Gran Turismo Sport 1.07 Emergency Update Tweaks Handling Physics

7.5
  • Playstation 4
  • Racing
2017-10-17
Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo Sport 1.07 update implements changes to traction control to improve handling, stability. Polyphony Digital

The Gran Turismo Sport update 1.06 arrived last week, which brought three new vehicles (Zagato Vision GT, Audi R18, Shelby Cobra 427) as well as a slew of patches to the game. The fixes include changes to the ABS settings for improved driveability under braking. Despite the tweaks, better driving feel can take several attempts of trial and error—Polyphony announced on Tuesday that an "emergency update" 1.07 will implement changes to traction control for further improved handling and stability.

According to the Gran Turismo blog, the 1.07 update addresses the following:

1. Physics Simulation Model 
- Control management for the TCS will be adjusted to raise stability at corner exits with throttle ON.

2. Various other issues have been addressed to increase stability.

As it stands, the main gripe I have with the handling characteristics in Gran Turismo Sport is its tendency to punish the player if more than one input is entered at the same time.  I often trail brake in order to recover from going too hot into a corner, but it can result to exaggerated understeer that really affects my rhythm. Hopefully, its recent changes to ABC and TCS will go a long way to make the cars feel more neutral.

According to the Gran Turismo Sport announcement, 1.07 is not a full update as mentioned in its "Gran TurismoSport Future Updates Preview" blog post. While Gran Turismo Sport is looking to add approximately 50 new vehicles and additional tracks by March 28, the 1.07 patch will not introduce new content. That said, Gran Turismo blog GTPlanet expects a more comprehensive update to arrive later in December.

Gran Turismo Sport's scheduled maintenance for 1.07 will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 04:00 GMT, time subject to change.

What cars and tracks would you like to see come to Gran Turismo Sport in future updates? Let us know in the comment section below.

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