Gran Turismo Sport Adds Microtransactions in Latest Update

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Microsoft's console-exclusive racing franchise has seen much more impressive features and updates over its annual iterations.

Just as the world seems to be scaling back on microtransactions and randomized rewards, developer Polyphonal Digital has announced that in the new July update for Gran Turismo Sport, it's added microtransactions.

Firstly, it's Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes F1 vehicle (Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ in its full name), a first for the franchise. The game gets Mazda's legendary 787B Le Mans racer, a Ford GTLM test vehicle lifted from previous games, and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The other three being small and road-legal - the Honda S660, Honda Beat, and Daihatsu Copen Active Top.

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The new update today, which brings GT Sport to version 1.23, proves this by adding a respectable amount of 8 new vehicles, a new multi-layout racing track with "Circuit de Sainte-Croix" and the option to customize helmets with decals. It's the Circuit de Sainte-Croix located in Southern France with a total length of 5.88 miles in 19 corners. There are new cars (including the Mercedes F1), a new track and additional changes, such as the ability to purchase cars priced at less than two million in-game credits directly via the PlayStation Store. Players can choose between three different configurations, labelled A, B, and C. The service will launch tomorrow in Asia and America while it won't launch until August 2 in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania.

Mercedes AMG Grand Prix (Professional League): This one-make event features the F1 W08 EQ Power+, which led Lewis Hamilton to his series victory in 2017.

Scapes: Players will now be able to place drivers in various backgrounds in the "Scenes Containing People" collection, which is new section in Spots.

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