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Autoweek: Kazunori Yamauchi Interview

Autoweek met with Gran Turismo creator and godfather Kazunori Yamauchi at SEMA and asked him the usual phalanx of questions--most importantly, when the heck is the game coming out?

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Maddens Raiders3271d ago

"I was watching the guys at our company trying it out in the office. I tried it a little bit. It's very similar in a lot of aspects to Gran Turismo. Some base components of the game are very different from Gran Turismo. It's a little bit different from what a simulator is. You can feel it when you drive it."

- ouch

Greywulf3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

This man knows what hes talking about, and races real super cars. Considering stuff lost in translation... I doubt its as sharp toned as it seems, and looks to try to just say the titles are different.

Its not like hes saying GT is better than anything on the market thats been released in years... like some.

By The way: Lets count the 360 folk who NEVER.. EVER... go in stories marked "Playstation3"

I think this is more important:

"From our perspective, it doesn't seem like that long a time. To make Gran Turismo 5, we threw away the legacy code from GT4 and started from scratch. It's been five years from [the release of] GT4, and that's the same amount of time it took to develop the first GT4. To create a game from scratch, that's the amount of time it takes to get it right"

"zomg longest GT to make EVARRrr"

NaiNaiNai3271d ago

I can feel it when I drive it, it feels like a real car, not just a simulator, XD unlike GT games which you know, feel nothing like the real cars.

funny part is, GT has been going down hill since GT1. such a shame really.

butterfinger3271d ago

who's opinion do I trust more? Yamauchi who has actually driven many of the amazing cars in the GT games, or Nai who probably isn't old enough to drive?

NaiNaiNai3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Should I care what butterbutt thinks or believe what I know from driving real cars, GT and FS,
Hmm all I care about is what I know. Not what some fickle little fanboy who drives his moms car and revs his engine at the red light. \

*edit*

LMFAO at the guy below me. I know nothing huh?, what do you know, bet you couldn't even find the fuse box in your car.

@AP3

http://www.metacritic.com/s...

Its been going down hill, GT3 was good but had even had a 70

But then GT4 turned around and gave it even lower scores for not doing anything special, especially no damage.

Then we had GT5P and GTpsp, and now GT5 with them state there will be no weather system *after I had been pointing this out for months*

So yes, the series has been going downhill.

BTW when your the only "sim" game with over 300 cars, your going to sell no matter what.

not to mention taking sells from over 15 years of games, and claiming it to be amazing is sad. thats 50 million for 7 games. not to mention some being sold old they only cost 2$ to buy on disk.

do your research little fanboy before trying to come after me.

@Gaf, that is stupid, "if you owned a super car I wouldn't put logos oni it" nor would you race the bloody thing, your statement right there is so doubled sided its pathetic. So its okay to race the car and wreck it but not to put stuff on it.

way to spin bud, way to spin.

Serg3271d ago

"Hmm all I care about is what I know. Not what some fickle little fanboy who drives his moms car and revs his engine at the red light."

Apparently you know nothing. And describing yourself isn't helping your standpoint in any way.

Glad I could help.

Aclay3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

"GT has been going down hill since GT1. such a shame really."

LOLOL!! Going downhill since GT1? Does 50 Million sold in the GT series sound like "going downhill"? I don't think so. If GT was going downhill there's NO WAY the Million and Millions of people would continue to buy it (including myself).

solidjun53271d ago

"LMFAO at the guy below me. I know nothing huh?, what do you know, bet you couldn't even find the fuse box in your car."

Learning how to fix your micromachine using your imagination doesn't count. In fact, I encourage 4 years to keep striving for the real thing. Glad I could try to find inspiration for you. Good luck in your future endeavors.

gaffyh3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

LMAO, Nai tries to not act like a fanboy, yet he calls the guy above him "butterbutt."

Damn, fanboys are getting more stupid every day.

On topic - What he says make sense, Forza isn't as good as simulator as GT in a lot of ways, and the only thing it really held over GT was damage, which GT has now implemented. On the other hand, the livery stuff is really good in Forza, they should have something similar in GT, but the way I see it is, if I owned a supercar, I would NEVER cover it with logos and stuff knowing how much the car itself would lose in value.

pm from NaiNaiNai (please mods ban him)

"LMFAO
so if you owned a super car you wouldn't put logos on it because it would hurt the cars price.

Yea because racing the car wouldn't do that.

Way to spin it droid."

Dude can't even take it when someone gives their opinion in real life. I'd probably only consider racing stripes at a maximum. Is it really that difficult to understand that if you owned a supercar or hypercar, you wouldn't want to paint it with a custom job?

Oh yeah, fanboys don't have a brain.

Maddens Raiders3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

the man & his company just ooze with confidence and tact and [he] knows that he doesn't have to openly backhand T10's project with grandiose claims and puffed up assertions that aren't true. Instead he uses subtle sharp elbows and jabs which keeps PD more than an arms length away from its competition. Similar to the Hyundai Genesis compared to a Mercedes-Benz E Class. The Genesis is an ((OUTSTANDING)), if not Great effort, but is just not in the same league with MB no matter how hard they try.

fishd3271d ago

This man eats, sleeps and breathes racing. His team produced the multifunction display for the GT-R.

The effing GT-R.

cRaZyLeGs 933271d ago

I wonder how deep customizing is? GT5 Has autobrake and possible rewind? "such as driving lines, ABS, automatic braking, you can reverse your game" Its about time they fought back against forza, his comment suprised me lol.

CrazzyMan3271d ago

Polyphony indeed deserves all the respect they get.

GT5 FTW! =)

butterfinger3271d ago

It's fun to see her continue to reply even though I'm not reading it. I suggest you all give it a try. Just hit that little ignore button under her pink avatar. I stand by original comment. lol.

rockleex3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

AutoWeek:
"Have any manufacturers paid to put their cars in the game?"

Kaz:
"There have been cases where they've shown that interest [in paying to play], but I don't think we've ever shown interest in [accepting money to include certain cars]."

AutoWeek:
"Wouldn't that be a profitable venture for you?"

Kaz:
"A lot of times it develops into a relationship where we collaborate to raise the level of the game."

And with just that, my respect for Polyphony Digital has skyrocketed beyond space and time. O_O

They have TRUE passion in what they do. Money is of no concern, other than what is needed to make the game.

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LiquifiedArt3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

"Have you played Forza Motorsport 3?

Kazunori: I was watching the guys at our company trying it out in the office. I tried it a little bit. It's very similar in a lot of aspects to Gran Turismo. Some base components of the game are very different from Gran Turismo. It's a little bit different from what a simulator is. You can feel it when you drive it."

Thank you Kazunori. We share the exact same view, not to mention T10 themselves stated that the game is geared in-between full simulator and arcade racer. That is what brings a "mainstream appeal".

Greywulf3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Come on, Burnout is mainstream. Car sims aren't. And GT nor NFS has lost sales due to not catering to this mysterious "main stream" car buyer that cant be quantified(of course only by the Turn10 folks who know game markets/sales more thant he more successful franchises, go figure.). Seems that there are more people interested in buying GT & NFS than there are Forza.

Getting people to play GT/NFS/Burnout/Grid has never been a problem...without automatic driving.

BrianC62343271d ago

I had to laugh at a comment by a guy named bmount. He posted he's selling his PS3 because it's too hot and noisy. Instead he's getting a 360 and Forza 3. Good luck dude, that thing will be just as hot and a lot noisier.

Maddens Raiders3271d ago

you might want to check my comment to that goofball(bmount) and the rest of the lot in that bizarro forum...

heylo3271d ago

-How many racetracks do you have in GT5?

There are 20 different environments and around 70 different track layouts.

-What other features will GT5 have?

There will be 400,000 polygons per car, 100 times more than were present on GT4. GT4 had 4,000 polygons per car. You can customize and tune the cars, too.

-What did GT5 cost to make?

[He and translator do some figuring, converting yen to dollars] $60 million. There are other games that cost more. Considering the size and scale of the game, I think it's probably a fairly small amount.

NaiNaiNai3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

90% of the cost is delays. XD

Please despute my comment then, if its so stupid then it must be wrong right.
I mean come on it has to be wrong, its coming from nai,

So please post why its wrong.

What you don't have a reason, oh but I'm still wrong.

:) okay, have fun, bye bye.

Shadow Flare3271d ago

One of the most stupid comments i've ever read on this site

UnSelf3271d ago

@Nai

shut. the. f*ck. up

Shadow Flare3271d ago

Nai, I take it you've just Turned 10? You type like a kid

Why is your comment stupid? Lets start with, no official release date has been set, so no delay has been made. Then lets go with Gran Turismo 1 took 5 years to make, and so is Gran Turismo 5. Then lets finish off with how the hell a 'delay' can be the cause of 90% of GT5's production costs. You reason like a child, so you must either be a child or an employee at Turn 10

RememberThe3573271d ago

Did you pick up on the tone of the comment? "I know what I said was retarded, but I did it on purpose to make you guys mad."

Nai, you are so sadly pathetic...

cRaZyLeGs 933271d ago

People are pathetic to even replying to his comment, i'm replying to those people so mine is ok.

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Algullaf3271d ago

(There will be 400,000 polygons per car).

Lol 1 car polygons in gt5 = 4 cars polygons in forza 3

:/

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