Mark your calendars now for the 27th of November, 2009. That’s when you’ll be able to get your hands on Gran Turismo 5 in the UK, according to Play. We’ve checked our usual Sony press sources and there’s no confirmed date from them yet, but the 27th is at least a Friday, so let’s hope it checks out. We’ll continue to keep an eye on this but we’ve heard recently that both version of GT, 5 and the PSP one, are pretty much done and ready to go, so a late 2009 release does hold some weight – here’s hoping.
In related news, Codemasters must be kicking themselves because the F1 license is dead. Autosport writes that following a four-hour meeting at Renault’s Enstone factory, Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, BMW Sauber, Toyota, Brawn, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso said they had grown frustrated with the FIA’s stance on some issues and had decided to create a series of their own. I don’t follow F1 so have no idea of the implications of this, apart from the notion that Gran Turismo 5 is probably safer sticking to the WRC and NASCAR licenses it has already picked up.
Update: GAME are saying late September.