Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on PS 4 console in 2016, according to Kazunori Yamauchi, SCEE CEO and President Jim Ryan. They revealed their intentions at the Press Conference at the Paris Game Week.
You can expect 2 FIA online championships within the games that will take place simultaneously, something like a Nations Cup, and will allow you to represent your home country.
Also, during the Manufacturers Cup, players will drive on behalf of their favorite manufacturer and championship winners will receive awards at a FIA ceremony in a similar fashion as the real-life motorsports championships. 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.