Gran Turismo 5 Delayed Until Holiday Season

No, the headline is no cruel joke of some sort, Sony has just announced that Gran Turismo 5 won’t be released at the beginning of November but has been pushed back to the holiday season.

A few days ago, Russian websites first posted news about another delay, Sony was quick to clarify that this would only affect the Russian version. This was obviously not the case as the heavily-promoted November release is now obsolete.

The official Playstation Blog has just posted this statement, confirming the delay:

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.

Update: Sony expects to announce a specific release date by the end of October.

Gran Turismo 5 will be bringing 1000 cars and over 60 tracks to the Playstation 3, including new features such as damage, weather and day/night effects. GT5 will be one of the first six Playstation 3 games to be available in 3D. The title will be out during the holiday season, no exact date has been announced.

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  • Belzebutt

    That’s OK, I was only going to get the PS3 for Christmas anyway… Just don’t delay it any further, promise??

  • TJ Halsema

    This is has become a Marketing and PR nighmare, and obviously the employees are misleading their managers if this was a main stream product like a TV, Car, etc the consumers would not allow for constant delays, with the eventual realitity that the product has alienated their clients with constnat push backs. The development team for GT5 needs to stop projecting release dates, because now there is a running joke that it’ll be another year away.

  • Grega Bračič

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA

  • Chris Karsten

    And here we Go again…

  • Belzebutt

    That’s right, it’s not a TV or a VCR, it’s a work of art. You can’t hurry art. :)

  • adrian

    wow. i bought my ps3 a couple years ago ONLY to play GT5. I got gt5 prologue for the meantime. now i have moved to the pc and my ps3 died (yellow light) a few days ago. and still the game is not only not out yet but keeps getting pushed back. wtf.

  • ral42

    LOL… unbelievable.  Or not…

    Which game will make it out first?  GT5 or Duke Nukem Forever??

  • Mjmueller

    What a freakin suprise!!!!, They really need to get their heads out of their ASSES.  I can’t stand this crap.  If your not going to make the date, then don’t make it.

  • Y E S

    Hahahaha… Holiday season in 2010 ?

  • Jos
  • Shadeshift

    This is hilarious!  You can’t make this stuff up.

    Upcoming holiday season… you guess which one.  Regardless of how long you wait you will not have cockpits in all cars.  [Insert joke here]

  • 07wtcc

    Turn10 still has time for Forza 4 :-D

  • NSRacer

    why am i not surprised? don’t make hopes for the holiday season, i’m sure it will be delayed again

  • Howie47

    Which will come out first, GT5, rFactor2, GTR3 or TDU2? All long awaited, (for years).  The winner will take the money. That has been burning holes in the Sim drivers for years.   

  • Mark

    Word is that GT5 and Duke Nukem are coming out on a double header release :)

  • Kazmer

    Maybe LFS S3 will win :D

  • Carbonfibre

    Until I see it on BBC News I won’t believe this is a clever publicity stunt I just thought up.

  • Ryan Marc Joseph Callan

    Holiday Season 2013?

  • Suarez10

    HAHAHAHA I knew it!!! What a bunch of losers!!!

  • Stu

    If only prototype C and RF2 were out this ‘Holiday Season’.

  • Paul Kelly

    I hope your sarcasm machine is on at full power. If you’re serious about GT 5 as a work of art, you need to rethink your definition of art.

  • mike88

    we saw this coming.

    they are way over their head with this game.

    the hold up could be bugs probably from the late addition of rain or they just simply lied about their progress.

    this has the making of duke nukem 3d.

  • Vmk

    “Gran Turismo 5 will be bringing 1000 cars”

    And only 200 of them will be featuring cockpits. The other 800 will not include a interior view and will not have a so great texture work. (rehash from GT4?)

    This Premium-standard car is one of the most stupid decisions i’ve seen in gaming. If they didn’t bother to include NASCAR and Karting (its a GT game) they would have more time to work extensively on all the road and street cars. 

    Whats the point of 1000 cars, anyway? make 500, 400 premium cars with full details.. would be enough.  All the top racing sims feature interior views and its  stupid for them to sacrifice cockpit views in the name of a tradition of having a unnecessary quantity of available cars.

  • Vmk

    Yellow light? Damn, what that means? Overheating?

  • Vmk

    *road and racing cars

  • Belzebutt

    Cockpit view doesn’t matter to someone who only drives in bumper view.

  • mikemav

    move over, we’re in the same boat. My PS3 remains unused. I should sell my fat boy and get the newest “extra-slim” model likely to come out before this game. Just glad I discovered PC gaming (of course I say that with a grain of salt, also looking at the pain, suffering, and NewEgg bills that come w/ that hobby!) 

  • Vmk

    its not because you don’t care that we don’t have to care as well.

    It adds to immersion for me, and I like it. And lots of other players liked as well, and did not like the premium-standard division… and bad texture also annoys me. And i’m positive that standard cars won’t have so much accurate physics for its real life counterparts.

  • Tensor

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Turkey :D

    I PRE-ORDERED THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION LAST NIGHT!!! 
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU POLYPHONY, SONY!!!

  • Stu

    Physics for Premium and srtandard cars are identical.

  • Tensor

    Sony fears the Forza 3 Ultimate Collection.

    maybe i should get a used xbox 360 on ebay, buy Forza 3 UC and Halo Reach. Still cheaper than a PS3 alone and i can play the games! ^^

  • Renagade

    IRacing.com/subscrition page/3month/paypal/ … and here we go … the only good thing about this is that my playseat wont be in my living room until this holiday lol

  • Nestor Martin

    Good I don’t have to buy a PS3…yet!

  • Vmk

    I heard that, but I only believe after playing the game. A good and accurate physics system demands TIME  just like cockpits and texture work.. if they lack cockpits and external detail, I won’t doubt they will lack physics as well for standard rides.

  • Renagade

    Im with u at 100% … its a real pain to have all those car and 80% of them wont be use at all … NASCAR no need those who want to play this serie will get NASCAR 2011 … WRC perhaps but not for me … karting can be cool … split screem what the point if i cant race against AI in the same time … in gt5 we have to much option … a gt game should stay a gt game

  • Ross Siggers

    I’m not a Gran Turismo fanboy…I’m not someone who comes here just to talk dirt about the game either.

    But geeeeeezzzus, after all this, the game had better be every iota as good as they claim.

  • Giancarlo Lenzi

    If they are delaying it to make the sounds match the graphics, then I can forgive them.. For the last year all the previews have had TERRIBLE audio for car noises and skids. Up until they released two vids a couple of days ago, the audio was (and still sort of is) subpar. Hopefully they remedy it in full but somehow I doubt it even with the delay into December.

  • Vmk

    Agreed about Nascar, NASCAR is not GRAN TURISMO

    But I find karting unnessary. I can go Kart myself once I week on my town with my friends, but drive a F40 or a Audi R8 on Nordschleife is not possible with my income. 8-)

    So, I doubt most players with the most powerful exotic cars of the world  available will bother driving karts.

  • rainking

    And the holiday season will become 2011, and so on… 

  • felipe

    hahahaah! I can´t believe  =-O   so I´ll wait patiently!!!

  • Pashalis Gergis

    This is just ridiculous , however , we have nothing more to do than waiting , will spend my winter budget in other videogames :).

  • simosimosimo

    I actually don’t give a fuck!

  • Cigol

    I think most people will be content with the quality of most, if not all, standard cars. There’s a lot of hoo-hah at the moment but once it’s released (if it’s released) and people have it in their hands they’ll appreciate it more I’m sure.

  • BSR-WiX

    i am not surprised .  a good marketing devision would always hype the release but postpone till the holidays.  its smart, and commercially wise. This delay will sell them more copies. The release hype smack in the middle of the period people are aiming to spend money.  They know their business.

  • Belzebutt

    Sure some people drive in cockpit view but they’re in the small minority (I remember the NFS developer stating that when they talked about how much work they put into the cockpit view and I was shocked by how few people actually use it).

    I’m not saying you shouldn’t care because I don’t care, I’m saying this is not a big problem with the game for the vast majority of people. Given how few people can be expected to use that view, it’s a reasonable design decision to actually include a lot more cars even if they don’t have this view.

    You can’t please everyone and you have to make compromises, I think they did the right thing.

  • Kenny Sutherland

    Sounds more like the “Chinese Democracy” of the video game world …. lol :)

  • LFSFAN

    oh yes :P
    still checking everyday their forum for the mighty kick-ass patch and playing gp4 meanwhile

  • Pleb

    yes, yellow light is overheating, similar to the xbox fault, the graphics chip is coming away from the board and/or there is broken tracks.

    it is fixable though, but you need a ‘reflow oven’,  i work in a computer shop and we fix it for around £65.

  • FINski

    I’m wondering if there’s going to be a possibility to adjust the steering wheel max lock angle. if the g25/g27 owners are forced to drive with the default setting (900 deg), then I’m going to wait rF2.

  • felipe

    yep just like rFactor 2!

  • Captain Underpants

    One more delay just makes it harder to believe that the wait will be worth it.

  • Novum

    Yeah that whould be great

  • Firestarter

    The delay is caused by people that want better sound, so blame yourself guys :)

  • Jezza

    If i stand infront of a mirror pull down my pants, lean over, pull my but cheeks apart and look between my legs at the mirror… thats art! Grand Tourismo just looks like somebodies asshole.

  • gérard

    I can’t stop laughing!!!!! :-P 8-) :)  

    POLYPHONY DIGITAL BOYS ARE LOOSERS!!!!

  • Riches

    At least the title is not rushed … The endresult will only get better.
    Just like Duke Nukem…  :-D

  • Deano

    I can’t believe people are making such a fuss over a console game.

  • felipe

    maybe because its simply the most expensive racing game EVER and 5 years in the making!

  • Sgt. Doakes

    Lol I actually bought a PS3 3 weeks ago for this, looks like I’ll be playing FIFA 11 a bit longer…

  • Creatorex

    POLYAGONY hehehehe!!

  • tejo.hr

    There is a reason why companies chose to set a release date as “when it’s done”. Setting dates and then just canceling them is just a bad marketing (or in personal life, it means you were too drunk to notice she wasn’t so cute). Some never lern though.

  • Gaiajohan

    Dmanit..need to wait even more for my CE…

  • Gaiajohan

    Or maybe because of the moaning about the ‘simple’ track editor and we know how bad the head of development can stand ‘mistakes’.

  • Skara Koska

    If that was the case then i hope they take all the time they need. I think that the sounds in the GT series are quite weak…but its a great game! the detail is amazing. im a pc gamer not console but i have to admit that the gt series have always looked good and are very fun! whenever i had chance to play it i’ve really enjoyed it. but the sounds…imho are weak!! and we’ll have gt6 around 2015 (lol) so one more month its nothing! hope rf2 doesnt get delayed also…

  • adrian

    thats actually quite true and we should be thankfull that ISI decided to go with the “its done when its done” thing for rf2 instead of constantly changing release dates… 

  • svizzy

    please release it for the next playstation. with same gfx the game has now. then we can fill up that beautiful nordschleife with 100+ cars vln style. hmm it was just a joke but i like that 2nd part

  • Lazlow

    By the time people get to play GT5, they’ll probably have to re-programme it to work on the next Playstation platform :(
    Stop adding things and release it already!!!

  • Felipe

    Sony expects to announce a specific release date by the end of October.

    i will translate for you guys:

    Sony expects release the game until 2012

  • SI GT XLR TURBO

    shhhhh, do you want them to delay again?
    ;)

  • SI GT XLR TURBO

    damn, I declared I was only going to do 3 seasons when I started F1 2010

  • crampy

    bet Codies are spewin now lol. Their f12010 hand was forced for nothin  :-[

  • crampy

    I doubt this Yamauchi clown will be around much longer when this thing gets released. Its safe to say he is probably in melt down mode right about now.

  • Gaiajohan

    I think it has to do with Forza Ultimate Collection being released around October 30th and they don’t want that game’s release date interfering with GT5

  • Jonhanstan

    Along side the f1 2010, gt5 can be one of most disappointing games of the year (like f1 2010)

  • Tensor

    Maybe the announcement of the partnership between Top Gear and the Forza franchise could also be a reason. As GT5 wanted to feature the Top Gear test track, this could have let to license issues for Sony.
    And if this really should be a reason…well done Microsoft. That was a smart move!

  • hedgehog

    I think what he means is that it’s supposed to be “100% sim racing news” on this site.. and this title is more of a sim for dummies because like every gt titles it fails pretty short in the physic department like any console game.

  • RKipker

    2011 first, then in 12 months anounce 2012…!

  • RKipker

    Agreed!

  • RKipker

    Ha… so true!

  • IonAphis

    V-V-V-V-VVVVAAAPPPORRRWWAAARREEEEE!!!

  • mf

    Really, I’m guessing it’s Yamauchi still tinkering with the game because he feels he can do better. This is getting really silly.

    I mean, are they making this game for them or for the customers?

  • SENNAMARQUE

    Year 2050 ….What’s all the fuss about, just finished playing GT6 on my PS4……..

  • quicky

    i’ve already forgotten this for rbr, race on, tdu2 etc, real games…

  • Ark

    I do’t understand the 1000 car thing either.

    Hey, Polyphony Digital, I never wanted to “collect” a 1995 Honda Civic Hatchback I can buy in Autotrader for $500. Nor do I want to be required to earn 500 gold trophys in various BS events so I can win a f-ing Nissan Sentra. 

  • crosschris

    I’m new here ;)

    Have you guys heard of rFactor…it really is good…
    A ‘game’ to ‘play’ if you can’t wait….

  • Ross Siggers

    F1 2010 was released when it was because of licensing and the fact the season that it’s based on of almost over. GT5 had absolutely nothing to do with it, they’re barely competitive products.

  • Doby

    ^^
    Yeah that

  • JX88

    You have forgotten this for another unreleased game (tdu2)

    The way you put it makes perfect sense.

  • totalO

    So when is the new “Hitler is mad about GT5 delayed again” video coming out?

  • THFWER

    We don’t wanna hear details of your personal life Jezza

  • totalO

    Well that didn’t take long…..

  • ZOZGK

    I’highly doubt that’s the reason behind that delay

  • grgc

    Then why did you spend your time to post this nonsense

  • Vmk

    Chinese Democracy, and now Duke Nukem Forever.. they all came before GT5.

  • zudthespud

    I dislike the vagueness of “Holiday Season”. I’m not expecting it to get bumped again, but it wouldn’t be a shock like this. Oh well, another few weeks for second hand PS3′s to get cheaper before I consider buying one.

  • gerards mother

    you’re a loser what have you ever accomplished? except buying a pc?

  • saggaris

    I’m gonna buy my ultraslim PS3 when the PS4 comes out…just before GT5 is finally released

  • Gérard

    :) :) ;)

  • Rooster

    I don’t think this is Polyphony’s fault, more like Sony’s fault….
    http://www.gtplanet.net/production-issues-blamed-for-gran-turismo-5-delay-yamauchi-issues-apology/

  • Gérard

    Next Forza Motorsport will be available before GT5!!!! :)  

    I won’t never buy this GAME (Gran turismo has never been a simulation)

  • Philip Oakley

    If it makes GT5 better, I’m all for it   :)  I think maybe the release of Black Ops and Forza 3 Ultimate Edition maybe put Sony off a bit :)

  • felipe

    make clear thats not me! what an asshole!

  • felipe

    are you sure? I´m a big iRacing fan I´m a big rFactor fan and I´m a big GT5!

  • crampy

    omg how funny is that! lol

  • Vettel

    LOL, nice way to avoid further disappointing fans by saying it will be released in the holiday season. Yeah, which holiday season? Christmas? Easter? Next Summer holiday?

    Bad news for Sony to be delaying their best PS3 exclusive title, not good for PS3 sales I’m afraid.

  • jorge

    maybe in 2015…

  • Gaiajohan

    Polyphony was 3 days late…

    [quote][Kazunori Yamauchi's] reply was that the game was only three days late from their side, and that Sony has to decide what that means for the release.[/quote]

  • Gaiajohan
  • flowie

    In the year 2025,
    if simracers are still alive …
    they’ll be waiting for gt5 to arrive :)

  • Kenny Sutherland

    Are there people still playing Rfactor?

  • mf

    Looks like it’s more Sony’s fault than Yamauchi.

  • jayblue

    Wow i thought we were done with the delays for this game. Luckily yesterday i didn’t pre order my PS3/GT5 collectors edition combo, i was so close to making an order and wouldn’t have been happy today after this…

    I wonder what the real reason it has been delayed is – surely if people are buying Christmas presents a November release would have been reasonable? Now if they release before Christmas there will be a mad rush and Sony will need to make sure to cover off the sales or there will be some very unhappy people around!

    Its my opinion that Sony are taking the fans of the series for fools. When will they stop adding features to the game and just release it already? The PS3 as a gaming machine is already becoming old and its premier racing title hasn’t even surfaced yet.

  • Renagade

    And you think Forza is a sim … im on the floor crying as i laugh to much

  • fredbull

    lol!!!!!

  • fredbull

    yep there are,two years ago i was racing in a championship online with … GTR1!!

  • 07wtcc

    Sony has nothing to lose. PS3 sells good. Forza 3 failed (even vs Forza 2). the things go well for Sony

  • GH

    To put things into perspective GT5 is the kind of game that will sell upto 10m copies before GT6 hits.

    The online community will be playing for years in huge numbers and the game will be expanded with DLC.

    Officially delaying the game for a few weeks and upseting self important, impatient fanboys/anti GT5 fanboys is neither here nor there for Sony and PD.

    They’ll be first in the queue when the games released!

  • retiisi

    If you think GT5 fanboys are first in the queue no matter what happen then what about those who are not so much fanboys.

    This isn’t few weeks delay anymore and I am sure that this is going to hurt PD and Sony – maybe not yet with GT5 but there will be less faith and more negativeness against PD and their future releases overall. I don’t know yet am I buying GT5 but I am totally sure that if Sony is trying to sell new PS4 with some GT6 hype, I will not eat that cake.

  • Marcello

    600 cockpits to build until holiday season… :-P

  • adrian

    less faith and more “negativeness” from those who actually care about release dates mean absolutely nothing.

    this game will sell millions of units regardless of the release date. most people will know about GT5 existence when they see it online and on store shelves. people like us who actually consider GT5 release date as “news worthy” are the minority of Sony’s customers.

    It will sell, and so will gt6 and anything PD releases.

  • opticalust

    They have to be losing money each time they push back the release date, and every time they do it’s just cutting into their profits. I’m sure they will still sell a bundle anyway, but profit margins do matter.

  • Mark

    Me bets there is more whiners about bugs they should have fixed rather than rushing a release than their is people a little disapointed they took the decision to hold back a bit longer to make things better.

    Damned if they do, damned if they dont.

  • Adam

    Hmm.. GT5 vs Duke Nukem Forever….
    Wonder which one will hit the stands first

  • SI GT XLR TURBO

    I hope your pre-order receipt from 2007 wasn’t printed on biodegradable recycled paper.

  • quicky

    yep, but as we are talking, some people are playing with the beta version m8…

  • f0xx

    LOOOOL!

    I dont own a console but I think this game deserves the long wait, its going to be huge :)

  • Kenny Sutherland

    i just put 2 and 2 together and figured it out …….. AXL ROSE is handling the release of the game so you might see it come out in 10 years or so

  • Wesley

    hmm, i cannot make up where he says forza is a sim…

  • Stu

    The reason for the delay………….

    “The problem arose when SCE mandated SDK 350 on all games releasing after October,” reads the post. “GT5 was about to go gold running on SDK 341, but it has been delayed by around a week so that they can update to SDK 350.

    “This has caused a big headache for the manufacturing side, given how big this game is missing the gold date by even a week can cause a months worth of delay as slots are already taken up at this time of year for Blu-ray movies and such. So Sony had to find a three week slot big enough to make seven million+ copies of this and get them shipped out.”

  • Firestarter

    So those who said 2011 is right.

  • Stu

    Expected December, Sony are shuffling Blu-ray production.

  • Dave

    They have had years on this!!!!!

  • spliff

    i heard it’s coming in a bundle with the new duke nukem!

    ps:
    hahahahaha! i’m glad i will never ever touch this shitty game. or consoles.

  • spliff

    lol, no. gt5 and tdu2 are kid stuff for arcadey consoles. rfactor2 and gtr2 are games for men! ;)

  • spliff

    no, that’s just not true. EVEN if i ever wanted to buy that crap, i would have skipped that plan months (years?!) ago because of those PR jokes and delays. that asian crap business could go bancrupt and i would even be happy.

  • spliff

    more than you, i bet. so what’s your point, internet troll?

  • spliff

    “better”, that’s funny :)

  • Stu

    There are still PC fanboys, who’d have thought it……….

  • dadada1

    Holy Cow !

  • Kenny Sutherland

    hmmm I might have to start racing on there again :-D

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