Battlefield 3 launch clash with new Gran Turismo 5 DLC release date

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We have some good news for those of you with a copy of Gran Turismo 5 now, as Sony has just lined up a new release date for the highly anticipated DLC update for the game which was intended to release on October 18.

We previously gave you full details on the incoming DLC in our last report here, but due to unknown circumstances, the update has now been postponed until October 25th as confirmed by Sony on the official US PS Blog.

It now means that you’ll get the new GT5 content on Battlefield 3 launch day, but that’s not all. If you purchase the “Complete Pack” by November 7 which consists of the Course pack, Paint pack, Racing Gear pack and Racing Car for £9.49 / $11.99, Sony will be throwing in a few freebies to compensate gamers for the added delay.

Along with the items mentioned above, you’ll also get a GT Academy dynamic theme to download and a GT5 in-game Honda NSX GT500 Stealth Model to use as well. Considering that these items are completely free, we doubt US owners of Gran Turismo 5 will have little to complain about, especially with a brand new car to drive around and show off to everyone online.

The question is though, will you still have enough passion to play GT5 with Battlefield 3 launching on the same day? A lot of gamers will want to start ranking up as much as possible, so GT5 may get pushed aside as second place.

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of this week’s PlayStation Store update, head to the US Blog here for a full rundown – there’s one or two highlights there including a Need for Speed: The run demo and also a Payday – The Heist demo.

Will you be purchasing the new content for Gran Turismo 5 on October 25, or is it all about Battlefield 3 launch day for you?

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