In a series of interviews at Gamelab 2012, Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series, has shared a number of interesting insights into sim racing games.
On the future of gaming on mobile devices:
Before the game was limited to the living room of the house. But no turning back and is inevitable that a game console may be in the new mobile devices. As new consoles and new platforms emerge, the language of the game changes.
On Polyphony Digital’s interest in creating a Formula One game:
We were interested to create a game with the Formula 1 license but had to desist. That industry is a monster so big that any agreement you want to get them forces you to make a financial outlay that we do not we can afford.
On whether or not a perfect simulation game will ever be realised:
Neither a machine with a hundred thousand times more powerful than PS3 achieved the perfect simulation
On the challenge of replicating tire behaviour in sim racing games:
The tire contact with the asphalt is very mysterious. We bring 15 years working on it and it’s really difficult to simulate these 100% natural.
On the bottom line – Real vs Sim:
One of the biggest differences between game and reality is that driving in a car, the next moment, you could be dead!
[ Source: GT Planet ]