Tag: Polyphony Digital


Porsche E-Racing Japan Will Use Gran Turismo Sport for 2019

Gran Turismo Sport will be the platform for another esport series in 2019. No, not the FIA-certified GT Championship, but Porsche’s own digital series in Japan. The announcement comes alongside… Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport Wins the 2018 TIGA Award for Best Audio Design

Gran Turismo Sport has received the title of “Best Audio Design” from the 2018 TIGA Games Industry Awards panel. It wasn’t up against the usual collection of racing games, however:… Read More »

The GT Sport FIA-Certified World Final Was an Epic Culmination of a Season

Even after a week, I have to convince myself that it all really did happen. The inaugural season of the FIA-Certified Gran Turismo Championship came to an end last week.… Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport One Year Later: A Game Transformed (Still Needs Content)

What a difference a year makes. It was just 376 days ago that Gran Turismo Sport launched on PlayStation 4. It was a long wait; longer than any gap between the… Read More »

The FIA GT Championship's European Final Was The Best Gran Turismo Event, Ever

Before we completely close the page on last week’s FIA-certified GT Championship EMEA Regional Finals and prepare for this week’s American Regional Finals in Las Vegas (which we’ll also be… Read More »

GT Sport's Austrian World Tour Event Showed How Good Racing Esports Can Be

If you’ve been following GTPlanet and the world of sim-racing for a while, you have seen your fair share of competitive racing esports events. Following GT Academy, there has been… Read More »

Polyphony Digital Is Experimenting With Procedurally Generated Cars

As we recently reported, Polyphony Digital has published slides from two presentations given by employees at CEDEC 2018 in Tokyo. The first covered “Iris”, the ray-tracing lighting system developed in-house… Read More »

Polyphony Digital May (Finally) Be Outsourcing 3D Modeling Work

The July update brought an unusually diverse mix of new cars to GT Sport. It’s fair to say that, given much earlier comments about open-wheel cars, the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08… Read More »

Gran Turismo 6's Online Services Are Officially Dead Now

It’s the end of an era. After just shy of 52 months, Polyphony Digital has flipped the switch on Gran Turismo 6’s online servers. Players had plenty of time to prepare,… Read More »

Polyphony Digital Announces GT6 End of Online Services: March 28, 2018

It’s official: Gran Turismo 6’s days are numbered, at least in terms of online play. Polyphony Digital has pencilled in the PS3 title’s server shutdown for Spring 2018. The announcement arrived… 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 »

2016 GT Award-Winning '51 Ford Coupe Scanned by Gran Turismo Team

With the next update for GT Sport due any day now, players might have something else to look forward to as we approach 2018. If you guessed more cars, you… Read More »

Here's The New Gran Turismo Merch from Undefeated, BAPE, & Anti Social Social Club

The 2017 PlayStation Experience was held in Anaheim, California over the weekend. Gran Turismo Sport was on full display at a massive booth of its own, which hosted races for… 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 »

Gran Turismo Sport Review

How many things in your life have you kept for 20 years? Even better: how many of these two-decade old items have gone relatively unchanged? The Gran Turismo franchise launched… Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport Now Available in North America and Asia

The wait is finally over — Gran Turismo Sport is here! The seventh full-featured installment is now available in North America and Asia. GT Sport marks the beginning of a new… Read More »

Revisiting Gran Turismo 6: The End of an Era

Want to feel old? Nearly as much time passed between the first Gran Turismo and GT4 — about seven years — as between GT5 and GT Sport. It has been… Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport Helps Keep Older Minds Sharp

It turns out Kaz and company meant it when they said GT Sport was intended for anyone aged 7 to 77. Japan celebrated Senior Citizens Day on September 18, and… Read More »