Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has informed GTPlanet that the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport will not be featuring dynamic time-lapse and weather, which was one of the key features of the series. This decision was made because he didn’t want the quality of Gran Turismo Sport’s races to be compromised by aesthetic additions.
“We opted to not have the transitions in the race this time in order to raise the framerate and the quality of the image *during* the race. So the user will be able to set that before they enter the race. So you’ll still be able to have night races, morning, races at dawn, dusk, and so on.”
Of course, the frame rate is a very key element to any racing game, so this might actually benefit Gran Turismo Sport in terms of gameplay, even if races might look a little less cool from here on out. With the game’s focus on competitive online racing, this decision makes sense as players will be able to react quickly and accurately without any distractions from the environments.
Gran Turismo Sport is set to be released exclusive for the PS4 on November 15 in North America, and on November 18 in Europe.