Gran Turismo Sport owners had better rev their engines as developer Polyphony Digital announced today that online services for its 2017 racing simulation will be shutting down early next year.
In a new blog post on the official Gran Turismo website, Polyphony announced that online services for Gran Turismo Sport will be discontinued on January 31, 2024. After this date, Gran Turismo Sport players will no longer have access to online services, including Open Lobby, Garage Car Liveries, and Sport Mode. So if you have trophies that need to be played online and that you have yet to unlock, the clock is ticking. Offline modes such as split-screen multiplayer, the main single-player campaign, World Circuits and Time Trials are still available.
Before the online services are discontinued, the 200+ in-game vehicles that you can purchase through the PlayStation Store will no longer be available for sale from December 1st this year. And any add-ons purchased before December 1st can still be used in the game.
Gran Turismo Sport was released almost six years ago exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It was one of two Gran Turismo games developed for Sony’s eighth-generation gaming console, along with 2022’s Gran Turismo 7, released last year for PS4 and PS5. Gran Turismo Sport is also a notable entry as it was the first game in the series to support virtual reality and the only game in the series to support the original PlayStation VR. However, the VR functionality was limited to a VR tour mode.
In our Gran Turismo Sport review, which we rated 7.5 out of 10, we said: “GT Sport looks great, feels great and the online racing is well done, but it’s just not that complete like its competitors.”
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