GDC 10: GT5 Will Release Before 2011
The saga of the Gran Turismo 5 release date continues, but at least Sony seems confident it will launch this year.
The first official date was March 2010 but as we all know, GT5 isn't scheduled to release this month. The new prediction has put the launch somewhere around the fall or early winter, but we've got a new update from Sony boss Peter Dille, who spoke during their GDC press conference about this subject. He said quite simply that GT5 will indeed be on store shelves before 2011; it's technically an "official announcement" even though it doesn't come with a specific day. Kazunori Yamauchi is one of the industry's most meticulous perfectionists and he won't accept anything less than a revolutionary driving simulator. Polyphony is also working to implement a few nifty new features, like 3D and GPS but really, the fans just want to see the final product arrive in stores. The good news is that Sony could definitely use a AAA PS3 exclusive for the holiday season; we got Heavy Rain and God of War III in the first quarter, but we definitely need another rush of exclusive goodness before the holidays hit. Wouldn't GT5 be a huge help...? Talk about important sales.
Right now, perhaps it'd be safe to assume that the game will release in November. That's a fairly safe bet; it's a strategic time for launch and racing fans everywhere are already drooling.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
3/10/2010 9:25:58 PM John Shepard