Polyphony Digital’s new game, isn’t a game at all, and that’s why people hate it.

After years of waiting, the world has finally been given a new Gran Turismo game. Sadly, it seems like almost everyone hates it. Even one of our own here at TopSpeed.com doesn’t think it’s very good. But here is the thing, and you probably won’t like to hear it.

If you don’t like Gran Turismo Sport, it’s probably because you suck at Gran Turismo and this game wasn’t made for you.

Now, I know those are some harsh words, but hear me out. From the beginning, Polyphony digital has been saying that this game is something else. They never said it was the “next” Gran Turismo game. They kept saying it was a very special product that was meant to stand on its own. And, they put that right in the name.

Gran Turismo Sport is not actually a video game, it’s a sport. And just like real sports, it’s not easy and it’s usually not fun. Gran Turismo Sport is built around actual FIA registration for an actual FIA racing series. There are very few cars and very few tracks because this isn’t a video game for you to enjoy. This an electronic simulation built to find the world’s best drivers. You can literally earn an actual FIA racing license by completing certain tasks in the game.

And, just like getting tossed into a match of Call of Duty with top-level players, or trying to stroll onto field a play baseball with a major league team, trying to compete in a sport when you are way outclassed by your competition is never fun.

Gran Turismo is already used as a tool to train real drivers. The Nissan-backed GT Academy has sent multiple drivers to Le Mans, and that program is based on the now ancient Gran Turismo 6. Like it or not, the Gran Turismo you grew up loving is dead, and it doesn’t look like it’s coming back.

If you look at Gran Turismo Sport in that context, it entirely changes the way you play and perceive the game. You can’t buy Gran Turismo Sport if you want a fun racing game to play around with. You have to buy Gran Turismo Sport knowing that it is little more than a piece of evaluation software designed to weed out the weak and unskilled.

By | 2018-06-02T18:19:28+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|