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New GT5 delay in order to 'iron out kinks'

Yamauchi says that latest postponement is 'inexcusable'

Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauch has called the latest in the long series of delays to GT5 'inexcusable' on his Twitter account, telling his followers that the game still has kinks which need ironing out.

The tweet, translated in full by Kotaku, is unlikely to pour too much oil on the troubled waters of the game's continued procrastination, with the title now entering its sixth year of development.

"It's because time and labour were spent ironing the kinks out of [the game's] complex system. I'm really sorry. Everyone, it's inexcusable... Wait a little longer."

Previously, the official Sony blog had also said the latest change in release date was down to last-minute 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."

The current shelf date for the game is now uncertain, but Sony has promised that the game will be released worldwide during the 'holiday season'.

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Latest comments (10)

Pedro Engana Studying Information Systems and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon8 years ago
I sure hope all these delays are worth it. Otherwise this game will be memed into oblivion
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I wonder what 6 years of kinks involve....bump roads and tarmac conditions?
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David Rider Publisher, Hustler UK8 years ago
60 million and they forgot to buy polish...
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Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College8 years ago
What's another delay in the long line of delays already? Seriously...! LOL
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Tom Wilhelm Ødegård Dpt. head Gaming, Spaceworld AS8 years ago
This becoming the "Duke Nuk'em Forever" of racing games ^^
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Private Industry 8 years ago
I guess I`m the only one not worried about the final quality of the game? :D
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Jamie Watson Studying Bachelor of Games & Interactive Entertainment, Queensland University of Technology8 years ago
why cant they just add more tracks to GT5 proluge and call that a game? this is taking to long....thank goodness im getting a 360 and forza instead.....
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Savva Kurinov8 years ago
Oh my!!!!THis is horrible.If American customer gets GT5 on Holiday Season then we in Russia get it only on September
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Ryan Locke Lecturer in Media Design, University of Abertay Dundee8 years ago
You all know GT5 will be stuffed with more content than anyone can care to appreciate. Im no racing fan, but I admire this mans perfectionism - and if you can afford to do it (and it seems he can) then do it. GT5 might be the beefiest purchase alot of ps3 users ever make. That sort of dedication to a series keeps the fans comming.
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Stefano Ronchi Indie Game Developer 8 years ago
I dunno: never been a big fan of GT and I don't expect it to do that spectacularly. Problem is that it may of been amazing 6, or maybe even 4 years ago. After six years...dunno, I just feel it's not going to be able to compete with the advances that racing has done, no matter how many bumps they have ironed out.

So I for one agree with the comments which are not that bothered by the final release. Unless the game transforms er ps3 into an actual racing car that is, in which case I'm all for it.
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