'Gran Turismo Sophy 2.0' Now Available in Gran Turismo 7! A Dynamic Racing Experience for Players of All Levels
Polyphony Digital, in collaboration with Sony and Sony Interactive Entertainment, have officially added Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy), Sony AI and PDI’s co-developed next generation AI racing agent, to 'Gran Turismo 7' (PS5 version only) with the 'Spec II' update released on 2 November.
This AI agent named Gran Turismo Sophy 2.0, can be played with 340 cars on nine different tracks. Players can now race with GT Sophy using 95% of the game’s car models, a significant evolution from the four cars and four tracks available in the previous release.
Furthermore, the AI’s superhuman driving ability was on display during previous demonstrations at live events such as the 'Gran Turismo World Series Showdown,' but GT Sophy 2.0 included in this latest update is adjustable to support players of all levels. With sportsmanship in mind, the AI has been designed to deliver fun and exciting racing experiences for everyone, from beginners to advanced racers.
Experience fun and exciting races with GT Sophy 2.0, the latest evolution of the breakthrough AI racing agent!
■ Michael Spranger, Sony AI President
We have evolved GT Sophy from a research project tackling the grand challenge of creating an AI agent that could outperform top drivers in a top simulation racing game, to a functional game feature that provides all game players a formidable, human-like opponent that enhances the overall racing experience. From the beginning, our mission at Sony AI has been to advance the research and development of AI to enhance human imagination and creativity as well as entertainment experiences. This new milestone for GT Sophy showcases our work to support this mission as well as our close partnerships with creators to leverage AI in a unique way to develop new, enriching experiences.
■ Kazunori Yamauchi, Polyphony Digital President
Introducing GT Sophy to a wider range of users from the beginner to the expert, is a huge milestone in the evolution of Gran Turismo. GT Sophy is a revolutionary new technology that will change the way players experience racing games. GT Sophy, which continues to evolve daily through our partnership with Sony AI, is a key element in keeping Gran Turismo exciting beyond its 25-year history. We are very satisfied with this achievement and am looking forward to seeing GT Sophy evolve even further in the future.
How to Race GT Sophy
1. Select a supported track
GT Sophy 2.0 is available on nine tracks (one layout available on each track.) After selecting a region in World Circuits, a GT Sophy icon will be displayed on the tracks that GT Sophy is available.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Grand Valley - Highway 1
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Deep Forest Raceway
Red Bull Ring
2. Select Quick Race
After selecting a supported track, please select the 'Quick Race' tile on the far left of the event select screen. Please note, GT Sophy is not available in the other race events of the same track.
3. Select GT Sophy as the Rival AI
Regular AI or GT Sophy can be selected as the Rival AI. Please select GT Sophy
4. Start the race
Enjoy your race with GT Sophy. GT Sophy displays its reaction to what is happening on track through a range of emotions. Experience the kind of fun and exciting races not typically seen with regular AI.