Today’s WTF: Gran Turismo 5 Delayed Again to “Holiday Season”

13 Oct 2010 | Posted by

Well, after all of the to-do about Gran Turismo 5’s supposedly final rigid launch date of November 2, 2010, it looks like that might not be the case. Yup, adding to a string of WTF-inducing delays, SCEA has announced that Polyphony Digital want to keep working on the game some more, thus pushing the new launch date back to some other time in the nebulous holiday season. Here’s the full word from Sony:

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.

Kind of crazy that this game was first unveiled all the way back in 2006, and it still has yet to see release. This begs the question if a change is needed in the games industry: should developers hold their tongues and stop showing these things off years before release?

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Source – PlayStation Blog

6 Comments »

  • SkubaPatr0l said:

    GT release. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I’m not really into racing games, so it doesn’t affect me unless it’s Mario Kart or Burnout. Still, I’m interested in playing the game regardless. With this much development time it’s bound to be good right?

  • SK Beans said:

    Pretty sure with Forza 2 and 3 the Forza franchise has already passed GT.

  • Nero said:

    Hey guys guess what we can stop making fun of DNF and move on the grand Turismo and half life 3. Its a good time in the world isn’t it.

    On a serious note don’t really care Need for speed hot pursuit is what I really want to play.

  • Apollo733 said:

    DAMN YOU AND YOUR PERFECTIONISM KAZUNORI YAMAUCHI!

    Yes, early buzz helps me play the stock market. That being said, fake out dates are just mean. First DNF, then HL3, and now GT5…

  • Eddy (author) said:

    Nero, I’m totally with you. Can’t wait to check out Hot Pursuit.

  • ClanFever said:

    Hot Pursuit will be great, but nothing can beat a game like Gran Turismo. There was a big 2 year gap between GT1 and GT2, almost 3 year gap between GT2 and GT3, 4 year gap between GT3 and GT4, and now probably a 5.5 year gap between GT5. Don’t you get it? It’s going to be amazing.