Fanatec, the manufacturer of driving peripherals, will collaborate with the Gran Turismo license to develop new models they will use “advanced force-feedback technology”. As explained by a company representative, this agreement will help “aim to reduce the distinction between the world of simulation and real-life racing.”
Fanatec and Gran Turismo: new product line
“Fanatec has been at the forefront of simulation hardware technology for many years,” he says. Kazunori Yamauchi, the legendary producer of the Gran Turismo saga. “While the quality and performance of their products is impressive, their desire to innovate in the motor world is what is most in line with us. Polyphony Digital and Fanatec share this same spirit and ambition for the long term, and I am very excited about what we can create together. ”
Thomas Jackermeier, CEO of Endor AG, the group that owns Fanatec, explained that the first product fruit of this collaboration “To be announced in a couple of weeks”, while its production is expected to start this year. “The industrial design has been done by Polyphony Digital, just as they did with other GT licensed products. I’m sure they will be seamlessly integrated into your driving titles just like their previous GT products, ”shared Jackermeier on the official Fanatec forum.
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Of course, these products are expected to be supported on PS5, especially with the future release of Gran Turismo 7. So far it has not transcended the platforms it will reach, the compatibility and the functions expected of a simulation peripheral. The last GT licensed products landed on the manufacturer Thrustmaster, which appears to have been superseded by those based in Landshut, Germany.