Fanatec and Gran Turismo officially announced their partnership today. The aim, according to the press report (link: https://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/news/00_4979049.html) the joint development of new simracing hardware. It will be interesting to see when and in what form new products from Fanatec will be launched and how they will be integrated into Gran Turismo.
A new entry-level direct drive base for the Playstation 5 is likely to be at the centre of developments, which Fanatec’s latest blog posts suggest is already in development.
The voices of those in charge
For many years, Kazunori Yamauchi has pushed the limits on the software side and played a massive role in making sim racing popular. Now we have joined forces with the shared goal to continue to merge virtual and real-world racing together. We have several exciting projects in the pipeline and I can’t wait to see how they perform in Gran Turismo.Thomas Jackermeier, CEO of Endor AG
Fanatec has been at the leading edge of simulation hardware technology for many years. While the quality and performance of their products is impressive, it’s their desire to innovate in motorsports that resonates with us the most. Polyphony Digital and Fanatec share this same spirit and long-term ambition, and I’m really excited about what we can create together.Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Turismo Series Producer