Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed that the forthcoming PlayStation 3 racer, Gran Turismo 5, is feature complete and could be released now if the company chose to.
However, in an interview with Eurogamer, he explained that they're continuing to work on the game in order to polish it and make it as close to perfect as possible.
"[The game is] at a point we can release it any time we want," he said. "I want to release it as fast as I can, but GT5 for us, when you talk about its status, it's at a point we can release it any time we want, but we can always keep working on it.
"It's very important for us to make sure everything is done perfectly and everything is done in detail."
He added that the team was working on the connectivity between the PS3 and the PlayStation Portable version of the game.
"We're hoping maybe to make it so you can share the garage with the PSP version so that cars you unlock on PSP will be available immediately on GT5," he explained.
Meanwhile, Turn 10 - the developer behind Microsoft's highly-acclaimed racing franchise Forza Motorsport - has turned up the heat on Yamauchi-san and his team by claiming that it is creating "the definitive racing game of this generation".
Forza 3 is scheduled for an October release, while the GT5 date is unconfirmed but thought to be early 2010.