The online servers for Gran Turismo Sport will go dark on January 31, 2024. In a blog post on the Gran Turismo website, the team confirmed that the “end of service” date would come into effect from December 1, 2023. At the same time, the posting announced the removal of “purchasable Downloadable Content” from the PlayStation Store – indicating that the developers would not sell it again. The DLC includes, to name some, vehicles, the Scapes Content Pack, and the Lewis Hamilton Time Trial Challenge.
All content purchased before December 1, the team confirmed, would remain accessible beyond the “end of service” deadline. All existing vehicles and player-made car settings in the Garage can still be accessed. “After the end of service date, it will no longer be possible to utilise online services such as the Community, Open Lobby, and the Sport mode, nor online features/items such as custom liveries. The offline portions of the game can still be played, including all previously purchased Downloadable Content,” the team outlined in the statement.
“We would like to thank the many users of the Gran Turismo Sport online service since its first launch in 2017. From here on, we will continue to further improve the online services for the currently available title Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4 system and PlayStation 5 console,” they said.
Gran Turismo Sport was launched in 2017 on the PS4 and is compatible on PS VR. The racing title was released by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Players who might be disappointed by this news, you still have around three months to refine up those lap times and update your garage before the servers go for good.
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