When we first heard that Gran Turismo 5 was going to be delayed yet again, we assumed that it was a joke. We now know that it is not, and this latest setback has angered fans of the franchise that have had their copy pre-ordered for months. We do not know how long the delay will be, but let us hope that it will be before Christmas.
The delay of GT5 was bound to get some attention, but who would have thought that it would have stirred so much emotion and passion from PS3 users and fans of the franchise?
According to a report on Gamer.blorge, even Sony U.S. was said to be frustrated with this latest delay. We already have a couple of reasons why the racing sim has been delayed, which we covered just yesterday. There is also the rumor that the popularity of Call of Duty Black Ops forced the delay, as the developer would not want to try and compete with such a big title — they don’t come much bigger than Black Ops.
I can tell you one thing, I just hope that GT5 will be in my Christmas stocking this year. If not I am stuck with playing F1 2010 — problems and all. Having said that, the delay could be due to a stock issue, so we could only be looking at a couple of weeks. If this is the case, then I suppose I can live with it — but can you?