Again in 1992, Gran Turismo was the primary venture plan I created out of near 100 others I got here up with once I first began my profession on this business, so it means quite a bit to me.
Whereas making video video games was one thing I began from 10 years outdated as a interest, I had by no means considered making it a profession.
I began a film manufacturing membership once I was 14, and had been producing motion pictures, so I first joined Sony hoping to create picture merchandise. However the division they assigned me to was not what I used to be anticipating.
It was a division the place the PlayStation console was nearly to start out, and was a spot the place Kutaragi-san was working feverishly to carry the idea of PlayStation to life.
That place was not what I had hoped for, however wanting again now, you would say that I used to be very fortunate.
I used to be fascinated by actual time 3D graphics that many had been ready for, and created and introduced plans for every kind of video video games, not simply restricted to race video games however RPGs, journey video games, motion video games, puzzle video games, and extra.
In consequence, Gran Turismo took a extra fantasy race sport format within the “Motor Toon Grand Prix”, changing into one of many first 1st occasion titles for PlayStation, but when a plan for one thing apart from a racing sport had been the one which was accepted, there’s a good probability that I might need been making a title apart from Gran Turismo in the present day.
Thereafter the Gran Turismo venture began from gathering a group of two half time artists and three engineers.
From there, the variety of comrades have continued to extend in quantity for over quarter of a century, and has develop into Polyphony Digital in the present day, an organization with over 200 employees members.
I don’t suppose there are numerous online game franchises on this planet which have continued for 25 years with the identical title, and with the identical group.
The founding members of the corporate are nonetheless engaged on the entrance traces, and I’m grateful and proud that each one 200 of our employees are a group which have the identical motivation and love that the corporate began with at first.
Within the final 25 years, the cumulative gross sales complete of the sequence have reached over 90 million copies as of November 16, 2022.
And this result’s one thing that would not be achieved by ourselves alone.
Behind that 90 million determine, there are all of the individuals of the media who conveyed the attract of Gran Turismo to their readers. There are the individuals of PlayStation who bought GT for us all over the world with ardour, and there may be the unimaginable quantity of assist from the retailers who interfaced with our customers.
My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of them for his or her assist.
And above all else, I can’t ever thank sufficient the GT customers and folks of the GT neighborhood who’ve performed our new titles, which at instances might be mentioned to have been very experimental.
We’re right here in the present day due to all of the individuals who supported us.
I imagine the Gran Turismo sequence have at all times pursued “Magnificence”. The fantastic thing about the vehicles, the fantastic thing about the surroundings, the fantastic thing about the lighting, the fantastic thing about driving, the fantastic thing about sounds / music and the fantastic thing about the graphics.
The “pursuit of magnificence” is the motivation for creating Gran Turismo.
We’ve got newfound willpower to proceed our progress into the long run with a robust sense of goal.
We admire all your assist during the last 25 years. Thanks.