An official documentary is in development for Sony’s flag ship first-party racing series. The documentary will follow the history of the legendary racing franchise and it’s creative director and producer Kazunori Yamauchi; celebrating the series’ 15 year anniversary. It will be titled ‘KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide.’ Sony was able to offer details on the documentary on their PlayStation blog:
“This film is about drive. It’s about the passion and creative drive of Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind Gran Turismo’s birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution. This film will trace his relentless willingness to challenge himself, to hold none of his past achievements sacred, and push beyond the virtual divide in his pursuit of perfection. Through the support of PlayStation, Kaz’s journey has forever changed the gaming and automotive landscape and in doing so, has redefined how we perceive the relationship between art, entertainment and culture.”
No release dates or further details have been confirmed for the documentary, but it did receive an interesting trailer here.
Gran Turismo has been Sony’s most commercially successful franchise, with the latest entry selling over 9 million copies. Gran Turismo 6 was announced earlier this year for the PS3. The game is set to launch on December 6 and will receive a massive day one patch. Details concerning whether or not a PS4 version might become a reality have all been diminished. But Polyphony Digital, the studio behind the series, have stated that Gran Turismo 7 will be out for Sony’s next gen system in a year or two. The full story can be found here.