Gran Turismo 5 Coming in March, At EarliestS

Gran Turismo 5 won't be coming out until March of 2010 in Japan, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi announced at a press conference yesterday. This after almost a year of Sony saying the game will be out in 2009.

The next edition in the Gran Turismo line was announced at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, at which time the developers claimed they had already been working on it for four years in an effort to include every car in the world. The latter now just seems like ambitious hype; the former, if true, is just sad.

No release date was claimed at the game's announcement, but during interviews in the summer of 2008, Yamauchi said the game wouldn't be coming out until late 2009. Sony and Yamauchi had been sticking to this rough date in interviews and press materials until yesterday. As expected as the announcement of more waiting may be, it's still disappointing for fanboys — particularly as the demo for Forza Motorsport 3 is on Xbox Live already, right on time. [GTPlanet]