Gran Turismo Dropped As FIA Motorsport 2022 Partner

Gran Turismo has been dropped as the official partner of the FIA Motorsport Games 2022. This will no doubt comes as a blow for Sony.

Instead, for this year’s FIA Motorsport Games, Gran Turismo has now been replaced by Assetto Corsa Competizione. Up until now, Gran Turismo has been used as a transition from gaming to real-world competitive motorsports.

However, Gran Turismo continues to grow within esports, so the GT series will be absolutely fine in the long term. It’s also worth keeping in mind that Assetto Corsa Competizione is more of a racing simulation than Gran Turismo. So it makes sense that the FIA would favour this series instead.

Going forward, this year’s FIA Motorsport Games will focus on GT3 cars in a knockout tournament featuring 80 drivers all hopeful to be attending the finals on October 29th, 2022.

GT7 has been soaked in controversy

Assetto Corsa Competizione
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This latest news just adds further woes to the self-inflicted and troubled launch of Gran Turismo 7

While being an accomplished racing game in its own right, GT7 has been tarred with controversial post-launch updates. Such as reducing rewards and increasing player grind. Many speculated that these decisions were made to push players towards in-game microtransactions.

In our review of Gran Turismo 7, we said: “While it certainly does a great job of onboarding newcomers warmly, it does so at the risk of boring its more eager fanbase. That makes Gran Turismo 7 a difficult game to recommend unless you love cars and their culture with your whole heart.

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