At the Paris Games Week PlayStation Press Conference Kazunori Yamauchi, along with SCEE CEO and President Jim Ryan have revealed that Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on the PlayStation 4 console during 2016.
Within the new Gran Turismo Sport game there will be two FIA online championships that will run simultaneously and take the form of the Nations Cup where players will be able represent their home country.
Together with the Manufacturers Cup during which players will be driving on behalf of their favourite car manufacturer and winners of the championship will be awarded in the same manner as real life motorsports champions, at a FIA prize giving ceremony. Penrose Tackie European Brand Manager explains more :
This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognized as part of the real motoring world. 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.
Source: PS Blog