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Rumour: GT5 Delayed Due To "XMB OS Breach"

Firmware related.

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…

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69 Comments
  1. Alex_Assassin_08
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    what the hell :/

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:52.
  2. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    “pirary”?

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:53.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Korean piracy?

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:59.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Lol

        now I’ve got to think of something to write so as to bulk out the lol comment, errrrm…. errrrm, nope can’t think of anything

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:01.
      • theshockwave
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        Sigh.

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:15.
      • Loxstokk
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        Lol, that actually made me nearly choke on my food laughing. You sir, deserve a Jammy dodger!

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:58.
  3. Raen
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    Makes sense

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:56.
  4. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    What a bit of cock up if it is confirmed to be true as allot of us have speculated so far. How long have they been planning this release and then Sony come along and play this joker! Bad planning.

    I say all other blue rays get out of the way and let them press GT5!

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:56.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      In all fairness, GT5 was initially pencilled in to launch with FW 1.01 so I guess Sony stopped believing them after a while. :-p

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:57.
      • gclarkey
        Member
        Since: Sep 2009

        good one.

        i bought my ps3 2 years ago fully expecting gt5 to be released within a few months.

        this is like tantric gaming.

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:41.
      • nofi
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        LOL @ bunimo.

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 19:28.
  5. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    When the other article mentioned three days delay the very real situation is that it might miss its slot in the production process and simply has to wait to be slotted into the queue of things to press (for Blu-rays). I was going to mention what I feared but seeing as I’m not buying the game I slept well last night. :-)

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:56.
  6. ghost5
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I know the real reason of the delay – since the showing of the video with the rain and the wipers there have been a lot of people on here complaining that there is too much tire squeal and as such saying it is unrealistic. The developers read these comments and have now held the game back for further production to tone down the tire noises

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 17:59.
    • JoshHood
      Small briefcase w*nker
      Since: Forever

      That’s patchable though.

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:25.
    • retro_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I have to say that at the Eurogamer Expo, I was not impressed with GT 5, The shadowing on the cars were bloody aweful with huge zigzags, no doubt it’s so shoddy is because of them sticking with 1080p60fps , bloody stupid really, just drop the resolution and give us a fully rounded game ffs!

      Comment posted on 15/10/2010 at 11:52.
  7. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    That would certainly fit in with a 3 day delay to rebuild the code & test on 3.50 flavoured SDK, and then the 3 day delay could translate to weeks for an ‘unexplainable’ reason – eg. Can’t get a slot at the pressing plant

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:00.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Agreed. It might also indicate why they haven’t given a new date yet. Until they have tested the changes and made sure it doesn’t introduce a load more work, they can’t be sure if there may be other delays

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:04.
  8. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I think, like you say nofi, this is possible but that fact might just mean it’s speculation, albeit very plausible, rather than fact.
    I fully expect (and hope) this is the case though as it will mean a matter of days rather than months.

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:02.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      I can’t say it’s a ‘fact’ because I can’t verify the information for myself, and our editor’s not around. It sounds plausable, that’s all I’ll say.

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:10.
      • yzfmike
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        on gtplanet.com they are stating that it is production issues as well. The FW update makes alot of sense too. Since it is coming out with the most recent FW already and having 3.5 on there leaves out any possible loopholes. Sooo. I would say this is a Sony issue overall, not an PD issue.

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 19:13.
      • nofi
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        the gtplanet.com article is just the one we ran this morning.

        Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 19:19.
  9. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Still stinks that we haven’t got a confirmed reason and date yet!

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:09.
  10. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Does not sound that bad then 2 weeks delay max!

    Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 18:14.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      The time will fly by.

      Comment posted on 14/10/2010 at 22:23.

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