PSA: PlayStation Plus Members Can Pre-Load the GT Sport Demo, Goes Live on Oct 9

PlayStation Plus members are getting an extra bonus this month in the form of early access to the GT Sport demo. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you can start pre-loading the early demo for GT Sport right now, and it will unlock at 12 AM Pacific on Monday, October 9. Everyone else will be able to download and play the demo at 6 PM Pacific on October 9. The GT Sport demo will end on October 12 at 8 AM Pacific.

How to Download the GT Sport Demo

Go to the PS4 PlayStation Store and search for Gran Turismo Sport Demo.

You can visit the PlayStation Store and click the “Full Game Trial” button.

What’s in the GT Sport Demo?

The PlayStation Blog gave an in-depth look at what will be available in the GT Sport demo.

The GT Sport demo will give fans an in-depth look at some of the new features, geared to define the future of motorsports for all levels of drivers, from first timers to 20 year veterans of the franchise. You drive and tune on your own terms, while the new matchmaking system ensures you’re always racing against others of similar abilities.

At the start of the demo, drivers will have the option to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, or Arcade mode. New features such as the innovative Scapes Photography mode and Custom Livery Editor are also available for the very first time.

In Sport mode, drivers can prove just how fast they are by putting down their fastest lap time. At the end of each qualifying session, it’s an all-out battle against other drivers with similar performance abilities ensuring each race is equal, fair, and highly competitive.

Campaign mode gives players the chance to improve their driving skills across numerous challenges, missions, and circuit experiences. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. As you complete various trial and Daily Workouts, you will be awarded with numerous vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points, furthering your Driver Profile and personal garage.

For those looking to just jump in and drive, the Arcade mode offers a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. You can also race against a friend offline in the classic 2-player split screen mode.

The True HDR workflow and physics-based rendering tech of Scapes must be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. This is not your traditional photo mode as each photo location contains all the light energy information of that scene, enabling you to place your personalized car in hundreds of real world locations.

To round out the demo experience, the Livery Editor allows you to add your own personal touch of customization through numerous logo designs. You can also change the color of the car, wheels, mirrors, hood, spoiler, and much more.

Does Anything Transfer to the Full Game?

Earned in-game credit (up to $1MM) and unlocked vehicles from the GT Sport demo are transferable to the full game.

Gran Turismo Sport will release in full on October 17. Will you be playing the demo next week?