We've been waiting for Gran Turismo 7 to be released on PlayStation 5 for seemingly forever now. Those that have invested in a PS5 won't be able to play Polyphony's upcoming release until at least next year, but there is another way to enjoy GT on next-gen.
Gran Turismo Sport may not have been adapted for PS5, but the game will run on the next-gen console. Here's how!
Backward compatibility is the way forward
Backward compatibility has been something that was sorely lacking in both the PlayStation 3 and 4, but Sony has done a standout job with the PS5. It's not the case for all PS4 titles, but the vast majority are available to play on PS5. This is true for GT Sport, whether you own a digital or physical copy of the title.
Thanks to the PS5's enhanced performance, it can run GT Sport in 4K resolution and at 50 FPS with no trouble at all. For this purpose, the PS5 does exactly the same as it would if you popped GT Sport into a PS4 Pro. If you only owned the original PS4 before upgrading to PS5 though, this will allow you to enjoy GT Sport in 4K for the first time.
For digital owners of GT Sport, the process for getting your game on your new system is easy. You need to sign into your PlayStation Network (PSN) account and re-download your GT Sport purchase. From the PS5's home page, you need to go to Game Library (at the far right of the games list), then Your Collection and scroll to GT Sport from there.
As for your save file, you need to follow the steps laid out for save transfer from PS4 to PS5. If you have a decent internet connection or use a LAN connection, this process takes only a few minutes.
So, in short, yes, you can play GT Sport on PS5, but it is not a bespoke next-gen game, so it doesn't maximise the PS5's capabilities. We'll have to wait until GT7 comes out for that, but for now, this is the best we've got.
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