GT5 Rumors: Release Date, Number Of Cars And Tracks
Cryptic updates are always good discussion facilitators, and this one is bound to pique your interest if you're a racing fan.
It's actually an assembly of cryptic messages, all posted up over at the GTPlanet forums. As you can see, that poetic mini-mess has already been translated by other forumites - to some extent - and it seems the rumors are big: not only can we expect over 600 cars and a whopping 96 different tracks, but it seems the game will either launch on December 1 or in March of 2010. There's further mention of user-created tracks (using existing portions of the courses included) and the possibility that we'll select Basic or Professional mode at the start of the game. Professional may be tougher, but it'll boast more options. Now, there's no way of knowing where the information came from, so we certainly can't say any of this is official, but it certainly sounds plausible...and that's enough to ignite a full-blown debate. We've already said the PlayStation 3 could really use Gran Turismo 5 in 2009, so if it came in December, that would pretty much cinch the holiday battle for Sony. Combine it with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and it's win-effing-win.
If it drops in March, however, it'll likely compete with God of War III, and it seems like a bizarre time for two giant blockbuster exclusives to launch. As for the rest, we love the idea of 96 tracks; that represents a whole lot of practicing!
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
4/16/2009 Ben Dutka