Yamauchi: GT5 Date Is Finally Final
Last fall, it was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show that Gran Turismo 5 would launch in Japan come March 2010.
But that didn't happen, as Polyphony Digital delayed the hotly anticipated racer, likely to add some final tweaks and 3D compatibility. But because we've already had one significant delay, there are some who aren't taking yesterday's announcement as gospel. We suppose we can't blame them. However, according to what GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi has told CVG, that November 2 release date is written in stone. The only answer fans should need from the master is the thumbs-up sign and a "yes" when asked if we can be sure of no further delays. We're wondering if Sony had a little something to do with this...with God of War III and Heavy Rain cementing the first quarter of 2010, they probably didn't want to overload the first part of the year and only go into the holiday season with LittleBigPlanet 2 and SOCOM 4. GT5 is the PS3 exclusive that should assure Sony of another great Christmas so maybe, just maybe, Sony had some input on the matter. It's logical business sense, after all.
Look at Twisted Metal. Dave Jaffe once told us he'd "shout it from the rooftops" if he could, but the ball was always in Sony's court, so we all had to stay quiet.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
6/16/2010 12:10:53 PM Ben Dutka