GT5 Delayed

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.

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

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

    • I LOL’D!

    • ha ha, brilliant.

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

    • Best first comment ever!

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

    • LOL

    • Haha, brilliant!

    • 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

    • best comment so far :P

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • I agree cc.

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

    • Isn’t that trolling?

    • So did I.

    • Cc, why did you change your post…?

      • Cause people moan – and it gets fecking tiresome!

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

      • 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.

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

    • Agreed. Turned into a running joke now.

    • If you laugh, you’ll cry.

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

    • Its only a few weeks, im sure you can wait

    • 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

    • 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..

  4. 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.

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

      • stupid comment can’t delete aaargh

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

    • second that LOL LOL LOL AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

    • 18?!?!

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

    • 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.

      • “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.

      • *Sees COD joke*
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  10. Possible counter to MS’s counter?

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

      • 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.

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

      • And where do you imagine Sony is from?

      • you said about nintendo sneaking up on MS and Sony.

      • And sony would be too busy with MS

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