The latest instalment of the Gran Turismo franchise is coming to PlayStation 4 with the name Gran Turismo SPORT!
The graphics, sound and physics engine will be the most realistic ever experienced in a driving simulator thanks to the new platform and the new technologies, but that alone would be too obvious an improvement: the way driving games are played will also undergo a huge revolution with Gran Turismo SPORT. This is a vision that invokes the rebirth of motorsports.
In Gran Turismo SPORT, there will be two online championships running simultaneously: In the Nations Cup, players represent their home country and in the Manufacturers Cup, players represent their favourite car manufacturer. Players can not only race as drivers themselves, they can also root for their home country or their favourite manufacturers teams as a spectator. And the winner of a championship will be awarded at the FIA awards ceremony, in the same manner as real life motorsports champions: this will be a historical moment, the day when a video game will be officially recognised at the same level of motorsport.
The major difference between real life motorsports and Gran Turismo SPORT is in the fact that anyone, from children to the elderly, can participate and enjoy racing.
Even players who have never played driving games until now can discover how fun it is to drive! Whilst at the same time, it will have the depth and complexity to meet the expectations of the existing Gran Turismo fans.
The FIA, with over 100 years of fabulous motorsports history, has become a partner in the challenge for innovation undertaken by Gran Turismo SPORT. Being able to make this announcement in Paris is special to us, as its the very city where motor racing first started and is also home to the FIA. Together, Gran Turismo and the FIA will build the next 100 years of motorsports.