Yamauchi On GT5: "We Can Release It Any Time We Want"
Unfortunately, while they did show off a very revealing trailer during Sony's E3 press conference, we still don't have an estimated launch date for Gran Turismo 5.
But perhaps the strangest aspect of this situation is that the game seems to be ready. Like, ready ready. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi unveiled Gran Turismo for the PSP at the show but failed to add one little nugget of information, which he has since delivered to Eurogamer: evidently, GT5 "is at a point where we can release it any time we want." ...er, really? Then, uh...how's about now?! Well, not so fast; Yamauchi added that they "can always keep working on it" and it's "very important" to insure that every last aspect of the game is "done perfectly." He did add a few more pieces of information for Gran Turismo PSP, saying it's scheduled to release near the PSP Go!'s release date in October and that there may be connectivity between this mobile version and GT5. And if you didn't already know, the handheld iteration will be a digital download and be about 1 Gig in size. Also, that trailer for GT5 during the conference revealed official Rally racing and NASCAR - believe it or not; we can't believe they snagged that license, too - along with the good possibility of vehicle damage, so it was an eye-opening presentation. But it's actually ready to go now? They could release it "any time?"
Look, we're all for perfectionists who want to provide us with the best possible experience, but don't go saying things like that. It gets everyone all riled up.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
6/4/2009 Ben Dutka