The FIA clarifies relations with Gran Turismo 7, arguing that the exclusion from this year’s Motorsport Games was decided in mutual agreement with Polyphony.
The FIA has released a new official statement in which it clarifies the relationship with Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo 7 , reporting that the Sony game should return to be part of the FIA Motorsport Games in 2023 , once the team has improved various aspects currently considered. critics.
As we have seen, the excellent Assetto Corsa Competizione, of the Italian team Kunos Simulations, has taken the place of Gran Turismo 7 as an eSport discipline within the framework of the FIA Motorsport Games, the various official motor competitions of the FIA, but this does not mean that relations with Gran Turismo are permanently interrupted.
Speaking to Motorsport.com, Frederic Bertrand , the FIA’s head of Formula E and the Innovative Sport Activities department, explained that the exclusion of Gran Turismo 7 from the 2022 Motorsport Games edition was an agreed decision with Polyphony Digital. .
In practice, both the FIA and the development team decided that it was better to wait so that various improvements could be made to Gran Turismo 7 before being able to use it as the official game of the eSports section of the Motorsport Games, which could happen in 2023.
“I’ll send my guys to check it out and if we see it’s ready we’ll bring it back,” said Bertrand, “and then we’ll probably have another project in the first quarter of next year with Gran Turismo,” he added, hinting at how contacts are still stable.
Not only that, Bertrand’s idea would be to be able to extend this partnership to other games as well, given that so far the FIA has only turned to Gran Turismo and, for the first time in 2022, also to Assetto Corsa Competizione: “We are thinking about creation of a global ranking system . What we would like to do is a sort of tennis ATP, transferred to the world of Motorsport esport “. Such a ranking system could allow for a sort of global ranking of the level of each individual player, applied to different driving games, but obviously this is a rather complicated project to implement at the moment.