GT Sport’s Online Services to Close in January

GT Sport's Online Services to Close in January
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
October 2, 2023

Gran Turismo Sport’s online services will be discontinued in January 2024, as announced by Polyphony Digital.

This article explores the features that will remain accessible and those that will cease after the shutdown.

Key Concepts In This Article

  1. GT Sport’s online services will shut down in January 2024.
  2. The game faced backlash due to limited single-player features.
  3. GT Sport was replaced by Gran Turismo 7 in 2022.
  4. After shutdown, some game features will no longer be accessible.
  5. Some content, including career progression and car settings, will remain accessible.

On January 31st, 2024, Polyphony Digital, the developer behind the popular Gran Turismo series, announced the closure of online services for Gran Turismo Sport.

GT Sport's Online Services to Close in January

This news comes after the game’s release in October 2017, which initially focused heavily on online competition, causing some dissatisfaction among fans who were accustomed to the series’ strong single-player features.

However, the developer made efforts to address this by providing updates to improve the solo content.

Changes to GT Sport’s Online Services

Despite the release of Gran Turismo 7 in 2022, which became the main installment of the series, Gran Turismo Sport continued to receive online updates until March 2023, including the “Daily Races.”

However, starting from January, the monthly “Super Lap” updates, as well as features like Community, Open Lobby, and Sport mode, will no longer be available.

Changes to GT Sport's Online Services

Additionally, the shutdown will include the removal of custom liveries and other online items, and the GT Sport DLC will no longer be purchasable from the PlayStation Store starting from December 1st.

If you have any thoughts or feelings about the end of GT Sport’s online services, please share them in the comments below.

Which GT Sport content will remain accessible?

  • Global race circuits
  • Advancement in career
  • Car Settings
  • Current car lineup – including previously purchased DLC vehicles

Which content will not be available after the shutdown?

Which content will not be available after the shutdown?

After the online services for GT Sport shut down on the 31st of January 2024, the following content will no longer be accessible:

  • Community features
  • Open Lobby
  • Quick Match
  • Seasonal Events
  • Mileage Store
  • Trophies
  • Garage Car Liveries

To Wrap Up

So, as we say goodbye to GT Sport’s online services in 2024, we can reflect on the impact it has had on the Gran Turismo series.

While some may be disappointed by the shutdown, it is important to note that Polyphony Digital continues to work on future projects and updates for the franchise.

So let’s look forward to what they have in store for us in the future and cherish the memories made in GT Sport’s online community until then.

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.

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