Gran Turismo is a video game franchise developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Having launched in 1997, the multi-award-winning franchise has become the most successful title for the PlayStation® console, surpassing worldwide sales over 80 million units. Regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulator due to true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and careful attention to detail, Polyphony and its famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi have revolutionized the racing game genre.
Gran Turismo Sport™ is the latest installment of the series. With next-gen photorealistic graphics that push the PlayStation 4 system to its limits, this game delivers a rich driving-simulation experience to all kinds of players. You can now enjoy “Scapes”, a new photo mode that challenges the world of photography at a fundamental level, and “Sport Mode”, which gives players the thrill of viewing world championship events through a partnership with the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile).
The Gran Turismo Championship is certified by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile and celebrated its stunning inaugural season in 2018. The Championships proved that the combination of the game’s realistic vehicle physics simulation with exceptional skill, and ability to host a world class event experience, can shift gears and perceptions of online racing, encouraging supporters, manufacturers, media and FIA experts to consider it as a turning point in the future of motorsport.
The ‘Gran Turismo 2019 World Tour’ is a series of live events hosted in different locations around the globe, inviting top drivers to compete based on their Driver Ratings. On 21-22 June, we will be hosting the ‘World Tour 2019 – Nürburgring’ at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, the stage of the most difficult 24-Hour race in the world.
A total of 55 of the best drivers from 20 countries will gather at the Nürburgring circuit. At the world famous holy ground of endurance racing, what kind of drama will we see on the digital track? Witness the heated battle that will mark the halfway point of the 2019 Series!
Anyone who is not able to witness this spectacle live at the Nürburgring, can follow the races via live-stream on the official YouTube channel of Gran Turismo: www.youtube.com/user/GranTurismoOfficial
More information Gran Turismo and about PlayStation products can be found at www.gran-turismo.com and at www.playstation.com.
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Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation® system in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation® family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation® software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo.