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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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