Gran Turismo Developer Ditching Tokyo

Polyphony Digital, creator og Gran Turismo, is moving its development studio across the country to Fukuoka City. The reason for the move is the March 11 earthquake.

According to Gran Turismo designer Kazunori Yamauchi, out of various cities that were considered, Fukuoka, which is in the far West of the country, is a good place to live and work.

Fifty game developers will be relocated at Polyphony Digital's new headquarters in Fukuoka. The city is already home to Level-5, the studio best known for the Professor Layton games.

Why exactly the earthquake and its effects prompted the move were not stated.

Gran Turismo Developer Ditching Tokyo

"ゲームソフト"制作会社が福岡へ [RKB via オレ的ゲーム情報]

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