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Gran Turismo 5 delayed again

Gran Turismo 5 delayed again

Sony has once again delayed the release of Gran Turismo 5 on PS3, which was set for a March release in Japan.

Sony has enraged and bewildered fans again by announcing yet another delay in the release of console-favourite race, Gran Turismo 5 for the PlayStation 3.

Originally announced at E3 back in 2006, Gran Turismo 5 has been repeatedly delayed and shifted around on the PlayStation 3 platform which it is exclusive to.

GT5 was set to be released in March this year in Japan, with a western version following at some point after. Now, Sony has said it will not meet that deadline and does not know when the game will finally be released, citing "production issues" in a comment to Reuters.

The delay comes at a confusing time, as the game seemed to be shaping up well by the looks of the 2008 not-a-demo-honest Gran Turismo: Prologue and the more recent Academy Time Trial demo, which was released mid-December 2009. We had a quick play on the game at GamesCom 2009 too and it was looking mighty polished back then too.

Still, demand for the game is still high and the most recent demo has already been downloaded more than a million times, according to a recent announcement.

Annoyed at the delay? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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xaser04 13th January 2010, 12:09 Quote
Oh FFS.

The developers of Forza 2 & 3 managed to bring a game (and a damn good one at that) to market in a decent time frame, why are the GT developers incapable of this.
Sleepstreamer 13th January 2010, 12:09 Quote
Oh for gods sake...
Darkedge 13th January 2010, 12:20 Quote
They are retooling it to be the first PS3 3D enabled title. Oh and to include damage properly, oh and to have some decent AI for a change. One of these three things is true, it still won't be a fun game though so I'll stick with Forza for now.
dryrice 13th January 2010, 12:21 Quote
They are going to stall GT just like how it was supposed to be on the PSP on the launch date.
K.I.T.T. 13th January 2010, 12:26 Quote
Ahhhh, smug mode...and now i shall depart to play FM3 / FM2 / FM1
LeMaltor 13th January 2010, 12:27 Quote
Sad news
proxess 13th January 2010, 12:45 Quote
Gran Turismo: Forever
Jamie 13th January 2010, 12:56 Quote
SNIPERMikeUK 13th January 2010, 13:11 Quote
I would think september is a date to expect this now???
Aracos 13th January 2010, 13:42 Quote
*nelsonstyle*HAHA!!!!!! That's the first thing that came to mind ^_^ Why don't they just cancel it? I see this becoming vapourware :P
Skiddywinks 13th January 2010, 14:03 Quote
What a joke.
shigllgetcha 13th January 2010, 14:03 Quote
gran turismo forever

this game must be aimed for th PS4.

finish it off and throw it out theyve had long enough at this stage
Goty 13th January 2010, 14:05 Quote
Release an incomplete game or finish it the way you want it, people complain either way.
do_it_anyway 13th January 2010, 14:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goty
Release an incomplete game or finish it the way you want it, people complain either way.

Intelligent post of the day.

Disappointed, but its THE driving game, and in Gran Turismo I trust.
So3oL4Nu 13th January 2010, 14:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goty
Release an incomplete game or finish it the way you want it, people complain either way.

I'm with you ! They work good, not fast :).

GT FTW !
DaMightyMouse 13th January 2010, 14:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
Gran Turismo: Forever

LOL!
FreQ 13th January 2010, 14:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
Gran Turismo: Forever
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigllgetcha
gran turismo forever

this game must be aimed for th PS4.

finish it off and throw it out theyve had long enough at this stage

Exactly what I was thinking as I read the article. They should rename this Gran Turismo Forever in honour of the Duke.

At least it would raise a smile :D
DL84 13th January 2010, 16:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by storm20200
*nelsonstyle*HAHA!!!!!! That's the first thing that came to mind ^_^ Why don't they just cancel it? I see this becoming vapourware :P

0/10
13eightyfour 13th January 2010, 16:17 Quote
Ive given up hope on GT5 tbh. Ive played prologue to death and unless its significantly better than that ill stick to FM3 Thanks.
PQuiff 13th January 2010, 16:19 Quote
WOW....well this is going to have to be better than actual driving......err wait a mo....hmmm
shigllgetcha 13th January 2010, 16:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by proxess
Gran Turismo: Forever

sorry did see your post before i posted the same thing
knuck 13th January 2010, 17:01 Quote
*sigh*

I'm a GT whore so i'll just keep on waiting ...
Farfalho 13th January 2010, 17:52 Quote
TBH the demo was kit rubbish in terms of gameplay, I had expected more and went all excited through downloading and playing but then the thrill went off. The looks are great, I'll give that but the gameplay... something should be made to it, so, better have a decent product than to none at all.

And +1 for Goty, you got that right.
total zombie 13th January 2010, 17:54 Quote
that sucks, mabee i need to get an xbox n forza.
Aracos 13th January 2010, 18:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DL84
Quote:
Originally Posted by storm20200
*nelsonstyle*HAHA!!!!!! That's the first thing that came to mind ^_^ Why don't they just cancel it? I see this becoming vapourware :P

10/10

There corrected that for you :)
Gunsmith 13th January 2010, 18:13 Quote
i can wait.
knuck 13th January 2010, 18:16 Quote
wel all can

we just don't want to
jrs77 13th January 2010, 18:16 Quote
Sony is running into the exact same problem with GT over and over again. They want to polish the game as good as it gets and therefore they delay it over and over again.

In contrast to the developers of Duke Nukem however, Sony got the money to delay and polish the game over and over again.

No surprises there.
V3ctor 13th January 2010, 19:26 Quote
Duke Nukem Syndrome... We'll have to shoot it down...
ssj12 13th January 2010, 19:36 Quote
well, considering how many thousands of cars will be in the game, at least we will know that damage will be done right.
Horizon 13th January 2010, 20:44 Quote
For Sale: 60GB PS3, launch model. Some scratches, works perfect bought it for GT5, hasn't seen much use since I game on the PC more.
sandys 13th January 2010, 21:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by total zombie
that sucks, mabee i need to get an xbox n forza.

Thats what i did and its a great game you'll get a lot of play out of it but for all its delays and apparent lack of features compared to fm3 GT5 has still got the handling down, I get a lot more satisfaction doing a few good laps in gt academy in comparison as its as hard as driving should be, FM3 is far too arcadey even with full asissts off I can blast around in a 600bhp cliov6 no bother, its a bugger keeping a stock one in control in real life never mind one with that level of torque etc.

So I'm still eagerly awaiting GT5s appearance.
DL84 13th January 2010, 21:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by storm20200
Quote:
Originally Posted by DL84
Quote:
Originally Posted by storm20200
*nelsonstyle*HAHA!!!!!! That's the first thing that came to mind ^_^ Why don't they just cancel it? I see this becoming vapourware :P

10/10

There corrected that for you :)
oh you
Gunsmith 13th January 2010, 21:14 Quote
you should try GTR-EVO, it makes GT5 and Forza look like childrens games, still i am looking forward to GT5 just because polyphony digital are working on it, :)
sandys 13th January 2010, 21:29 Quote
Thing about GTR is it racing with racing cars, these are setup differently to road cars, I prefer the feel of GT5, though when I have cracked out the g25 for playstation I always dust off the PC and have a bash at my old faves like rally championship 2k and GTR.
eddtox 13th January 2010, 22:52 Quote
MAKE THEM BEG! I seem to remember them doing that with the PS3. Old tricks.
talladega 13th January 2010, 23:00 Quote
I have read that this is only for the japan release. Over on GTPlanet it sounds like they are delaying the Japan release and are going to do a worldwide simultaneous release probably in summer or fall.

Whatever. I've been waiting for such a long time now a few more months isn't a big deal.

1000 cars. All with damage.
70+ tracks with Day/Night and Weather.
Head tracking
HD Youtube upload
etc.....

I think the wait will be well worth it.
kingred 14th January 2010, 09:12 Quote
you children forget pc gamers have been waiting far longer for episode 3 and dont start crying "VAPOURWARE" at the slightest hint of delay.

Gabe is so fat he couldnt possibly be working on anything else.
shigllgetcha 14th January 2010, 10:19 Quote
its been delayed many times
Eggy 14th January 2010, 10:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horizon
For Sale: 60GB PS3, launch model. Some scratches, works perfect bought it for GT5, hasn't seen much use since I game on the PC more.
You missed out, there have been several games released this year are be better than GT5 will ever be.
Horizon 14th January 2010, 18:23 Quote
I've played uncharted, ratchet and clank, metal gear solid what have I missed out on?
knuck 14th January 2010, 19:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingred
you children forget pc gamers have been waiting far longer for episode 3 and dont start crying "VAPOURWARE" at the slightest hint of delay.

Gabe is so fat he couldnt possibly be working on anything else.

no we haven't 0.o EP2 came out in 2007 !
Horizon 15th January 2010, 03:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghys
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingred
*snip*

no we haven't 0.o EP2 came out in 2007 !

but the Gabe comment still stands
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