How Gran Turismo is Made: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Polyphony Digital

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. splitwindow

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    I really need to get stuck into one of the many unstarted Tamiya kits I've got stacked up in the cupboard.
    @Jordan you lucky boy, that must have been awesome.
     
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    What a great read and photos! Thank you very much!
     
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    This was an article 18 years in the making, and a big personal milestone for myself and GTPlanet.

    It was an amazing, unforgettable experience and I will be forever grateful to the people who made it possible — including all of you who read and participate in this community every day. Thank you!

    :gtpflag:
     
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    Inhouse driving rigs have Fanatec wheels too or those are the rigs for world tour? :odd:
     
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    These were the official practice rigs available to the World Tour drivers in Tokyo, so they were running the exact same equipment.
     
  7. Haitauer

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    Nice to know. Looks like they have it also in the office test table with T-GT and some pretty old logitech gear. :lol: Fanatec is now a viable option for T-GT.:tup:
     
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    Still waiting on Motor Toon Grand Prix 3.
     
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    What an absolutely awesome opportunity and incredible insight to the people who made my childhood!! :eek: :tup:
     
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    "With the next Gran Turismo game still a closely guarded secret, this is a particularly sensitive time for Polyphony Digital."
    Not only the next Gran Turismo, but the next console too! I guess Poly has double checked everything before the tour^^
    Poly as a studio seems ready for its next game and seeing Daiki Kasho reminds me some of the most epic songs in GT3 :bowdown:
     
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    Very nice read. I remember seeing a video back in the day, where I believe they worked in a car park type of place. It's really something about them having to reduce the polygon count, that they receive from manufactures, to be able to work with consoles by hand.

    Also, I really like Kazunori's shirt!
     
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    Quite a large office there, definite improvement over the old building.

    Please tell me @Jordan if Daiki Kasho will release a new song (for anything, not just Gran Turismo).

    Also funny that Lenny Ibizarre is there as well. Mayne thats why his song still plays even in transmission mode :D
     
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    Nice article and an interesting read. The drop in polygon count from Jaguar VGT CAD data to ingame model is colossal and must be a tough process to balance resources with graphical fidelity.

    Hands up who looked at the monitors to see if there was anything we didn't know about... Be honest!
     
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    Actually going to the studio is a surreal experience that the pictures can't do justice. It was an absolute honor to be amongst those who were given the opportunity to visit the PD studio, and I can't be thankful enough for them allowing us to be in their world. These guys are top notch, and their studio is nothing short of breathtaking. It really makes me hope we can return next year for a potential future tour, as I would love to return and/or have some new people experience the magic.
     
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    With the end game cheat to change the whole game into gt sport driving model please.

    The way PD had to model their cars back in the PS1 is just fantastic,what a fantastic job the artists did to put those models in the game.

    A new GT being under wraps is to be expected but i would freak out if i saw any Omega Boost looking mechs.
     
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    Kazunori's got an epic t-shirt, does anyone know where you can buy those?
     
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    Thank you very much @Jordan for the great read. PD is something special. No matter in what way you look at it.
     
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    Awesome article its so great to see the founder of GT Planet getting invited and access to PD it shows how much PD values GT Planet.

    Im gonna be honest im actually for looking cars that they might be modelling.

    I wish it was the Toyota GTone that just popped up. Any leaks or something it feels like a drought over here for me :(
     
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    Enjoyed the article alot, im envious lol would love to get my hands on those models they made for the first GT games...
     
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    So players can see, it doesn't matter if some want to use Comfort softs or Racing Mediums, that track surface is the key.

    Once the Michelin data is set and IF PD add surface data, then we'll see some "real" magic.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome experience.
     
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    This read was amzing, I would of love a video too,

    ps: did u see a ps5 dev kit in your walk around ???
     
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    They are very organised ;)
     
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    Kaz said that the cars in Gran Turismo 5 had 500,000 polygons. I’m confused why this article says the cars in GTS only have 70,000 polys.
     
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    Could be the cars in GTS have less polygons than those in GT5 to improve performance.
     
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    OMG Daiki Kasho, so jealous, oh well, at least I got to see the previous PD office last year ;)
     
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    This seems like an article that can't be read in a rush...
    I'll wait until I have more time, get myself a cup of coffee and a relaxed chair... I'm certain I'm gonna enjoy this..
     
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    Awesome. Brilliant. Just brilliant! Obviously, well deserved.
     
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    They should hide it in GT7 as an Easter egg.
     
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    I enjoyed reading the article. Very nice read.

    It's nice to see more info on how they model the cars, tracks, etc. oh and seeing Daiki Kasho featured as well. Ironically I was tuning in to his song Continuation when this article popped up.
     
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    I enjoyed while reading this.