Gran Turismo Creator Would "Love" to Leave Series Behind

Gran Turismo Creator Would "Love" to Leave Series Behind

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Kazunori Yamauchi really wouldn't mind working on something that didn't involve cars for once.

Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has spent more than 15 years working on the Gran Turismo series, which will see its fifth entry finally released on November 24. In an interview with NowGamer, Yamauchi emphasizes that he enjoys working on Gran Turismo, but would "love" to work on something else too.

Yamauchi, 43, starting working on the original Gran Turismo for the PlayStation when he was 25. At the time, he had "maybe 50 kilometers" of driving experience. Today, he knows driving, cars, and racing better than most people on the planet. His obsession with the racing genre has come in handy, generating millions of copies sold for Gran Turismo, but at the same time Yamauchi feels like he may be "missing out" on other things.

He looks at games like LittleBigPlanet and Killzone 2 and thinks: "'Oh, wow, so this is what they're doing with games these days.'" Meanwhile, he's off driving a Lexus IS-F Race Car somewhere, the poor guy.

When asked if he would make something other than Gran Turismo someday, Yamauchi said: "Well, since you ask, I will say that there are no plans, though I certainly have ideas for new games all the time. Every day. I really, really would love to try making some other type of game.

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Yamauchi admits that Gran Turmiso may have become his life. "Making Gran Turismo is a lot of fun, really, though maybe I've missed out on a lot of things by working so hard on Gran Turismo," he added. Yamauchi apparently won't get a break either, with Gran Turismo 6's development already being discussed. If Yamauchi ever did want to escape from Gran Turismo, at least he has the getaway vehicles to do it with.

Source: NowGamer

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WAIT WAIT WAIT! THis coming from the man who said he wouldn't be fucknig happy until he created the perfect racing SIM?

Someone has ADD

I think anyone would want a change of scenery after working that long on a franchise, especially one as boring realistic as GT.

With the sixth entryin the series in early stages od discussion, i guess he´s gonna stick to this franchise a while longer. But i´d like to see him try a different genre with the same dedication he has to GT.

Maybe he should try an ultra realistic hack n slash.

He can lovingly render every amputated body part and drop of blood.

marcogodinho:
With the sixth entryin the series in early stages od discussion, i guess he´s gonna stick to this franchise a while longer. Nut i´d like to see him try a different genre with the same dedication he has to GT.

I dunno, that might be scary. I mean if the guy has spent thousands upon thousands of hours driving for GT imagine what he'd have to do for a shooter or fighting game...

Tom Goldman:
He looks at games like LittleBigPlanet and Killzone 2 and thinks: "'Oh, wow, so this is what they're doing with games these days.'" Meanwhile, he's off driving a Lexus IS-F Race Car somewhere, the poor guy.

This made me laugh so fucking hard.

Daystar Clarion:
I think anyone would want a change of scenary after working that long on a franchise, especially one as boring realistic as GT.

Join the club. I'd totally want a change of scenery.

perfectly reasonable - where can you go with "realism?" Especially with such a long running series, we all already know every car is simply going to be an incredibly believable simulation of an existing car, so there isn't exactly any creativity involved beyond creating picture/performance-perfect virtual replicas. So maybe he's just sick of heading into the office to renderthe same damn ultra-realistic vehichles day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day....
over and over and over and over and over....

I say go for it. Diversity is nice.

mindlesspuppet:

marcogodinho:
With the sixth entryin the series in early stages od discussion, i guess he´s gonna stick to this franchise a while longer. Nut i´d like to see him try a different genre with the same dedication he has to GT.

I dunno, that might be scary. I mean if the guy has spent thousands upon thousands of hours driving for GT imagine what he'd have to do for a shooter or fighting game...

Well, i guess he´d get his ass kicked really hard...or he might die. But, c´mon! It would make an awesome game. It´d be totally worth it! :p

Celtic_Kerr:
WAIT WAIT WAIT! THis coming from the man who said he wouldn't be fucknig happy until he created the perfect racing SIM?

Someone has ADD

ADD for wanting to try something new after 15 years?

WTF.

It's called Omega Boost 2. Get cracking Yamauchi-san!

Onyx Oblivion:
Maybe he should try an ultra realistic hack n slash.

He can lovingly render every amputated body part and drop of blood.

Best. Idea. Ever.

SomethingAmazing:

Celtic_Kerr:
WAIT WAIT WAIT! THis coming from the man who said he wouldn't be fucknig happy until he created the perfect racing SIM?

Someone has ADD

ADD for wanting to try something new after 15 years?

WTF.

No, ADD for him saying that he's jumping the gun on GT6 after GT5 hasn't even come out yet, then him saying he wants GT6 to be abosoltly perfect, then saying he wants to get away from cars

well I hope after GT6 he'll be able to do what he wants I hope doesn't quit like guy behind Dead Rising did not that long ago.

This man is weird and a master at delaying games. I'd get tired of making excuses and cars as well if that was your way of life/work.

it looks like you're misrepresenting what he said there.

He said that he'd like to try something else someday, nowhere there did he say didn't want to continue working on GT series, he (realistically) comments that doing one series for his career means he may have missed some things, which is natural, but not necessarily implies he regrets working so hard for so long, If anything, he seems a little bit proud of what he has done.

saying "I want to try something else" DOES NOT EQUAL "I want to stop doing what I have been doing"

...

I just read the actual interview. Kazunori never mentions anything about wanting to leave the series behind. He said, 'I really would love to try making some other type of game.' How does that translate to he would love to leave the series behind?

tendo82:
It's called Omega Boost 2. Get cracking Yamauchi-san!

I'm surprised someone actually remembers Omega Boost.

2up:
I just read the actual interview. Kazunori never mentions anything about wanting to leave the series behind. He said, 'I really would love to try making some other type of game.' How does that translate to he would love to leave the series behind?

indeed, misreport to get attention much?

I'm waiting for Tourist Trophy 2!

Yup, I too would rather work on a Killzone killer than test a Bugatti Veyron for my new game....wait what...?

In all seriousness, I would like to see Polyphony step out of the box like they used to be back in the days of Omega Boost and such, I pray that he isn't thinking FPS titles though, I'm bored of those and COD has already saturated that market -_- So if they are thinking of staying in the same feild, I'd like something more along the lines of Forza's creation abilities crossed with Burnout or even something like Split Second. If they want to step out of racing, I'd rather have some platformers, or maybe some more horror games, theres few of those around (no, I mean actually scary, RE5 and Silent Hill weren't scary)

Simple, just slip in a 'hot coffee' style mode where you pick up and have graphic sex with a prostitute, then drive to an orpanage and powerslide over some toddlers.

The resulting media fufore should make sure we never saw another Gran Turismo :D

(Don't do that by the way, at the moment that's enough to get light switches banned on the basis that they over excite young minds with their interactivity and incite them to murder.)

 

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