Polyphony Digital, the developers of Gran Turismo, is moving in case you didn’t already know. No, they are not leaving Japan, just moving to the other side of it. The Studio will be relocating to Fukuoka City due mostly in part because of the recent earthquake.
While a number of other cities in Japan were considered, Fukuoka City turned out to be the right choice because apparently it is a good place to live and work, according to Kazunori Yamauchi.
Fukuoka City is also home to Level-5 which is the studio that develops the Professor Layton games. According to Polyphony Digital, 50 developers and staff will be relocated to the new headquarters in Fukuoka City, with the company providing at least some relocation assistance.