Gran Turismo 5 Release Date and Details

Finally. Gran Turismo 5 will be released in March 2010.

It’s been a long time coming but we finally have a solid release window for the title as the series’ producer Kaz Yamauchi took to the stage during the Sony conference at TGC to announce a release period of March 2010. The Negative Nancys out there could say that they were expecting it this year or that they wanted an exact date, but at least we have something! If you really want to grab at straws (is that even a phrase?) then the date is for Japan only which means there is a tiny chance it will come out here earlier. I doubt it though and suspect it will be either a worldwide release, or have a delay when coming over here.

Though if the date isn’t what you wanted, he also revealed that there will be over 950 cars (951?),  Over 20 courses (21?) and over 70 variations (71?) on those tracks. Then there’s a new physics system, damage, movable objects on tracks and new hybrid and electric cars. Single player and spilt screen both feature in the arcade mode. GT mode includes a world map, garage, car dealer, tuning shop, championship race and license test. Then finally, the online mode plays host to an open lobby, a private room, text/voice chat, an online photo album, an online replay album and the option to export your replays to youtube!

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That’s it for now, as even more features will be announced in the future. Until then though, sit back and absorb.

Source: Sony TGC Conference

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