Gran Turismo Sport Celebrates 20 Years of Racing with New Video

Kazzunori Yamauchi and Shuhei Yohida reminisce on the past twenty years of the popular racing series and look to the future with Gran Turismo Sport.

on October 13, 2017 4:52 PM

The popular PlayStation exclusive racing franchise will finally come back from its extensive four year hiatus when the next entry Gran Turismo Sport launches next week. A new video features the series’ creator Kazunori Yamauchi and President of SIE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida as they reminisce on the original game’s development as well as discuss what players can look forward to from the upcoming title.

As footage from various Gran Turismo games — including Gran Turismo Sport — is shown, Yamauchi-san explains how dedicated the original development team was while making the series’ inaugural title stating they “had this growing conviction every day that we were on the to some incredible work even when seen on a global level.”

Additionally, Yamauchi-san describes how “irreplaceable” each member of Polyphony is by stating “each of those 200 members does a job that only that individual can do.”

Gran Turismo Sport was originally unveiled during Sony’s pre-Paris Games Week Press Conference back in 2015. However, the racing title was supposed to release last November, but was delayed. It was not until last July where we received the game’s official launch date alongside a trailer.

Recently, an open beta was set out in the wild so interested players could test drive the upcoming title. To the surprise of Polyphony, the limited demo was played by over one million users.

Gran Turismo Sport launches exclusively for PlayStation 4 on October 17, 2017.

Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.