In a now-traditional post on Twitter, Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed the date for the next GT Sport content update: March 5.
The Polyphony Digital studio head posted the Tweet earlier this morning. As usual it contains not only the date for the update, but some of the contents in a lightly disguised fashion.
With five vehicles included it’s a slightly smaller update than we’ve seen in the past — previous updates have averaged around eight cars. There is, as is also usual, no mention of any other content — such as tracks — for now:
— 山内 一典 (@Kaz_Yamauchi) February 23, 2019
Some of the shapes are slightly more obvious than others. The top-right car, for example, is one of the most-anticipated cars of 2019: the Toyota GR Supra. Toyota only officially revealed the car in the real-world in January, so it seems likely that the Polyphony Digital team have had considerable access to the vehicle before the rest of the world.
Also appearing in the car pack are the Mercedes SLR McLaren and what appears to be the McLaren F1 GTR. The last car seems to closely resemble a Pagani Huayra. But it’s not all about outright speed, as the car in the middle of the shot is the first generation Eunos Roadster, better known as the Mazda MX-5, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this month.
Content updates typically also bring a new circuit and, to expand the campaign mode, a Circuit Experience guide to the previous update’s track. However, as that was Special Stage Route X, an 18-mile oval with no braking, it’s unclear as to whether that will apply this time.
It’s likely the update will also bring more events to GT League, and further Scapes to suit our shutterbugs.
As is always the case, the update will arrive after a short period of online maintenance. Players will lose the ability to save their game during this time and until they install the update. You will need to make a manual save from the top menu well in advance of this to ensure you don’t lose any progress.