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Gran Turismo Sport hits major user milestone

Gran Turismo Sport surpassed five million players

Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed that Gran Turismo Sport has passed five million players worldwide. The new was announced via Twitter.

The racing simulator was released exclusively for PlayStation 4 last October, and even though it had a wealth of singleplayer and multiplayer modes, as well as some licensed car brands like Toyota and Porsche, the game faltered off the line with pretty average reviews. One of the major complaints was the deviation from the massive car collections common to older games, where Gran Turismo Sport opted to focus on competitive driving and a more polished driving model, reviewers and gamers were left underwhelmed.

Despite that, tons of updates in the form of bug fixes and new content managed to right the course and regain users faith in the game. It probably helped that the game enjoyed some level of popularity before launch that the devs could leverage. The game did have more than a million players in its beta after all.

The most recent 1.20 update in June added a variety of bug fixes and minor updates to the 1.19 release. That 1.19 update added the following cars: Fait 500 F’68, Jaguar XJR-9 ’88, Lamborghini Miura P400 Bertone Prototype CN.0706 ’67, Sauber Mercedes C9 ’89, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR ’96, Nissan R92CP ’92, Renault Sport Megane Trophy ’11, Renault Sport Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy ’16, Subaru BRZ S ’15.

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As of now, the game is still going strong, and has helped propel sales of the entire Gran Turismo franchise into the stratosphere. Gran Turismo is Sony’s best-selling franchise of all time, with over 80 million units sold globally since its inception in December 1997.

Gran Turismo Sport is available now globally for PlayStation 4. Check out the latest trailer for the game updates down below.

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