Polyphony Partners with Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile

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Polyphony Partners with Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure to announce an exciting new partnership between Polyphony Digital and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA); the governing body of worldwide motorsports such as Formula 1, FIA World Rally, FIA World Touring and FIA Endurance Championships.

As a testament to the quality and realism of the Gran Turismo series, the FIA has officially certified four tracks from Gran Turismo 6. This makes the game the first-ever video game to have officially certified FIA content. The virtual circuits were inspected by FIA officials who visited PDI’s development studio in Tokyo where Gran Turismo 6 track models were accurately compared to FIA standards.

Polyphony - FIA Partnership

So what does this all mean? Well, to 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. Additionally, more tracks included in Gran Turismo 6 will be subject to inspection in the near future.

The Certification of Tracks is only the start of the partnership as there are many exclusive and absolutely unique online championships planned as a long-term collaboration between the FIA and Polyphony, the development team behind the ground-breaking Gran Turismo franchise.

Polyphony - FIA Partnership

Here’s what Gran Turismo creator and President of Polyphony Digital Inc. Kazunori Yamauchi says 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.”

More news on the collaboration will be incoming very soon, so keep your eyes on gran-turismo.com and the PlayStation Blog for more news.

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