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Gran Turismo producer takes advisory role at GameOn

Kazunori Yamauchi to help plan business strategy for PC giant.

 

GameOn announced today that Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi will be taking an advisory role with the firm starting January 1, 2009.

Yamauchi is widely regarded as the father of the Gran Turismo series, whose fifth installment is currently in development at Polyphony. He will presumably be keeping his gig at Polyphony, as his role with GameOn will be as an external advisor.

Regarding the appointment, a statement from GameOn made note of Yamauchi's extensive experience and knowledge of the game industry and said he'd be taking part in the company's future strategy.

GameOn is a major force in the PC world where it operates such online titles as Nemurenai Tairiku Cronous, Miracle Summoner, and Silk Road Online.

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