|legal form||Kabushiki-gaisha (joint stock company)|
|founding||April 2, 1998|
|Seat||1-1-1 Etchūjima, Kōtō , Tokyo , Japan|
|management||Kazunori Yamauchi (executive director)|
|Number of employees||approx. 110
(as of 2013)
KK Polyphony Digital ( Japanese 株式会社 ポ リ フ ォ ニ ー ・ デ ジ タ ル , Kabushiki-gaisha Porifonī Dejitaru ) is a game development studio that is best known for its very successful racing game series "Gran Turismo" . It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment (formerly Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., SCEI).
Polyphony was formerly known as Polys Entertainment and is an in-house development team at SCEI. Their first titles, the first two games in the Motor Toon GP comic racing game series for the PlayStation , were published under the name SCEI.
Her next project, the racing game "Gran Turismo" was a worldwide success and received numerous awards. As a result of this success and the new level of awareness, SCEI granted the development team greater freedom in developing new games. The team has been renamed Polyphony Digital .
In the following years the team developed the action game " Omega Boost " and several sequels of the very successful "Gran Turismo" series for Sony's game consoles PlayStation, PlayStation 2 , PlayStation 3 , PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 4
The development team is led by Kazunori Yamauchi , the intellectual father of the GT series. Polyphony Digital is now one of the most important "first party development houses" at Sony.
- Motor Toon GP (1994, PlayStation)
- Motor Toon GP 2 (1996, PlayStation)
- Gran Turismo (1997, PlayStation)
- Gran Turismo 2 (1999, PlayStation)
- Omega Boost (1999, PlayStation)
- Gran Turismo 3 A-spec (2001, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo Concept 2001 Tokyo (2002, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Seoul (2002, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva (2002, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (2004, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo 4 (2004, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo 4 Toyota MTRC Version (2004, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo 4 Toyota Prius Edition (2004, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo PSP (working title: Gran Turismo 4 Mobile) (October 2009, PlayStation Portable)
- Tourist Trophy (May 2006, PlayStation 2)
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Dec 2007 Japan, March 27, 2008 Europe, May 2008 USA, PlayStation 3)
- Gran Turismo 5 (November 24, 2010, PlayStation 3)
- Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition (September 26, 2012, PlayStation 3)
- Gran Turismo 5 2013 (December 21, 2012, PlayStation 3)
- Gran Turismo 6 (December 6, 2013, PlayStation 3)
- Gran Turismo Sport (2017, PlayStation 4 )
- Corporate Profile. (No longer available online.) Polyphony Digital Inc., archived from the original on June 23, 2014 ; accessed on June 23, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.