Polyphony Digital announces "long term" partnership with FIA - Team VVV

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Game: Gran Turismo

Platform: PS1

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: 20/03/1998

Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital has announced a new "long term" partnership with the FIA.

As part of this innovative collaboration, the governing body of international motorsports has teamed up with the GT creator to bring three "FIA Online Championships" – the "National Championship", "Regional Championship" and "International Championship" – to Gran Turismo 6 sometime in the Spring of 2015.

More specific information on these series remains to be disclosed, though the official statement does claim the GT6-exclusive events have been developed "with the intention of offering the large number of Gran Turismo players and motor sport fans the opportunity to engage with real motor sport".

The new partnership also extends to four currently undisclosed real-world circuits in Gran Turismo 6 being officially certified for authenticity by the FIA, making Gran Turismo 6 the first ever racing game to feature FIA-approved content. More in-game motorsports venues will also be given the Federation's seal of approval "in the near future".

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