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‘Gran Turismo Sport’ revs up for November launch on PlayStation 4

At a Sony-sponsored event in London on Thursday, Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi announced that a new entry in the long-running Gran Turismo racing sim series will launch worldwide for the PlayStation 4 later this year.

Gran Turismo Sport marks the franchise’s first-ever appearance on the PlayStation 4. The finished product will be available digitally via the PlayStation Network and at retailers on November 15.

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Like previous entries in the series, Gran Turismo Sport is designed with realism and authenticity at the forefront, with Sony announcing that the upcoming sequel will be “the world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up to bring global, online competitions sanctioned by the highest governing body of international motorsports, the Federation International Automobile.”

After picking a country or vehicle manufacturer to represent throughout the game’s included campaign mode, players will compete across several featured race classes, including GT3, Prototype, and Rally modes. More racing options will be revealed as the game approaches its November launch.

Presenters at Sony’s London event additionally revealed that Gran Turismo Sport will feature 137 “super premium” cars with realistically modeled interiors and exteriors. Polyphony Digital notes that all featured vehicles have been “remodeled from scratch,” scrapping existing designs from 2013’s Gran Turismo 6.

Early reports state that Gran Turismo Sport will include 27 courses across 19 locations at launch. More courses and vehicles will likely roll out in the months after launch as downloadable content.

Players who pre-order Gran Turismo Sport will receive three bonus in-game cars, and additional incentives are available from retailers like GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy. Also up for pre-order this week is the Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition, which offers digital bonuses including eight additional vehicles, extra in-game cash, and bonus customization items like avatars, decals, and an exclusive racing helmet.