Tag: Kazunori Yamauchi


Kazunori Yamauchi Interview: Gran Turismo's Community is "Like a Family"

In case you missed it, GTPlanet was on hand at Madrid Games Week for the FIA-certified GT Sport Online Championship regional final. While there, with all the action going on… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Interview: How the GT Sport FIA Championship Has Evolved

The inaugural FIA Online Championship is getting towards its closing stages. This weekend the second of the three regional finals is about to get underway — with GTPlanet right there… Read More »

17 Years Later, The Porsche 911 GT3 (996) Car Is Finally Coming to Gran Turismo

The latest Gran Turismo Sport “World Tour” event has been quite a show in Salzburg, Austria today. In addition to some great racing, Polyphony Digital used the live stream to show off… Read More »

It's Been Ten Years Since Lucas Ordonez Won The Very First GT Academy

It’s hard to believe, but a decade has now passed since Nissan, Sony, and Gran Turismo put a gamer on the path to becoming a pro racer. It was on… Read More »

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes W08 F1 Car Is Coming to Gran Turismo Sport

Kazunori Yamauchi dropped a bomb on the Gran Turismo community early this morning, tweeting a batch of teaser images that offer a closer look at the open-wheel car coming to GT… Read More »

5.5 Million People Have Played Gran Turismo Sport

It’s been around nine months now since Gran Turismo Sport first launched. Following a steady start, Polyphony Digital’s racer has hit a new milestone. Back in May, we reported that the game… Read More »

The Vazirani Shul is India's Newest Supercar, and Kazunori Yamauchi Helped Design It

There’s a new supercar in town and it’s from an unlikely part of the globe. Hailing from Mumbai, India, say hello to the Vazirani Shul (pronounced “Shool”) which had its… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Takes Two Nissan GT-Rs for a Spin in Germany

When you’re a Skyline connoisseur like Kazunori Yamauchi you have some pull at Nissan. That’s why when he wanted a go in the newest GT-R, all it took was a… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Is Competing in The 2018 Mille Miglia

The 2018 Mille Miglia is underway. While this event attracts beautiful cars and well-known drivers, one name on the entry list stands out to us: Kazunori Yamauchi. For those who… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Re-Confirms Additional GT Sport Cars and Tracks Incoming

Almost six months out from the game’s release, Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed more cars and tracks are indeed coming to Gran Turismo Sport. The news comes from the recent Audi Vision… Read More »

The Next Gran Turismo Probably Won't Be GT Sport 2

Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed that GT Sport may not be a main sequence Gran Turismo title after all. Yamauchi was speaking to German-language gaming site 4players during the Audi Vision… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Reveals "AI League" in Stanford University Lecture

Gran Turismo’s founder, Kazunori Yamauchi, visited Stanford University in California recently to participate in the 17th “Open Garage Talk”. Open Garage Talk is a lecture series founded in 2012. It’s… Read More »

The Gran Turismo Movie Might Be Dead

In the summer of 2013, a Hollywood news site revealed that Sony Pictures was starting production on a Gran Turismo feature film. It was a surprise move, but Sony was… Read More »

Tourist Trophy Sequel on Yamauchi's Mind, Bikes Could End Up in GT Game

Back in November, we made our case for a follow up to Tourist Trophy. It was all a bit of wishful thinking, but still something we really wanted. In a… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Hints at Next Gran Turismo at Taipei Game Show

Kazunori Yamauchi was at the Taipei Game Show recently, discussing the present and future of the Gran Turismo series (via Game Watch). There, he dropped the first hints of what… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Talks About GT Sport's Updates and FIA License at Taipei Game Show

Gran Turismo series founder Kazunori Yamauchi has been in attendance at the Taipei Game Show. Following a stage event, he participated in a round-table interview. Here, he spoke of more… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Talks About Working with Lewis Hamilton

It’s been pretty hard to miss the connection between GT Sport and Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s brand logo appears in the game’s Brand Central, and you’ll see the British F1 World… Read More »

How The FIA Helped Develop Gran Turismo Sport

GT Sport is a radical departure from previous Gran Turismo titles. The focus on esports, although controversial, essentially dictates the form the game took. The centerpiece of GT Sport is… Read More »

Why Trial Mountain, Grand Valley, and Deep Forest Aren't in GT Sport (Yet)

If you spend some time looking around GTPlanet’s GT Sport forums, it won’t take long until you find a complaint about the track list. It’s usually about what’s not on… Read More »

More Wet-Weather Tracks Are Coming to Gran Turismo Sport

The lack of weather conditions has been a frequent topic among critics of GT Sport. As we mentioned in our GT Sport review, the game looks better than its top competitors, but… Read More »