Sony Zeroing In On Fall GT5 Launch?
When we saw that GameStop had pushed their date for Gran Turismo 5 all the way back to November, we were plenty surprised and even more disappointed. Then we learned of the official delay for Japan.
So the question is, when will it arrive? You've probably heard any number of anticipated dates from dozens of sources but right now, a fall release for the US and Europe is becoming increasingly more likely with each passing day. Could that November placeholder date actually be more accurate than initially believed...? According to GTPlanet citing Spanish website Canaria Al Dia, Sony seems to be aiming for a fall launch at this point. It's what CEO Of Sony Entertainment Portugal, James Armstrong, told the site during a recent interview and although the translation is a little broken, you get the gist:
"We believe that launching the product this fall, before Christmas, but not yet decided. I do not rule that uses the MC but I doubt it. ‘GT 5′ is a great hope for Sony, a very important game for the company, which generates much income. We would have wanted him out before but we think the priority we are giving it our best. I’m very confident in this game that we launch this year and help us consolidate PS3 as the console that is large."
It's unlikely we'll see an end to this little drama before spring. Racing fans were disappointed to learn of the delay; the hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive was supposed to release in Japan in March. But now, that ain't happening and we can only guess when North American and European gamers will get a shot at it. Of course, they could certainly use a big holiday release for the PS3 and it's not like we don't have enough games coming out between now and May. There are several huge titles to keep us occupied but even so...we kinda want this date.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
2/1/2010 8:58:33 PM Ben Dutka