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Featured GT Sport: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by Paul Jeffrey, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    The legendary Belgian venue is heading to Gran Turismo Sport.


    The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium is one of the finest motorsport venues anywhere in the world. Home of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and many top level national and international events, and seemingly universally loved by fans and drivers alike, this incredible ribbon of racing tarmac will soon be available to drive in GT Sport.

    Having been the beneficiary of many a free content update over the last year or two, GT Sport players are finally about to receive another real world racing venue to their PlayStation 4 exclusive racing game, adding a much requested track to the impressive racing game.

    Set to be made available as a free update, strong rumour suggests we might only have to wait a few days to get our hands our virtual racing kicks on the venue - with Spa expected to release as early as next weeks big content release.

    While you wait, check out the hotlap from NYC GT Championship Manufacturer Series champion Cody Latkovsk, above.


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  2. CC

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    Are these tracks scanned or fictional in GT Sport ?
     
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  3. AlexBfromG

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    i assume scanned since PD did extensive research on Nordschleife even in the PS2 days, i doubt that changed
     
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  4. Leonardo Chaves

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    I'm a PC player so i don't know much about GT.... but the most surprising thing to me is that there was a high budget racing sim launched without Spa!!!!!!!
     
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  5. Patrik Marek

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    those racetracks are all properly accurate! and rather nicely detailed , visually I find them actually among the best , maybe not in a sense that every tree is where it should be, but visually it looks nice and full of detail, with correct colors

    looking forward to SPA for sure! I just hope they will add more race cars this time around
     
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  6. TheOriginalStix

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    Huge news! I've always hoped that Spa would come to GT Sport, and now it's actually happening!
     
  7. odiopower

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    Wait, Spa wasn't there from the beginning? How one of the most iconic track on the planet was neglected for so long?
     
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  8. SinysterPlague

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    From what I recall reading, it was due to a high cost licensing issue from the owners of Spa that Polyphony/Sony did not want to bow down to
     
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  9. magzire86

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    Spa only coming now, wtf
     
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  10. Sonoafafayon

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    How odd, considering all other dev teams, big or small, often pay for this license, yet arguably the biggest and best-funded wouldn't.
     
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    Yes, I always find that interesting with the GT games. They always managed to cram in huge amounts of detail and it still runs silky smooth. Always looks very good.

    I think for me it was more impressive in the earlier games because they somehow managed to make this amount of detail work on more humble hardware.
     
  12. Haiden773

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    I was thinking the exact same thing. As much talk about GT Sport as there was, I'm floored to find out launched without Spa. The absence of Spa from any "sim" would be a glaring hole, clearly felt. I still can't believe that for almost two years, Spa hasn't been in that title. :thumbsdown:
     
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  13. DeVxC

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    Is this going to be hosted by Julia and Jimmy will be doing commentary or?
     
  14. mr Sw1tchblade

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    GTS have Le Mans for years now and i think it's most beautiful version still. Very nice textures and colors. Nordschleife is not so good. I like r3e version more.
     
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  15. headder

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    Yep, the GT Sport Le Mans is superb. Still missing the 24h cycle, but...
     
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  16. SinysterPlague

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    while I get your point, I do believe the issue was that BECAUSE Polyphony is so well funded, Spa was wanting to charge them much more for their licensing fee to be featured, and Polyphony wouldn't have any of it. Basically, they have the mentality of "treat us the same as the rest of the other devs who want your track" or something like that. I dunno exactly. I'm sure Forza/Turn 10/Microsoft just up and paid for whatever price was asked though, for example.
     
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  17. Patrik Marek

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    speaking of details, I just noticed that the when track is set to wet, marshalls have ponchos

    but yeah, it'snot dynamic, and when it will be dynamic, it will probably suffer quality - like it did between GT5 and GT6
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. sKeno

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    you can say what you want about gt sport. but at least their additional content is free.

    been playing gt sport for two months and i am surprised of the amoiunt of new and free content this game got since release.
     
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  19. Patrik Marek

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    it's like saying how can be games without Ferrari or Porsche, yet few years back Porsche couldn't be and Ferrari was rare

    content it self doesn't matter if what's there is pretty good.
     
  20. Leonardo Chaves

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    There was a very clear and obvious reason why Porsche wasn't in any games other than NFS, the contract with EA, everybody knew about it, now they indeed are in everything under the sun.

    Ferrari just considered itself "above" the niche simracing titles, their previous experience with Kunos(FVA) might've changed that a bit.
     
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