GT5’s “Route X” in the Real World – Fukuoka’s Hakata Port

FeaturesGran Turismo 5 46 January 25, 2012 by

Kazunori Yamauchi has recently  revealed via Twitter that the inspiration for the location of the latest GT5 track “Route X” was the port of Hakata, near the new Polyphony Digital offices in Fukuoka.

He also shared a link to this YouTube video, which shows a closer look at the cranes and the port in action.

For a closer look at the surrounding area that inspired this new track, check out photos of the area on Panoramio.

 

Although its clearly an industrial area in real life (and there’s no 30km test track!), the atmosphere and geography in the game appears to be quite accurate. There’s even a harbor tower, though Polyphony Digital’s interpretation of it is quite a bit more interesting to look at!

GT5 Photomode images courtesy of Soloracer and ForceMotion. Panoramio image courtesy of FREAKISHBOY.


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