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Worldwide delay for Gran Turismo 5

PS3 racer slips from early Nov in US, EU and Japan, but still promised for 2010

Much-delayed PlayStation 3 racing simulator Gran Turismo 5 has seen its release date go back again, just three weeks before its planned US launch on November 2.

Sony has yet to specify a new date for Polyphony Digital's one-time platform ambassador, but claims it will still arrive 'this holiday season.'

Spokespeople have confirmed the delay applies to Europe as well as the US, with the Japanese website revealing the same issue there.

No reason has been given, bar a statement on the PlayStation US blog hinting at late-in-the-day polish:

"We sincerely apologise 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."

Gran Turismo 5 has been in development for six years, and was originally revealed at E3 2006. Last year, Polyphony claimed the budget had hit $60 million.

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Latest comments (24)

Josef Brett Animator 8 years ago
Uh oh...
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Josef Brett Animator 8 years ago
How much polishing does one game require. Check out the date of this article:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/gt...
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Maybe they are trying to incorporate crazy top gear type races. Flying caravans. Cheap economic cars and double mounted mercs and bendy busses to boot :)
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Pierre Vandenbroucke Assistant de production, Gorgone Productions8 years ago
They already have the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" (well, considering YOU are the celebrity) : Anybody remember the painful acceleration/braking test in GT1, the first license stage, with the Demio ^^

Not sure this one is good for my reputation : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T82nBoQOmb0
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Anyway, sorry for all the people expecting the game.
EDIT: Love that first sentence "Now... Let's start polishing!"

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Pierre Vandenbroucke on 13th October 2010 5:01pm

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James Poole Managing Director, Sarcastic Hedgehog Ltd8 years ago
well colour me surprised
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Jordan Woodward Level Designer, Rebellion Developments8 years ago
Been waiting for this for so long and when it finally gets here it gets pushed back :(
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Mario Rodriguez Gonzalez Game Evaluation Analyst, Electronic Arts8 years ago
Urban Legend 3: Gran Turismo

Coming to a cinema near you this winter... or maybe not/
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Luke Salvoni Senior iOS Developer 8 years ago
I recall downloading the concept for this back in June 07 via PSN.... anyone else? :)
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Private Industry 8 years ago
After so many years a few more weeks won`t be that bad.

My guess would actually be a delay too make more copies of the game to ensure all stores have a good stock. Ratings are already done and the first reviews will be coming end of the month early next month.
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Michael Hall Studying Computer Games Design (Story Development), University of East London8 years ago
$60 million, should be interesting to be if they break even. That's a substantial amount of money.
They should just release it now, what have they been doing with it for the last year, since it's initial announcement?
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gi biz ;,pgc.eu 8 years ago
Imo, when a publisher says so there's a good chance that they're not happy with public's response or, more probably, the game is just crammed full with bugs and failed a submission. I wish you guys all the best with this new GT version!! :)
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Pierre Vandenbroucke Assistant de production, Gorgone Productions8 years ago
If I remember well, GT is supposed to be 3D compatible, Sony is putting a lot of efforts in 3D, so it HAS to be perfect.
They want this game to be a real showcase, perfect.
As Werner mentionned, stock is also an option.
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Private Industry 8 years ago
If it is really about quality I have to applaud them somehow, most other companies just throw out the game no mater how buggy it would be in order to match the launch date.
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I am all for playing GT with the handy Wheel and forcefeedback. but 3D. i'm not sure how a 3D move can be incorporated to do some perfect driving....anyone?
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David Rider Publisher, Hustler UK8 years ago
3D? Ah, the industry's new mantra. "This needs more 3D, damn it!"
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Jeff Wilson8 years ago
How in the world do these guys need another 3 weeks preparation after 6 YEARS development ? What have they done...forgotten to add the steering wheels ? This is getting a massive joke. Is GT 5 really that good ?
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Private Industry 8 years ago
Well so far they did in this 6 years the best racing graphics engine with impressive raining effects and apparently with one premium car taking 6 months to model and having over 200 of them that`s a hard work. After all they had to create a completely new graphics and physics engine and couldn`t use the old one. The 60 million budget is actually reasonable as I assume licensing is included for all the car manufactures as well as NASCAR and WRC license.

Better to have a game that is as polished as possible compared to releasing a bugy game i.e. Metroid other M.
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Next they will start modelling F1 cars with the Gran turismo wind tunnel and use it as a simulator for real life testing of the Korean track. har har
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Nik Love-Gittins Senior Character Artist, FreeStyleGames8 years ago
I bet it still plays like a piece of crap....

( not a fan of GT... :P )
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Gran Turismo Forever

Man, this had better make the holiday season - and be (close to) flawless - or Sony is going to have massive egg on its face!
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Stephen McCarthy Studying Games Technology, Kingston University8 years ago
Got to move that 3D up!
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Josef Brett Animator 8 years ago
This will still sell by the ton and make Sony and Polyphony a bucket of money. I wonder how many people will not buy this now though because of the delays (people who have perhaps gone onto other franchises or even consoles).

Guess we'll never know.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 8 years ago
Meh, big deal at the end of the day. It's not as if Sony CANCELED the game. Delays are part of gaming life and GT5 needs to be a winner out of the gate (although it'll definitely help sell a few extra PS3's, I predict). Hell, who's NOT going to buy the game because it got pushed back a little more? Now, THAT would be petty extreme, particularly if you call yourself a true car fan (well, a console owning car fan).

Missing out on GT5 because you have Forza 2, CrashTime Autobahn or whatever other 360 exclusive is kind of silly in the end. Unless of course, you ONLY have one console and don't care for the PS3 for some strange reason (not counting your personal economy).

Yamauchi, don't drive off that cliff - I forgive you!
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Private Industry 8 years ago
Calling the handling in GT games as "plays like a piece of crap" is a harsh expression, while not all people like more simulation oriented games the handling and driving physics are above and beyond most of all other racing games except some hardcore simulation titles on the PC. With a game that long in production there are probably some outdated parts somewhere in there, but I`m sure it will be as polished as the cars in the game. PD has all my respect for putting so much hard work and effort in the product.
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