Developed by Polyphony Digital and produced by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Turismo Sport will be the first entry in the 18-year-old franchise on PlayStation 4. When Sony and Polyphony Digital announced Gran Turismo Sport at Paris Games Week last October, Yamauchi said that the studio planned to make it compatible with PlayStation VR. Sony will launch the virtual reality headset this October.
Yamauchi also said that Polyphony Digital expected to launch a beta of Gran Turismo Sport in "early 2016." Sony did not provide any further details on when the beta might be available. For more, you can check out the game's debut trailer below.
Update: A Sony representative told Polygon that Gran Turismo Sport will be released Nov. 15 in North America as well as Japan. As for Europe, the spokesperson said "there will be some variance" in the launch date across the region.
Update 2: Sony announced a pre-order bonus for Gran Turismo Sport along with the release date: an add-on called the 3-Car Pack, which will give players access to the Ford Mustang Group B Rally Car, Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Group 3 and Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1. Additional bonuses are available to customers who pre-order through Amazon, GameStop or the PlayStation Store.
Gran Turismo Sport will also be available in a $69.99 Limited Edition to mark the series' debut on PS4. The package comes with "more than $130 in content," including $1 million of in-game credit; the GT Sport Starter Pack, which features eight cars; a pack of livery stickers; a bundle of 30 Gran Turismo Sport-themed PS4 avatars; and an in-game racing helmet. The Limited Edition will come in a Steelbook case.
Update 3: Sony has released a new trailer for Gran Turismo Sport. You can watch it above.
Update 4: You can check out 28 Gran Turismo Sport screenshots below.