The 1990s: A Pivotal Decade for the Video Game Industry

4 pages | 1080 words

This essay looks at the 1990s as a pivotal decade for the video game industry, with the introduction of polygon-based graphics leading to more realistic and detailed images. It discusses how racing games became popular in the 1990s due to the new graphical capabilities, and how Gran Turismo was a groundbreaking game in this genre due to its attention to detail and realism. Finally, it looks at Polyphony Digital – the company behind Gran Turismo – and how they have become one of the most successful racing game developers ever.