Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Polyphony Digital have introduced that it’s going to shut down on-line servers for its racing simulator, Gran Turismo Sport, in January 2024. In-game purchases will first be closed on 1 December this yr, with the web companies to totally shut a couple of weeks later.
When the servers for Gran Turismo Sport go offline on 31 January 2024, gamers will not have entry to a number of modes together with Open Lobby, Seasonal Events, Quick Match, Community and Sport Mode. Additionally, all liveries utilized by means of the Discover perform within the recreation will revert again to their authentic colors as buyer liveries require an internet connection. Thankfully, offline and single-player content material will nonetheless be playable in addition to beforehand bought add-ons and in-game gadgets.
Sony’s assertion confirming the closure of Gran Turismo Sport‘s servers reads:
“We wish to thank the numerous customers of the Gran Turismo Sport on-line service since its first launch in 2017. From right here on, we’ll proceed to additional enhance the web companies for the at the moment obtainable title Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.”
Unsurprisingly, Sony is shifting its consideration to supporting Gran Turismo 7, the most recent entry in Polyphony’s long-running PlayStation racing simulator franchise.
Gran Turismo Sport initially launched in 2017 for PS4 to principally optimistic evaluations, although some criticism was geared toward its lack of content material and a robust concentrate on on-line multiplayer which felt alien for a collection that at all times delivered compelling single-player video games prior to now. Before the launch of Gran Turismo 7, Sport drew in a decently sized participant base however it was clear that the choice to lean so closely into on-line multiplayer may’ve been a bit contentious with veteran gamers.
In associated information, the live-action Gran Turismo film launched again in August. Directed by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, it managed to garner good evaluations from critics who known as it a solidly entertaining adaptation of a real-life story. Earlier this yr, Sony added PS VR2 help to Gran Turismo 7 alongside loads of new content material.
Source: Gran Turismo Website