The History of Gran Turismo Game: Wahid's Number Racing Simulation Game
Gran Turismo is very popular among gamers born in the 90s, especially those who love to play the first PlayStation. Since it was first released, Gran Turismo is arguably a very popular car racing game in its time, because this game brings quite revolutionary graphics. Even more so before simulation games racing games like Forza, Grid, and the like, this PlayStation exclusive racing game features a very realistic simulation racing game.
In addition, the cars available in this game are all officially licensed by these manufacturers. This game can also be considered as a very ambitious racing game. In this article, Buddy Game will discuss a legendary car racing game which is still being released and the latest series is still awaited by fans. Curious about the history of this PlayStation exclusive racing game? Don’t miss this one article.
In 1997, a racing game designer named Kazunori Yamauchi and his team released a revolutionary racing game whose original work began in 1992.
This game took 5 years to complete, because the game designer from the State of Sakura stated that it was so difficult to make a game called Gran Turismo. Not only the graphics are very good, this one game has gameplay that is also new for its time. Players must compete against competitors who have been designed with AI or Artificial Intelligence (artificial intelligence).
This game has two modes including Arcade Mode and Simulation Mode (or in the Japanese or PAL version it is called Gran Turismo Mode). In simulation mode the player needs a driving license or driver’s license to enter the game. In these matches, you will get money, trophies, and prize cars if you win the match. In this first game, you will find 140 cars and 11 circuits.
Gran Turismo 2
After the success of the prequel, the studio led by Kazunori Yamauchi called Polyphony digital finally continued the racing game and was released by Sony 2 years after the launch of the first series.
Basically, this prequel to the exclusive Sony Playstation racing game has a gameplay that is not much different from its predecessor. So, what distinguishes Gran Turismo 1 from the second? Of course this game has a fairly significant development.
Of course presenting more licensed racing cars compared to the previous game. What’s amazing about this game is its sales, which reached 1.71 million copies in Japan, 20,000 in Southeast Asia, 3.96 million in North America, and 3.68 million in Europe.
Gran Turismo 3 A-spec
Because both versions released on PSX were selling well, Sony and Polyphony Digital finally continued their simulation racing games to the second generation of Playstation consoles. Since PlayStation 2 is designed using more advanced technology, this third sequel also has much better and realistic graphics.
There is no difference in gameplay either. You can still play the simulation mode as well as the arcade mode. This third game also came with a new car that was popular at the time. After this game was released, Sony and Polyphony Digital released the Gran Turismo Concept which became the bridge for the release of the fourth series.
Gran Turismo 4
Still on the same console, Sony Computer Entertainment and Polyphony Digital released the fourth series. There are new modes offered in this fourth series, namely A-spec Mode and B-spec Mode.
In A-spec mode where you have to win races in first-person perspective by collecting points. For the B-spec mode, you will play as a crew at a pit stop telling the racers how they are driving. This game also allows players to play in FHD resolution for sharper visuals.
Gran Turismo 5
On November 24, 2010, the fifth series of PlayStation exclusive racing games was released on PlayStation 3. Of course with much better and realistic graphics.
Gran Turismo 5 is the first series that presents the appearance of a car that is damaged when it crashes or is hit by whether it’s a standard or premium car. In addition, the fifth series of this game is a weather effect that affects the circuit. There is also an interesting feature offered in this fifth series, namely karting racing.
The sixth series of games made by Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment is still being released for the PlayStation 3. It seems that it has become an obligation and tradition that every console must have at least 2 Gran Turismo titles.
The sixth series is in collaboration with the Ayrton Senna Institute which is an NGO organization that helps create opportunities for human development in Brazil. This organization was formed by the family of one of the world’s racing legends, Ayrton Senna. In addition, this game also provides downloadable content on the PlayStation Store.
The last series, Gran Turismo Sport, was released on PlayStation 4. If played on PlayStation 4 Pro, this game can be played with Full HD resolution and 60 FPS so that the visuals displayed are more realistic.
This series made for PS4 comes with a new mode, namely Sport Mode. In this mode the rider is registered in a Driver Rating as well as a Sportsmanship Rating. Not only that, this game offers many new licensed cars that you can use when racing.