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Date of Birth: Aug 5, 1967

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Kazunori Yamauchi is a Japanese game designer, professional racing driver, and most notably, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series and has a net worth of $60 million. Kazunori Yamauchi earned his net worth as a game designer and professional racing driver. He became the president of Polyphony Digital after creating his first game called Motor Toon Grand Prix, a cartoon racing game that was completely original and had a colorful, unique, and in every sense, "cartoony" feel. Since then, he has fulfilled his dream of creating excellent car games with his massively successful Gran Turismo series. For his help with promoting Volkswagen (VW) models in the series, VW gave him a Golf R32 as a gift. In 1999 Polyphony Digital released Omega Boost, a shoot 'em up title set in space. He recently helped design the technology for Nissan's new GT-R Sports car which appears in the latest game in his franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. He was given a Nissan GT-R for his contribution. He is also a Professional race car driver. He joined the Gazoo Racing Team on August 29th, 2009. He, and the rest of the team, had participated the SP8 class in race 8 with a Lexus IS-F held on the N"urburgring Nordschleife circuit. He had the fastest lap time of 10''9, which was the best of the team, and the Gazoo team finished as a class Champion. He was also was one of 4 drivers in the #96 Spoon Sports FD2 Civic Type-R during the 25 Hours Of Thunerhill which took place Dec. 5-6, 2009. He took part in the 24 Hours of N"urburgring 2011 as one of the four drivers of #71 Schulze Motorsport Nissan GT-R. The team finished the race in 36th place overall. Kazunori Yamauchi was born on August 5th, 1967 in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
Kazunori Yamauchi (?? ??, Yamauchi Kazunori?, born August 5, 1967) is a Japanese game designer, professional racing driver, and most notably, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series. He became the president of Polyphony Digital after designing his first game Motor Toon Grand Prix, a cartoon-inspired racing title similar to Mario Kart. Motor Toon Grand Prix later spawned a sequel, Motor Toon Grand Prix 2, which was the only game in the franchise released outside of Japan. Since then, Yamauchi has fulfilled his dream of creating realistic driving simulators with his massively successful Gran Turismo series. He has also expressed interest in broadening out to other game genres; in 1999 Polyphony Digital released Omega Boost, a shoot 'em up title set in space, which has since proven to be Yamauchi's only foray outside of racing game development.
As a result of Gran Turismo's success, Yamauchi has become an important figure in the worldwide automotive industry. For his help with promoting Volkswagen models in the series, the company gave him a Golf R32.[citation needed]. Polyphony Digital worked with Nissan to design the multifunction display (which relays various pieces of car data to the driver, including G-Force generated, torque distribution and lap times) found in the R35 GT-R. The car as well as the display itself appear in the latest game in his franchise, Gran Turismo 5.[citation needed] He was given a Nissan GT-R for his contribution.[citation needed]
On a video included with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Yamauchi remarked his favorite car design is the Ford GT and he owns two in real life.
On August 29, 2009, he joined the World Car Awards team participating the SP8 class in race 8 of VLN piloting a Lexus IS-F on the Nurburgring. He clocked a fastest lap of 10 minutes 9 seconds which is the best in the team, and their team recorded a class win. He returned to the Nurburgring track as one of the 4 drivers of Team World Car Award part

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With just over two months to go until GT Sport’s release, Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed more on the game. Speaking at the PlayStation Experience event in Malaysia, the series creator confirmed GT Sport will not feature microtransactions. Originally ...
Posted: August 8, 2017, 1:00 am

Gran Turismo Sport Won't Have Microtransactions, Promises Yamauchi

But Kazunori Yamauchi, series creator of Gran Turismo, assured fans that the next title of theirs, Gran Turismo Sport, will not feature any sort of microtransactions. In a recent Q&A session hosted at PlayStation Experience Malaysia 2017, Yamauchi ...
Posted: August 10, 2017, 11:18 am

Polyphony Digital CEO Speaks About Gran Turismo Sport’s VR Mode

Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi talks about the reasons for this, and what the developer hopes to accomplish in the future. Nonetheless, Yamauchi indicates some disappointment with the current state of VR technology: “Still, it’s not like we ...
Posted: August 4, 2017, 1:05 pm

Gran Turismo Sport Elevates Driving Games To A Whole New Level

In terms of race tracks, the new game features 17 locations with 28 different layouts and over 150 cars. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi and his team have elevated visual technology to unprecedented levels, incorporating 4K, HDR, 60FPS and Wide ...
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:47 am

PSX SEA – Gran Turismo Sport might be the most realistic driving simulator yet

At the recent PlayStation Experience 2017 South East Asia event, Kazunori Yamauchi, Polyphony Digital‘s CEO or more popularly known as the producer of the Gran Turismo series, gave a behind-closed door look of the upcoming title, Gran Turismo Sport.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 1:00 am
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