With selected PS4 players now able to access Gran Turismo Sport‘s beta, a batch of images and GIFs have begun to appear online across popular boards such as Reddit and Neogaf, highlighting the game’s incredible realism and stunning graphics.
Gran Turismo creator and developer Polyphony has always strived to deliver on a graphical scale and with the latest screens and animated images shared by various users, it appears that the Japanese developer has once again struck gold with Gran Turismo Sport, which was delayed last August and will now release in 2017.
Despite invited players being made to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) by Sony prior to taking part in the beta, many players have begun to share their experiences as seen with the breathtaking GIFs below.
Gran Turismo Sport looks to be every bit a realistic motorsport game of the highest calibre, with incredible visuals that could comfortably be mistaken for the real thing as players race at breakneck speed around some of the game’s stunning tracks at high speed.
Lucky users selected to take part in the Gran Turismo Sport beta have also been discussing their experiences with the beta so far, with the inclusion of GT Sport’s “ghosting” feature while racing competitively online one of the topics.
For those unfamiliar with the term “ghosting” in motorsport games as seen in F1 2016, Mario Kart and many more racing titles, the feature allows participating drivers to pass through competitors as if they weren’t there, avoiding all collisions and likely incurred penalties in the process. Ghosting usually appears in video games as a mode or in-game setting.
Gran Turismo Sport implements a similar feature that allows for ghosting while competing online, meaning drivers whose only interest is to cruise around a track the wrong way would not be able to collide with or affect drivers going the correct way, instead, passing through the otherwise hazardous driver entirely without any damage taken to either car.
The same is said of drivers who might approach a corner slowly while a faster more determined driver might approach the same corner with speed, avoiding an unnecessary collision.
Players are then ranked and rated at the end of each race depending on how clean or dirty they drove out on track, with troublesome players penalised for leaving the track, making too much contact with the walls, ignoring race flags and forcing other cars from the race track.
Gran Turismo Sport is scheduled to release sometime in 2017 exclusively for PS4.