Gran Turismo doc to be named KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide, trails Gran Turismo’s fifteen years of development under tutelage of driver-cum developer Kazunori Yamauchi.
Sony’s Gran Turismo documentary celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the storied rubber-burning franchise has some new details. The doc will be named KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide and will recount Polyphony developer and actual racing driver, Kazunori Yamauchi, and his “relentless willingness to challenge himself.”
“This film is about drive,” says the blurb over on the official PlayStation blog. “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.”
While the above paragraph is stuffed full of buzzwords and rhetoric, five minutes of research (which is about what I’ll put into a given news piece) will show you (me) that Sony’s other Kaz is among the most interesting people you could wish to document. I came home last night and took a nap for nearly five hours – you could not make an interesting documentary out of me. This guy, though, well – make up your own mind.
If you like ascending string music, cars and Japanese people, this will clean your clock: