Sony delays launch of Gran Turismo 5, again

By on October 15, 2010, 1:49 PM
Blaming production difficulties, Sony has delayed the launch of Gran Turismo 5, the latest version of the top-selling racing game for its PlayStation 3 console. The company now expects the game to hit the market in time for the 2010 holiday shopping season. No new date was given for the release; Sony simply said we'll hear something in the "near future."

The game was originally supposed to hit stores in the United States and Europe on November 2, and arrive in Japan the following day. "We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches," Sony explained.

The announcement is the second delay for the long-anticipated game. While the PS3 is expected to get a boost from casual gamers interested in the Sony Move, offerings like Gran Turismo are needed to keep core fans excited. The delays are certainly building hype, but frustration as well.

Sony has sold more than 56 million copies of Gran Turismo since its initial launch in 1997. Gran Turismo 5 was originally unveiled way back in 2006. The game will also be available in 3D, as the electronics giant previewed 3D images of the latest version at the Tokyo Game Show in September, though those early demos weren't particularly impressive.





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Guest said:

Gran Turismo 5 is overrated garbage

Guest said:

I preordered it for its release on december 31 2007.. I wonder if gamestop is ever going to call me and tell me to pick it up.. lol

mccartercar said:

What they dont tell you is that Sony delayed the game this time to implement the new 3.5 SDK in response to the Ps3 being jailbroken on the 3.41 SDK that was originally shipping with the game.

Sony must really be counting on every dollar it can get as it seems they have let loose a firestorm of defensive attacks around the world combating the outbreak of the exploit within the last month. Going after every individual it can find that has anything to do with this hack. I look for them to go bankrupt soon.

gobbybobby said:

mccartercar,

Sources?

Sony are said to be ''unhappy'' that the game was delayed. I played this at Eurogamer, it was ok. Played it in 3D, but still Liked need for speed on Xbox better.

mccartercar said:

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Call it a rumor, but it's very plausible.

BMfan BMfan said:

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You can't compare this to NFS,in GT you can't drive a gallardo 200mph around a corner but in nfs you can,the closest competition for this game would be the next forza.

Sony should go after these guys that are hacking their console or at least make it difficult for them,ms doesn't seem to care about their console,just today on the one torrent site i saw the new fallout for xbox and i haven't seen a ps3 game on there for a while.

gobbybobby said:

I see. Very intresting read.Can't blaim em tho... PS3 is still has the least piracy numbers, and they wanna keep it that way, Piracy is pretty bad on the xbox, wii and destuctive on PC. But PS3 is pretty clean!

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

well it's the '1st real delay' for a date wasn't announced before & if they are doing so to protect it from being stolen, i can wait.

cheers!

Johny47 said:

As long as it's THE LAST delay =P

This had better be so perfect that even non-racing gamers/fans will want to play it alot =)

Guest said:

can you think of a racing simulator that even comes close to GT?

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