Gran Turismo Sport is the first official Olympic e-Sport racing game

1 : Anonymous2021/04/22 12:31 ID: mw3omp

Edit : Not "GT Sport" specifically, but "Gran Turismo".

The following International Federations and gaming publishers will be part of the Olympic Virtual Series:

- World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) – eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020, Konami Digital Entertainment

- Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Zwift, Zwift inc.

- World Rowing - Open format

- World Sailing - Virtual Regatta, Virtual Regatta SAS

- Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) - Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital

2 : Anonymous2021/04/22 12:44 ID: gvfrut6

That is so cool. Also, KONAMI?

3 : Anonymous2021/04/22 13:27 ID: gvfwqc8

Not to call out your title, but you're assuming it's Gran Turismo Sport. Don't forget that Polyphony has a new Gran Turismo deep in development. Much like Nintendo would do with their games back in nintendo championships, Polyphony could make a version specific to the olympics, using tracks they have completed in GT7, and be focused on rendering just the cars that would be used for the event. The higher performance and better look of a GT7 based version would help push sales of the game when it gets released

ID: gvfx24o

True, maybe i was a little bit too excited

4 : Anonymous2021/04/22 14:08 ID: gvg1r99

I was expecting ebaseball to look like... Well baseball lol

5 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:54 ID: gvhna0b

F1 should be an Olympic racing game. Too bad EA bought codemasters.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/22 13:37 ID: gvfxwev

I do love GT, but high level GT competition is also kinda hard to watch for me. Not that the players aren't very skilled, but it's all about extreme exploitation of the physics and track limits and whatnot. No sim is perfect, but high level GT play does highlight how how far away it actually is.

ID: gvfytrf

it's all about extreme exploitation of the physics and track limits and whatnot

You're describing real life motorsports buddy

ID: gvgwfnm

Yes but the more it exploits the game, the less it looks like real life racing. Which matters to some.

ID: gvg1ewf

Really, all sports & esports...

ID: gvi1eqn

And lots of race sims replicate real life motorsports really well. GT doesn't buddy.Any competitive contender in any sport obviously needs to exploit everything they can within the rules to win. The point is, that for the FIA to choose GT as an esports representation of IRL racing is mindboggling, basically choosing an arcade game that is nothing like IRL compared to existing sims that do a fantastic job of replicating the real thing, and subsequently providing vastly superior racing for the contestants and the viewers. GT is fun to play, but it sucks as a spectator sport. Anyway , this isn't an olympic event, its just marketing. Im sure if virtual racing was to ever become a medal event it would be based around a different engine.

ID: gvgzkhk

No I'm not. I'm a massive motorsports fan.

My point is that high level competition in GT takes this to an extreme, as drivers push the absolute limits of the simulation. And this exposes all the simulation's very obvious weakpoints and makes things look.....very unconvincing, to put it nicely.

No doubt you understand this fine if you know anything about motorsports yourself, but of course you're going to ignore the point of my comment to defend GT anyways.

I'm really not saying anything controversial here. It's my fandom of motorsports and sim racing in general that actually makes me say this. It is hard to watch. Drivers are doing all sorts of things that are kind of ridiculous from a realism standpoint. Playing solo or just casual online racing, this doesn't really matter too much, but the high skill guys take this stuff to an extreme and really expose the sort of absurdness of things.

ID: gvg8ya1

Every E Sport seems to be about how much you can abuse broken mechanics

ID: gvgqyz2

Well you can’t fake it in iRacing. You can complain about the setup of the individual cars but when your tires overheat because you’re overdriving the car and understeering as a natural result due to overpressurized tires and not being smooth with the inputs (causing suspension and weight shifting to unsettle the car) on a track that’s too hot and covered in marbles on a hard braking turn, that’s realism. GT Sport is not realistic in this regard. It’s pretty dumb of them to use a simcade title. I loved the time I spent on GT but once you go back to it after doing iRacing or fRactor, you realize this is not how cars actually behave. There’s a reason Max Verstappen and Lando Norris do iRacing

Edit: I’m not saying the best GT drivers aren’t very talented but I would say it’s a lot easier to be good at GT than it is in iRacing. Drive the Porsche Cup or Radical in iRacing on Road Atlanta or Nordschleife in hot weather and you’ll see what challenging driving is like

Edit: I will say that the draft in iRacing is currently way too strong. Is there even a draft in GT?

ID: gvgzulw

Yes, to a point.

My point is that doing so in GT *really* exposes how far off a good simulation it really is. High level competitors are often doing really ridiculous things. Watch high level sim racing in other sims like iRacing and it looks far more 'realistic'(though like I said, still not perfect).

Again, my point is the degree/extreme level here.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:25 ID: gvhj9l5

That's a a weird choice. No serious sim racer considers GT to be a good racing sim. Not to shit on the game or anything, but it isn't on the level of other sims out there when it comes to driving physics.

8 : Anonymous2021/04/22 15:32 ID: gvgdgwa

The IOC has appointed specialists in virtual sports, DreamHack Sports Games, for the marketing and production of the Olympic Virtual Series.

Holy shit DreamHack's going to be in charge of marketing and production

I know its not PS5, but I would KILL for Starcraft 2 to be brought in as an official eSport.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/22 20:44 ID: gvhluxn


10 : Anonymous2021/04/22 22:38 ID: gvi19o2

I guess Olympic esport driving is a joke. They must really have needed the money and Sony must really want to promote gt7.

I mean I like gtsport but no way in hell is it realistic enough to be on par with other Sims. The winner won't be the best driver but the best gamer. If that makes any sense.

11 : Anonymous2021/04/22 22:38 ID: gvi1a3f

Im a fan of GT as much as anyone, but really what a weird choice. There are so many racing much more sutied for esports, with great accuracy, higher skill ceilings, better online racing and better tools for observers/analysis

12 : Anonymous2021/04/22 23:07 ID: gvi4tse

No fucking way. This is so cool! I wanna make it to the gamer Olympics and I love this series (although it has some stinkers) so much. You can bet your ass I'm a try to we qualify. I'll most likely not even make it on the top 500 but just being a part of it is enough for me.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/23 02:20 ID: gvirwxl

Rocket league should be in the olympics.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/22 13:14 ID: gvfv7av

Wow, a game that's limited to 120fps, non customizable graphics for each pros preference is now a Olympic Game.

Seems like CASH IS KING.

ID: gvfxyrm

What on earth are you talking about?

ID: gvfz966

SONY should release Gran Turismo on PC to increase competition. Limiting esports to 120fps is basically anti esports.

Look at csgo and Valorant, pros play on 360fps plus and they utilise 360Hz monitors.

Look at F1 Esports, pros play on PC with 200+ fps with 360Hz monitors.

What SONY is doing is bs. Esports on consoles do not work best. It's just lowering the skill gap of these pros to play on a low frame rate compared to other esports.

ID: gvgqfnv

You want a level playing field. You don't want rich people who have an rtx 3090 to have any advantage over somebody who can only afford a ps5.

ID: gvgu4as

Are you so dumb and blind ?

You don't even know how esports work then.

In esports, the event organisers hand out the equipment to all the pros. Normally, its the 3090s and 360Hz monitors or 3080s with 360Hz monitors. The players do not pay for the equipment in the event that they will participate in.

What SONY was/is doing is, make limit to 60fps/120fps, lower the skill ceiling, and then therefore lower the quality of the event.

If they release GT on PC, its only gonna make the skill ceiling go higher up. But obviously, Jim Ryan is here believing that his PlayStation is the only place to play video games and limits everything to that machine.



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