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GT5 Delayed

(Update 3) Worldwide delay. EU release 'before Christmas'.

News just in: Gran Turismo 5’s release date been pushed back to the “Holiday Season” – or Christmas Time to you and me, according to the US PlayStation Blog.

Now it’s not been said whether this applies to all regions, but from the quote below it seems more than likely.

We can confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available this November 2nd, but the game’s release will be coming this holiday season.

We sincerely apologize 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.

We’ll have more information for you in the near future

Damn that Kaz and his perfectionism.

Update: the Japanese version is delayed too.  We’re expecting news of a corresponding EU delay shortly.

Update 2: SCEE has confirmed that the European date is delayed too, with no new date yet for our local version.  Expect a press release soon.

Update 3: SCEE’s told TheSixthAxis that the game will still be released “before Christmas” and apologise for the delay, echoing the US statement.

We are sorry to say that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available on the previously announced release date of November 3rd, but the game will be released before Christmas.

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 a racing experience of the highest quality. We are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches later this year.

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246 Comments
  1. Cadabena
    Since: Jul 2009

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    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:45.
    • Nauraph
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Yes.. that. =P
      This is really one of those titles they shouldn’t delay, not after such a long wait.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:46.
    • theshockwave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Normally, someone would be angry at that. But it sums it up perfectly.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:46.
    • seedaripper1973
      Member
      Since: Forever

      I LOL’D!

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:50.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      ha ha, brilliant.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:03.
    • DrNate86
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Ha-ha this is the perfect first post! Well done sir.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:06.
    • tonyyeb
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      Best first comment ever!

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:19.
    • BrendanCalls
      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
      Since: Forever

      Classic first comment,
      Mr Nofi, this guy deserves a tagline under his name for this brilliance.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:40.
    • Michi
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      LOL

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:58.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      Haha, brilliant!

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:00.
    • Dr_mohannad
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      How did you get the chance copy and paste this and still be first?
      I have never been first even when i only typed “first”
      By the way , brilliant

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:34.
    • FireasBall
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      best comment so far :P

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:55.
    • ico
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      You’ve missed your calling Cadabena. Beautiful use of punctuation. Maximum kudos (no PGR reference in the kudos comment)!

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 20:13.
    • Crazy_Del
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      WOW that is amazing art. You sir inspire me. I wish I could just copy the whole text and paste it on youtube, but I just can’t steal this idea,
      Beautiful stuff. Also dammit GT5 oh well I got some F1 and WRC and NFS to play lol.

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 09:48.
    • Hamzz
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      I found a old Argos catalogue and saw the release for march/april 09! Im annoyed. VERY annoyed

      Comment posted on 15/10/2010 at 23:42.
  2. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    LOL, well, you’ve got to laugh – haven’t you

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:46.
    • Squalje
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      How dare you laugh?! It’s not funny! Well maybe a little.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:48.
      • Stitch
        Friendly
        Since: Mar 2009

        It’s hilarious!

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 18:05.
    • Ryan1991
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      I agree cc.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:51.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        If anyone else put that they would get shouted at for spamming.

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:57.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Isn’t that trolling?

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:03.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Isn’t this?

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:04.
      • Yersal
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        What the hell is trolling?

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:20.
      • moshi
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Looking for trolls !!!!

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:46.
      • BLAGGER
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Basically ‘pulling’ in Shropshire then!

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:48.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      So did I.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:06.
    • theshockwave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Cc, why did you change your post…?

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:11.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Cause people moan – and it gets fecking tiresome!

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:14.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yeah, we can’t so isn’t that a slight abuse of power?

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:15.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        well, cc, when others do it you are ok to tell them to stop, but you’re within rights to? No one says much though as you’re a mod, if it was me it would be different, I’d have 5 or 6 people within minutes moaning at me.

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:24.
      • Lymmusic
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        c’mon guys.. don’t you see this is just what the terrorists want? the war is out there damnit

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:32.
    • Dexter17
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Agreed. Turned into a running joke now.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:11.
    • mrfodder
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      If you laugh, you’ll cry.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:09.
  3. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    This is purely for more Christmas sales rather than improving the game.
    NOT pleased…

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:47.
    • Charmed_Fanatic
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Its only a few weeks, im sure you can wait

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:27.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        possibly :P

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:43.
      • KillaScorp
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        Yeah, but have they said which Christmas?!

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:51.
      • DuffyBox
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        An LBP Christmas. Soo… Late January.

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 01:47.
    • Dr_mohannad
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I fully agree, they couldn’t put a sound for the rain wiper (or whatever you call them) in just a few weeks , so yeah the’re aiming for more sales

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:38.
    • paxpacis
      Member
      Since: Forever

      I think they will make it Jailbreak proof.. instead of better.. but I do not complain.. Christmas is fine for me.. bundle it with a white ps3 please..

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 18:34.
  4. minerwilly
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    When its done its done , a few weeks is no big deal . People are going to be so busy with other games . One thing i can guarantee is i wont be able to afford it if its in December, will probably be more like February if this effects EU.

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:47.
    • sideshow
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      This is almost certainly gonna be worldwide. However, prepare for massive hilarity if it’s just the US.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:49.
      • sideshow
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        stupid comment can’t delete aaargh

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:50.
  5. theshockwave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    I can’t believe it. And yet I can believe it.

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:47.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      second that LOL LOL LOL AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:54.
  6. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    I hope Kaz knows that if there’s any problems with the final game, there will be a lot of hate for him.
    Let’s just hope it’s just US only, something about that GameStop car not rendering properly.

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:48.
  7. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Thank goodness race fans have F1 to play with until the actual release.

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:48.
  8. kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    i’m actually happy about this(if it get delayed in europe)because now i can maybe buy this on release :)

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:49.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      but remeber this delay can be just 1week or 2 or 3 or we need to wait till december

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:50.
  9. DJ-Katy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    I physically burst out laughing as soon as I saw the title on my RSS feed.

    Oh, woe is me that I only have 18 games to buy this season now instead of 19. Tragedy.

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:49.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      18?!?!

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:52.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Yeah but none of them is Gran Turismo. For those of us without unlimited funds, those other titles don’t ‘fill a gap’

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:55.
    • jimmy-google
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      18! I’m struggling to find 6 before the end of the year. Christmas game releases have become almost as boring as the music releases. COD is basically the games equivilant of the x-factor winner.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:21.
      • lewis815
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        “COD is basically the games equivilant of the x-factor winner.”
        Lol I love this, Ok thats it, I say we have a facebook petition of getting Manhunt to christmas number 1.

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:28.
      • BIGAL-1992
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        *Sees COD joke*
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:31.
  10. Squalje
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Possible counter to MS’s counter?

    Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 15:49.
    • solidsteven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      But then Ms will counter sony and sony will counter MS and it will be a never ending cycle.

      Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:25.
      • CNWLshadow
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        Thats when the nintendo will bring out a super console (what?, it could happen?), leaving sony and ms to look at each other and say, now look what you’ve done, the japs have snuck up again and buggered us all.

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:51.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        You don’t mean *plays dramtic music* the super power Wii with a built in nuclear laucher?

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:57.
      • 3shirts
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        And where do you imagine Sony is from?

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 16:58.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        you said about nintendo sneaking up on MS and Sony.

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:21.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        And sony would be too busy with MS

        Comment posted on 13/10/2010 at 17:22.

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