An in-game notification, and announcement on the game’s official website, has confirmed the ETA of GT Sport‘s next content update.
After a Tweet from Kazunori Yamauchi told us that the update would arrive “next week”, the notice refines that somewhat. We now know the update will be available after the game’s server maintenance period on Thursday, September 26.
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]
26 September, 2019, 06:00 – 08:00 UTC
* The above time is subject to change.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
You can convert that to your own time zone here. UPDATE: PD has pushed the time back by two hours since we published this article. We have amended it to reflect the new time.
At present we don’t know that much about the update, save for the fact it will contain four cars. An inadvertent leak from a visiting member of the press at the Polyphony Digital headquarters revealed the identities of two of the four: the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 1971 (also known as the Daytona) and the Dodge Coronet Super Bee 1970. The other two appear to be a pair of Chevrolets, with a 1959 Corvette StingRay Racer Concept, and a modern day Camaro, possibly the ZL1 1LE.
Update: A PlayStation Store update has officially revealed all four cars. As we expected, they are:
- Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Package 2018
- Chevrolet Stingray Racer Concept 1959
- Dodge Super Bee 1970
- Ferrari 365 GTB4 1971
It’s likely that there’ll be a track too, and likelier still that it’ll be a wet conditions version of at least Tokyo Expressway East. That’s the track that we saw in the recent World Tour event at Salzburg’s Hangar-7, and it’s due for an FIA Online Championship Exhibition Series race on October 12.
Most updates bring along new races in GT League, themed to the cars in the update, along with other bug fixes and patches. If you’re waiting on Spa-Francorchamps though, we wouldn’t get our hopes up just yet.
As usual, you won’t be able to access any of GT Sport‘s online features once the servers go offline and until you’ve installed the update. This includes saving the game, so save manually from the top menu well in advance to preserve your progress.
Featured image courtesy of PettyWingman.