Polyphony Digital and the FIA announce partnership
Polyphony Digital and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announced that Gran Turismo 6 is now the first-ever racing game to feature FIA-certified content. At this time four circuits have been granted approval from the FIA.
FIA officials visited Polyphony Digital in Tokyo to check out the 3D modeling quality of the Gran Turismo development team, before approving the track models . It is more then likely that more tracks will be certified. Further more an official Gran Turismo 2015 FIA Online Championship will be organized.
FIA president Jean Todt said: This innovative new partnership will ensure that millions of Gran Turismo and motor sport fans can race on even more detailed tracks at home. The Gran Turismo series has played an important role in helping to attract a new fan base to motor sport. With the input of FIA in the development of the upcoming FIA Online Championship, Gran Turismo 6 will now offer an experience even closer to the real world of motor sport. We are also excited to be working closely with Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment in the future to find new ways to continue to make motor sport more accessible to millions of fans that share a passion for racing,”
Kazunori Yamauchi said: President of Polyphony Digital Inc and creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, explains: “We are incredibly proud for Gran Turismo 6 to be officially certified by the governing body of world motor sport for in-game content. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo, this has to be the biggest accolade the game has received in its history. Our partnership with the FIA is a further step forward in our continued quest to bring the worlds of virtual and reality racing into a full circle.”
Jacques Berger, Head of Safety at the FIA said: “It was not until we completed the tests between our track data and the game’s track data that we fully appreciated the level of work and attention to detail that goes into the development of Gran Turismo 6. It was not just the tracks that have been precisely mapped out, but also the surrounding landscapes such as the run-off areas, grandstands and buildings.”
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