Gran Turismo Sport – FIA Digital License Early Details
The GT Sport’s FIA Digital License is an interesting announcement by Polyphony Digital, in partnership with the FIA, a new type of racing license sanctioned by the FIA and local governing bodies of motorsport in countries around the world.
The FIA Digital License is required to go racing in any FIA-sanctioned Online Championship in Gran Turismo Sport. While asking Kazunori Yamauchi on how to obtain the License in the game, he stated that the details are still not finalized, due to the discussions with the FIA are still ongoing.
however the current tentative conditions to obtain the FIA Digital License are as follow:
- Completion of GT Sport’s “Racing Etiquette Mode”, which includes guides and tests on the following:
- Safety Car protocols
- Proper driving conduct and etiquette
- To achieve “silver” or better results in all of GT Sport’s “Campaign Mode” events
- Maintain a certain level of Driver Class and Sportsmanship Points
Drivers may be need to pay an annual license fee to the governing body of motorsport in their country, not to Polyphony Digital, but to FIA or the local motorsport club. This also requires the country’s local motorsport organization to participate and collaborate to the program. Major territories like the United States, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan have yet to be confirmed, although Kazunori re-assured that they are working hard to bring more local governing bodies into the program.
This brand new approach will bring virtual/digital online racing to an all new level, with the backing of International Racing Organization like FIA, by applying the same requirements and regulations from the real world motorsport to virtual/digital online racing. In sometime future, you can be a real Professional Racing Driver or Virtual/digital Professional Racing Driver, or even both.
Gran Turismo Sport
Release Date: 15 Nov 2016
Genre: Racing Game
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Platform: PlayStation 4