Gran Turismo 5 isn’t realistic – it’s super-real. We know because creator Kazunori Yamauchi told NowGamer so.
“In a way, it’s kind of a given that it’s going to look better than reality,” he said.
“The thing about reality is that the criteria for looking ‘real’ are actually a lot stricter and volatile than you’d expect: the way the sun shines, reflects off something, the way it lights scenery – we seldom have the opportunity to see what we consider ‘reality’ under the best and most aesthetically pleasing conditions.”
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“Every time we go out to the circuit and take photos of cars, we get that same impression again,” he added.
“When you see a race on television, compared to a race in a game, you realise that the reality isn’t as shiny or pleasant as the game. However, these ‘best conditions’ do indeed exist. They happen every once in a while. Maybe, once a year, you’ll be watching a race on TV, or you’ll be outside, and a cloud will move in an ideal direction, and the sun will shine down at a perfect angle, and maybe just for a moment you’ll have this beautiful scene right in front of you.”
Japan will be going beyond reality in March.