Gran Turismo 5's Concrete Release Date Smashed

Gran Turismo 5's Concrete Release Date Smashed

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Nothing is set in stone when it comes to the oft-delayed Gran Turismo 5.

After constant delays, Sony and Polyphony Digital announced that Gran Turismo 5 would finally be released on the PlayStation 3 this year on November 2, 2010. Unfortunately, that's turned out to be a falsehood.

SCEA producer Taku Imasaki confirmed on the Sony Blog today that Gran Turismo 5 will be delayed past its November 2 release date. His brief message assured gamers that it'll still be out for the holiday season of 2010, and said that the delay was due to Polyphony Digital wanting to create the "perfect racing experience."

It was a shock to racing game fans that Gran Turismo 5 was finally coming out in 2010 after more than half-a-decade of development time, and I'm sad to say their dreams have been shattered once again. Gran Turismo 5 faced a minor issue earlier this year when it displayed the flags of a national Italian event without permission, but this is not the cause of the delay.

I'm starting to think that any release date for Gran Turismo 5 cannot be believed until the game is in the hands of consumers and running on their PlayStation 3 consoles. When the new release "projection" for Gran Turismo 5 is announced, we'll let you know.

Source: Sony Blog

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I don't care about the release date, I can wait. Just make sure it is the perfect racing game, then I will be happy.

I wonder if it can beat Duke Nukem Forever.

Few racing games are more fun then Burnout Paradise. This game better know that.

Sigh...

Gran Turismo 5 will be released at the end of the rainbow!

Ugh...I've been waiting for quite some time for this, and it gets delayed again.

Suppose I shouldn't be surprised. But I will not be forgiving to Polyphony Digital if this is not the closest thing to a perfect racing sim that a company can make. Especially after all this time.

It's a racing game. NO GENRE, SHORT OF RPG, CAN BE WORTH THIS WAIT.

And I like racing games.

Man... GT5 AND Duke Nukem Forever are coming out. It must be the god damn apocalypse :\

Hopefully GT5 will be pushed back a bit more and Duke will come out, got $5 that DNF would be out before GT5 :P

So what exactly is this game going to do that make it special and worthwhile? Better graphics? A racing game is still a racing game, if it doesn't play like a dream who gives a fuck at this point if the graphics are super-realistic.

This had better be the best damned racing game ever conceived.

Well that's good. Nice to have a game that can be shortened to 3 characters again for "biggest vaporware" now that Duke Nukem Forever looks to actually be coming out. So who wants to start the "things that have taken less time than the development of GT5" webpage?

Also it's a racing game. Really, what could be taking so long?

Wow, I thought this game pissed itself and died. Apparently not but how much polish can a racing game like this one USE?! Seriously, I forgot the count of their release date being pushed back yet again. But like the Escapist said, we will believe it when we have it.

Seriously, the amount of polish on this game will blind the player before you can complete the first lap.

Jesus GT5. It's getting ridiculous. There's perfection and then there's madness. This thing better deliver or otherwise the backlash could be huge. Will casuals still pick up a PS3 for this after so many delays and broken promises?

Valksy:
A racing game is still a racing game, if it doesn't play like a dream who gives a fuck at this point if the graphics are super-realistic.

Well, apparently they've been working on making it play like a dream. Their last few efforts played like a dream, so I'm sure they have something worthwhile when they finally release it.

Straying Bullet:
Wow, I thought this game pissed itself and died.

Do you know Gran Turismo at all? We're talking about one of the biggest gaming franchises here. If this thing were to die it would be major, major news.

Grand turismo will fanny about for another 6 years, then the company will be shut down, bought out by another company who will then proceed to wait... we've been here before.

If they do this one more fucking time I think I might have to just deal with the Microsoft Money Making Schemes and go with Forza. Honestly this game is practically the only major factor as to whether we would ever buy a console in this house or not.

UNKNOWNINCOGNITO:
I wonder if it can beat Duke Nukem Forever.

Few racing games are more fun then Burnout Paradise. This game better know that.

I totally agree with you - Burnout Paradise was a fantastic game. But it's not a racing sim by any stretch of the imagination. GT5 will be fun in a 'serious racing sim' kind of way, where you can't just smash your way around the place.

Although the go-karts could be a giggle.

Oh my frickin'...

This better not be delayed too much, I really want to get my hands on it. I've been hankerin' for a good ole' fashioned racing game for a while, and the GT series have struck a chord with me. I never feel like I'm playing the games "right", but I do enjoy them to an extent.

And the fact that it's the prettiest game I've seen so far doesn't hurt.

Onyx Oblivion:
It's a racing game. NO GENRE, SHORT OF RPG, CAN BE WORTH THIS WAIT.

And I like racing games.

It's pretty simple to invert your reasoning. I never leave anything simple undone.

NO OTHER RACING SIM WOULD BE WORTH THIS WAIT!

Seriously, I'm personally more bonkers about GTA than JRPGs. And, trust me, I'm pretty GONZO BONKERS about those JRPGs...

Grr! Gran Turismo is one of the best racing games out there. I hate that they keep screwing around with the release date.
At least I have Forza to play until release, which is one the same level as Gran Turismo.

But please do release Gran Turismo! I love those games.

I'm going to do the only realistic thing I can to stick it to sony computer entertainment and buy the game second hand so they never get any more of my money, I think I will do that for everything else that comes out on PS3 from now on or just buy it on 360. Anyone else agree with this idea ?

The Playstation 4 will be out before this game.

Brotherofwill:
Jesus GT5. It's getting ridiculous. There's perfection and then there's madness. This thing better deliver or otherwise the backlash could be huge. Will casuals still pick up a PS3 for this after so many delays and broken promises?

Valksy:
A racing game is still a racing game, if it doesn't play like a dream who gives a fuck at this point if the graphics are super-realistic.

Well, apparently they've been working on making it play like a dream. Their last few efforts played like a dream, so I'm sure they have something worthwhile when they finally release it.

Straying Bullet:
Wow, I thought this game pissed itself and died.

Do you know Gran Turismo at all? We're talking about one of the biggest gaming franchises here. If this thing were to die it would be major, major news.

The fact my sarcastic comment went way over your head is one that made me giggle.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutly loved GT3 A-spec on the PS2. Still haven't finished it but it kept me excited and playing. But my attention and interest in the game itself disappeared for some unknown reason. Maybe because I don't own a PS console at all anymore. But don't worry, I'd be ashamed to call myself a gamer if I didn't knew a franchise was alive or not. ;)

 

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