AAG’s Developer Profile #8: Polyphony Digital

20th June 2010 - In our 8th developer profile, we look at the Gran Turismo series developer Polyphony Digital.


Developer Name: Polyphony Digital Inc.

Subsidiary Of: Sony Computer Entertainment

Founded: 1998

About: Creators of the second best-selling racing franchise in the world - Gran Turismo - surely have a lot to live up to. With each new instalment, Polyphony Digital push graphical and gameplay boundaries and standards, so with the run-up to each new release, everything has to be just right. That’s why its been well over 5 years since a home console got their hands on a new, full Gran Turismo game, but that’s also why the next instalment; Gran Turismo 5, is set to take the world for a spin like never before.

The Polyphony Digital studio, located in Japan, and its developers (while working for this company) have never created a game outside the Gran Turismo series, but just taking one look at one of these fine racing games and you can tell why; Polyphony Digital are masters of the genre and surely have no need to branch out at the moment. But even though only one game series under their belt, Polyphony Digital are responsible for over 55 Million game sales worldwide and are a very well respected software developer.

Past Games:
- Gran Turismo (PS, 1997)
- Gran Turismo 2 (PS, 1999)
- Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2, 2001)
- Gran Turismo Concept 2001 Tokyo (PS2, 2002)
- Gran Turismo 4 ‘Prologue’ (PS2, 2003)
- Gran Turismo 4 (PS2, 2005)
- Gran Turismo 5 ‘Prologue’ (PS3, 2007)
- Gran Turismo Portable (PSP, 2009)

Upcoming Games:
- Gran Turismo 5 (PS3, November 2nd 2010)


Article By John Elliott