Recent social media posts hint that members of the press have recently got their hands on a new build of GT Sport.
Shared across Twitter and Instagram, the photos show players working with the title’s livery editor in sessions based in Polyphony’s Tokyo offices.
The Introduction of Custom Logos?
Picuję sobie korpomobil w Gran Turismo Sport :) Wielu ciekawych rzeczy się dowiedziałem tak btw. Ale na razie tajmnica -,- pic.twitter.com/UkrMCeb4pP
— Michał Pisarski (@m__pisarski) July 25, 2017
The various posts show journalists creating new liveries for the cars in GT Sport. For the most part we’ve seen these screens before but the logos used for the liveries are interesting.
The Tweet above, from Michal Pisarski, shows an “Onet” logo as part of the editor. Onet is a Polish a news and technology website, for which Pisarski is a writer. It seems like an odd brand to include in a GT Sport sticker pack, yet Pisarski is clearly seen applying it to a Nissan GT-R GT3.
A second image, uploaded by Men’s Health Poland, shows a similar situation with the Alfa Romeo 4C. Again, this is neither a motorsport nor gaming brand, but its logo is available in the editor.
This, and the fact that the logos don’t seem to be at the quality of other logos we’ve seen hints at a new feature – an image import tool. A closer look at the UI reveals an unlabelled button second from left – could this be the import function?
Of course, this is no smoking gun for an import tool. Polyphony could have manually inserted these for the sake of the preview. As it currently stands, we still understand very little about the livery editor.
We’ll keeping an eye out for further information on the livery editor in the coming weeks. According to a Tweet by Pisarski, an embargo is due to expire on Friday.
With the October release for the title fast approaching though, we can expect to learn more.
Feature image courtesy of motoring.au and its GT Sport preview post.