“This film is about drive.”
An appropriate pun, PlayStation, considering that the famous Kazunori Yamauchi — the subject of the documentary “KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide” — is a Japanese game designer, professional racing driver, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the much beloved Gran Turismo series. Now fans can watch the entire movie for free via YouTube, Vimeo and Reel House (or viewed below because we love our readers so much).
For those unfamiliar with Yamauchi, the developer has been the architect behind the Gran Turismo series, seeing it through its birth and its fifteen years of existence to present day. The film, uploaded by Sony onto YouTube, traces his past and his “relentless willingness to challenge himself, to hold none of his past achievements sacred, and push beyond the virtual divide in his pursuit of perfection.
KAZ was previously available after debuting on Hulu on January 22nd; with the “overwhelming” response from the gamer community, KAZ has earned the #1 spot for the Most Popular Documentary and Video Game category for two weeks. With that in mind, PlayStation and KAZ‘s director Tamir Moscovici has released the full film in HD onto YouTube, Vimeo and Reel House, with additional languages coming soon, including Japanese, Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese and Canadian French.
The Gran Turismo team has also partnered with Reel House to provide bonus content, which will include a few of the originally composed tracks very soon.
For more on the series, you may also want to check all of our Gran Turismo news.
[Thanks, PlayStation Blog]