Polyphony Digital, the studio behind Gran Turismo, is moving its development studio across the country to Fukuoka City. The reason for the move is the March 11 earthquake.
According to Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi, out of various cities that were considered, Fukuoka, which is in the far West of the country, is a good place to live and work.
Fifty game developers will be relocated at Polyphony Digital's new headquarters in Fukuoka. The city is already home to Level-5, the studio best known for the Professor Layton games.
Why exactly the earthquake and its effects prompted the move were not stated.