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Old 08-26-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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The Evolution of Gran Turismo
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The Gran Turismo series debuted in late 1997 with the original PlayStation 1 game, Gran Turismo. The game sported an unprecedented 180 cars, 11 race tracks, and high-quality visuals. It was quickly sold out in Japan, and developer Polyphony Digital raced to produce both North American and European versions of the game. The original Gran Turismo was very well-received not only due to the quantity in the game but also due to the quality racing simulation gameplay. Eventually, Gran Turismo would become the highest-selling game ever on the PlayStation 1 platform.

Shortly after the success of Gran Turismo 1, lead developer Kazunori Yamauchi announced plans to release a sequel which was aimed to be even better than the original. Nearly 2 years later, Gran Turismo 2 was released for the PlayStation 1. The game beat its predecessor in nearly every regard with a whopping 650 cars and 27 race tracks. While Gran Turismo 2 never outsold its predecessor, most critics agree that it was a worthy sequel, and was arguably better than the first....continue reading here

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