If you’ve been a fan of the Gran Turismo franchise since its inception in the late 90’s, you’ve probably heard of Kazunori Yamauchi, the man largely responsible for creating the game.
But what you think you know about Yamauchi is only a small piece of who the man actually is. Fortunately, we won’t have to keep guessing anymore now that an all-new documentary chronicling the man himself has been released.
It’s called "Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide" and the official description of the documentary mentions how it’s a film about the “the passion and creative drive of Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind Gran Turismo’s birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution."
In a lot of ways, it really has been an evolution in how we perceive and appreciate car video games ever since the first Gran Turismo came out in 1997. But more than just the game itself, the documentary also goes into great detail about Yamauchi’s constant and relentless pursuit to improve on his baby.
This is a man with a constant need to pursue perfection, and no more is that more evident than on how Gran Turismo has evolved from its first incarnation to what it is today.
The documentary is pretty long, so if you have plans of watching it, make sure nobody bothers you in the next 90 minutes or so.
Click past the jump to watch the trailer of Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide
Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide Trailer