In November 2008, together with Polyphony Digital Inc. (makers of Gran Turismo), we sponsored an exciting Gran Turismo 5 Prologue online racing competition in Japan. Contest participants could win prizes based on their performance or through a random drawing at the end of each week.
Throughout the contest, Japanese racing-simulation fans chatted on forums and within communities to share driving tips and course analysis, as well as to (not surprisingly) brag about their lap times. We also saw a lot of chatter from contest participants who found that the Logitech Driving Force GT wheel helped them shave precious time off of their lap time – telling friends and other contest participants how to hit the pedal and the gas at the right spot or where to turn the wheel at a difficult corner in order to achieve faster times.
We had such a great time with the contest in Japan that, in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment America and Polyphony Digital, we are extending the contest to the U.S. The three-week Logitech Challenge online contest begins tomorrow (March 18) and is for all online driving enthusiasts, ranging from novice players to steering-wheel masters. Throughout the contest, you’ll have opportunities to win a variety of Logitech products, either by posting one of the top-three lap times for each of the three weeks, or by being selected randomly just for playing. Visit here for official contest rules, and visit the official Gran Turismo Web site for more information about each week’s event details. Remember, to get that extra edge, you can buy (or win!) a Driving Force GT wheel of your own.
Learn more about Logitech’s lineup of PS3 racing wheels and local promotions here.