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‘Gran Turismo Sport’ To Give Real Prizes; PS4 Beta In 2016, PlayStation VR Support Confirmed

Oct 30, 2015 02:50 PM EDT | By Jason Fonbuena
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"Gran Turismo Sport" was confirmed for a PS4 beta next year as well as PlayStation VR support at the Paris Games Week. But the latest game in the long-running franchise is also making history.

GameSpot reported that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Jim Ryan and Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi announced the latest addition to the "Gran Turismo" franchise at the event.

Yamauchi also revealed that "GT Sport" beta testing will begin in early 2016. The title is reportedly being developed for the PlayStation VR headset - the first one to do so, according to Engadget.

"That's an expected move (this is one of PlayStation's flagship brands), but a very natural one," the website said.

What's intriguing about "Gran Turismo Sport" though is that Polyphony has teamed up with the FIA (International Automobile Federation) to bring two sanctioned events to the upcoming PS4 game, according to Polygon.

Reportedly, players will have the option to compete in the Nations Cup to represent their county. Those who want to race for their favorite automaker will be at home in the Manufacturer Fan Cup. Winners of the said event will be awarded real FIA prizes next to real-life racers.

"This will be a historic moment, the first time a video game will officially be recognized as part of the real motoring world," Polyphony said via PlayStation Blog.

The developer added that working with the FIA means online racing championships will have more new things to offer players. This will reportedly build on the "legacy of accessibility" that the "Gran Turismo" franchise is known for.

"GT Sport" marks the first time the franchise sets foot on the PlayStation 4. "Gran Turismo 6" launched in Dec. 2013 for the PS3.

Beyond those details, Polyphony has remained tight-lipped on what else players can expect on the upcoming PS4 racing game. In the meantime, check out the "Gran Turismo Sport" trailer below:

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