SCEE: GT5 launching “this fall”

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 06:18 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Sony Computer Entertainment Portugal boss James Armstrong has said Gran Turismo 5 will be releasing “this fall,” although a final timing has “not yet decided”.

Armstrong was speaking in an interview with Canarias Al Dia (via GT Planet).

The news will come as a blow to many, especially considering that Polyphony boss Kazunori Yamauchi said recently that the long-awaited the racer is 90 percent finished.

“We believe that launching the product this fall, before Christmas, but not yet decided,” he said, in what looks to be a fairly sketchy translation.

“I do not rule that uses the MC but I doubt it. GT 5 is a great hope for Sony, a very important game for the company, which generates much income.”

This is getting kind of ridiculous. Yamauchi said at E3 last year, that the game was basically finished.

A brochure from gamescom last August said put it down for a “quarter 4 2009″ release.

It never happened. The game was moved into 2010, with a March release for Japan.

That date has since been put back.

As for a western release, the last we heard was summer from SCEA.

SCEE said after the delay of GT5 in Japan a date for Europe will be announced “in due course.”

There’s the pillow. Feel free to take a box of tissues as well.



  1. Yoshi


    #1 5 years ago


    Wow, I don’t think that this game is ever going to get released.

    We could well see Forza 4 before it evetually does, anyway!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Duke Nukem confirmed as your co-driver on the rally stages!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Syrok

    Quelle surprise. :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Aimless

    They should probably rename the game Feature Creep 2010 at this point.

    Wait, make that 2011.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Retroid

    “This fall”?


    Jesus… no joke about delays on this game can compare to the reality.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Eregol

    How about a ban on GT5 stories (That includes new pics and videos) until they actually announce a release date?

    I think it would help avoid a hell of a lot of frustration.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    What i find funny is Microsoft could release Forza 3, 4, and 5 before Gt 5 comes out but none will come close to outselling GT hell not even all of em combined

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    What a joke…

    Never heard a game like Starcraft II? They are polishing the game and thats important. So the final product can be good.

    Forza 3 have only 400 not photorealistic cars, no weather changing, WRC, NASCAR and other great stuff that GT5 will have.
    I can’t understand that: Ow mai dawd the game iz delayed agan!

    Of course it better to make a game that is not polished and you can buy the same stuff again and again.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Joy. More waiting.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    Not surprised AT ALL

    I guessed this game would be out by say june BUT a fall release for this game would yield MAJOR sales and even hardware sales AND sony’s fall lineup SO FAR looks rather quiet. So if anything this makes some sense.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Yoshi


    #12 5 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    I also think this is a strategic move. This game could counter the more robust line ups on other systems. Ofcourse right now the fall/holiday line up is so far away it is hard to make that bold of a statment. But it makes sense.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    They should have done Summer. Nothing good rarely ever comes out during the summer.

    #14 5 years ago

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