Celebrating 15 Years Of Gran Turismo

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Celebrating 15 Years Of Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo Invite

A little over 15 years ago, what was then a small Japanese studio (headed up by Kazunori Yamauchi) embarked upon on a journey that would enrich the lives of many millions of gamers. The journey that the team undertook set new benchmarks in graphics, game physics and sheer entertainment factor.

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That studio eventually became known as Polyphony Digital, and the brand they created was — of course — Gran Turismo.

15 years after that seminal moment, and after who knows how many billions of miles driven collectively by Gran Turismo gamers all over the world, I am very pleased to announce a special Gran Turismo 15th Anniversary Event taking place May 15th at Silverstone Race Circuit, England.

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The event will be a celebration of all that Gran Turismo has come to represent to a community of millions all over the world, and will involve many of the car manufacturers who have been part of that incredible 15 year journey.

At the event, Kazunori Yamauchi will also be making some exciting announcements about the future of the brand. Activities will be covered live right here on PlayStation.Blog, at gran-turismo.com, and on Twitter (#15YearsOfGT).

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To whet your appetite for what is to come for the real driving simulator, watch the trailer below.

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93 Comments

  • Sweet, can’t wait to see what you guys have up your sleeves. This should hopefully hold me over until E3……hopefully.

  • I haven’t been this excited since Feb 20 PS4 reveal, i’m die-hard GT fan i can’t wait for the arrival of the new iteration from the legendary GT series

  • a new GT? Why announce this when the PS4 is launching with a shiny new racing game announced back at the PS4 announcement?

  • Please release a PS4 version of Gran Turismo or a Prologue version… I want GT on PS4 !!!

  • GT6 for PS4 :)

  • GT6!!!!!

  • Hopefully there is some Vita love.

  • Or a Vita version would be great too

  • @Mando44646 1. How do you know Drive Club is a launch title? 2. They are very different games 3. Obviously they wont launch at the same time 4. There is always room for more racing games :)

  • GT6 for PS3? Just so long as GT7 is waiting for 2015.

  • I love Gran Turismo and if it wasn’t for the first game, I probably wouldn’t have ever purchased the Playstation in the first place. I also love my PSVita. If there is not a Vita GT announced along with anything else that is announced, I can only believe that Sony has given up on the Vita completely.

    I am not a Vita doomsayer but that is the truth. The best selling Playstation Franchise needs to be on this awesome handheld. GT PSP was a taste and now we need the whole meal.

  • This really better be a GT game on Vita…

  • They should first release a GT for the VITA..then later next year a GT for the PS4..#ITJUSTMAKESSENCE
    I would be really looking forward to the graphics…if ridge racer looks stunning imaging how AMAZINGLY STUNNING GT would look..a AAA game like this with the VITA LAUNCH wouldve made HUGE SALES..and a game slike GOD OF WAR or MOTORSTORM (the original not that mini car crap – smh) or even a GTA or SAINTS ROW GAME.. #MY2CENTS

  • This really better be a GT game on PS4!

  • GT1 was the first PSone game I ever owned. If it wasn’t for it I don’t know if I would own anything PS. IMO GT2 was the best one ever made.

  • PS vita/PS4 Gran Turismo please :) will celebrate by playing some GT.

  • samthetiger4376

    While I would love another GT game for either my PS3 or soon to have PS4. I would absolutely love one for my Vita. The Vita needs love from Playstation’s top selling franchise.

  • Gran Turismo 6!!! I always get excited about every Gran Turismo. Ever since part 1, it’s the only racing game I’ve ever needed. Bring it, Sony!!!

    12

  • the blank space at the end of the video blinks 3 times

    Gran Turismo Vita
    Gran Turismo 5(Ps3)
    Gran Turismo 6(PS4)

  • EDIT

    Gran Turismo Vita
    Gran Turismo 6(Ps3)
    Gran Turismo 7(PS4)

  • Will this announcement be live streamed on the blog or PS Home?

  • Oh my….does this mean GT6?

  • I am loving it:-)
    I remember is a kid playing my first GT game talk about time passes by wow

  • I am loving it:-)
    I remember as a kid playing my first GT game talk about time passes by wow

  • THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!

    WE NEED “5OUL on D!SPLAY” for the trailer’s music RIGHT NOW!

    :(

    Please let there be another epic track as good as 5OUL on D!SPLAY

  • TheUndertaker85

    Hopefully a Gran Turismo for the Vita! I wouldn’t be disappointed by a GT for PS4 announcement either. If it’s both please include some type of cross bonus. Doesn’t have to be cross buy but would be awesome.

  • Please bring GT as a digital download on the PS3. Thanks.

  • “Announcements”!!!???

    Hopefully this means a GT game for PSvita and PS3/PS4.

  • GT6 confirmed! I want Oculus Rift support! Sony make this happen and you’ll win next-gen! Oculus Rift + Move would be VR dream come true.

  • Can’t wait for May 15th. GT6 for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita!!!!!!!

    Also, why don’t you guys release some of the old games on PSN. Like GT1 and GT2 as PSone classics for PS3 and Vita.

  • Hey they are for getting Tourist Trophy that came out in 2006. It was all about bikes. I’m mad I still up to this day I’ve never played it.

  • I would love to download GT for the vita can we make that happen already?

  • Gran Turismo 6, GT HD collection with trophy support, or GT on Vita whatever you decide!!

  • I just can’t see myself getting the vita ever. It has very few games right now and it doesn’t look it will get many games in the future, and by the time ps4 comes out vita will be a list cause. That being said, a vita GT game would be good for the system, but I would focus on a more widely loved franchise such as infamous. I really hope this Gt game is for ps4.

  • Lost Cause*

  • Maybe we’ll get a Gran Turismo HD Collection with Gran Turismo 1, 2, 3, 4, and the PSP one.

  • @30

    Re-issuing GT1 and 2 would involve getting the license for every car and song in the game which is impossible because some of the car manufactures no longer exist.

    @34

    There is no more widely loved franchise for Sony than Gran Turismo. It is the best selling franchise they have. Nothing else comes close. Gran Turismo has sold over 60million copies and the next closest is Ratchet and Clank with just over 25 million. If Gran Turismo can’t sell Vita’s, nothing can.

  • Cool a new GT game those developers are amazing more info asap!!!!!!!

  • I don’t care what GT game is getting announced, I want ALL future GT releases (Collector’s Editions, Console Bundles, etc) to be equally obtainable worldwide.

    Screw this Japan and Europe exclusive crap.

  • IT’S GRAN TURISMO 6…
    .

    …for PSP :p.

  • @37 do you think people without a vita will be encouraged to buy a vita for a racing game that there is on every playstation console, or for an epic action game with unique gameplay and would be the first mobile game in the franchise?

  • @41

    I actually do, since the best selling PSP game that doesn’t have to do with hunting monsters in Japan is GT. If you want to go for the world wide audience and not just Japan, Gran Turismo is your go to game. And since Nintendo seems to have locked up Monster Hunter in Japan…..

    Anyway, any love Vita gets I am happy about.

  • I really hope this has something to do with a GT Vita game. I want driving simulation on the go!!!

  • Let’s hope the new GT will have all new race tracks/circuits because, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am tired of replaying the exact same tracks from previous GT games every time a new GT is released.

    Polyphony Digital, please use your imagination to create your own fantasy race tracks/worlds and back away from reusing old race tracks. If you stop reshuffling tracks, I will be the first one in line to buy it. If on the other hand you choose to reuse the same old same old tracks then I will pass. Sorry, but we need new experiences.

  • SergioCosmopolis

    I’ve played GT since the first one and have always loved the series but GT5 was disappointing especially when compared to how fantastic Forza 4 is. I hope the devs have played F4 and aren’t going to just roll out another graphical update. GT5 felt like GT4 HD.

  • Boring. Next?

  • Three flashes? 3 Games?

    1 2 3 4 5 _ _ _

    _ = Vita
    _ = 6 PS3
    _ = 7 PS4

  • that-acmilan-guy

    Maybe finally make a game where 4/5 of the cars are not PS2 models. Also with a proper interface and multiplayer matchmaking.

  • How about instead of patting yourselves on the back you guys work on getting GT PS4 ready?! The PS3 experience for this franchise was embarrassing.

  • 5 starts?!
    I’ve never seen that before….
    Awesome

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