Polyphony Digital, makers of the Gran Turismo series, and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) have launched a long-term partnership.
The FIA is governing body of motor sport worldwide, holding the rights to all major racing world championships, including the Formula One World Championship, the World Endurance Championship, the World Touring Car Championship as well as the World Rally Championship.
The first part of the collaboration contains Gran Turismo 6’s tracks as four of the Playstation 3’s racers venues will become FIA-certified, becoming the first virtual race tracks to get an official sanctioning.
The virtual track inspection was held by FIA Officials in Polyphony Digital’s Tokyo offices, more GT venues will join the list of certified tracks in the future.
The second stage of the partnership will see the launch of an official FIA Online Championship in 2015, more details on that will be revealed in due time.