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Gran Turismo 5: UK / US Release Date Delay – Reasons Why

Just when you thought the Gran Turismo 5 delays were well and truly over, Sony and Polyphony Digital have just dropped a bombshell, by announcing that the PS3 title will not make the November 2nd launch date.

As reported from VG247, the release delay affects gamers in the US, UK and also Japan too, so it is obviously something pretty major for the team to delay it in all regions.

As for the official statement from Sony, well read it in full below for yourself:

“We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches.”

For the many that have already pre-ordered this game, we can’t imagine how you are feeling right now, especially considering the previous delays for the game. We’ve said it before, and we’ll remind you again – which big name game doesn’t get delayed for ‘quality reasons’ these days?

The good news however, is that the game will still be releasing before the end of the year, as according to Sony, it will now release sometime during the Christmas period. What are your initial thoughts on this? Are you extremely angry about this or not? You can read more on the official PS Blog here.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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angryman
angryman

They (the developers) need to realise this is only a game, if I wanted a real driving experience I'd just go to a track day and drive the real thing.Pull your finger out and stop aiming for perfection, true fans are still going to buy the game anyway.

boomer9
boomer9

what a joke!!
ive had mine pre orderd since chritsmas eve 2009 and since then ive heard of 4 maybe 5 different release dates due to the idiots making the game not wanting to compete with CoD ,they cant have much faith in their game can they!

simey33
simey33

boycott gran turismo for 24 hours when released in the uk http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/home.php?sk=g

FATmike
FATmike

WTF? this is not even a joke been waiting too long i like the bike version 'tourist trophy' guess i wont ever see that any time soon either! you better be able to paint the cars in monster energy or relentless red bull like you can on forza 3 or ill b going back to xbox to play

Phantom
Phantom

UNFORGIVABLE? Depends what they're adding! Been a fan since the original GT on PS1, and have GT5 on pre-order for over 12 months now! I can forgive them for delays to add usable content (NASCAR, WRC, damage, etc). But if they're faffing about with things like 3D compatibility or next gen controllers, then I find this unacceptable! Better to reserve that to GT6 for PS4 surely!!! Also reckon they should concentrate on maximizing tracks, cars, & damage – and less on the boring licence tests! After all, I think most people prefer the actual racing, rather than enduring several levels… Read more »

liew
liew

will cancle my pre-order.

Potato
Potato

I wonder if they've ever heard of patches… Cancelled my preorder 🙂 All this delay because they don't want to compete with CoD.

Standard
Standard

Im looking forward to this but they are pissing fans off. To make people wait, then wait, then wait again they better have made truely the greatest racing game of all time. If it turns out to be just an anal bore fest full of people with 'rigs' it will flop. It needs to be fun and engaging in equal parts.

I'll still buy it though. Been waiting toooo long. 😉

GT Fan
GT Fan

Being a long term GT fan, ever other game has been delayed from it's original release date so this doesn't come as a surprise!

nathan
nathan

whot a joke iv preordered the game for the 5th of november and no they wont to delay it even more i might as well buy an xbox becouse there vershon is alredy out

ace
ace

im very angry as i literelly pre ordered mine yesterday after doing a brief search and finding no news of a delay. i dont get why they would delay it at this point it obviously works 99% or time on all systems or itwoulnt be this far into the launch stage so its got to be a bug that they could have fixed with an update. that said 2 reason not to do that is not everyone can or wants to update there games online so for them the bug would be a big issue and also the worse reputation… Read more »

Andy M
Andy M

I can't believe this, what a joke!! They should just chose a realistic set of features and deliver them in a realistic time frame, rather than keeping on moving the goal-posts!! They really need to be a bit smarter about releasing more iteratively, adding features and bulking the game up with more content year on year. I'm astonished that they didn't bother adding more tracks to GT5 Prologue, and charging some extra money for it. I'd be happy with that, it drives really well, just the list of tracks is very limited. Instead, we have to wait around for years… Read more »

Dave
Dave

Ahh.. Now we can finally get realistic damage on every car right? As much delay as this has been Towards everyone. I think we deserve this in return

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