There is no doubt that Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport were among two of the biggest racing games of 2017. The graphics and gameplay of both racing games were amazing but when one compares Gran Turismo Sport to Forza Motorsport 7 there are some major differences that were noticeable between two titles. Forza Motorosport 7 includes over 700 cars to select from for the Xbox One while Gran Turismo Sport has over 150 cars from players to choose from on the PS4. Also, the Virtual Reality feature that Gran Turismo Sport has to offer on the PS4 is one of the main things that separates this game from Forza Motorsport 7.
However, just because Gran Turismo Sport included Virtual Reality support doesn’t automatically mean that it was a superior game. In fact, Forza Motorsport 7 was named “Best Racing Game” by the Game Critics Awards, The Game Awards of 2017 and IGN in 2017. Some might say as of right now Forza Motorsport 7 for the Xbox One has the slight edge over Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4.
There are so many good things about Gran Turismo Sport as a racing title that would easily make it the best game within its genre for the year 2017. Almost everything from the visuals to the gameplay all the way down to the sound effects makes Gran Turismo Sport a great racing game for the PlayStation 4. One of the few things that many people have questioned about Gran Turismo Sport includes the quantity of cars included in the game. When we look at Gran Turismo 6 which was released back in December 2013 the game had approximately 1200 cars that players could choose from. Also, other racing games such as Forza Motorsport 7 reportedly has over 700 cars that players could choose from.
While having over 170 cars in Gran Turismo Sport seems like a step a bit of a drawback from what can be considered a solid racing game there are some who believe the overall quality of the game compensates for this feature. After all, Gran Turismo Sport has already managed to sell over one million units worldwide since its release back in October 2017. Also, there is always a possibility that Polyphony Digital will add more cars as downloadable content in 2018.
As many of us know Gran Turismo Sport was released not too long ago exclusively for the PlayStation 4 back in October 2017. Even though, there are many fans of the racing genre who are thrilled about the fact that Gran Turismo Sport is one the PS4 not everyone has a chance to actually enjoy the game itself. If you are someone who still owns the PlayStation 3 then unfortunately Gran Turismo Sport is a game that you will be unable to play. While it might seem unfair to some people others might justify Polyphony Digital’s decision to make it a PlayStation 4 exclusive. When we look back at other games in the series such as Gran Turismo 5 & 6 they were available exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
If Gran Turismo titles were developed for both current and last generation game consoles in some ways it would detract from the overall value of the game itself. For those who are fans of the Gran Turismo series games like Gran Turismo 5 & 6 was the main reason why owning a PS3 was more desirable during early 10’s. As of right now if you are a die hard fan of the Gran Turismo series and love the latest game that Polyphony Digital has made that would be one of the main reasons why having a PlayStation 4 is even more desirable .
When we think about racing games of 2017 one of the many games that stand out is Gran Turismo Sport which many people have been waiting to since Gran Turismo 6 which was released in 2013. In terms of sales Gran Turismo Sport reported has managed to reach over 982,000 units within its first week. Even though, Gran Turismo is a good racing game and has done great in sales there are still who are die hard fans of Forza Motorsport 7 and Project Cars 2 and feel one of those games should hold the title for being the best racing game of the year.
In terms of quality some can make the argument that Forza Motorsport 7 is just as good a Gran Turismo Sport. However, Gran Turismo Sport was probably the most anticipated racing game of the past few years. When it comes down to certain aspects of the Gran Tursimo Sport such as the total car count there are some people who are bewildered by the fact that game has less than 200 cars. Not only has Polyphony Digital reduced the total car count from it predecessor Gran Turimso 6 which included over 1100 vehicles but it seems like Project Cars 2 and Forza Motorsport 7 has more cars than their respective predecessors. Despite, the lack of cars included in Gran Turismo Sport in comparison to other games the sales for the game were impressive and has already managed to reach over one million units worldwide since its release in October 2017.
As many of us know Gran Turismo Sport will be available in gaming and electronic stores in many countries on October 19th. While many long time fans of the Gran Turismo series are excited for the long awaited release of GT Sport there are some who questioned the decision that Sony Interactive Entertainment Taiwan had made in terms of releasing the bundle for an outrageous price.
The GT Sport bundle had included a PS4, PSVR headset along with an actual 2018 Mazda MX-5 along with other accessories which was priced at $46,000. Even though, the Gran Turismo Sport bundle was out for a limited time along having only one available the price seemed ridiculous unless one was actually looking for a brand new 2018 car for a decent price.