Yamauchi Hits Out At Gran Turismo Competitors

CC: Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has hit out at driving games released since Gran Turismo 4 in 2004, saying that the 'low level of quality really shines through'.

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Raf1k12744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

He's a pretty picky guy isn't he?

I woulnd't mind seeing Forza's level of vehicle customisation in GT5 TBH.

mjolliffe2744d ago

I think anyone can play Forza 3 for more than an hour at the time. Its brilliant.

I don't see that any of the racing simulators released recently (Forza 3, Need for Speed: Shift etc.) have low quality. After all, they sold brilliantly.

PirateThom2744d ago

Quality and sales don't go hand in hand.

Shift definitely wasn't quality, the thing was pretty broken from what I played.

Raf1k12744d ago

True that. Sales aren't exactly representative of quality just popularity.

II-Reaper-II2744d ago

When this guys speaks you listen and u agree and thats it.A true master of his domain.A perfectionist in every sense.

pixelsword2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago ) wasn't quoting from Eurogamer.

At any rate, can anyone get the direct link to work? It's probably a url thing, but when I paste the link, I can't get the original page to come up:

sikbeta2744d ago

"Quality and sales don't go hand in hand"

Gran Turismo Franchise Is The Exception of The RULE

GT5: The Perfect Driving Simulator

Gamers FTW!!!

SaberEdge2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

But deh sony developerz neva talks bad abowt duh compitition!

Yeah right.

green2744d ago

Blimey games,simbian studios, codemasters and slightly mad studios do to deserve such an insult?.

van-essa2744d ago

as far as you work for Sony that is.

Fox012744d ago

Someone seems to like the smell of his own fart.

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DaTruth2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

He's working on a game five years in the making; These guys are chucking out games every year!

When you pay $60 for GT5, it's gonna feel better than when you do it for those other games! There's so much more for $60 there.

raztad2744d ago

"Actually I find it difficult to play the other games in more than five minutes at a time. The game's low level of quality really shines through in the other games and I can not hold them out!"

Thats the quote from Yamauchi when asked whether he may implement features from different games in future Gran Turismo games.

Take that as you want, but guy has high standards and is just saying what he thinks about already released games. Douche? perhaps.

IrishAssa2744d ago

They sorta deserve it, the jap devs never talk sh*t bout western devs, western ones would rather be bumrap*d than be seen taking notes from competitors , Forza 3 was quality, even though it won't be as good as GT5 it would be the best if Gt didn't exist. Shift was not a simulator.

leila012744d ago

Seeing how long it's taking him to release GT5, it better be perfect.

TheHater2744d ago

"Kazunori Yamauchi: The last is actually exactly what we do. We skeleton not to other games while we develop Gran Turismo - it is solely based on what we want to achieve with the game. In fact, I find it hard to play the other games in more than five minutes at a time. Previews low level of quality really shines through in the other games and I can not keep them out!"

I am not an English major, but these part "We skeleton not to other games while we develop Gran Turismo", "play the other games in more than five minutes at a time" and "Previews low level of quality really shines through in the other games and I can not keep them out." I can tell was badly translate.

shane0252744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

All he said was that other racers are crap compared to Gran Turismo 4 and that they've brought nothing to the table since.

It's not like he said GT5 "is the definitive racer", that would have been REALLY dramatic.


MiloGarret2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

I speak danish.

The translation overall is kind of shifty, yeah, but the part in which he acts like a douche is pretty accurate.

He's asked wheather or not GT is developed "in a form of vacuum, where competitors are ignored". He responds that they develop games without glancing at other games, the end product is based solely on their own goals and vision (which is retarded, and obviously a lie, any dev saying this is clearly lying).

Then: "Actually I find it difficult to play the other games more than five minutes at a time. The low level of quality really shines through in the other games and I can't stand them!"

Guess he got tired of the Turn 10 devs, good for him. Remember, I translated from danish to english, not japanese to english. Some danish dude did that, and danes can't be trusted. va?

Racing sims suck ass btw, I don't care about this little battle, bye.

TheHater2744d ago

Thanks. When he said "Actually I find it difficult to play the other games more than five minutes at a time. The low level of quality really shines through in the other games and I can't stand them!"
Couldn't he be referring to the games he play personally? those games doesn't necessary mean racing games, but games in general. For all we know, the game he might be referring to is Dynasty Warriors or something.

Solidus187-SCMilk2744d ago

Really? Why is it that they are adding damage to their cars then. Surly thats one feature that the competitors have that they want in their game too.

Im sure GT 5 will be great but I wish hed just get it done already and let us decide.

Also I found it interesting considering they went and not only playued forza 3 at E3 but "TOOK NOTES" on it.



TheBand1t2744d ago

Yamauchi, please. Don't do a Turn 10. :/

MiloGarret2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

No, he makes a point of directing himself towards GT's competitors, which I can only assume are racing games. Makes sense, no? makes a big a deal of this, it's a focal point in the article.

Far more interesting for those of you who are interested in all things GT, is that he says that there will be a major update to GT5 Prologue before GT5 proper is finished in the same article.

"Kazunori Yamauchi: Der vil komme yderligere en større opdatering til Gran Turismo 5 Prologue før det fulde spil er færdigudviklet."

LiquifiedArt2744d ago

I don't think he said it like that, and if so, this article is doing a great injustice and using the spin-machine to generate nonsense.

SilentNegotiator2744d ago

After all the pushing "Just Turned 10" did, you didn't expect a push back?

Chubear2744d ago

Uhm, looks like loads of comments are being made just from reading the misleading and highly sensational headline instead of reading the actual article.

Time_Is_On_My_Side2744d ago (Edited 2743d ago )

..what do you expect the competition to say, if true? This is just PR everyone has their own direction on how to come about it, but it's just business.

Then again I'm not surprised that people are upset, it is a Sony developer; otherwise people wouldn't have cared. It's well known that western developers have that mentality, what makes it different used against them? Microsoft has Ninja Blade people think it's cool, Sony has Heavy Rain people say it isn't a game. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

bnaked2744d ago (Edited 2743d ago )

He's not a douche, and do you know why? Because he knows, that GT5 is in another league. Damn i know Yamauchi, and if this man says, that other games are crap in comparsion to GT5, you just must believe him!. HE already knows, that his game is much better. Otherwise he would never say such things..

So for me as a GT fan: really good news! :-)

soxfan20052743d ago (Edited 2743d ago )

Both Turn 10 & PD have bad-mouthed the competition. Now, it's time to put their money where their mouth is.

Turn 10 backed up it's arrogance with Forza 3, the highest rated driving sim since 2001. Millions of driving sim enthusiasts and hundreds of reviewers & journalists would disagree that Forza is "low quality".

Let's see what PD can do when GT finally comes out. If PD considers a 92 rating to be "low" quality, they better average at least a 98 for GT5 to back up their trash talk.

bnaked2743d ago (Edited 2743d ago )

GT5 will blow the competition away.. Without a doupt, Yamauch is a f*cking perfectionist, and he will release an extremely polished game, with unbelievable features. You will see...

jmd7492743d ago (Edited 2743d ago )

them there is fighting words... i like that, Yamauchi says it as it is. he has confidence in his product.

morkendo2743d ago

Yamauchi Hits Out At Gran Turismo Competitors

??? like who? forza?? NFS? haaaaa yeah fking right. GT5 dont have competition

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Megaton2744d ago

Tisk tisk. Don't sink to Turd 10's level.

green2744d ago

He just sank lower.Nothing Turn 10 said was this disrespectful.

mastiffchild2744d ago

We don't know how low he's sunk, to be honest as that quote could be in ANY context and the translation of it doesn't really make much sense either.

If we see the full interview and it turns out he does mean EVERY single game released in the genre since the last GT then, yeah, it's a really bad statement but as he's been complimentary about Forza in the past I'm tempted not to think there's very much in this one.

For instancce, he could have been asked " What about the way the need for Speed games went so badly downhill" and then the rest of the question. If he was meaning every single racing game then he's out of line just as badly as Greenawalt but still not as low as T10 as a whole seeing as they're more than one person and there was a concerted policy of rubbish statements and poll rigging from them!

Still, just as I won't buy Forza3 until I see T10 and Greenawalt grow some humility I won't be keen on getting GT5 if it turns out Yam is being badly arrogant-whether T10 lit the first match is irrelevant as bad behaviour is bad behaviour and gamers don't need poor examples to act like tools these days. However, I very much doubt he'd say something quite so sweeping and/or disparaging and need to hear the interview, read a good transcript or find a full, good quality english translation as one quote with nothing to anchor it to is a typical, almost cliched, journalistic tool for making peple look however the publication wants.Surely, had they a full Yamauchi interview, also,m they'd have made certain we saw a little more than one semi sensical quote, wouldn't they?

Also, it would be very out of character from what I've ever seen or read about the guy too.