Over on the PlayStation Blog, the FIA Championships and partnership has been discussed.
FIA Gran Turismo Championships
In Gran Turismo Sport, there will be two FIA online championships running simultaneously. In the Nations Cup, players will be able represent their home country. Whilst in the Manufacturers Cup, players will be driving on behalf of their favorite car manufacturer.
Players will not only be able to race as drivers themselves, they’ll also be able to root for their home country or their favorite manufacturers teams.
The winner of the championship will be awarded in the same manner as real life motorsports champions, at the FIA prize giving ceremony. This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognized as part of the real motoring world.
Finally unveiling the new Gran Turismo game for PlayStation 4, Sony announced GT Sport at Paris Games Week with the new trailer above.
Working alongside the historic FIA, to develop a game that continues to be more realistic and authentic, the online racing championships promise to offer something new for players.
But it’s not just about online racing; the GT teams have continued to build on the games legacy of accessibility to ensure that the game is open to all to enjoy.
With the beta expected to begin in Spring 2016, it won’t be long before players can experience all GT has to offer on the power of PS4.
The description adds:
The multi award winning Gran Turismo series is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4…introducing GT Sport.
Building on its legacy as the most realistic and accessible driving simulator, GT Sport has partnered with the FIA to push the boundaries of racing games. In addition to everything you’d expect from a GT, the team at Polyphony and the FIA are introducing an online racing series that will be recognized alongside real world motor racing by the FIA.
Entering BETA in [early] 2016 GT Sport is being developed by the award winning team at Polyphony Digital.
Polyphony also plans on supporting PlayStation VR with GT Sport.
PGW 2015: Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Announced, See the Trailer