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GT5 Release Announcement

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Good Afternoon Everybody

‘Chotto Matte’ is a Japanese expression for ‘wait a little’ and it’s a phrase that we have had to express a few times in relation to Gran Turismo over the last few weeks. Well Gran Turismo fans,the waiting is almost over and we are very thankful for your patience.

Today I am delighted to confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will be released in the PAL markets on Wednesday 24th November.

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo shared the following thoughts on what has been an epic and challenging development process.

Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Programme! 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 GT5 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. Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly. I can only apologise 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.

Alongside today’s confirmation of the date (finally)… I can also share with you the full car and track list. Amongst the car list you will see some exhilarating debutants to the GT virtual garage including the Bugatti and Lamborghini, whilst amongst the tracks you will see some familiar favourites including the Mazda Laguna Seca track, and Trial Mountain alongside new tracks such as the Madrid city track and Cape Ring.

Check out below a trailer that celebrates one of the features that we hope will make your GT experience that little bit more engrossing – a virtual garage of over 1000 cars!

GT5 is set to be one of the most in-depth and feature-packed gaming experiences that you will have this year. We hope that when you get your hands on it in a matter of a few short days, you will wholeheartedly agree.

There will be more news to come as we steer towards the launch date and we will keep you posted here on PlayStation Blog and gran-turismo.com.

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Yh finally

 

FOR THE LOVE OF…. FINALLY!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

* It’s at times like this that I wish my Andrefpvs GAF account were activated already — they’re going crazy over there :< *

 

YYYYAAAASSSS That is all!

 

Finally – awesome.

 

Finally!!!

The UK won’t be shafted will it and release on a Friday?

yeeeeeeeeeeee 12 days left :D

 

Give me uncharted 3 date,who cares about GT5 :)

 
EDWINDOWS-NL 12 November, 2010 @ 2:42 pm   9

Just 12 more days!! Me = happy!

 

Thank god. So happy :-)

 

You are my God Penrose this just made my day! I’m almost crying now…. Cant wait for my Signature edition ;-)

OMG

 
sensiblade 12 November, 2010 @ 2:44 pm   12

So when’s the Sly Cooper collection out?

    Ross Alexander 12 November, 2010 @ 2:48 pm    

    That’s a very good question.

    I’m pleased to confirm that it’s out on the following dates:

    - UK, Ireland: 3rd December 2010
    - Australia & New Zealand: 2nd December 2010
    - Rest of PAL: 1st December 2010

    Cheers,

    Ross

 

Finally a releasedate! Quick question though. Will we see some new features we didn’t see before or something like a carlist maybe?

 
Noisepurge 12 November, 2010 @ 2:45 pm   14

Fan-tastic! :D

 
Rude_Sparthan 12 November, 2010 @ 2:45 pm   15

YEAAAAHH dammit!!!! ;)

BoH3MiaNRhAPSdY 12 November, 2010 @ 2:45 pm   16

Christmas is going to be great this year having gt5 under my tree

 
almighty-slayer 12 November, 2010 @ 2:45 pm   17

FINALLY

*cream*

 

Oh yea. And this time I believe it too. :)

Finally, woohoooo!!!!!!!

 

Hi Penrose,

Finally – I’m sure you’re pleased to be able to confirm!

Are you able to clarify the UK release date, please? We usually get games on a Friday so Wednesday 24th sounds not quite right for us.

Thanks and regards,

James

    Penrose Tackie 12 November, 2010 @ 2:57 pm    

    Hello Gadbury – The UK date will be Wednesday 24th November, not long now…

jizz in my pants

YES!! Thank you Penrose! Thatta girl.

    Penrose Tackie 12 November, 2010 @ 2:52 pm    

    hello cr8ck3r5 – you’re welcome! and as much as I do like a lovely dress, last time I looked I was very much a man :)

2 days before my girlfriends birthday..
Oh well.. she’s having her birthday each year, choice made.

 

Oh Yesss!

Yay! Car list FTW

 
SuicidalSteve 12 November, 2010 @ 2:49 pm   26

Omg!!!

Sweeeeeeet!! :D But I’m assuming that we won’t get it here in the UK until the Friday? Only thing is I have to wait until Christmas day before I can play it. :(

 
shinesevens 12 November, 2010 @ 2:49 pm   28

Nevermind that we want a GT5 release date….. oh.

Thanks :)

 

WOOP WOOP

 
BLEACH-Fan 12 November, 2010 @ 2:50 pm   30

FOR REAL!!! no more delays :D!!! praise Kratos thank you polyphony!!!!

Stalker666_ 12 November, 2010 @ 2:50 pm   31

FINALLY
Hope i get it in the week of the 24th in Belgium then.

 

ah releasing it after the whole CoD Rush…

Technical problems my ass :P

 

what year

 

finally. Still glad I cancelled my signature edition for a standard pre-order after last months delay. My hard on for this game will only return once I get the dispatch notice!

neilp1982 12 November, 2010 @ 2:51 pm   35

Can anyone give me the odd’s on the release date being delayed again? :D

 
Outofathens 12 November, 2010 @ 2:51 pm   36

So everyone can stop CRYING now!!!!!!!!

Thank heavens……let’s go back to normal life again! ;)

 
nextbigthing91 12 November, 2010 @ 2:51 pm   37

FINALLY THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY FRIDAY!!!!!! wow I need a life lol.

 

Kotaku wrote 24th of November for North America, and no word about other regions?

GTP_Jackington 12 November, 2010 @ 2:52 pm   39

So I assume 25th for Australia?

    Nino Kalogeropoulos 14 November, 2010 @ 11:06 pm    

    Hey GTP Jackington – just to confirm your query, GT5 will be ‘in-stores’ across Australia on November 25th yes. Cheers :-)

 
Spaulding 12 November, 2010 @ 2:53 pm   40

Finally! Thank you.
But seriously was it really that hard? ;-)

 
Keithski93 12 November, 2010 @ 2:53 pm   41

uk release date? :)

 

is that the collectors edition as well

xchris2008x 12 November, 2010 @ 2:53 pm   43

Meh took to long to come out and no longer want/afford it (have to pay for a xbox and christmas presents)

 

Finally!!!!!

 
liamlangan 12 November, 2010 @ 2:54 pm   45

Oh dear lord thank you, not only did i get black ops today but now i only have 12 days to wait for this, hallelujah :)

 

Yes, but how can we know it won’t be delayed again? I’m not taking anything for granted now… :)

 
MarloweBaol 12 November, 2010 @ 2:54 pm   47

yeaaaahhhh!!

finally

Yes yes yes yes!!! Sweet Jesus thank God for this!!

Could we have an HD version of the top article picture?
I would love to use it as my wallpaper. :)
*Preferably 1080p

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