Confirmed: Gran Turismo will be part of the first Virtual Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the creation of the first Virtual Olympic Games, in collaboration with five international sports federations and game publishers. As part of the announcement it has been confirmed that Gran Turismo will be part of the list of games of the I Olympic Virtual Series (OVS).
You can now face the best times of Hamilton in Gran Turismo Sport
The OVS will be held will start on May 13 and will last until June 23, just before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. “The OVS is a new and unique Olympic digital experience that aims to increase direct engagement with new audiences in the field of virtual sports,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Its conception is in line with the 2020 + 5 Olympic Agenda and the IOC Digital Strategy; it encourages sports participation and promotes Olympic values, with a special focus on youth,” he explains.
Five confirmed competitions, one of them with Gran Turismo
At the moment, there are five competitions confirmed as part of the Virtual Olympic Games (baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing and car racing), one of them with the PlayStation game Gran Turismo:
- World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)
- International Cycling Union (UCI)
- World Rowing
- World Sailing – Virtual Regatta
- International Automobile Federation (FIA) – Gran Turismo
Players from all over the world will be able to take part in the Olympic Virtual Series, from their homes; although there will also be training facilities. Each test will have its corresponding event in a format that maximizes mass participation online and prioritizes inclusion and participation.
Gran Turismo, Play Station’s best-selling game
The first edition of Gran Turismo (GT) it was released in 1997. For video game lovers, the title marked a before and after in virtual car racing.
After selling nearly 100 million units worldwide (it is the best-selling game on Play Station), the one that is now on sale is Gran Turismo 6. Players are looking forward to the arrival of the exclusive Gran Turismo 7 for PS5 and whose launch has been delayed until 2022.
Noelia Lopez April 28, 2021 – 09:04 am