Here’s the deal, then, according to a poster on Blu-ray.com. The post, which originally appeared about half an hour ago, has since vanished, but it’s been pasted onto NeoGAF, and it’s quite revealing if true.
“Like I said it is manufacturing issues,” said the post. “I had it confirmed today.”
The post goes on to claim that Sony mandated 3.50 on all games released after October, presumably to combat the recent piracy flair ups. Gran Turismo 5 was, apparently, about to go gold on 3.41 and has seen a delay in order to rebuild the game using the latest SDK.
The poster claims that this has caused a big headache for manufacturing, citing slots being taken up by other games at the manufacturing plants, and that of course includes Blu-ray movies.
It’s worth noting that, plausable as all this sounds, it’s an oddly familiar story to anyone who’s been keeping an eye on internet forums since yesterday. Some of here at TSA speculated that this might indeed be the reason.
Still, it’s possible all this is true, and if so, we shouldn’t see too much of a delay at all…