Tag: Kazunori Yamauchi


Dr. Kazunori Yamauchi Gives Lecture on Gran Turismo's Driving Physics & Production

In the days following the launch party for Gran Turismo Sport in Modena, Italy, one of the country’s top engineering schools awarded GT series creator Kazunori Yamauchi with an honorary doctorate.… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of Modena & Reggio Emilia

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo series and Senior Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE).… Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport Takes Over Modena, Italy

Gran Turismo games come with big launch parties. For Gran Turismo 5, Polyphony Digital hosted a swanky event in the City Hall of Madrid. The Gran Turismo 6 event was even… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Shares His Top-Four Favorite Gran Turismo Titles

At a recent Gran Turismo Sport keynote address during Barcelona Games World in Spain, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed his favorite GT titles. The list is not what you… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Reflects on 20 Years of Gran Turismo

The latest PlayStation video gives us a short six-minute retrospective of the Gran Turismo franchise. Naturally, it features series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, but plenty of other big names under the… Read More »

Polyphony Digital Will "Add More Events Through Updates" to GT Sport's Campaign Mode

Although we’ve known for two years that GT Sport will be an online-focused title, for many the offline experience is just as important. Over the last few months, fans have… Read More »

Play Gran Turismo Sport and Get Coaching From Lewis Hamilton

Three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton may be well on his way to his fourth title, but he’s taking some time out to help Gran Turismo fans. Hamilton is… Read More »

Polyphony Digital 'Reconfiguring' GT Sport Servers to Handle More Users

Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has taken to Twitter to address the connectivity issues in the GT Sport demo. Since access to the limited-time demo kicked off at the beginning… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi to Appear at Gamers' Day in Saudi Arabia

As a public figure in the gaming industry, Kazunori Yamauchi is a frequent attendee of gaming shows and expos. The next event on the GT series creator’s docket is Gamers’… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi: GT Sport Will Feature Wider Variety of Cars After Launch

With barely over two weeks left until GT Sport touches down, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has addressed plans for the game’s future. As fans know, GT Sport is a marked difference… Read More »

'We Meet Several Times a Year': Yamauchi on Polyphony's Relationship with Nissan

One of the most impressive partnerships in Gran Turismo history is that between the series and Nissan. The team behind GT has directly influenced the superb Nissan GT-R throughout its… Read More »

GT Sport's Online Experience is Only Around 15% of Total Game

It sounds like online racing is only a small part of GT Sport. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has stated the online portion of the game only accounts for roughly 15% of the… Read More »

GT Sport Will Not Feature Any Microtransactions

With just over two months to go until GT Sport’s release, Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed more on the game. Speaking at the PlayStation Experience event in Malaysia, the series creator confirmed GT… Read More »

GT Sport's Super Premium Cars "Over-Specced" for PlayStation 4 Pro

It would appear Polyphony Digital has built Gran Turismo Sport‘s eye-popping graphics with the future in mind. During a tour of Polyphony Digital’s Tokyo offices, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed to… Read More »

GT Sport's Livery Editor is 'Far More In-Depth' Than Expected

After what feels like ages, Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed more information on Gran Turismo Sport‘s livery editor. So far, we’ve known very little about the franchise’s first real stab at user-created… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi: Driving Simulators Shouldn't be Difficult

With the announcement of a fall release window, Polyphony Digital has revved up the GT Sport PR machine and set it into action. As part of this, CEO Kazunori Yamauchi… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi GameSpot Interview: Features, Fan Feedback and the Development Process

Games media outlet GameSpot has posted a new video interview with Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi. The discussion took place during last week’s E3 expo and includes some notes… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi at E3 2017: Multiclass Racing, Customized Race Suits and Another Beta?

Despite E3 2017 now being in full swing, GTPlanet was able to catch up with Kazunori Yamauchi again, following yesterday’s interview. We’ve been able to put some of your questions… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Pre-E3 2017 Interview: GT Sport to Have More Features Than Any Other Game in the Series

Yesterday was Sony’s big pre-E3 media briefing. Not only was there a new trailer for GT Sport (and release window), Kazunori Yamauchi was also on hand to discuss the game with… Read More »

GT Sport "Release Period Announcement" To Come at Sony E3 Briefing

It sounds like Gran Turismo fans will get an extended look at the franchise as part of tomorrow’s PlayStation E3 2017 briefing. There’s a catch, though. Kazunori Yamauchi himself announced the… Read More »