran Turismo and two Porsche models, including a Vision GT.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this as it develops, so stay tuned to GTPlanet for all the latest information.
Featured image courtesy of Stephan.