Yamauchi: “We could release GT5 now”

You know, I’m already bored of Gran Turismo 5. Sure, I loved the earlier games in the series but being part of a website that reports on every last news item surround the game (and it’s various demos and ‘prologues’) gets tiring, especially when the head honcho told Famitsu that he could “release it anytime we want” (translated by 1UP).   “The scale of this title is just dizzying, so daily progress is slow, but it’s still going forward at a steady clip,” he told the Japanese magazine.  “All the basic stuff is complete, but we’re trying to give everything that little bit extra at present.”

So you couldn’t release it anytime you want then – because it’s not finished.  Last time I checked, the ‘basic stuff’ is already available in the shape of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue and as far as I was aware the wait for March 2010 (at the earliest) was so that Polyphony could actually build a game around those oh so detailed cars.  “We could release it any time we want, really, but I want to have that classic GT-style ‘did we really have to go this far?’ feel going. I want to go way beyond gamer expectations.”


Sure, Yamauchi, and in the meantime I’ll just go play a game that was finished on time, Forza 3.  Sony must be getting miffed.

Thanks, iiekka.