Yamauchi: Gran Turismo’s benchmark is Gran Turismo

Friday, 4th April 2008 11:05 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Another Yamauchi interview, this time from The Polyphony Digital boss plays other racers, he admitted, but they’re all rubbish.

“I try them out a little bit,” Yamauchi said when asked is he played the likes of Forza and PGR. “The only impression I get from those games is that the only benchmark for Gran Turismo is Gran Turismo and we have to base ourselves on that.”

Haughty. We like that. Expect at least one more of these today.



  1. Harry

    Shame. If he took more notice of other racers Gran Turismo wouldn’t be several generations behind in terms of gameplay features.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Blerk

    He might’ve only been looking at the sales figures. :-)

    #2 7 years ago
  3. grandmaster

    Presumably he’s spending so much time grinding cash to afford the cars in GT5P that he doesn’t have enough time to properly appraise the competition.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    That and swimming in gold, obviously.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Shatner

    This reminds me of Miyamoto’s “I don’t play other’s platformers” comment shortly after Mario Galaxy came out.

    I think both would benefit from less tunnel vision.

    At least GT doesn’t have a shitty underwater camera to contend with.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. patlike

    It’s like an author saying he doesn’t read. You can’t exist in a vacuum if you’re a creative, surely?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Zumi

    It’s odd, but he DID play them. Neither of those games stack up to Gran Turismo as far as I’m concerned, so it’s not an impossible opinion.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    Ja, that’s fair enough.

    #8 7 years ago

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