There is now a new way to view Gran Turismo on your PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles: Sony Pictures Core. This option is accessible if you missed the movie in theaters (although it is still available in some regions).
This service is the replacement for Sony Bravia Core, a video-on-demand service that, as its name suggests, was only offered to those who bought Sony Bravia televisions.
Prior to adding Sony Xperia 5 mobile phones in 2022, it first debuted in 2021. Sony changed the name of the service to Sony Pictures Core earlier this month and stated that it would also include Sony PlayStation gaming platforms.
You only need to download the app and register for the service on a compatible smartphone in order to use it. There, you have the choice of purchasing or renting more than 2,000 movies, many of which are blockbusters from the Sony Pictures library.
Gran Turismo falls under this category, and it is currently available in early access in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Viewers in France, Germany, Japan, and the UK will be able to watch the film soon. It is also available in IMAX Enhanced format, which Sony describes as having “signature picture quality” at a 1.9:1 aspect ratio and requiring a connection of at least 72Mbps.
The Gran Turismo movie costs $19.99, but it also includes a unique bonus: 750,000cr to use in Gran Turismo 7. It costs $9.99 to purchase that as a credit pack microtransaction separately, and it is excluded if you pay $14.99 to rent the movie.
Players who subscribe to PlayStation Plus’ higher tiers, Deluxe and Premium, also receive access to 100 free movies through Sony Pictures Core, which they may watch whenever they choose.
While Gran Turismo isn’t on the list of films available (and the software is highly sensitive to VPN use), Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 and Elysium are, along with an unexpectedly large number of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Justin Timberlake movies.
Additional Sony Pictures Core perks are being planned by Sony for all PlayStation Plus users, though it’s unclear what they will be just yet.