Japan Race Promotion and Polyphony Digital partnership made official

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A joint announcement was made to officialize a renewed and extended partnership between the promoter of the Super Formula race series and Gran Turismo's development studio. The addition of the SF23 to GT7 is now confirmed for the update to come at the end of the month.

Although this outcome was to be expected, as early signs already had us talk about this a couple months ago, the official statement now makes this official and provides us with a more precise time frame for the inclusion of the race cars into GT7: it should come either on the 20th or the 27th, given that updates are always released on thursdays - rare exceptions aside.

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The two companies have had pretty close relations since the past few years, but this is the first time an announcement of this scale has been made on that regard. It follows the nomination of Igor Fraga, 3 times Gran Turismo World Champion and top figure from the community, as the Super Formula e-Motorsports Ambassador.

New esport series dedicated to the SF23 will be hosted in Gran turismo - although it is still unclear at this moment if they will once again be exclusive to Japan - and a livery edition contest will be held as well.

Polyphony Digital official statement
Japan Race Promotion official statement
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These new Super Formula cars look amazing, I really hope RSS does something about it
Reminds of Batmobiles, with those pointy ears.
Those pointy things attached is bit more for the show than for real performance advantages.
 
Maybe this will push Polyphony to bring more Japanese tracks to GT7. 2023 Super Formula schedule includes Sugo and Motegi. Would also love to have Okayama, which is on the 2023 Super GT schedule.

As I've said before... if GT7 offered a full-fledged Japanese motorsport experience, including a full schedule of Super Formula and Super GT tracks, that'd be awesome. And ideally, if it had Sophy-quality AI (EDIT: along with customizable liveries and driver names for the AI which are already in the game)... I'd buy a PS5 so fast :roflmao:
 
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As I've said before... if GT7 offered a full-fledged Japanese motorsport experience, including a full schedule of Super Formula and Super GT tracks, that'd be awesome. And ideally, if it had Sophy-quality AI with customizable liveries and driver names for the AI... I'd buy a PS5 so fast :roflmao:
It already has customizable liveries and driver names in the custom race mode. I'm having a blast doing my daily 40-60 minutes Super GT and Super Formula races with PSVR2. Full of official liveries and drivers, with dynamic weather on tracks like Fuji, Autopolis, Suzuka. I dont care what elitists say, its a fabulous experience. With Sophy it would be way better though.
 
It already has customizable liveries and driver names in the custom race mode. I'm having a blast doing my daily 40-60 minutes Super GT and Super Formula races with PSVR2. Full of official liveries and drivers, with dynamic weather on tracks like Fuji, Autopolis, Suzuka. I dont care what elitists say, its a fabulous experience. With Sophy it would be way better though.
Well, darn, my bad! That's fantastic news that you can customize the liveries and driver names :) Thanks for letting me know.

Because I literally don't have a PS4/5, would be buying one expressly for GT7, and play a number of PC sims with AI better than what is currently in GT, I'll personally hold off until what they've learned with Sophy trickles down to the overall AI experience. But with Sophy (and especially with some more Japanese tracks)... damn, that'd be a tempting proposition.
 
Don't expect a full implementation of Sophy until GT8. There will surely be more special events / dedicated modes in GT7, but Sophy is way too CPU hungry right now.
 
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Maybe this will push Polyphony to bring more Japanese tracks to GT7. 2023 Super Formula schedule includes Sugo and Motegi. Would also love to have Okayama, which is on the 2023 Super GT schedule.

As I've said before... if GT7 offered a full-fledged Japanese motorsport experience, including a full schedule of Super Formula and Super GT tracks, that'd be awesome. And ideally, if it had Sophy-quality AI (EDIT: along with customizable liveries and driver names for the AI which are already in the game)... I'd buy a PS5 so fast :roflmao:
Havent Polyphony Digital had the license to Twin Ring Motegi since Gran Turismo 4 which was almost 20 years ago? It had every layout including Super Speedway being confirmed as where it was based off of as it shared the logos of Motegi and such in that release.
 
Havent Polyphony Digital had the license to Twin Ring Motegi since Gran Turismo 4 which was almost 20 years ago? It had every layout including Super Speedway being confirmed as where it was based off of as it shared the logos of Motegi and such in that release.
I don't know if they still have the license, but they did, yes. So hopefully it would come back.
 

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