I know, we didn't want to hear anymore Gran Turismo 5, 6 or 7 talk either, but this week Sony has pushed up the release date from November 30th to November 24th. The bigger news is that developer of the game, Polyphony, also is nodding in approval of this date switch.
Everybody is talking about this being a "final" release date, but we don't believe it. We never have and never will as this is worse than the hype about Spore. And we all remember that game taking twelve years to be released.
For quotes from Polyphony's President, hit the break.
Polyphony president Kazunori Yamauchi said,
Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program.
Oh, how quaint. What else did you have to say?
When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which would not only satisfy our own high expectations, but would meet or even exceed the anticipation of the fans. The delays were only to make sure the dedicated plans would be pleased, of course.
I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed.
Well, at least he cares about the fans and has apologized for the ridiculously long delay. Rumor has it that the game will be released as merely a 15 minute race demo in preparation for Gran Turismo 6 in 2025.