Gran Turismo’s Kazunori Yamauchi on Forza: “We Always Respect Our Competition”

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, was spotted recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and answered some questions regarding his thoughts on GT‘s biggest competitor, Forza.

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Abash1765d ago

Classy as always Polyphony, can't say the same about Turn 10 with the comments they have made about PD

GarrusVakarian1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

What did they say?


Lmao, that's ironic given how DLC focused Forza 5 is.

xHeavYx1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

They said that GT Prologue is not a complete game, which sounds ironic now after getting the details about Forza 5 (link
They also say that they prioritize physics instead of graphics, unline GT (

ambientFLIER1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

xHeavy - way to cherry pick things from those links... Here's what they REALLY say:

"Gran Turismo is a great game. It’s been a huge franchise, a huge part of many gamers kind of history of their gaming and I got a lot of respect for Kazunori Yamauchi and his whole team at Polyphony Digital”, begins Greenawalt, before dismissing comparisons with GT5: Prologue for the fact that it's not a full game. He then compares the work ethic of Turn 10 and Polyphony, stating that their 'modern' approach is something the GT creators just don't have.

“What I do know is that I think our visions, the vision of Kazunori and the vision that I have... are very similar. The execution is very different, we’ve got this commitment to this modern game design having the most cutting-edge physics, embracing UGC, embracing community, that I don’t think it is part of his vision, and it’s not meaning he’s lacking or not, it just means there’s a difference."


"I've got huge respect for Yamauchi and what the Polyphony Digital team does, they're a great developer. But do I personally feel confident that it would be difficult for any other racing game to do this," Greenawalt told CVG, speaking on Forza Motorsport 3.

"Gran Turismo is a great game and when it comes out I'll play it. But I think that without the partnerships and without the commitment, it will be very difficult for another team to replicate what we've done."

--- Looks like the people at Turn Ten respect Polyphony just fine. Kindly STFU now, thanks.

3-4-51765d ago

GT hopefully learned from what Forza does right.

DarkLordMalik1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

I have high respect for Yamauchi-san. A legend in gaming.

IcicleTrepan1765d ago

smooch his bum a little more, smoochy-SAN

ltachiUchiha1765d ago

Being humble is true strength. Turn 10 has done a great job with the forza series, its just too bad that they are a little to high headed about themselves & are always taking shots at Polyphony despite Polyphony never saying anything bad about turn 10. Kazunori Yamauchi is always a classy man who respects even his rivals. Bring on GT7.

NateCole1765d ago

It is the easiest way to get attention unfortunately.

VonBraunschweigg1765d ago

Kaz won the Nurburgring 24h with his team in their class, puts everything in his game for gamers to enjoy. Dan makes videogames, and has a big mouth.

metalgod881765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Gran Turismo is one of the very few games that I'll buy regardless of how much has changed from the last just because of the quality and standards Polyphony sets for themselves. Thankfully, the standards they set ensure that their next game's quality increases tenfold.

Kazunori's comments toward Turn 10 shows just how much he respects his opponent and why he's such a stand up guy. If there was ever one person to represent a great company such as Polyphony, it would be this guy.

bobsmith1765d ago

I like Forza for the online matchmaking
I hope Gran Turismo 6 will have some matchmaking not just lobbies

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