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