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Origin Story: Kazunori Yamauchi & Shuhei Yoshida Look Back at Gran Turismo’s Inc...

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017

Kazunori Yamauchi wasn’t meant to be making Gran Turismo. When he began his work on PlayStation’s landmark racing game, little did he know that he was breaking ground on a series that would stand right alongside PlayStation, right up to the latest entry in the series, Gran Turismo Sport.

Back in 1993, over a year before PlayStation was launched in Japan, Yamauchi was a producer for Sony Music Entertainment’s small videogame development team. And one day he met a young business planner called Shuhei Yoshida, who had just joined the PlayStation development team led by Ken Kutaragi.

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Inside Gran Turismo Sport: A Studio Driven to Perfection

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Earlier this year, our team had the great pleasure and honor of touring the offices of Polyphony Digital as the developers continued their tireless work on Gran Turismo Sport. Guided by Studio Founder and Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi, we enjoyed a rare look inside their studio, sampling their passion, expertise, and commitment to the world’s premier racing series.

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Gran Turismo Sport Launches on PS4 Fall 2017

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017

From the start, GT Sport has been Polyphony Digital’s most ambitious undertaking as we recognized the need for change in the racing games category. In racing, human emotion is what drives the need for competition — to be the best of the best. GT Sport is set to deliver a true-to-life racing experience where each driver will face real risks, rewards, and consequences through competition, and not just a single race to 1st place. Regardless of your experience in racing, each driver is able to develop and compete against others with similar achievements and driving behavior, ensuring that every race is as fair and competitive as possible.

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Gran Turismo Sport Closed Beta Begins March 17 for U.S. Players

Posted by on Mar 09, 2017

Hello, GT fans! We’re extremely excited at Polyphony to announce the Gran Turismo Sport Closed Beta. Beta participants will get a sneak peek at how Gran Turismo will pave the future of racing, competing in highly competitive races against other users across the country, and eventually, across the globe.

Participants will be able to choose from a select rotation of cars and tracks each day to race online against others during the Beta phases. Track and car selections will vary during this period, and we made sure to offer different race class categories and course configurations to properly test our GT fans!

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Welcome to the Future of Motorsport — Gran Turismo Sport’s E3 Trailer

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

GT Fans! With E3 2016 just around the corner, we thought we’d give the community a first look at some of the new features in Gran Turismo Sport, including Livery Editor, Social Features, LIVE Broadcast and Photo Scapes modes.

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Gran Turismo Sport Launches on PS4 November 15th, 2016

Posted by on May 19, 2016

GT Fans! The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived!

Following the exclusive event in London today, CEO of Polyphony Digital Kazunori Yamauchi officially announced Gran Turismo Sport on PS4 would be released on November 15th, 2016.

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Gran Turismo 6 Update 1.12 Released; New Cars, Tracks, Game Modes

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

We’re happy to announce that Update 1.12 is now available to download for GT6. This update brings a host of new features and content. Here is just a taste of what’s now available.

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GT Academy 2014 Nationals: Watch it Live

Posted by on Jul 04, 2014

To give you an inside look at this year’s competition, we are partnering with Twitch to live stream the entire National Finals on Friday, 7/11 starting at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern. It will be hosted by some of the most respected and experienced GT Academy and GT6 members.

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