Announcing 'Race Together', a New Time-Limited Event Featuring Gran Turismo Sophy!
On 20 February, Polyphony Digital together with Sony AI announced the first global release of Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy), Sony AI’s breakthrough AI racing agent, through the new game mode 'Race Together' in Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation®5 console.
Developed in collaboration with Sony AI and Sony Interactive Entertainment in just one year, 'Race Together' is a time-limited event that gives players of all levels and abilities the opportunity to go head to head against GT Sophy in Gran Turismo 7.
In 'Race Together,' players can challenge GT Sophy in a series of four races of increasing difficulty, from Beginner to Intermediate to Expert. In each of the four races, players compete against four GT Sophy cars of different performance levels. Players with exceptional skills can even challenge GT Sophy in 1vs1 races with identical car configurations and settings, showcasing the autonomous racing agent's remarkable speed and driving skills.
'Race Together' also introduces a new emoticon feature that displays the emotions on the GT Sophy cars throughout the race to indicate how the racing AI is reacting to what is happening on the track.
'Race Together' is part of Update 1.29 and will be available until late March. We hope you will take this unique opportunity to jump on track and race with GT Sophy!
How to Play 'Race Together'
1. The event can be accessed directly from the 'Race Together' banner on the top right corner of the 'World Map' screen. Players must be at Collector Level 6 or above and have Update 1.29 installed.
2. On the 'Race Together' main screen, four races are available. Each race features three difficulty levels from Beginner to Intermediate to Expert, and a 1vs1 mode in which players can test themselves against GT Sophy's expert racing skills. The GT Sophy official website can also be viewed from the button in the bottom left corner.
3. The new 'Race Together' event will also feature emoticons: these are displayed above the GT Sophy car's name or position indicator and act as an indicator of how GT Sophy is reacting to what is happening on track. A variety of emoticons are included enabling the AI to convey a large number of emotions to the player.
4. In 1vs1 mode, players can challenge the superhuman racing skills of GT Sophy with identical car configurations. Players can also view their friends' rankings, as well as the 'Top 10 Stars' rankings, and see how their 1vs1 race times match up.