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Sony Gunning For October Launch Of Gran Turismo 5?

Last week, Sony boss Peter Dille told everybody at the Game Developers Conference that Gran Turismo 5 would definitely release "before 2011."

Of course, we're going to want to narrow that estimate down a bit, which is why we're interested in the new possibility of an October launch. According to GTPlanet citing an Italian gaming site, a Sony representative went a little further than Dille at last week's conference, and said Sony expected to have GT5 out the door by October. Then there's the "fall" release window mentioned by SCEE executive James Armstrong in February, so October would fit into that estimate, right? Furthermore, with Sony planning to roll out their 3D-compatible line of Bravias (and other manufacturers set to do the same), this will give gamers a bit of time to prepare for GT5's 3D option. It'd be a pricey endeavor but if there's one game that might benefit greatly from the searing intensity and reality of 3D, it'd be Polyphony's driving simulator. Of course, without a wheel it would still feel a whole lot like a video game, so you're gonna have to go all out for the full and complete racing experience. Or, if you'd rather wait on the 3D revolution, that's fine, too. We doubt GT5 will disappoint anyone, even if they've got an old-school standard-definition TV.

We'll keep trying to find more evidence of a narrowed-down GT5 launch. Right now, it seems safe to assume that fall is the proper time frame, and if the aforementioned source is accurate, October is the month.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

3/15/2010 10:44:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Natalisrubbish
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:13:21 AM
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NICE! I cannot wait for this game. This will surely make Forza 3 look like an intentionally badly made cartoon. Look at how much longer Polyphony digital has been in the racing sim business.

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:04:12 PM

I wouldn't say Forza 3 looks like a cartoon, but after playing it last week, it's a complete rip-off with it's shallow content.

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The Stig
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:31:39 PM

I finally had a shot of Forza 3 the other day, to me it still feels like an arcarde racer. GT5 will be the ultimate driving simulator (as far as console gaming goes).

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:55:56 PM

Indeed Stig.

400 cars sounds like alot, but I was looking at the DLC they had, and considering that it's an additional 20 bucks or so for only a a few dozen cars, I passed.

I was so looking forward to the PD influenced GTR as well..

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jlch777
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:14:29 AM
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I was hoping for a summer release but an October-November release is not that bad.
Hurry up Sony and PD....i cant wait...

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Mornelithe
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:17:21 AM
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Oct-Nov makes sense for the holiday rush, which would also be quite timely for a price cut too.

I'm as excited as I've always been (and always will be) for GT. I'm even looking forward to bashing my head endlessly against License Tests and Endurance Races.

Either way, I'll likely forgo all forms of nourishment, sleep and other outside stimuli, in order to play more when it does launch ;)

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Naztycuts
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 2:10:26 PM

In all honesty do you think it needs another price cut? I paid $450 for my 40gb when they launched and felt I got my moneys worth then it YLOD'd on me (RIP) 9 months ago. So I Slimmed down at the price cut and we're living happily ever after.

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Mornelithe
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 3:30:42 PM

Does it NEED another cut? Yes. SHOULD it have another? No. But, you cannot argue with facts. Lower priced hardware increases software sales and market penetration. And there's nothing that would win holidays faster than a price cut + GT5 launch, imo.

I got my original launch 60g for full price. Dropped about a thousand dollars all in all, with 3 games. She's still truckin along fine. And while it annoys me it's as cheap as it is now, I paid a premium to have it right away, and with BC. So, it's not really a big deal to me anymore.

I'd much rather see millions more PS3's on the market, causing more games development...than seeing everyone pay the same price as I did.

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PAKINIPS
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:22:20 AM
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Cool but cant help thinking its a year too late, Kinda lost interest
Modnation racers is the one im looking forward to xD

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 2:24:49 PM

you must not be a real fan. cause a GT fan never loses interest. first we complain about a company just releaseing bs game not using the ps3 to it's full potential, now we're gettin angry cause we have a great developer to perfect this game so we get our monies worth? it's a catch 22. damned if you do damned if you don't

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:32:08 AM
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Pass.

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Thrill Kill
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:58:59 PM

gas?

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totozero18
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 5:06:52 PM

Gus Bus?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 7:25:54 PM

took too long. Times up.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:35:13 AM
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Apparently it's supposed to have Move support as well. Can't wait for this game. I haven't played any racers except Prologue. I'm over that one.

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Highlander
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:51:15 AM

Does it have PlayStation KitcheSink(tm) support too? It has just about everything else!

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Jawknee
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:11:15 PM

Ha well see i guess.

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The Stig
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:34:26 PM

Move support? Really? The only thing I'll be using is my streering wheel thank you very much.

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daus26
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 11:19:58 AM

It was listed under featured titles, so I don't think it'll support PS Move, but it does have a chance. If it does support it, surely it won't be used for gameplay.

Knowing how Kaz is with his passion for cars and driving, he won't let some accessory like this ruin the experience.

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Highlander
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:51:42 AM
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October? Can they please stick a marker into the sand so we know they mean it.

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BigT_1980
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:03:02 PM
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I think were on for the October release as long as another racing game doesn't come out that has something Polyphony's racer doesn't have. The only reason GT5 didn't come out last year was because either Shift or Forza had a feature GT5 didn't have.

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BigT_1980
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:51:45 PM

Maybe I should clarify my comment. I'm not trying to say anything bad about GT5. All I'm basically saying is I want to play GT5. If some other developer comes up with some new innovation in their game, I fear Polyphony will yet again delay the game because of it.

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rogers71
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:05:50 PM
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My birthday is in November so as long as it comes out before or around then. I will be a happy gamer. My wife hates the GT series because when they come out she cannot get me to do anything else. Love it!!!

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mexgeo86
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:12:58 PM
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It's very likely to release around that time (October) since lately they've released some new trailers (NASCAR, Night Racing). However, I'd like to have a specific day confirmed so as to start a countdown :-P

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Deleted User
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:21:29 PM
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October-NOV sounds good to me. But if they want me to play gt5 they should release it July 4 timefame week before or after. GT5 and DAYTONA night racing is a winner in my book.

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RadioHeader
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 12:56:45 PM
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If I could buy GT5 now for £1000, I think I would.

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RadioHeader
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:01:48 PM

That's right, here in the UK we spend ÂÂÂ's.

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Victor321
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:08:04 PM
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If it comes out October, I think I know what I'll be getting for my birthday.....;)



(Along with Versus XIII, as I hope it comes out later this year...wouldn't make sense if XIV comes out on its projected late 2010 release, then VXIII in 2011....)

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:11:28 PM
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Lot of whiny people here today

This will push ps3 into an amazing holiday season.
It's important to have a big brand game come out at the end of the year so that the console gets that hype.

And with the fact that PD keeps adding more stuff (instead of flooding us with DLC which should have been in the game), they're packing it all into the game.

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main_event05
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:47:07 PM

I'd rather wait for a game to be delayed and completed than rushed and incomplete. I say take your time and fans are fans they will understand.

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Irievibes
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:28:51 PM

agreed, this is why no matter what, this is a day one buy for me, they could price it at 80 bucks and although i would still be p.o.'d , id pay them tongue in cheek , because i KNOW this guys are not in there for the profitability and a bunch of numbers, they wanna pump out the most polished, detailed, meticulously, even borderline obssesiveley made product that they could possibly churns out, and any developer that values quality that much , deserves the support in my book

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animalmother
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 9:18:11 AM

Agreed scarecrow. Ive taken time off from time to time but i still have alot of fun with Prologue and now that i own Shift, i still find GT5P has the best graphics yet. Shifts being very good but not quite like PDs.

I say they release it when they're ready and i'll keep enjoying GT5P. I still haven't become as fast as i could be on the tracks we have so one racers work is never really done.

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Shams
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:49:41 PM
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That pic is sick!

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animalmother
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 9:19:15 AM

Its London city track, its a tight track but makes for awesome racing even with larger, more powerful cars. PD has basically told us there's also a bigger version of the London street track coming.

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Shams
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 3:58:18 PM

Nice.

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kraygen
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 1:57:49 PM
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October sounds perfect, will give me a chance to save some money for a while after the huge flux of awesome games that are being released before the year is half over.

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JackC8
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 2:12:38 PM
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Yeah, it'll be out in October. Or November. Or maybe next spring. Or perhaps next summer. Or of course the Christmas season is always good.

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jerocarson
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 2:14:24 PM
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hard to Believe ... keeping my fingers crossed... GT5 is being made for the PlayStation 4, hence the constant delay till PS4 lunch. PS3 cannot handle KAZ dream..

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Naztycuts
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 2:20:54 PM
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PD is busting their a** to get us this FULL and COMPLETE game, so I'm sure there will be some impressive dlc at some point, I'm also confident they'll be listening to fan feedback Naughty Dog style.

PS
I'm thumbing everyone up to counter the thumbs downer anyone care to help?

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:59:11 PM

Not very many people understand that..

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ChronowerX_GT
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 3:31:12 PM
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I think it's looking more like Sony is delaying GT5 rather than Polyphony. So far it sounds as though they're just working on 3D and GPS too much. They're nice features but 95% of us won't use them upon release. My thoughts are that these things could be added after release. It wouldn't affect the quality of the final product for the rest of us. It makes me think Sony is using this as a ploy to sell more 3D TV's and PS3's. However, if Polyphony are tweaking the more basic things (i.e., physics, models, textures, etc) then great. That's what counts.

On the up side, it looks that it's now October instead of November.

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BlackBriar
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 4:23:01 PM
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I want that game to be perfect! October sounds like a ideal date.

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 5:03:47 PM
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this game will be sicknasty!
btw how does the head tracking work with the PSeye?
if you turned your head, you wouldnt be looking at the TV

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RadioHeader
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 6:46:41 PM

"if you turned your head, you wouldnt be looking at the TV"

lol buy more TVs, five ought to do it. Can you imagine playing GT5 with five 3D TVs, it would be like the holodeck.

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Gordo
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 5:48:41 PM
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Will just need to keep going with Dirt2 until the almost mythical GT5 comes out.

The only thing that is still worrying me is the bouncy walls. After Dirt2 with most collisions costing you dearly I wouldn't want to go back to bouncing off the track walls to overtake like in Prologue.

Still got GT in my PSP for my commutes to work. Very underrated.

GT5 will sell a lot of steering wheels and PS3's.

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THEVERDIN
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 6:55:06 PM
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I know they delayed to get the 3D in. I'm usually an early adopter, but not this time. I'll wait for them to actually perfect 3D.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 7:03:31 PM

This is something i dont understand. They could probably fill the empty summer season with GT5 but they are delaying it to put in 3d, which a large amount of buyers wont even use. It would make sense if half or even a fourth of people had 3d tvs, but i doubt one of a hundred people will be playing in 3d. Meanwhile the rest of us have to wait while PD finishes a feature we wont use.

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wakkaoaka
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 8:07:28 PM
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October 2011 =}

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BikerSaint
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 8:12:43 PM
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whatever GT5 does is fine with me, I know they're doing it right.

Anyway, I'm sorry for the folks who want it yesterday(and they deserve it), but I'm kind of glad that they're waiting, because right now, there's no way GT5 could even be a thought of as a system seller.

Most store's stock of slim's are now at an all time low until Sony has gotten the production ramped up, shipped out, & on shelves for at least the rest of the year(at the very least), plus even more for the Christmas holiday.

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rogers71
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:10:45 AM

Nice Biker,

Hate to see you abuse superdog though.

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 8:44:36 PM
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While waiting for GT5 should I get GT5P?

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:17:49 PM

Depends
I'd say that if you want to be extra ready (skill wise) for GT5 then yeah, get GT5P

But it's only a very very very early TASTE (big demo) of GT5.

And I'd mostly recommend you getting it IF you have or plan to buy it with a wheel. The controller will give you a hard time in this Prologue of GT5. They fixed the newer GT5 demos so don't worry.

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Gordo
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:45:14 PM

I spent a lot of time with GT5 Prologue. If you can pick it up cheap it is well worth it to get you into the mood for the full version.

It doesn't have the thrills and spills of Dirt2 or Grid and there is no damage or anything like that.

However, using a steering wheel it just feels "right". The controls are tight and everything is very responsive.

Dirt2 and Grid are more arcadey and in my opinion always feel too "floaty".

Depends though what floats your boat...

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animalmother
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 9:25:25 AM

I use a DS3 controller with Gas/Brake mapped to the triggers and R3 being my shifter and it works very well to be honest. Im not the fastest but pretty quick and very consistent, i avoid going off at all costs, bear in mind im a verrry clean racer...unless you start bumping.

Also, GT5P or Full is best with a steering wheel. But the Guy that won the Tanner Foust Time Trial contest over a year ago, his name is Gar529 and he also uses a control "pad" but he will put a beating so fierce into sooo many other racers whether they use a wheel or not, it answers the question of whether a wheel makes you better. It doesn't. It just makes you smoother and a bit more precise on steering and pedal input.
PD did a hell of a job programming the controls for both wheels and controls.
Eitherway, you'll like it.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 2:08:11 PM

Yes you should.

Every car you unlock, and every credit you have saved is transferable to GT5 from prologue.

Makes unlocking cars in that game more exciting considering all the things you'll be able to do to them when GT5 arrives.

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___________
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 2:07:31 AM
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ill believe it when i see it.
even my father, the worlds biggest GT fan is getting tired of waiting.
shame PD are the only ones who know how to make a decent racing game.
only one thats come close is shift.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 2:09:37 PM

I am huge GT fan. Now while I would like the game, I am all for having PD make sure it's perfect FIRST before pleasing some unhappy fans.

Like you said, NFS Shift is good game. Have your father play that.

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Man10
Friday, April 02, 2010 @ 10:00:37 AM
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GT will make Nascar better than enyone, can't wait for this game!

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