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.