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Here’s a press release I got about Top Gear coming to GT5. Follow this GT5 Top Gear press release link for the whole press release plus images.

Top Gear to provide content for download via GT TV™

Tokyo, October 24 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and Polyphony Digital, Inc., the creators of the best-selling racing franchise, Gran Turismo®, today announced a collaboration with BBC Worldwide that will allow BBC’s Top Gear programme to be downloaded through Gran Turismo TV (GT TV™) on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).

GT TV, a dedicated online channel packed with the latest news and content from the motoring world, will launch worldwide on PLAYSTATION®Network in 2008. BBC Worldwide will provide 40 episodes of Top Gear, the award-winning BBC television series about motoring for download.

In addition, the Top Gear Test Track – the track featured each week on the show, where host Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team test the latest cars – will be replicated in Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) on PS3. For the first time in a racing game, players will be able to burn rubber and experience every white knuckle, hairpin turn on the Top Gear Test Track for themselves.

“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.”

  • derrickgott007

    That is freaking amazing. I love Top Gear and then to be able to race on the test track is over the top! Hope they let you race against The Stig. GT TV is going to rock.

  • Nathaniel

    Great news and good use of a National TV programme to add even more value to a great game. Its things like this that are really making the PS3 stand out, they are making some great moves in the online market, or community which shows a smart approach to the whole online features set.

  • derrickgott007

    Top Gear is from the english market…..and program does not have two m’s and an e….. Top gear is nationally seen in the US….It can only be seen on the imported bbc signal.

  • busby

    This is an interesting move and something I would love to see more of with games allthough I can’t think of any other obvious ones. Soccer AM with FIFA or PES maybe.

  • Top Gear is absolutely fantastic. This is a very good publicity for PS3 in general. I hope Sony moves in with more media outlets.

  • derrickgott007

    What’s been unlocked today on GT5P? I’ve been driving all day and my Palm Treo doesn’t like some websites….. I am commenting now as I