Interview: Kazunori Yamauchi Talks Gran Turismo And Realism In Racing Games

Interview: Kazunori Yamauchi Talks Gran Turismo And Realism In Racing Games

Do you get feedback from current race car drivers about the game?

I get that feedback daily, actually. I keep in contact with drivers like [French rally driver] Sebastien Loeb and [German Formula One driver] Sebastian Vettel.

Which helps give the game the real world seal of approval.

I actually just won a Class Victory in the 24 hour race in Nurburgring this year. That, in a way, proves the validity of the game in person.

Bryan of course further demonstrates that validity because his experience, unlike your own, was almost entirely restricted to the Gran Turismo series.

Absolutely.

I realize to a large extent the next game is still being developed and details still haven't been hashed out, but of course I'm obliged by our readers to ask a few questions. What's the next step? Where do you see the series going from here?

There is a lot more left that I want to do for Gran Turismo, so its a matter of revisiting the last game and working on each thing one-by-one.

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