The FIA has clarified particulars on its partnership with Gran Turismo 7, revealing how the worldwide governing physique for motorsport and Sony’s premier driving sim mutually agreed to take a break on their partnership and the way they’re going to work collectively sooner or later. It seems the 2’s relationship continues to be ongoing (through Motorsport.com).
Previously, the FIA-certified Gran Turismo World collection ran from 2018 to 2021, however after the governing physique introduced it would be partnering with Assetto Corsa Competizione for its racing esports it was thought the FIA had moved on from Polyphony’s racer. But FIA’s director of Formula E and Innovative Sport Activities Department Federic Bertrand has mentioned plans are ongoing with Gran Turismo.
Speaking with Motorsport.com, he mentioned that the FIA’s representatives will probably be assessing the progress of GT7 on the finish of this month to determine on cooperating collectively once more for early 2023. “I will send my guys and if we feel it’s ready, we’ll move on again [from Assetto], and then we will probably have another project early first quarter of next year with Gran Turismo”.
Gran Turismo 7 had launched with varied glitches and bugs and its on-line part was deemed to be in too tough a state, and Polyphony and the FIA mutually agreed to separate. From the sounds of issues, it was fully amicable. “For Motorsport Games, the problem we had at that second is that they weren’t essentially able to help the stay occasion as we needed, due to GT7 and all the things,” he advised Motorsport.com.
“So we agreed with them that we will work with Assetto Corsa for this one. It’s also easier for us, because it’s more open to many countries. But we still work with Gran Turismo on plenty of other projects. So no, it’s not an end. It’s just an acceptance of non exclusive approach, and we feel that Esports needs to be more open. That’s what we agreed with Kazunori-san. It’s agreed, and it’s done in a perfect Japanese nice way!”
Besides revealing the potential tie-up for 2023, and the opposite GT7 initiatives it is acquired on the go, the FIA director additionally talked concerning the FIA’s longterm esports purpose for a world rating system for all main racing sim video games. The director talked about that it would be just like the rating system present in tennis the place its governing physique, the ATP, rewards rating factors.
In different information, it was just lately reported that Gran Turismo 7 circuit drivers consider the official collection is not financially rewarding sufficient to help an expert esports profession.
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