As its latest incarnation GT Sport continues to introduce a new generation of fans to racing, the importance of the game in the bigger motorsport landscape should not be underestimated.
For with Esports on the march as more and more people get drawn to online racing and arena competitions, sim racing has moved away from the domain of teenagers in dark bedrooms to now becoming big business.
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi goes further than that though. He has absolutely no doubt that the effort and focus he and his Polyphony Digital studio have made to position Gran Turismo and sim racing in the spotlight is an important crusade in actually saving motorsport.
With sales of 80 million games since it was first launched back in 1997 - making it the biggest-selling Sony PlayStation franchise - Gran Turismo has become an icon for sim racers worldwide.
Pretty good interview if you ask me... he talks a bit about the motorsport actual moment and why he chooses to envolve Gran Turismo as Gran Turismo Sport.