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Clarification: "New" Gran Turismo 5 Launch Date Info Is OLD

If you're an avid searcher of video game news online, you've probably come across the numerous stories related to the rumored Gran Turismo 5 release date. However, this really needs to be cleared up, because all these new updates are based on information that's over 5 months old.

In this GTPlanet update, they clear the air and issue a helpful timeline that should shed some light on the saga of the GT5 release date rumors. You can check out the chronology for yourself, but the gist of the article is this: Import Tuner conducted an interview with Kazunori Yamauchi back in August, and that's where he mentioned a 2010 release window for the next entry in his legendary racing franchise. However, Yamauchi's last official comment on the issue came nearly three months later, when he laughed off the idea of a 2010 launch when speaking with GTPlanet member Ahmed Al Azmi. In fact, Yamauchi said the game was coming "much sooner than expected," and lastly, a SCEE executive is quoted in a Spanish publication as saying gamers should expect a Christmas 2009 release. That is the last bit of information we have on the subject; all that talk about Yamauchi's 2010 quote in an old interview (resurrected on N4G, which started this whole mess) is irrelevant. It's kinda important to get dates right when reporting, don't you think?

Even so, plenty of gaming sources picked up the old story and ran it as a new one; some even called it a rumor that GT5 had been "delayed." Don't listen to any of it, and get the facts straight. GTPlanet worked to sort things out, and we're just adding our own update. We figure there may have been plenty of concerned GT fans out there over the past week.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

12/28/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (33 posts)

GoldenShadow
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 9:56:09 PM
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I was wondering about that myself, thanks for the info. I hope that next years christmas will be as packed full of great games as this years was.

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Scottie
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:31:27 PM
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Dec. 26, 2009/Jan. 1, 2010?

What's the difference? I love the GT series, but the games take way too long to come out. And they better have all the bells and whistles as were promised, or PD may well end up losing a lot of fans.....and buyers.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:11:03 PM

PD never fails

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QuasarSquirrel
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 7:04:04 AM

I gotta agree with Scottie. This article makes it seem like people expecting a 2010 release are crazyflakes, and then speculates a Christmas '09 release?? I suppose 7 days does make all the difference in the year, but come on. Now if people were saying 2010 and then it came out in the first 3/4 of 2009 this might be news.

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jlch777
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:39:59 PM
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I'm really hoping for a 2009 summer release because this waiting is killing me!!!

PD hurry up!!!!

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SarahPalinMILF
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:45:56 PM

That...Will never happen...

Maybe after Jesus' second coming

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:43:56 PM
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I like GT but for some reason it can never hold my attention for long. This could very well end up being the defining racing expirience of the generation though. I hope Polyphony meets the lofty expectations.

Summer release would be awesome but I say no way. They'll probably release in November.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:54:42 PM
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It'll be worth the wait for fans.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:10:17 PM
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Hey John! Thanks for this update!
As a HUGE Gran Turismo fan this is the kind of stuff I really appreciate.

Wow so sites like N4G were already trying to bash GT5. Doesn't surprise me, most of those big sites are a joke.

Amazing how sites like Kotaku, N4G, Eurogamer LOVE making everything a "rumor" without researching the source material well enough.

Long ways away if it's Christmas 2009, but hey I'll take it, better than a Spring 2010 or Fall 2010 date.

THE best racing game of this gen is just a year away....will keep practicing in GT5P for now.

PS: What I'm really looking forward to are the courses, man Grand Valley better look sick!

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 3:00:15 PM

Wait you missed GT3 :O

Man....you should definitely try GT3 and 4 sometime.

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ZubraZap
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:21:01 PM
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I don't see why so many hate on Prologue, in my eyes its a complete GAMING EXPERIENCE. I never felt like I was playing a "demo" when GT5P was booted up. Having the "real" GT5 pop up some time soon is just icing on the cake.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 2:00:05 AM

For most people GT is all about that simulation mode. GT5P is just straight up racing right? No earning money, buying cars, tweaking them, winning championships, right? That's why it's a "demo" for me. And I'll be damned if I'm gonna pay 40 bucks for a demo. :p

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daus26
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 4:08:58 AM

Shadow, if u'r still wondering, GT5p is not straight up racing. You earn money, win cars, buy cars, quick tuning, arcade mode, worldwide rankings, drifting trials, n best of all online racing. Thats why they call it a prologue, not a demo. Lots to look for here, n very well worth the 40 bucks.

If u want to experience the best possible graphics in this generation in 1080p/60fps n up to 16 cars in a track, this is the game. But really, the graphics alone make it worth the 40 bucks.

Plus it has over 70 cars, more than full, finished games like Need For Speeds, Midnight Clubs, Ferrari Challenge, Grid, etc.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:50:59 PM

Interesting. That is something I didn't know. I guess it just comes down to the fact that GT5 is going to be so much more, that people just would rather wait.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:53:17 PM

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MetalHead09
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:32:11 PM
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i wanna get prologue sometime. looks amazing. the only gran tourismo ive played on my ps3 is the gran tourismo hd concept game. i poped in gt4 for shits n giggles not to long ago and that game STILL blew me away. the visuals in that game even today are outstanding.

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somethingrandom
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:02:13 AM

The graphics of GT4 are great for PS2, but last time I played it I realized that they did a fairly poor job on the grass. That is the one thing I prefer about golf games over GT.

Last edited by somethingrandom on 12/29/2008 1:02:52 AM

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 2:01:59 AM

Well if you think about it grass in a golf game is the most important part. Grass in Gran Turismo is just something to look at and occasionally run over.

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Arvis
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 3:01:22 PM

This conversation is pretty hilarious. :)

-Arvis

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:52:31 PM

Hey man! I'm trying to have a serious discussion about the importence of grass in different video games and I don't appreciate your snide little comments. LOL.

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dveisalive
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:44:48 AM
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I want my GT 5 now I cant wait BOO HOO!

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JofaMang
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 5:40:53 AM
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Thank Sweet Baby HeyZeus~

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city96
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 8:17:28 AM
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Yay. it gnna be 4x full HD. amazing. each car is soooo detailed thats what makes it take sooooo long

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Xanavi23
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 8:57:13 AM
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I told you guys. There will be no GT5 before christmas 09 and that would be early. To everbody who appreciates a great racing game then buy Prologue it will keep you interested for a while and what you do in Prologue will likely transfer over to the full game to some extent.

Secondly, the physics and handling in GT5P are much different than GT4 so you would do yourself a favor to buy this game and learn to control the cars. Largely because these physics despite some minor changes in the full game will be the ones IN the full game so your skills you get in Prologue will aid you in GT5Full in hard races, in the License exams, yes they're coming and you better earn em or you ain't racing the real races.

I love Prologue, i bought the Japanese version, now i have the U.S. version. Ive played it for a year and i will continue playing it once i refinish Resistance 2 story on Superhuman and start playing online(R2 online, but less time on it)

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Dante399
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:28:49 AM
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How long has it been since theyd started working on this project?

I don't care 'coz I want my GT game as perfect as ever!!!....let them take even another year.
I don't care. These two years 08-09 are for FPSs + GOW3!!!!!

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Xanavi23
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 5:45:58 PM

Some speculate that GT4 was just a Beta and the work they did for that was really for GT5. That's just hearsay and speculation but it could be true. All i know is that PD has been working at GT5 for a LONG time. This is Yamauchis baby...he won't screw it up especially since his game is the only racing game he touches.

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Dante399
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 6:27:16 PM

I hear you Xanavi...since GT4 huh?
I bet it's gonna be a definite GOY.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:55:44 PM

No GT will invariably win every Best Racing Game award known to man. But game of the year will probably go to the best Action game, shooter, or RPG. 'tis the way of the world.

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shreevin
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 2:59:42 PM
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I can wait. I play Prologue still and there's PLENTY other games to keep me occupied until the full GT5 comes out.

And I agree with Dante. I say let them take their sweetass time. GT has always been the epitome of sim driving games and if a little bit more time is needed for perfection then so be it.

What would be cool is if some love was shown to Prologue owners and the full version was offered as deeply discounted DLC or trade in disc or SOMETHING!

Last edited by shreevin on 12/29/2008 3:01:58 PM

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:56:54 PM

That would be sick. Unfortunately it won't happen. They'll probably let you transfer over what ever you have earned or won though.

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Xanavi23
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 8:31:58 PM
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Speaking of which i did 4 550PP Suzuka RWD races earlier with my NSX '91 and only with 2-3 drivers in each race. It was a blast, and im tempted to do some more though its a toss-up between that and R2 on Superhuman. The game is amazing.
Shadow, if you can't get into it, i can understand where you're coming from. You're either in or you're out. But bro, if you can get yourself really deep, really into it, there's NOTHING like Gran Tourismo...it is what it is.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 9:59:22 PM

I can get into it for short bursts but that's about it. But the only racing game that can keep me entertained for long periods of time is Burnout so maybe it's just the genre. Do you play with the racing wheels and all that jazz or do you just play with the Dual Shock?

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 2:34:14 PM

I only play with the Sixxaxxis right now, DS2 on PS2(GT4 and prior). I wish i could have a wheel but to properly use a wheel i'ld also need a sturdy table or even more what i really want is a cockpit. So i'll be waiting for a while, as such i honestly still love playing the game with the control.

Some of the Fastest guys in north america, one of the guys who won the fastest lap competition; Tanner Fousts time trial, was using a control.
I'm not as fast as him but pretty fast, and the way PD also focuses on the control, it does get the job done quite accurately.

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