Today Sony Interactive Entertainment released a series of four trailers of the upcoming racing game by Polyphony Digital Gran Turismo Sport.
The trailer don’t show a single second of gameplay (at least not of the new game, there are a few glimpses of the earlier games), but focuses on four of the winners of the GT Academy competition, who made the jump from gamers to professional racing drivers thanks to their determination and to Gran Turismo.
We start with the first ever GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez, who paved the way for everyone else by showing that the dream was real and within reach, and then we move on to more who made it, like Jann Mardenborough, Ricardo Sanchez, and Bryan Heitkotter.
This certainly plays into Gran Turismo Sport‘s spirit as a competitive game, aiming to promote racecraft and a real sport mentality among its players, even providing FIA racing licenses in participating countries.
Whether it’ll succeed in the path already taken by iRacing, becoming a sanctioned and popular esport, it remains to be seen but GT Academy is certainly an interesting precedent for that.
You can check them out below. If you want to see more you can also check out a video trying to convey the HDR and True Color support in the game, the trailer that announced the release date, and… someone who will probably never become a pro.
Gran Turismo Sport launches on October 17th in North America, and on October 18th in Europe.