From dreams to reality; the creator of Gran Turismo

From dreams to reality; the creator of Gran Turismo

The legendary Gran Turismo game is 15 years old, and is having an ever greater motorsport impact via the GT Academy. Simon Strang gets an audience with Gran Turismo's creator

Just as it is with mobile phones, the internet and Google, many have never known an adult life without the existence of Gran Turismo. Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, for example, was just 10 when the original genre-defining racing game hit the shops on May 8 1998.

Since then, Sony's flagship driving simulator has so embedded itself in modern pop culture that for many it provides the background to entire periods of their lives.

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