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Gran Turismo dev looking to expand their horizons?

PCN writes:

Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi spoke about his company a bit in this ever changing industry. Of course, he talked quite a bit about Gran Turismo. He then lets loose a bombshell. He says that while Polyphony is exclusively in charge of car games, the company wants to make a new, distinctly different game.

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DeforMAKulizer3269d ago (Edited 3269d ago )

I would love to see what they can come up with...
I mean GT is an awesome franchise, and they always make sure its the best... So imagine another new franchise or IP!
WOW! Count me excited!

Bnet3433269d ago (Edited 3269d ago )

Tourist Trophy was a good game.

DJ3269d ago

And as I recall, became a greatest hits title. Only downside is that it reused GT4's tracks, but the control system was brilliant. Instead of controlling the bike directly (like all the other bike games), you controlled the rider, who in turn controlled the bike.

I'm really hopeful that they make a sequel.

RememberThe3573268d ago

I should pick it up now that its cheep.

But, I too would be very interested in seeing what they would come up with. They're one of the best devs in the world and I would have faith in anything they do.

Shadow Flare3268d ago

*crosses fingers*

please make a rally game
please make a rally game

Tourist Trophy was a really good game btw. It had a photo mode on it, and when i look back at the photos i took, the game holds up extremely well in the graphics department

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gauntletpython3269d ago

That would be awesome, but if it takes them so long to make GT games, I wonder if there will be compromises made in both titles quality in order to keep their release windows

Alcohog3269d ago

PD are perfectionists. That is what takes so long, and I say its welcome.

callahan093269d ago

The reason GT5 is taking so long is because they go the extra mile that no other driving simulator developer is willing to go. Mr. Yamauchi is a car enthusiast like no-one else in the gaming industry, and it shows through the labor-of-love that is every GT game. They send prospectors to every single real-life driving course that they are rendering for GT5 and taking thousands of photographs of each course and LITERALLY measuring every inch of the course with measuring tools so that they can render these courses to the greatest degree of reality. They also drive every single car that is represented in the game in order to fully represent the intricacies of each car's acceleration, control, handling, etc. They even record the engine sounds of every single car in the game in multiple stages of revving, etc., so that every car in the game sounds identical to the real-life vehicle in every situation. When the game contains over 500 vehicles and tons of courses, it takes a long time to work everything out so that they can create the most realistic possible simulator of actually driving those cars on those courses.

All of this is detailed in interviews with the development team that can be found on the Blu-Ray version of GT5Prologue.

They are perfectionists and they're attempting to deliver the perfect simulator, so that if you can't afford to drive a Corvette through Picadilly Circus, you'll never get a closer to real-feeling experience than you will by doing it in Gran Turismo 5.

If they were to do a non-simulation based game, it wouldn't take them nearly as long to make, because they wouldn't have the notion of matching reality as a hindrance. Even if they did make another simulation game, I'd still want it, because these guys are amazing developers and anything they put together is bound to be wonderful. I don't care how long it takes, I just want a great game in the end.

Blademask3269d ago (Edited 3269d ago )

although MGS ships on time.

Callahan,

Yep, yep and yep. GT is the reason I purchase playstations. Im a huge car nut, and there is literally no movement in gaming like GT. Its just class + the things I love the most in the world.

Nothing was better than picking my actual 90 something civic in a game, and racing it. Of course I was owned by the other vehicles, but still. If It wasn't for GT i wouldn't be into cars as much as I am now. I just hope they have the older g35 coupe in the next version. So I can enjoy that experience again.

GT was one of the first games that did the non-super-amazing-cars and simulated normal cars just fine. Ahh, the day I have a full GT5 in my hands. Is the day I stop coming to n4g for months.

People can pretend GT isn't deserving of its status/amazing driving sim, but they can't speak on it.. They will just disagree out of frustration ;)

callahan093268d ago

I'm confused at all the disagrees. All I did was state facts about the perfectionist nature of Yamauchi and the Polyphony Digital team. All the information I gave about the detail they put into perfecting the simulation and realism of the game, each vehicle, and each course is accurate and can be checked out by watching the development documentaries on the Blu-Ray version of GT5P. I went on to state that the team always does quality work and I'd welcome any new franchise they want to develop. If you disagree with anything I've said, then I'm at a loss.

xc7x3268d ago

Don't you mean "Kaz is the Kojima" :-)

Technically it works both ways since both are perfectionists and equally as good as master devs.

pixelsword3268d ago

...makes them all itchy in their "disagree" links.

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Blademask3269d ago

He has been saying this for quite some time.

Do people even know what a bombshell even is these days?

yanikins1113268d ago

"bombshell" - Goes Boom, Kills Poor people....

This story does neither :(

gambare3269d ago

I hope they make a new a new Omega Boost, but that shows they can make good original IPs

Unicron3269d ago

I found a copy of Omega Boost at Gamestop last year for 33 cents. The game is like a badass mix between ZOE and StarFox, and I for one would LOVE to see another. And while they are at it, revive Colony Wars!

Bnet3433269d ago (Edited 3269d ago )

Wait, correct me if I am wrong but isn't there an Omega Boost on Xbox Live Arcade? I know it's a mech game. Hmm .... this is strange.

Nevermind, it's not Omega Boost, but I swear there is a mech game on XBLA with Omega in it. Made me think.

Skerj3269d ago

Bring back Omega Boost Polyphony!! If even as just a PSN title so it won't take you 20 years to do while waiting for real mechs to start flying the skies so you have to go to the manufacturers of said mechs to get the specs and cad files from them like you do now with GT.

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