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BBC's Top Gear team up with Gran Turismo 5 dev on PS3

by Steven Williamson on 24 October 2007, 09:06

Tags: Gran Turismo 5, Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), Sony Online Entertainment (NYSE:SNE), PS3, Racing

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Polyphony Digital, the creators of the Gran Turismo series and the BBC are teaming up to offer Top Gear episodes for download via Gran Turismo TV on PS3.

GT TV plans to offer users the latest news from the world of motoring and is due for launch in 2008. In this new deal there will be 40 episodes of Top Gear available for download.

“We at Polyphony are great fans of the world’s best motoring programme, Top Gear, so we’re delighted to be collaborating with BBC Worldwide to deliver Top Gear content via Gran Turismo,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, President, Polyphony Digital, “We’re sure that players will be as thrilled as we are when they get the chance to put their own driving skills to the test on the Top Gear Test Track in GT5, as well as enjoying classic episodes of Top Gear via GT TV.”

Simon Danker, Director, Digital Media, BBC Worldwide commented,“BBC Top Gear is the world’s number one motoring media brand and we’re thrilled to make it accessible to Gran Turismo gamers. We continue to explore different avenues to share our content with an expanding audience, and are delighted to participate with Polyphony Digital in the launch of this exciting new opportunity.”

Each week on Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson tests the latest cars on the Top Gear test track. In conjunction with the episodes these tracks will then be able to be downloaded and played on Gran Turismo 5.


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:rockon:
That's pretty sweet.
Polyphony said that they were intending on having shows from around the world, so I wonder what other car shows will be available?
niiiiice :)
^ seconded, shame its only on PS3 though :(