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.