Gran Turismo 5 (PS3): Release Date Delayed

 

By Posted 13 Jan 2010, 11:15

If you have been looking forward to the release of Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3 you may not be a fan of this post, as the game has been indefinitely delayed.

According to a recent article posted on TimesOnline Sony have officially announced the indefinite delay, many believe that Japan will now see the same release date as Europe and America which is expected sometime in the summer, prior to this the was expected in Spring.

Also See: New Gran Turismo 5 Spec II announced, early adopters angry?

Sony have not set a solid release date for Gran Turismo 5, however as we hear further details we will keep you posted.

So far the game is said to have cost $60 million to develop, the last PS3 installment of the Gran Turismo series (Gran Turismo 5: Prologue) was released over in 2007 in Japan and 2008 everywhere else.

Are you frustrated with this latest delay?

  • Mark

    So in summary, if you live outside of Japan, this news means nothing at all.. Rather unsurprising the Sony hating western media have jumped all over this “non-news” like a bad rash…

  • Bottom Smacker

    @Mark

    Wow think you jumped the gun a little there!

    Most of us GT gamers were likeley to import, so this is big news that we want to know.

    And the fact that Japan with their official date has been postponed from what is apparently “production” problems, then we could very likely see a delay in the US and EU regions too.

    This isn’t Sony hating media taking advantage of a statement from accross the globe, this is media reporting on a very VERY hot subject which many people want to know asap if it could mean a possible delay to a highly anticipated title.

  • Bottom Smacker

    Oh plus we still don’t have an official date in the EU and US, its still a vague “summer” release.

  • Nice

    I take what they’re (Sony) saying with a grain of salt. Sony wants to space out their exclusive line-up so their schedule isn’t backloaded, as their fiscal year ends in March: this would seem a little risky with all of the big budget titles coming out first and third parties. Nah, they’re just spacing things out to mitigate risk and optimize profit. No word on western release delays would indicate this and would suggest a possible simultaneous worldwide release… which would be a win win. IMHO

  • Jamie Pert

    Also Play.com still have it listed for a release of 05/03/2010, therefore if it wasn’t for this article many would still be under the wrong impression.

  • GeeTee66

    Sony are taking the piss.
    They are keeping us waiting, in order to prolong the anticipation and to create a whole new customer base, once initial sales of the PS3 start to drop-off.
    I might get an X-Box and switch to Forza.
    Screw Sony.

  • na soz

    YES I AM ANNOYED

  • Get it done sony !

    It sucks having to wait and have it progressed constantly.. But have fun with ur xbox and microsoft crap wheel + crappy xbox live u have to pay for, and almost donate a kidney to make em drop ur monthley pay..