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Gran Turismo Sport Dev President Talks PS4 Pro And PS VR Enhancements

by Mike Guarino

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While we learned recently about the enhancements that Gran Turismo Sport would enjoy when playing it on the PlayStation 4 Pro, we’re now getting even more information regarding the improvements. The information is coming directly from game’s director, who talked about the ways the game will benefit from both PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR.

Game director Kazunori Yamauchi starts by saying that “PS4 Pro marks a historical moment. It’s the first time video games are going to exceed and better the quality of images in movies, broadcasting, and packaged media out there. I think the world of 4K and 60 FPS is a pinnacle for the games industry, and to be able to provide that sort of quality on a home console is something special.”

He goes on to say that “All the cars look fantastic in 4K in terms of the detail improvements, but if you look at it from the aspect of HDR and wide color, about 11% of the cars in the real world today don’t fit into the standard color space that was possible in games up until now. Cars like Ferrari… it wasn’t actually possible to accurately represent that particular distinctive red in games unless you used the wide color space that’s now available in GT Sport. So the brightly colored cars out there are now going to look perfect in the game.”

He then delves into playing the game on PlayStation VR, saying “The raw, live feel that you get when you sit in the cockpit of a car using PS VR is something that wasn’t possible in GT before. The tracks are very interesting in VR, but we’re letting you explore the environments in virtual reality, such as the interior of cars. I think that kind of subtle usage is best for VR.”

Gran Turismo Sport does not currently have a firm release date, but it is expected to launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 in 2017. You can check out the complete rundown of the PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements by clicking right here.

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