An upcoming film about the creator of "Gran Turismo," a visionary who changed games and motorsports.
In the automotive space, there is one brand that most resonates with a specific subject matter. With trucks, it's Ford and the F-150. For sports cars? Ferrari is top of mind. The gnarliest race track? Germany’s Nürburgring. In the realm of video games, there’s one dominating brand: Gran Turismo.
Kazunori Yamauchi is the man behind the Gran Turismo franchise, the most successful game in PlayStation’s history. A game designer turned CEO at Polyphony, to call Kazunori an avid motorsports enthusiast would be an understatement. He has competed in numerous events, including the grueling 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race, has worked with Adrian Newey on the X2010 Red Bull Prototype, and has assisted with the world debut of the C7 Chevy Corvette. He's a gaming executive living every car guy's dream.
Now, 15 years after the launch of the first Gran Turismo on the PlayStation, a documentary has been announced that will explore the life of the creator, telling Kazunori's journey with the franchise and his resolute pursuit of perfection.
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