Tag: Kazunori Yamauchi


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 »

Celebrating 20 Years of Gran Turismo

I was never a coffee drinker. It started slowly; an early-morning cuppa here, a refreshing iced latte there. Bit by bit, almost imperceptibly, coffee became an integral part of my… Read More »

Lewis and Kaz Guide You Through a Lap of the Nurburgring GP Course

“Maestro of Gran Turismo Sport.” It’s an odd title for sure, but one Lewis Hamilton seems to have embraced. Polyphony Digital has just released a pair of videos of the… Read More »

Kazunori Yamauchi Receives 2018 Autoweek Car Culture Award

Kazunori Yamauchi gets a fair bit of recognition from all over the world thanks to his many contributions. Now he can add one more award to his list: the 2018… Read More »

GT Sport 24H Race at Catalunya Announced — Is the Track Coming to the Game?

GT Sport looks to take the next step in the esports world with the newest live event announcement. Polyphony’s latest will play host to a full 24 hour race at… Read More »

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 »