Gran Turismo 5 release date announced

Written by Joe Martin

June 16, 2010 // 11:43 a.m.

Tags: #gran-turismo-5 #gran-turismo-5-release-date #gt5 #gt5-release-date #polyphony-digital #ps3 #racing-games #simulation #sony

As part of Sony's E3 2010 press conference Gran Turismo 5's release date has been officially nailed down after a steady string of delays and disappointments.

PlayStation 3 racing fans can now look forward to GT5's official release on 2nd November, 2010. According to Sony, Gran Turismo 5 will fully support 3D gaming, along with a raft of other new PlayStation 3 titles.

Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi was on hand at the E3 2010 conferences to lend his support to the announcement, as this isn't the first time that Sony has cited an official release date for GT5. At the Tokyo Game Show last year Sony promised the game would be out in March 2010, but had to rescind on that promise shortly afterwards.

The long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 has been subject to frequent delays, despite the fact that Kazunori Yamauchi has repeatedly claimed the game is close to completion. The setbacks have been chalked up to Polyphony Digital's perfectionism.

That said, GT5 hasn't exactly shied away from the public eye - it was perfectly playable as early as GamesCom 2009 and Sony has even released a scaled down version of the full game as a free download, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Neither Sony nor Polyphony Digital have commented on rumours that the series may soon migrate to the PC, which some have speculated as the reason for delays.

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