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NA Release Window For GT5 Narrows To "Summer 2010"

We know Gran Turismo 5 is slated to launch in Japan in March, but we've only heard vague estimates for a North American release; the best we've found is from series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, who would only say it would arrive "not much later."

But now it seems we've got something a little more concrete: after a short demo presentation of the game, Hinojasa-Miranda mentioned "Summer 2010" as a likely time frame for a North American release. Hinojosa-Miranda also mentioned that he would be coming to the US this week "to photograph cars for Polyphony's reference material," but this actually doesn't have anything to do with GT5. He merely said the team is "constantly building on its reference material archives," which makes perfect sense; if he wants to stop by and snap a few photos of Arnold's 350Z, I figure that's cool. I doubt he'd want to photograph my M35x; big luxury cars aren't exactly something Polyphony will be seeking. But perhaps more interesting than all of this is the fact that we don't really have a straight answer concerning the question, "will the NA version be different than the Japanese version?" Hinojosa-Miranda would only say they haven't released the full feature list just yet, so that gets us thinking... What if the extra wait allows Polyphony to toss in a few fun additions? Niiiice.

Oh, and if you don't already have Prologue - shame on you if you don't - a demo for GT5 will be on the PSN next week. That good enough for ya?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

12/11/2009 9:14:32 PM Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:04:47 PM
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I suppose that demo will be on the japanese one huh? I thought they were scoffing at a release even happening in 2010? Now people have to wait almost another year? What on earth is happening with this game?

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JofaMang
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 9:08:30 AM

What is happening is that Sony wants to wait till the PS3 at least breaks even in cost to put on store shelves. Profitability would be even better. It only makes sense with the expected units that will move with GT5 NA release.

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:13:38 PM
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OMG!!! I thought it was April....
I'm starting to get anxious here haha :D

Ok PD, keep it there, don't you dare change it again

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geovanwitdakick
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:22:34 PM
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I doubt GT5 was set to come out the next day in NA after it's March 31st date in Japan, a little bit more realistic guys.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:34:39 PM
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Will the JP version have English in it? If so i'd rather just import the game and play it asap.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:54:08 PM

those menus would still be pesky.

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tes37
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:37:07 PM
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I'm willing to buy this game as is, considering they said it could release anytime. Save something for GT6 or DLC and release the game already.

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:29:22 AM

Indeed.

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jlch777
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:39:24 PM
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Patience is a virtue...

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Diggity Dan
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:32:40 AM

Yes, but being able to release a game within the "half decade" mark is also a virtue. :(

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:19:07 PM
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What happened to, "we can release it whenever we want'. :|

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mexgeo86
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:25:51 PM
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On the plus side that leaves more gaming time for GoW III and the other spring exclusives.

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Nerull
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:31:28 PM
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Well at least a demos coming, hopefully not just to Japan. I never bothered with prologue, I was too busy playing finished games.

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:34:49 PM

4 million people thought otherwise

GT5P is an awesome Prologue to GT5

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:28:33 AM

I played prologue, but for me it was a bit like going into a restaurant and ordering a glass of Coke Cola only to find that what's delivered is old, cold tea. It's still a drink, but there's just not the satisfaction you get from the Real Thing.

GT Prologue is exactly like that. It's still Gran Turismo, but where is the satisfaction? where is the gotta play feeling I had for GT3 and GT4?

I don't want faux Coke Cola, I want the Real Thing. I don't want faux Gran Turismo, I want the Real Thing. And if I keep waiting for the Real Thing to be delivered, I get real thirsty. What if someone offers me a Pepsi? I might just compromise even though it's not as good as Coke, I'm thirsty and it's here.

GT5 may feel this pressure from the next NFS game that Criterion Games are working on for EA. A lot o people may decide to taste the Pepsi instead of wating for the Real thing.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:26:18 PM

Pepsi>Coke

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leatherface
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 1:39:33 PM

@ highlander, here's my analogy. GTP is the 4play.

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 7:03:50 PM

Sometimes you have to let 4play give way to the main event, otherwise fatigue may set in, as things de-sensitize...

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Highlander
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:34:59 AM

@FlufferNutter

Oh come on, Coca-Cola is by far better than Pepsi-Cola. Pepsi is OK, but for whatever reason just falls a little flat...

I'm a Coke man through and through. Pepsi is OK, Dr. Pepper is alright, Mr Pibb rocks, but....Coke is IT! It's the Real Thing. Coca Cola.

I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony....
I'd like to buy the world a Coke.
And keep it company....
It's the real thing.

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tes37
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:34:22 PM

LOL Highlander. I didn't know you could sing.

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Charger7302
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:52:32 PM
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I wouldn't mind if GT5 came out during the summer. The spring of next year is already loaded with many AAA multi-platform titles, and many sony exclusive AAA titles, so why cripple sales of this game.

And besides I'm sure many gamers will be collecting their pennies just to buy both FF13 and God of War 3 during march, so had this game sticked to it's original march time-frame release I'm sure sales would be less than stellar.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:12:52 AM
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One of the reason I will get this game is because of splitscreen.

No I'm not saying I get this just because it has split screen, it is gonna be a great game no doubt but in the 7th gen there's just a few game with that kind of mode.

Playing together with someone right beside you is better than online.

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godsman
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:18:21 AM
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It doesn't make sense to cram all the triple A titles in Q1 of 2010. There's already too many great games to let the gamers breathe.

So far, the 2010 Holiday will seem a bit lonely, unless they announce a working title early 2010.

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:22:42 AM
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Gran Turismo DNF anyone?

This is insane. We've been told that the game is ready and could be released any time, then it's off again as more stuff get's added. At this rate it could be a year between the PSP release and the PS3 release. That's just plain nuts.

Come on Polyphony, I'm beginning not to care, I have waited long enough, Criterion are working on the next NFS game, and they blew the doors off with Burnout Paradise. Better get a move on or you'll find Criterion stealing your customers.

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sabitrulz
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 1:09:11 AM

are ya crazy? you cant compare gt with nfs....cummon mate.....polyphony wants a perfect 10 from critics......so they have to polish everything up........
besides gts are not released every year......

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 1:39:28 AM

Read what I said. Shift was a much better game than previous NFS games, and The guys at Criterion are very, very good game developers. With NFS in their hands, there is a good chance that the next NFS game will be very, very good.

Don't simply dismiss the idea. I've been bloody well waiting for GT5 for 3 years of PS3 ownership, and as of right now it looks like it will be nearly 4 years before I get it. That is a bloody long wait for anything.

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___________
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 2:32:06 AM

shift was good, criterion are bloody excellent developers.
but still i cant see them matching what PD puts out.
only time will tell, but i sincerely doubt it.

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tes37
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 7:34:56 AM

I agree Highlander, I'm tired of old tea also.
Criterion did do a great job and they have my attention.

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ffyfe7
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 3:05:32 AM
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I've been wondering... with all thes great games coming out do I buy GT5 with the DFGT or save the money from the wheel and buy another game? Because racing wheels highten the experience but there are too many good games coming out. I mean I want to get the most out of GT5 but...

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Banky A
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 3:18:29 AM

A good wheel + GT5 would set you up and last you until next gen easily (4+ years)

I'm not buying another racing game once GT5 hits.

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Banky A
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 3:16:24 AM
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Can't believe there's still slight negativity towards Gran Turismo 5's time frame.

We know that once it releases here, we'll all love it okay ;)

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faraga
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 3:37:05 AM
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So this means it won't be here before June 21st?
Any news on a European release date?

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ffyfe7
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 3:44:20 AM
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@ Banky A

Yeah I don't plan to buy another racing game after GT5 for a long time...unless its GT6 but that'll probably be after this gen. Man I just had a really nightmarishh thought. Imagine if GT was on Xbox!

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 7:06:03 PM

Maybe that's the reason for the delay?

::innocent stare::

::runs away quickly::

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___________
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 5:03:02 AM
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to tell you the truth i dont want this to come out because i know the day it does is the day i loose my ps3 for a few months.
my fathers been nagging me every day is it out yet?
whens it coming out?
hope it does not come out before may that way i can finish all the games i want to get before its confiscated for a few months.

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tes37
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 8:25:08 AM

If a GT5 bundle comes out, try suggesting to him what a great buy that would be. The ps3 slim is a nice little mini-beast, and as many games you have listed as owning, I know y'all have the cash.

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___________
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 5:40:24 AM

ha.
it will be a stone cold day in hell before my father buys a ps3.
i guess i could use the bluray player argument, but than most bluray players are 200 bucks cheaper.
he wants GT5 but not that much.
i would probably have better luck convincing the PM to give me all his money.
would be nice, but my father is very fussy on what he spends his money on.
o and i just finished GOW2.
now thats a ending.
i love cliffhangers, shame very few games do them.
3rd best ending ever, first being assassins creed and second being infamous.

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JackC8
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 8:06:20 AM
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I absolutely love the Gran Turismo games, but good grief. PD is doing everything possible to drive me away from their franchise. I've finished GT5 Prologue and loved it. I've gotten a Logitech wheel and loved it even more. I'm playing GT4 and loving that. I've got GT3 on order. But c'mon, I can't play these old PS2 games until "sometime next summer"? I mean, what's that, sometime before November? I'm planning on getting Grid, and after that - still months before GT5 is released - I suppose I'll have to pick up one of those NFS games. If that's all I've got for racing, I may very well go back to action adventure games and when GT5 eventually comes out - when my kids are grown and have moved out, and have families of their own - I won't even be interested in it any more.

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geovanwitdakick
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 8:42:21 AM
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I hope the demo could last us half a year..

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Zorigo
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:04:49 AM
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demo? niiiiiiiiice. and maybe additions will come. europe got some editions in prologue, so thats sweet.

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Deleted User
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:19:29 AM
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Well, I'm still holding out for a late March-early April release. After all, GT4 had a surprise release back in the Winter of 2005. I think it will be a surprise.

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bOnEs
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:29:29 AM
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boy, i sure hope this game delivers for all of you... because, it's turning into the most over-hyped game in recent memory...

i can't go anywhere without seeing another article about GT5... about it's release date, about it's car selection, it's graphics, if it's better than forza 3, and about it's system availability...

basically, this game has already set itself up for fail with the amount of over-hype it's getting... when you hype something up like that, most feel disappointed with the final product...

i can recall only one thing in my lifetime that ever lived up to the hype... and that was the 2005 college football rose bowl national championship game between USC and texas... nothing else has ever done that... and i am sure this game won't either...

not like i really care because, i have no interest in this game but come on, is it just me or is this puppy being over-hyped???

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Rings0fUranus
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:52:30 AM

it's hard to over-hype a GT game, bud. if you are into racing games, they really are that good. no other game comes close to the GT "feel", ya know?

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JackC8
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 4:24:31 PM

I hear what you're saying, but for me, if they just take GT5 Prologue and make it as big as GT4, I'll be the happiest guy on the planet. Anything else they include is just gravy.

If they ever release it, that is.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:44:35 PM
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this is getting really stupid! Last i heard was april or march, or soon after japan but summer isnt really soon after. ill begin to care again when the game arrives.

all these articles about the different release dates, and everytime one is written it becomes a possible date, is getting annoying and becoming a let down!

im really excitied about this game but ugh!

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maxpontiac
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 12:56:44 PM
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This is why I adopted a "it gets here when it gets here" mentality.

I have plenty to do in the mean time with GT5P and GTPSP. With all the car collections being transferable to GT5, there is plenty for me to do.

I suggest that all of you Gran Turismo fans follow suit. It should help take your mind off of it.

It does me anyways.:)

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Kowhoho
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 1:14:55 PM
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Gimme that demo!

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Streets_74
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 2:22:45 PM
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I don't think I could lose interest in GT5 I know it will be the best it can be, when it releases. I just hope that the car customization is top notch and I know it's not a GT thing to do but I would like to see some exterior body mods as well. This is my most wanted racing game ever but I like some aspects of the arcade titles as far as mods go, but I don't need to be able to go to that level on GT5, basically I would like it if you could do cosmetic changes that affects the aerodynamics of the car.

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JackC8
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 4:38:45 PM
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What they should really do in the 4 or 9 or 36 months until GT5 comes out is to remaster GT3 and 4 in hi-def and put them on a Blu ray like they did with God Of War.

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Highlander
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 7:08:22 PM

LOL! Remastered GT4 on PS3? That would definitely cannibalize market from GT5.

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Gordo
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:59:52 PM
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I've just picked up GT for the PSP as I've got a long commute to work. This and Prologue for the PS3 will have to fill the gap for the next six months.

Re-reading the Prologue reviews everyone was saying the game was just a 6 month stop gap until GT5 came out and that people may have been better to wait for the main event.

Well, nearly 3 years is a big gap! Sony are really trying our patience and it's not an especially effective business model or way to win friends by keeping us all in the dark and keep moving the goal posts.
If they had said Summer 2010 three years ago we could have cried, dusted ourselves off and got on with it.
Definate first day purchase though but I just wish Sony wouldn't keep putting us through the ringer!

Regarding GT PSP, I was a bit worried after this sites review but I am really enjoying it. It is the best racer on the PSP (IMHO) and the handling and graphics are excellent.

It is very similar to GT5 Prologue in structure (though I can't remember Prologue getting slammed so much for its lack of career mode).

With the PSP it's more about concentrating on a couple of tracks, winning a few races then trying out your car collection on the same track with the time trials to see what cars give the best performance. Shaving a few tenths of a second off the lap times is very addictive.

Having the ability to play your own MP3's while you are racing is a definate plus. All in all it's pretty good for the PSP and I'm glad I picked it up.

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Highlander
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:39:05 AM

Cool, thanks for the alternate view of GT for PSP.

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KoldStrejke
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:42:44 AM
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Forza Rules.

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notoriousbob
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 3:26:21 PM
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I have been waiting so long now I am seriously considering testing my will power by not buying it. I am just so pissed off now!

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