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Turn 10: Polyphony checked out Forza

GT devs dropped in to take notes at E3.

When they weren't showing off Gran Turismo PSP on-stage at the Sony conference or giving interviews, folks from Polyphony Digital were apparently checking out the competition at E3.

That's according to Turn 10's Che Chou, who wrote in his E3 aftermath blog (thanks Kotaku) about how two developers from Polyphony stopped by to take notes on the excellent-looking Forza Motorsport 3.

"Perhaps the most surprising [visit] was when a couple developers from Gran Turismo makers Polyphony Digital came by to personally get hands-on with Forza 3, all the while taking careful notes, examining our UI system, shooting photos, and directly asking us some pretty interesting questions," Chou wrote.

"The reason I say I was personally surprised was because PD aren't generally known as a studio to acknowledge that there are racing games that exist beyond their own. Which could explain why the GT franchise has been so stagnant in the racing genre since GT3. So it seems competition is good for the consumer after all. I know for a fact that Turn 10 will never stop pushing racing games to the next level."

Apparently Posh Spice also turned up to check out Forza 3, although Chou doesn't say whether she also took notes.

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