Friends, a brand new iteration of the Gran Turismo franchise is set to launch in March of next year and we’re already excited about it. The first teasers for the game showed stunning graphics, plenty of customization options, and the level of attention we’ve come to expect from the Gran Turismo title. Now, a new video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the GT 7 and the automotive culture that is at the heart of the racing game.
The video is titled The starting line and presents us with a short interview of 1 hour 50 minutes with Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series. Yamauchi explains what automotive culture means to him and how it can be experienced in the new Gran Turismo 7.
“The scope of automotive culture is very wide. I think the car is one of the most beautiful industrial products. Appreciation of the beauty of their forms is automotive culture. But the car is also made to be driven by one person. Controlling these high-performance machines that far exceed human limits is another part of automotive culture, ”says Yamauchi.
Kaz, as the main game designer is also known, is basically the guy who decides a lot of crucial things about the Gran Turismo game. As a professional racing driver, he certainly has the best knowledge of car physics and can provide the best information on how to make a better connection between a virtual car and a player. We’re happy to see that many fans of the game are big fans of Kaz as well, judging by the comments under the behind-the-scenes video.
“I really think automotive culture is a multi-faceted thing. Gran Turismo 7 is a complete title and there are many ways to play. Whether you drive fast, collect cars, design liveries in the editor, or take pictures, all of these are parts of your “life with cars,” Yamauchi continues.
It’s fair to say that the team behind the new Gran Turismo has accomplished their mission with this new video. We’re now even more excited about the game, which is set to debut on March 4, 2022.