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Sony and BBC team for Gran Turismo content

Sony, Polyphony Digital and the BBC are teaming up to provide multiple Top Gear content in forthcoming PlayStation 3 title Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Sony, Polyphony Digital and the BBC are teaming up to provide multiple Top Gear content in forthcoming PlayStation 3 title Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Users will be able to download episodes of TV show Top Gear through Gran Turismo TV, with a total of 40 episodes available over the PlayStation Network.

Additionally, the Top Gear Test Track — where show host Jeremy Clarkson and team test drive the latest cars — will be replicated in Gran Turismo 5.

"We at Polyphony are great fans of the worldâs best motoring programme, Top Gear, so weâre delighted to be collaborating with BBC Worldwide to deliver Top Gear content via Gran Turismo," said Kazunori Yamauchi, President, Polyphony Digital.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released for the PlayStation 3 in 2008. The series has sold over 47 million units to date.

"BBC Top Gear is the worldâs number one motoring media brand and weâre thrilled to make it accessible to Gran Turismo gamers," added Simon Danker, director of digital media at BBC Worldwide.

"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."

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