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Gran Turismo doc christened 'Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide'

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo series, Sony and director Tamir Moscovici created a documentary called Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide, a trailer for which premiered recently at the Jalopnik Film Festival.

The documentary will explore Kazunori Yamauchi's journey to create ever more realistic driving simulators.

"This film is about drive," wrote Ken Chan, Sony Computer Entertainment America product manager, on the PlayStation Blog. "It's about the passion and creative drive of Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind Gran Turismo's birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution. This film will trace his relentless willingness to challenge himself, to hold none of his past achievements sacred, and push beyond the virtual divide in his pursuit of perfection. Through the support of PlayStation, Kaz's journey has forever changed the gaming and automotive landscape and in doing so, has redefined how we perceive the relationship between art, entertainment and culture."

Check out the trailer above to get a feel for the documentary, which is "coming soon." For more on the man behind the Gran Turismo series, be sure to check out Polygon's interview with Kaz, where he discussed the past, present and future of the franchise.