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Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has become synonymous Gran Turismo, having been producer on all five installments of the revered driving series. But if Yamauchi has his way, that may change. In a recent interview, the developer expressed his desire to try something new.
Speaking with Now Gamer, Yamauchi responded to a question regarding branching out into other genres by saying, "...I will say that there are no plans, though I certainly have ideas for
new games all the time. Every day. I really, really would love to try
making some other type of game.
Yamauchi expanded on his feelings when asked if Gran Turismo had become his life. "...That might be the case, yes. Even now, that might be the case. Gran
Turismo might just have become my life [laughs]. Making Gran Turismo is a
lot of fun, really, though maybe I've missed out on a lot of things by
working so hard on Gran Turismo.
In light of the franchise's success, we can understand why Sony might be reluctant to see Yamauchi move away from the GT series to work on something new. However, given Gran Turismo's scope and impeccable gameplay, we'd love to see what Yamauchi could do to revolutionize other genres as well. What do you think? Should Yamauchi move on and try something new, or continue giving fans more Gran Turismo?
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He can make whatever he wants. I'm all for more types of games :)
Publishers: If you've got a successful developer who's looking to move out of their comfort zone and try something new, let them!
Knowing Sony, they will allow it some time down the road. I for one would love to see a sandbox action RPG done in GT5's engine.
Heck, it worked with Retro.
If Yamauchi comes up with a new IP, Sony had better back it 100%. Oh, that would be sweet if it's an RPG!
Being in such a long development time on racing titles, I would like to move on to other genres too.
I can see wanting to branch out...but he does what he does so well...he should probably stick to that.
The engine and tech u build GT5 can def make a great game with crazy graphic...
When your life has been the same series for over a decade of impressive, massive hits, I think the man has the right to move on. I would find that soul sucking to be stuck making the same *** things, no matter how much I love it, over and over and over again.
whatever floats your boat yamauchi... just make sure GT5 will not be the last GT.
I think it'd be good for him to move on and try making different types of games.
I'd love to see him work on something new. It's similar to when a favorite author finally departs from his/her successful series of novels and tries something new. It's exciting for both the writer and the readers... the writer who is venturing into unknown territory and the the readers who get to see the results of the writer plunging into a brand new idea.
Yamaguchi should try something new if he wants to.
Leaving someone in a position they don't necessarily want to be in will cause their next games to be less innovative as their creativity stagnates... give Yamaguchi a chance to try something else.
i can't wait to see some RPGS