Hello everyone. Yesterday, for the millions of Gran Turismo fans the world over, there was an intriguing announcement that pays further testament as to how the Real Driving Simulator continues to bring the real and virtual motor racing worlds ever closer.
In what is a completely unprecedented step, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) the governing body of motorsports worldwide, has officially certified four tracks from Gran Turismo 6. This makes it the first-ever video game to have officially certified FIA content.
So what does this all mean? Well, for a start, it means that we can look forward to the creation of brand new experiences for GT6, in the form of a special FIA Online Championship – which we can expect to see in 2015.
This exclusive and absolutely unique online championship is part of what is planned as a long-term collaboration between the FIA and Polyphony, the development team behind the ground-breaking Gran Turismo game.
Here’s what Gran Turismo creator and President of Polyphony Digital Inc. Kazunori Yamauchi had to say about this new partnership:
“We are incredibly proud for the Gran Turismo Series to be officially certified by the governing body of world motorsports. In the over 15 year history of Gran Turismo, this has to be the biggest accolade we have ever received. I believe this will be a major step to forward our mission to connect our virtual and real racing worlds in a full circle, thereby expanding the population of car and motorsports enthusiasts in the world.”