Polyphony Digital, the Sony-backed developer responsible for the immensely successful Gran Turismo series of games, is shutting down online services for Gran Turismo Sport on the 31st of January 2024, it was announced today (29th September 2023).
GT Sport was released in October 2017 exclusively to PlayStation 4 to a mixed reception. The game, somewhat ironically, focused on online competition initially, with limited single-player features – a huge departure for the series.
Consequently, the game faced a backlash from ardent fans, which was mitigated somewhat by a series of updates to help pad out the game’s solo content.
The game was replaced by a mainline sequel in 2022, when Gran Turismo 7 hit the market, and continued to receive updated online ‘Daily Races’ until March 2023. The game still enjoys monthly ‘Super Lap’ updates, however, which will cease in January alongside features like Community, Open Lobby and Sport mode.
Custom liveries and other online items will also be included in the shutdown, and players will be unable to purchase GT Sport DLC from the PlayStation Store as of the 1st of December; including Scapes, vehicles and the Lewis Hamilton Time Trial Challenge.
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Which content will I not be able to access after GT Sport’s online services shut down on the 31st of January 2024?
- Open Lobby
- Quick Match
- Seasonal Events
- Mileage Store
- Garage Car Liveries
Which content will still be accessible after GT Sport’s online services shut down on the 31st of January 2024?
- All world circuits
- Career progression
- Car settings
- Existing cars – including DLC vehicles already purchased
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