Following up from the comparison to the original Project CARS, we now have some more footage directly looking at how GT Sport compares to its predecessor, Gran Turismo 6.
Given the limited content that can be compared from the new GT title, Brands Hatch is once again the location where these comparisons take place. The first video uses the Lotus Evora ’09 to put the two titles up against each other. Both tracks were captured at the in-game time of 20:00 to maintain a consistency throughout the comparison.
Immediately, GT Sport shows off a more accurate lighting model complete with a busier skybox with clouds surrounding the track — this is Britain after all. Shadow work in GT Sport also appears better, doing a good job of breaking up the slightly sterile Gran Turismo 6 which doesn’t hold up well compared to its successor. The sound design in GT Sport is also better than GT6, thanks to a more natural sounding engine and less tire squeal in general.
Next up, we have the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track ’13. The comparison above shows a busier GT6 with a notably cloudy skybox compared to the Lotus video above. Due to these different conditions, we do get a more impressive showing from the old stager, but GT Sport still comfortably reigns supreme. The areas Polyphony Digital has improved upon are instantly noticeable, despite GT6 holding up relatively well.
It can be easy to ignore the subtleties when comparing entries in a game series but these comparisons make clear GT Sport is a step above what PD has previously achieved on PS3 architecture. Thanks to MotoGamesTV for putting these videos together for our viewing pleasure!