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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246 Comments

  1. Dry the tears ladies, it’s only because as of October, SCE wanted all games shipped with FW 350, and PD’s SDK was 341. The only people to blame are hackers, in this case.

  2. NOOOOOOOOO
    WHY?WHY?WHY?
    i feel that i have waited far too long for this for there to be another delay,i wish they could release it tomorrow and put me out of this misery…i just wanna play GT5…

  3. Got so much going on during the lead up to Christmas that this delay won’t bother me too much, lets face it, it has an air of inevitability too.

    Oh – and how many replies!? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a TSA article generate 13 pages of comments!

  4. Any1 know that song sung by Cilla Black? Oh yeah Surprise Surprise!!! Another game thats delayed before your eyes!!!! Sony balls’ed up again and it’ll always be the same surprise surprise!!!

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