Yamauchi Apologizes, GT5 2010 Release Probable
Yesterday, we learned that Gran Turismo 5 had once again been hit with another delay.
Today, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has apologized - twice - via his personal Twitter page, and as translated at Andriasang. Sony only said the game was delayed and that it would still arrive for "the holiday season;" Yamauchi added a brief reason for the delay. Apparently, it's taking the team more time "to finalize some of the game's more complicated systems." Then, after apologizing again, he asked gamers to "wait a bit more." When someone begged him to release the game before the end of the year, Yamauchi responded with- "I believe we won't keep you waiting until then." Based on everything we've seen and heard so far, we'd guess that GT5 had slipped 3-4 weeks and will launch the week following Black Friday, or the first week of December. That would be fine, as it still lands squarely in the holiday season. Some had worried that "holiday" could extend beyond December 31, 2010, depending on your definition of the term, but it appears we don't have to worry about that.
They said we'd have a new date before the end of this month, so stay tuned. We'll just take a shot in the dark and say it'll be December 1.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
10/14/2010 10:35:23 AM Ben Dutka