Racing fans sure aren’t going to like this news: Sony has announced today that, yet again, Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed. The good news? They might not have that long of a wait.
GT5 was, if you even remember, announced way back in 2006. They even made a big to-do about it at that years E3. It’s now almost the end of 2010. Quite a big gap, no?
Gran Turismo 5 has been plagued with multiple delays, and many gamers are starting to feel like this is their genre’s Duke Nukem Forever. With a post on the official Playstation Blog by Taku Imasaki, Producer at SCEA, he had to say this:
We can confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available this November 2nd, but the game’s release will be coming this holiday season.
We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches.
We’ll have more information for you in the near future.
Now, for those of you who are thinking that, since you don’t live in North America, you aren’t affected by this? You’re wrong.
The PlayStation Europe Twitter account just posted this little gem that’s sure to delight you all:
Yes, the GT5 European has also been delayed, we are sorry to say. We expect to confirm a new release date before the end of the month.
Look at it this way guys: the developers behind the game want to give you all a solid product. How many times is a game rushed, just to appease fans and gamers, but then it’s a bug-ridden mess that ends up pissing you off more? This could be a blessing in disguise.