Gran Turismo 5 Coming in March, At Earliest

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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]

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Why isn't it out as soon as Forza? BECAUSE IT WILL BE THAT MUCH BETTER!

Also, just long enough for the 'I just bought Forza' to no longer be a viable excuse not to buy GT5.

Allow me to apologize to all those I told it was coming in december.

They did confirm 950 cars and rollovers.

I'm a huge MOTORSPORTS fan! I made a consumer choice to buy a PS3, because it is the superior machine. Gran Turismo is the best racing sim for my chosen console, so its my game. It's like your local sports team... they might suck right now, but hey.... they're your team. *Cough*Canucks*Cough*

For the 360 having a 1 year headstart, GT has caught up to within 6 months, and will have more content. Context bitches, context!

If you own either console, you are doing yourself a huge disservice if you ignore either title. With most of the consoles already in people's hands, are these games really in competition?

One more thing... I've been playing GT 5 for over a year. It's called Prologue, and it's awesome! The graphics and physics are top notch, and its online. The sim racers at the official playstaion forums, with my brilliant guidance (HA!) have developed healthy league racing 3 nights a week, with some of theee fastest guys in the US, period. There have been 4 official Time Trial contests, and racing friends of mine have podiummed in and won all of them. We qualify, so everyone finds equal talent on the track. We're fair, but tough, and our racing is of a high caliber.

We're not so different than you LeMons nuts (ok, we're not that crazy) We know you don't need a million cars and tracks (or dollars) to have a good time racing! We've made the best of Prologue, and I myself have organized our monthly endurance racing series. We've done 8hrs of Fuji, 12 Hours of High Speed Ring and The Daytona Road 500, just last week. A true 24 hr event was being planned for late November, as a welcome to what we thought would be a December release for the full game, but now we're focusing on mid length events to keep us occupied... you know, since we have some extra time to kill :(