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Submitted by ltachiUchiha 415d ago | interview

SCEE boss wasn't sure whether Gran Turismo was 'a good idea'

"I was actually a really big Motor Toon Grand Prix fan," says Ryan.

Videogamer writes:

SCEE CEO Jim Ryan has revealed that he wasn't sure whether Gran Turismo was "a good idea" when he was first shown an early version of the original game.

Talking to PlayStation Blog, Ryan revealed that he was a "really big Motor Toon Grand Prix fan" - a kart racer designed by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi prior to his work on the sim series.

"I was over in Tokyo at whatever the development studio was called then and someone said 'Come and see Kazunori's new game'," he said, "I was used to a very fun cartoony racer and picked up this early version of GT and thought 'ahh, it could be very good and technically impressive, and the graphics are lovely, but I'm not sure if this is a good idea. Motor Toon GP was such a great game!" (Dev, Gran Turismo, Industry, Jim Ryan, Kazunori Yamauchi, PS3)

Credit url: videogamer.com
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papashango  +   415d ago
No faith in its own racing simulator?

That's unusual...

I guess times are changing
jujubee88  +   415d ago
Who said he didn't have faith?
Ryan just said he thought Toon Grand Prix was more his taste back in the day.

But even comes to the conclusion GT is better (obviously!).
Minato-Namikaze  +   415d ago
he's talking about 15, 16 years ago when kaz had just started work on GT.
CernaML  +   415d ago
Why do first comments make it so painfully obvious that the poster didnt even read the article?
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   414d ago
They usually post the 1st second they see the article.
There are worse ideas like xbox one.
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Prcko  +   415d ago
it was good idea,just keep up good work
etowntwo  +   415d ago
GT5 vs. FORZA 5
elhebbo16  +   415d ago
dat profile pic
kingPoS  +   415d ago
After what happened with COD Ghosts reveal, I'm glad PD is bringing GT6 to the PS3. Though it would take time, a game engine purposely built for the PS4 would suit it better as the current one is tailored for the PS3.
jukins  +   415d ago
so many great ideas are killed because ceo or higher ups dont think its a good idea. So glad this didnt happen to gran turismo.
illtornworld  +   415d ago
GT is the greatest racer ^^ Very addictive thank you Kaz

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