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