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Breaking News : Gran Turismo 5 Delayed…again

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Were you honestly expecting Gran Turismo 5, the game that’s been in development for far too long now, to actually be released in March like Polyphony Digital said? Well, it’s not – as Sony Computer Entertainment have just confirmed the game has been delayed. the game’s new release date has been changed to the very vague date of “TBA”

The game, which has cost $60 million to make so far has a plethora of interesting features, neither of which really matter if their competitors can release two critically acclaimed games in the time taken for PD to release a demo.

Perhaps Polyphony Digital are reworking the game to feature 3D visuals, or they’ve hired the team from now defunct 3DRealms, and are changing the name of the much anticipated racing sim to “Gran Turismo Forever”

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: January 13, 2010


  1. easy

    January 13, 2010 at 09:39

    delaying it for 3dtv reasons seems the most plausible. apparently espn are launching their 3dtv channel in jun/jul (rumours are that they will be broadcasting the wc2010 in 3d).
    so i would assume there will be a big push in 3dtv sales to the run up for that, and it makes sense for gt5 to be one of the first games to feature it.

    or it could be they all too busy playing final fantasy and couldn’t be bothered to finish gt5 :biggrin:


    • LazySAGamer

      January 13, 2010 at 09:53

      The WC will be filmed in 3D but I highly doubt they are going to delay this game for that reason.

      GT5 is running into the same problem as Alan Wake and Duke Nukem, it has now taken so long they have to ensure it is really awesome before releasing it else it will be held against them forever.

      The problem is that the longer they the greater the chance that they will completely miss the boat and be left behind.


      • easy

        January 13, 2010 at 10:10

        no, for sure i agree with you whole heartedly about all the delays, but aiming coincide it’s release with the ‘unofficial’ roll out of 3d would be advantageous from a marketing stand point.

        the wc is viewed by over a billion people and its safe to say a small portion will by a 3dtv purely for the event, and by default launching a (possibly the only) 3dtv capable sports game in the same time frame sounds like marketers wet dream.

        not that i care all that much… 3d tv’s are some time off for us normal south african wage earners.


  2. Dawid

    January 13, 2010 at 09:48

    Could it be that all cars will consist of Duke Nukem drivers?


  3. RSA-Ace

    January 13, 2010 at 10:00

    From what I could tell only the Japan release has been delayed. It’s still “Summer 2010” for westerners.


  4. Fred

    January 13, 2010 at 10:20

    Im still looking forward to it , but fear it will just end up plain boring compared to other racing games , pretty .. but boring.


  5. Milesh Bhana ZA

    January 13, 2010 at 10:30

    The thing is, March 2010 sees the release of a few highly anticipated PS3 franchises. GoW3, FF13. As well as potentially big IPs, White Knight Story and Heavy Rain.

    So perhaps they moved it to avoid getting lost in the noise of the others?

    (if anything i’d have moved it to Feb if that was my concern)


    • WitWolfyZA

      January 13, 2010 at 11:28

      I predict a easter or maybe late winter release. Thats my prediction


    • LazySAGamer

      January 13, 2010 at 11:50

      I so called that a few months back. Why they ever thought they could git GT5 and GoW in the same month is beyond me.


      • Bonk

        January 13, 2010 at 12:25

        Is this guy still contributing to the site: faheem abz abrahams. just wondering, been a while since i seen his avatar


        • LazySAGamer

          January 13, 2010 at 12:47

          He took time off to finish his studying… he may or may not still be contributing


  6. uberutang

    January 13, 2010 at 10:30

    Delayed for Japan. US date is still on.


  7. uberutang

    January 13, 2010 at 10:31

    OR maybe not. Sigh.


  8. RSA-Ace

    January 13, 2010 at 11:07

    Just being pedantic but wasn’t this the first official release date. So it’s only the first delay? :silly:


    • Geoff

      January 13, 2010 at 11:12

      You are quite correct, just polking fun at the fact that the game’s been due for roughly forever.

      Yes, i have an accordion.


  9. ewie

    January 13, 2010 at 11:49

    Like I said in the prevoius article , the delay was comming because the penned GOW iii at the same date.


  10. WitWolfyZA

    January 13, 2010 at 13:54

    Well in all fairness ill rather take GT5 then GOW3, after finishing Ninja Gaiden 2 i think ill never touch another hack and slash ever again… my thumbs are still recovering from all that button mashing


  11. krYtHan

    January 13, 2010 at 15:08

    They can kiss my ass!


    • bonk

      January 13, 2010 at 15:14

      does you avatar name have anything to do with farscape


  12. RSA-Ace

    January 13, 2010 at 15:33

    So turns out the delay is only one month and not three


  13. Ruslan

    January 13, 2010 at 16:05

    In all fairness it gives us more time to finish off some AAA Feb/March titles and save some extra moola for it. I would certainly need a bank loan for March’s games. :cwy:


  14. lans

    January 13, 2010 at 17:10

    interesting you guys manage to post negative news on time!

    well done lazygamer!


  15. lans

    January 13, 2010 at 17:59

    Interesting how you guys fail to mention that the delay is for Japan only? and EU release dates will be unaffected and confirmed in due course?

    You guys are the masters of filling in Gran turismo 5 information voids, thanks for the accurate information lazygamer!


    • SlippyMadFrog

      January 13, 2010 at 19:05

      lazygamer #1 fan right here people!


      • lans

        January 13, 2010 at 19:42

        please dont insult me, i have a mother


  16. lans

    January 13, 2010 at 18:05

    Interesting that the delay is 1 month in japan stated by SCEA themselves on the PS blog as well as Credible online sources such as gamesindustrybiz,

    Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/gran-turismo-5-faces-new-delay,

    not 3 months that sensationalist blogs have posted,

    Copy Pasting Skills -1


  17. lans

    January 13, 2010 at 18:44

    i can see that you dont like to read facts only what you want to read


    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 13, 2010 at 22:03

      Dear Lans, I can see that you dont like to read facts only… oh wait.


      • lans

        January 14, 2010 at 00:32

        if that’s supposed to be some kind of stealth diss, its really terrible


        • Nick de Bruyne

          January 14, 2010 at 00:36

          No, a stealth diss is two ninjas making fun of your around the corner, like this.

          | /
          :getlost: __|/ :ninja: :ninja:


          • WitWolfyZA

            January 14, 2010 at 09:03

            ROFLMAO!! Dude how do you come up with this stuff??


    January 13, 2010 at 22:14

    Splinter Cell coviction and Ruse have also been Delayed.


    • LazySAGamer

      January 13, 2010 at 22:40

      Hey you’re stealing my thunder for the morning :ninja:


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