The GT Mode was once the central component of the “Gran Turismo” games. This is the end. According to Polyphony Digital, “Gran Turismo Sport” was tailored to a generation that could not do anything with GT Mode due to lack of car knowledge.
“Gran Turismo Sport” does not have a classic GT mode, which according to the statement of Kazunori Yamauchi has a simple reason. The head of Polyphony Digital pointed out that the new generation of players has less knowledge about cars. Twenty years ago, when the first “Gran Turismo” appeared, the situation was different. And without basic knowledge is the GT fashion, in which the vehicles must be improved realistically in order to be able to take, according to the company’s view seems no longer very meaningful.
The GT fashion or career mode – in the past was aimed at single players, who had to buy a cheap used car with a very low budget, with which they were in the first race little competitive. The credits, which were earned in the races, flowed into the further tuning. With a racing exhaust and similar enhancements the performance and the handling could be improved, which resulted in better lap times and placements. A higher credit distribution was the result, so that with more cars and other tuning parts more difficult races could be attacked.
According to the statement of Yamauchi, the elements of the GT Modes are still contained in “Gran Turismo Sport” – albeit in a different form, which is better suited to the approach of “Gran Turismo Sport”. The elements have been adapted to appeal to a new generation of players. The new mode is called Mission Challenge and is suitable for single players. In this mode you take part in different races and do your car.
According to Yamauchi, everything that GT Mode has made is re-packaged and reworked in a modified interface: “20 years ago, when we developed the first Gran Turismo, people knew what was happening, but the new users do not have that knowledge anymore because they are no longer interested in the cars, so we’ve simplified this area of the game so you can do exactly the same thing you did in the past but it’s more user-friendly for people who want to drive only cars, “the man said.