Back in the early 1990s when Sony was first branching out into gaming, a young designer named Kazunori Yamauchi wanted nothing more than to produce the racing game he had dreamed about since he was 15. Sony had other ideas in mind.
Every year, developers Polyphony Digital hold the Gran Turismo Trophy, an event which sees the winning car immortalised with a promise to appear in a future GT game.
Ready for Gran Turismo 7? Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi said his studio has conceived a PS4 version of their PS3 game Gran Turismo 6. However, Joystiq reports it will take some time to get out (surprise!), and it's possible the game might be what's eventually Gran Turismo 7. The keyword here is "eventually."
Not many game developers are able to practice what they preach, mostly because a lot of the stuff they preach involves stuff that doesn't actually exist.
Kazunori Yamauchi won't say when GT6 is coming out, because people will say it's been delayed. Talk about forecasting.
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.
Kazunori Yamauchi doesn't just make racing games, he races cars. Yamauchi and his GT-R team placed thirty-sixth at the grueling 24 hour Nurburgring race. It was the first time Nissan's GT-R competed at Nurburgring. [DualShockers]
I.materialise is 3D printing company. For years, the company churned out concept cars. "We make a lot of concept cars using 3D printing but we're never allowed to talk about them," says i.materialise's Joris Peels. This time is different.
This week, Japan's national sport was brought to its knees, hit with allegations of match-fixing. Some sumo fans were surprised, but after lingering questions over previous gambling scandals, some weren't. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi sure wasn't.
Would you pay $600 for a more realistic Gran Turismo 5 experience? Thrustmaster has made the T500 RS racing wheel official, delivering new details and specifications on the accessory that costs twice as much as a PlayStation 3.
Not only a cute note, but a cute note and a smiley face.
In driving simulator Gran Turismo 5, there are over 1,000 cars. However, only around two hundred of them are premium. That, however, is going to change.
Real driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 features an Easter Egg for lovers of model cars. The undercarriage of a GT5 auto sports the logo of die-cast collectible maker AUTOArt. Enjoy it while you can, because that logo will soon be erased.
Pictures have circulated of the new Thrustmaster T500RS, a high-end racing wheel for for Gran Turismo 5, but nothing's official yet and no one was clear on what it cost, until GT's creator piped up over Twitter.
While Gran Turismo 5 finally hit stores after several delays and over five years in development, the game's studio isn't finished with the title by any means.
When I bought a PlayStation 2 my wife told me flat out, "If you are going to get a PS2, you need Gran Turismo." I knew this, but it underscored the series' impact. Nearly a decade later little has changed.
The newly released racer is going to get an update shortly that will, as GT5 designer Kazunori Yamauchi tells Eurogamer, "refine the usability of the game to make it a better experience".