Gran Turismo 5 Goes Gold as Production Starts

To add to the seemingly endless string of Gran Turismo 5 release date stories, news just surfaced that Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed earlier today that GranTurismo 5 had reached gold status, meaning that Polyphony Digital has delivered the title’s master disc to Sony for production.

Sony now needs to produce a whopping seven million blu ray copies, a process that has started as we speak. As of now, no new release date has been confirmed but the fact that production is now underway seems to indicate that Sony will be able to come true on their promised release “before Christmas”.

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 as of yet.

Via GTPlanet

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  • Noel Hibbard

    Hell frezes over. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • adrian

    I think an sceptical “w00t” is appropiate here.

  • heavyboots

    Whopping or whomping, sure. But whooping? I think you’re using that in the wrong context. o_O

  • mariojsilva46

    yes…………………christmas………….

  • Filg Popov

    Wooohooooo ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t wait to start my carreer in GT5 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gaiajohan

    I dont think 7 million is that much to call it ‘whopping’.

  • zudthespud

    I’ll believe it when I see it…

  • mf

    December 7 or December 14 in North America?

  • Gaiajohan

    proof:
    click the image ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Carbonfibre

    I’m shocked at how easily most of that anger is fading so quickly.
    Dammit! I must stay angry! 5 years… the delays… the sounds…

  • mf

    At that pace, those 7,000,000 copies will be ready in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • F1000

    Speaking for the sounds….

    Will the engine sounds be improved over time?

    Kaz: There have been a lot of improvements made to the engine sounds. Obviously it’s not enough, there’s more we can do to improve them, so it’s still work in progress.

    (from a recent interview)

  • Turkey :D

    I’m still pissed. I could have been playing it today.

  • RKipker

    I would not count on it, I pre-ordered the game from Amazon 31/2 months ago,; here is what I received TODAY from AMAZON:

    Hello,
    We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on July 18 2010 (Order# 104-XXX8846-710XXXXX).

    The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:

    “Gran Turismo 5 Collector’s Edition”
    Release date: December 31 2010

    Estimated arrival date: December 31 2010

    If you would like to learn more about pre-ordering video games from Amazon.com, including when you can expect to receive your new video game, please visit our help page

    I know, call me a sucker!

  • Gaiajohan

    My store gives me Dec 23rd. I think those are all guesstimates rKip.. Nothing to worry about..

  • SI GT XLR TURBO

    Let’s hope Sony prints the right disc this time…  where would they bury 7 million dics?
    http://www.ps3attitude.com/new/2010/10/shaun-white-skateboarding-recalled/

  • RKipker

    Well, Amazon offers same day shipping for free on their pre-order, so maybe I will get my own Christmas Present.

  • Suarez16

    Lolz

  • mf

    That december 31 date is just there because the game was delayed. It’s meaningless. The actual release date has not been confirmed by Sony.

    Anyway, December 31 is a friday and game releases in North America happen on tuesdays.

  • lans

    who can stay mad at kaz?
    Kaz is the Man!
    Go KAZ!
    Print those discs my wheel is getting rusty!

  • mariojsilva46

    so when Kazunori Yamauchi says the release date and I believe…but I no longer know whether to believe with so many changes of release date by the Kazunori Yamauchi end Polyphony Digital….It’s been 3 years since the GT5 prologue come out for sale…please released the damn game,which seems to be cursed >:o

  • Fudge factor

    woohooo…….ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • mariojsilva46

    o que queres dizer com isso

  • mariojsilva46

    what do you mean,woohoo zzzzzzzzzz

  • mariojsilva46

    write your comment, and not judge others’…have not head enough to write your own comments!!!??I’m more upset that the game does not released,and give my own opinion yes……………okkkkkk

  • John DiFool

    He’s a narcoleptic.

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