After years of a very tight exclusive licensing deal with Electronic Arts that was only circumvented by selected sublicensing deals, Porsche AG has opened up their licensing practices in recent months as more and more titles now feature the Weissach-built sports cars.
The latest title to join the party is Gran Turismo Sport has Sony has released first previews of the Porsche 991 GT3 RS in the upcoming Playstation 4 racer. More details on the license have not been revealed, the Porsche presence in Gran Turismo Sport will likely not be limited to this one model though.
Gran Turismo Sport will feature 130+ cars, all of which have been built from the ground up as the studio is ditching their controversial standard-car practice of past GT titles.
Furthermore, GT Sport will also 19 different tracks, among them Nürburgring Nordschleife, Brands Hatch, Willow Springs and the new Tokyo Expressway have been confirmed.
Aside from supporting 4K resolution and HDR, GT Sport will also offer limited Playstation VR compatibility thanks to a “VR tour” mode.
The title will be exclusively available for the Playstation 4, Gran Turismo Sport will be released some time in 2017 after the original release date of late 2016 has been called off.