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Gran Turismo 5 for Q4 2010 release?

Gran Turismo 5 for Q4 2010 release?

A Sony spokesperson has hinted that Gran Turismo 5 may see a European release before Christmas 2010.

With still no firm release date in sight for the monumentally delayed Gran Turismo 5, one Sony executive has hinted that the game might actually be available in time for Christmas 2010, even though no official date is announced.

The Japanese release for the PS3 racing sim was set for this March until recently, when Sony suddenly announced that the date was release was to be pushed back indefinitely and for no specified reason.

Sony Europe's James Armstrong, the head of the Portugese wing of the company, has hinted in an interview that the game may still see a 2010 debut.

Speaking to the Spanish site Canarias Al Dias (via Eurogamer), Armstrong said that he expected to see the game on shelves "this year, before Christmas" even though the specific date was "not yet decided".

It isn't the first time that Armstrong has speculated on the fate of the racer though, having said last year that he expected a late 2009 unveiling for the game - a date Sony then confirmed and stuck by until last year's Tokyo Games Show and the announcement of a March 2010 release in Japan. Then that date slipped later this year.

Gran Turismo 5 has now been in development for five years and, as EG points out, cost around $60 million USD to make so far. You'd think Sony would be eager to get the game on shelves on this point.

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Flibblebot 2nd February 2010, 12:26 Quote
Gran Turismo: the Duke Nukem of racing games.

It's just another sign of Sony's increasing arrogance over the last few years. It's like they don't care, because whatever they do, people will buy it in droves.
liratheal 2nd February 2010, 12:31 Quote
More chance of me becoming an overnight reviewing success.

It would be NICE to see it, but given the pedantic attitude the GT team have taken to just about everything, they'll probably be too busy mapping the individual pieces of gravel in every gravel trap, and its effect on each car they modelled.
stewis 2nd February 2010, 12:38 Quote
maybe it will be a release game on the PS4 when ever they release that :P
Stormwulf 2nd February 2010, 12:55 Quote
Was hoping to get it for my 40th birthday this summer.

On the plus side,at least when this games actually released into the wild i'll be retired and have more time to play it!
sp4nky 2nd February 2010, 13:34 Quote
When the PS3 was launched I told myself I wouldn't buy one until GT5 came out. Still waiting...
xaser04 2nd February 2010, 14:13 Quote
Ok, I am starting to think that we will see Forza 4 before we see GT5.

Hopefully it will be good enough to justify its stupidly long development time.
Gunsmith 2nd February 2010, 14:15 Quote
why is it whenever there is news about gt5 people just bitch and whine, jesus **** people you'd moan more if it was released and buggy. its not like there are no other games out there to entertain yourselves until it released.

sheesh.
leveller 2nd February 2010, 14:21 Quote
The problem it now faces is that it has been hyped to superstar status. Maybe it could be the title that dampens the franchise because there is no way it can live up to the time taken to develop it ...

I've started to wonder if it will be a PS4 launch title.
SNIPERMikeUK 2nd February 2010, 14:28 Quote
I thought after the recent demo, the game seriously needed better camera angles, the cockpit felt static, I love GT and am thinking another year on we will need to see something more than the demo offers...
xaser04 2nd February 2010, 14:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
why is it whenever there is news about gt5 people just bitch and whine, jesus **** people you'd moan more if it was released and buggy. its not like there are no other games out there to entertain yourselves until it released.

sheesh.

The 'moaning' probably stems from the fact that GT5 was supposed to be launched around when the PS3 was first launched.

Here we are 3/4 years later and no GT5.

In that time we have seen TWO Forza games both pushing the bar higher and higher for GT5 to clear.
sandys 2nd February 2010, 14:49 Quote
Damn, I just traded Prologue assuming 5 would be out in march :( At least i still have Forza I suppose.

Oh well hopefully when it comes out the engine performance will have benefitted from a bit of extra time as GT academy showed slowdown and that was with graphics pared back over prologue, it definitely stillneeds work to match the likes of Forzas engine performance, still it was a better drive than Forza is particularly with the wheel.
shigllgetcha 2nd February 2010, 16:16 Quote
im waiting on this before really considering buying PS3. the delays are making me lose the taste for this, doesnt feel like itll ever be out. a few months ago this was slated for christmass 2009 release now its slipped another year

wonder how many of the cars will be out of date by the time this is out
TurtlePerson2 2nd February 2010, 17:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Gran Turismo: the Duke Nukem of racing games.

It's just another sign of Sony's increasing arrogance over the last few years. It's like they don't care, because whatever they do, people will buy it in droves.

If people will buy it no matter what, then why not release it now?

I agree with the earlier blog that said the game can't match up to GRiD and they're going back to the drawing board.
knuck 2nd February 2010, 17:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Gran Turismo: the Duke Nukem of racing games.

It's just another sign of Sony's increasing arrogance over the last few years. It's like they don't care, because whatever they do, people will buy it in droves.

maybe they do care and know their game wasn't up to today's standards and therefore wanted to make sure it would be instead of releasing something they would get bad publicity from. Japanese are proud... Sony couldn't be any more Japanese (if that makes any sense)

It's not like Polyphony was working on 10 projects at the same time. They've been working on one project.. they need to get it right
Gunsmith 2nd February 2010, 17:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by TurtlePerson2
I agree with the earlier blog that said the game can't match up to GRiD and they're going back to the drawing board.

please tell me you are taking the piss with that statement?! no really!
Unknownsock 2nd February 2010, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
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Originally Posted by TurtlePerson2
I agree with the earlier blog that said the game can't match up to GRiD and they're going back to the drawing board.

please tell me you are taking the piss with that statement?! no really!

Grid is by far the best racing game for me, although i don't own any consoles so i cant comment on them :P
Farfalho 2nd February 2010, 18:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by article
Sony Europe's James Armstrong, the head of the Portugese wing of the company, has hinted in an interview that the game may still see a 2010 debut.

It's actually Portuguese or has it changed? I'm picking on it because I am one x)

Like Ghys said, they need to get it right... Said once before and I'll say it again, the time Polyphony has put in every GT game gets bigger with every new game. The time frame between GT1 to GT2 is less than GT2 to GT3 and that applies to GT3 to GT4. I have the outmost respect for the Team and Kazunori Yamauchi - the creator. The GT franchise grows bigger with every year and the today's technology had made great improvements to games and maybe just maybe they're making use of it in GT5.

Jokes like Duke Nukem are okay, it helps to digest the delay but complaining and **tching all the time when a delay comes out... You're acting like women xD

Make us wait but make the game worthwhile is what we should ask for.
13eightyfour 2nd February 2010, 20:06 Quote
words its all just words
mikeuk2004 2nd February 2010, 20:46 Quote
If the game is not finished, then its not finished. You people moan as if you have the right to play it now. You have no such right, so wait like the rest of us or stop moaning.

If I was making a game, I wouldnt let anyone know about it until it hit the shelves.
ssj12 2nd February 2010, 20:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
More chance of me becoming an overnight reviewing success.

It would be NICE to see it, but given the pedantic attitude the GT team have taken to just about everything, they'll probably be too busy mapping the individual pieces of gravel in every gravel trap, and its effect on each car they modelled.

that would benefit the game actually. increase realism that is needed in racing games. Minus the gravel mapping, just the effects of the gravel on individual vehicles.
Bhuvsta 3rd February 2010, 00:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by sp4nky
When the PS3 was launched I told myself I wouldn't buy one until GT5 came out. Still waiting...

Me too. Hopefully by the time it does come out the ps3 will be sub-£200. Think of all those games that will hopefully be budget prices then. That said my new HD tv will be arriving soon, so I might buy a PS3 just for the BD-player.
PQuiff 3rd February 2010, 12:05 Quote
I really dont understand this. How can it take so long to make a game, a couple of year? Maybe 3 if there being super picky. Like someone else said its not as if they are making other games as well. Surely they must recognise that hyping a game so much then constantly delaying it damages the game. It will never live up to the expectations that people have.

By the time they release it if, Turn 10 will no doubt have forza 4 waiting in the wings. Give them a couple of months to implement any nice features in GT they see. And then GT is back to square one.
Eggy 3rd February 2010, 15:42 Quote
Honestly why should they care if 15 Forza's are released. Forza is not available on the Playstation. Besides Forza doesn't really sell anywhere near GT does.
Richochango 8th February 2010, 13:33 Quote
It's gonna be bigger than the iPhone!
knuck 8th February 2010, 18:36 Quote
the box of the game will be bigger than the ipad
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