The Man Behind 'Gran Turismo' Is Getting His Own Documentary


Every gamer, whether he or she is the hardcore or strictly casual type, is well aware of the impact that "Gran Turismo" has had on Sony's PlayStation brand. It's also a fairly big deal when it comes to the world of games as a whole; "GT" is more or less the only name in town when it comes to all encompassing and super realistic racing sims.

Nevertheless, we might still be missing the whole picture. And who better to ask than people involved in the real thing, as in actual racing folk? Turns out, they think it's a pretty big deal too.

Or to be more exact, they believe Kazunori Yamauchi, the primary force behind "Gran Turismo", to be a pretty big deal. And given that his baby is celebrating its 15-year anniversary, Sony decided to whip up a documentary dedicated to Kaz. Here's the trailer:

Some, perhaps many, gamers take driving games for granted. There's this perception that they're just about copying pre-existing cars and tracks as closely as possible and that's it. Well, far from it. So it's funny to see and hear non-gaming people show so much appreciation and gratitude towards one who makes them.

In fact, the above highlights the fact that, for a guy that has done so much for the face of gaming, Yamauchi hardly gets much mention around the same circles that love touting the accolades of Miyamoto, Kojima, and Carmack. So maybe this film is overdue?

No word yet when "KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide" will be released, though it coming out alongside the release of "Gran Turismo 6" later this year seems to be a safe bet.