Dan Greenawalt, the franchise director on the Forza project, has decided it’s now time for a full frontal attack on Gran Turismo during an interview with Videogamer.com
According to Dan,Â Kazunori Yamauchi the CEO of Polyphony Digital hasn’t done anything for him for years and he is extremely confident of Forza 3’s success thanks to Gran Turismo not showing up to the E3 party this year.
While Forza 3 has had an October release confirmed we are still waiting with baited breath for a set date for Gran Turismo 5.
He didn’t stop there however and had the following choice statements
“We watched the Sony press conference and we were like, OK so we just brought what we believe firmly is the best racing game ever made, and our competition didn’t show up. So now you can see why I’m fairly bullish. I hate to sound so cocky but the truth is the stars have aligned. I don’t know how else to say it”
and then when asked if he was surprised about Sony’s conference Dan Greenawalt had this to say
“Absolutely. Kazunori Yamauchi-san is someone I have tremendous respect for. I have tremendous respect for the work of team, but I am a GT fan. I bought my first car that I stressed out about buying because I played it in Gran Turismo. I’m in this industry because of that game.”
â€œThat said, as a fan of the series, he hasn’t done anything for me in years. So in many ways he’s handing the baton to me. He probably doesn’t see it that way, but I do, because I believe that I’m now taking what he ignited in me as a passion, and taking it to a much, much, much broader level. I’m not saying it’s necessarily larger yet, but definitely broader, younger, older, men, women. So I’m really excited.”
I always love a batle so lets hope that Gran Turismo takes the bait and bites back.
Last Updated: June 10, 2009