The soon-to-be-released Gran Turismo Sport marks a change in direction for the series, with a focus more towards actual proper racing than collecting 100 different versions of Mazda MX-5, as was the case with the last couple of games.

Developers Polyphony Digital are going all-out to make it a serious online-racing sim (kinda like iRacing), and have got Lewis Hamilton to feature in the game to share his techniques and help players improve through the use of videos and diagrams.

Hamilton said:

“I have been playing Gran Turismo since I was a child, so to actually be part of the gameplay design has been an incredible experience.”

It’ll be interesting to see exactly what sort of advice he’ll give, but from the brief trailer it looks like it’ll be pretty in-depth. We won’t have long to wait to find out, as the game releases on the PS4 on 18 October.