Playstation gaming website PS Beyond has reported that an “extremely reliable” source has told them that Gran Turismo 5 for Playstation 3 will be releasing a heck of a lot sooner than some of us expected.
According to the source, Gran Turismo 5 will be releasing in the UK which falls into our region on September 25, which if you haven’t noticed is basically around the corner.
The date actually makes sense, for a couple of reasons.
First of all, the date given coincides with the 2009 Tokyo Game Show. The PS3 Slim is launching just a few days later so it will obviously be used to push the new system in a big way along with bundles.
This also puts the release date of Gran Turismo 5 earlier than that of Forza 3, which Microsoft is hoping to use to push sales of their consoles as well. We don’t have any confirmation from Sony yet with regards to the release date and we probably will not until TGS 2009 but with Sony’s current track record of being unable to keep secrets very well hidden, this looks like it may very well be true.
If Forza 3 and Gran Turismo 5 do launch so close to each other, expect tons of internet fun as comment threads and forums break out into full fanboy war over which is the better game.
Great news, I hope that it doesn’t turn out to be false.
Source: PS Beyond
Last Updated: September 8, 2009