Okay, everyone just calm down and take it easy. Let's not lose our heads over this…even if it's easy to do so.

We still don't have an official release date for Gran Turismo 5 , but most analysts and industry insiders are relatively convinced it won't make it this year. Realistically speaking, most believe that Q1 2010 is the earliest date one can hope for…and yet, as noted by TheSixthAxis , European website Play has the game listed with a November 27, 2009 release date. Now, a few things to bear in mind: firstly, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi did say GT5 is at a point where Sony can release it "any time" they want . Yamauchi is a perfectionist, though, so he intends to get the product as close to perfect as humanly possible. Secondly, November 27 doesn't appear to be a place-holder date, as those are typically random like December 31 or November 1, or something like that. Thirdly and lastly…well, there is no third. This is all we know. If GT5 does somehow manage to come out this year – and you can bet on a worldwide simultaneous launch – the PS3 is gonna get a huge boost, and that's an understatement.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , MAG , and Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time are just a few of the exclusives scheduled for 2009, and let's not forget God of War III in March. But if GT5 comes at the end of November, everything's gonna explode

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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pavlovic
pavlovic
11 years ago

Great news, I really hope that date is accurate.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

If it's accurate it's a dream come true

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

I still believe it WILL release this year somewhere near the PSP GT launch. You can't promise all this inter-connectivity stuff and not be able to try it and tell your friends how totally awesome it is.

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Oh…my….god…..!!!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how awesome this is! Great news, even if as of yet, uncofirmed.

Morne

0_o
0_o
11 years ago

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! best news ever! I think 2morrow is going to be my best day… Happy Birth Day 2 ME! =)

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

Happy birthday dude. 🙂 (in advance)


Last edited by WolfCrimson on 6/19/2009 2:01:43 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Happy Birthday! :D:D:D:D:D:D

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

Any input on the Activision nonsense?

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Ben, post a response or something, I gotta give you a thumbs up for this article!

Morne

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

if the rumoured price drops comes at the same time as GT5 then… WOW… major sales for the ps3. cool!

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

It's what I've been predicting all along…Sony would be idiots to drop the price now, when they have nothing of major value in the pipeline. However, the GT franchise represents a possible 3-5 million unit seller, within the first couple months of release. Who knows how many people would be enticed into buying a PS3 w/ a $100 price drop and the launch of GT5.

That's the golden pony Sony needs.

Morne

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

GT5 a.k.a "The Golden Sony pony".

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
11 years ago

Nov 27th?

…mine.

Natalisrubbish
Natalisrubbish
11 years ago

Will purchase, end of story. P.S., I finally registered for this site today, but have been getting my playstation news here for a good year now. Thank you everyone on the staff, you guys are bar none some of the best Playstation news sites around and have some of the best regular forum folks.
Cheers!

MornelitheVT
MornelitheVT
11 years ago

Welcome =)

Morne

HOODGE
HOODGE
11 years ago

Welcome Bud. This is the best site bar none. It's also a haven from xbot fanboys. Ben chases them out if they smell like one.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

@HOODGE

Yeah, can you picture big B chasing a bunch of kiddies with a broom waving over his head while mumbling "damn kids"?

That's the image that I got, and for some reason he was wearing a maid's outfit… don't ask.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

I'm somewhat too scared of that image to ask XD

The_Benny
The_Benny
11 years ago

Looking around Play, they also seem to have Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted 2 for the exact same date, so it's definitely a placeholder. The other games are both 2009 though, which could be a good sign.

crump602
crump602
11 years ago

I hope this is true!!!!! Does anyone know the full car list yet?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Nope, but it's definitely 800+ as the psp version has 800

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

That's far from a guarantee. The more detail that goes into each car, usually means the less total cars we'll see.

However, I am hopeful for a number into four digits. That would be lovely. 🙂

-Arvis

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Not really, when it comes to detailing a car or something like that, it's not going to take all too much, probably most of the resources are going into the environment and physics.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

It'd be a perfect day to release in the US as well given it lands on black Friday. Add in a possible bundle option w/new PS3 and SONY is set for the Holidays.

Catastrophe
Catastrophe
11 years ago

mixed feelings about this: 1. its GT, nuff said, 2. i really reaaaaally want to give nfs shift some love, but if GT5 indeed comes this year, there just wouldnt be any time to give to shift.

HOODGE
HOODGE
11 years ago

Catastrophe, once GT5 comes out, Shift, Forza 3, and others will be of little interest anymore. Because I own both PS3 and 360, I'm getting all three of those titles, but I know GT5 will be the one given the most love.

Catastrophe
Catastrophe
11 years ago

like i said, if gt comes this year, screw shift(not enough $$ for both), but if it comes until next year (march/april), then ill have… what, 4-5 months of shift goodness to play.


Last edited by Catastrophe on 6/19/2009 1:14:33 PM

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

December 2009 . Believe .

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

This Is Living

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I can't wait for this one! This is going to be the most realistic racing sim ever and no one from M$ can do anything about it.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Wouldn't say that…I think GTR2 is still more realistic? But none-the-less, GT is the best you'll get on consoles, and I without a doubt am buying it day 1.

SerichA
SerichA
11 years ago

It will never be perfect, unfortunately. "Perfection" is a concept devoid of possibility, because you can add more and more. The only perfect games are those that can't have more added, like Tetris. As for GT, I'd prefer they release it soon; DLC can bring in new content that they're adding at the present time, unless they really are making big adjustments. My only hope is to see it hit ~25GB, which would be remarkable. And with compressed audio.

Catastrophe
Catastrophe
11 years ago

am i crazy for hoping a 2 BD release?…
just imagine… 15xx cars, >60 tracks + variations…


Last edited by Catastrophe on 6/19/2009 1:23:38 PM

SerichA
SerichA
11 years ago

Tracks probably don't take up much space, actually. Think about everything from GT4-all under around 4-6GB. The only thing slowing them down there is making them balanced. So there really can be hundreds of tracks, given the space. Just filling it up is hard enough.

But a dual-layered BD disc wouldn't be good-the load times would take a huge hit, which are my biggest gripe of this series. They can easily stay below the 25GB line.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Here's to hoping there's a Collectors Edition =D

(maybe a free car from the game?! LOL)

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

🙂

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

LISTEN UP SONY AND POLYPHONY:

Make.

This.

Happen.

-Arvis

killzone100
killzone100
11 years ago

Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true

jlch777
jlch777
11 years ago

OMG!!!!…….please PD and SONY make this happen!!!
I want to pre-order it already!

HOODGE
HOODGE
11 years ago

A little off topic here but you GT fans gotta here this about Forza 3.

Now I'm not here to bash Forza 3, it will be a good arcade/sim racer as they are really making it to look that way and I know that FM2 followed that path, but if you ever get a chance Ben/Arnold and all the others members here, please go to forzacentral.com where at the beginning of the page you will see 2 FM3 demonstration videos that took place at the time of the 24 hrs of LeMans. I believe Dan Greenawalt and that Che Chou made a special trip to France to attend the 24 hr race and to promote FM3.

The first video is a one lap demonstration on the Circuit De Lasarthe track in which Dan Greenawalt gives a super hyped speech intro first and sounding super confident about his almighty racer.

He mentions how amazingly gorgous the LMP1 LeMans cars look and how gorgous the track and draw distances look in the game. His cocky sounding voice and attitude really blend in well with the presentation. He then goes on to brag that he had the LMP1 Peugot team drivers each have a go on the circuit with their actual car and commented on how one of them said to him that finally someone has truly captured the look and feel of LeMans in a video game for the first time (I'm sure none of them have not had the opportunity to get their hands on PD's GT5 yet).

Anyways he takes the control pad (no wheel used by Dan Greenawalt – Figures), and proceeds to get the Peugot piloting down the track and does an absolutely horrible job of driving, bashing into the rear ends of the cars ahead of him and also mentioning how every car can flip and roll like it's the first to ever be done in a race game (and ever much so is the most arcadey/unrealistic damage rollovers I must confess seeing).

As he's flying down the first long straightaway, I notice the same sort of unintelligent AI much the same of FM2 where even tho a couple cars do spread out on both lanes, these seem content to follow the usual train track pattern and not acknowledge what is going on around them, as when Dan comes up on them down the straight, they seem oblivious to his presence. Seeing that was the first indication to me that his so called DEFINATIVE RACING GAME didn't seem to be as such.

Then he proceeds to rocket towards the first chicane pushing through cars and taking one into the sand with himself (which if done in real life like that would of spelled an amazing destructive crash scenario) marking the arcade race experience FM3 appears to look like. He does this so he can demonstrate his GRID like rewind feature so as to back up the race and attempt a cleaner run towards the chicane. He elaborates the rewind feature as excellent for drivers of all abilities and that it is useful in learning corners on tracks (funny the real drivers don't learn in real life that way – wow!! thats sim like).

He then lets the computer driver take over from him and finish the lap at the same time about bragging about his so called suggested line feature is something they created. Wrong. The GT series had that way before him.

While watching the remaining drive through the lap you can see at times some horrible pop up and nagging frame rate drops quite often which to me almost made me dizzy to look at. I'm sure they may iron some of that out, but not a good way to brag and promote your product as the definative racing game when it chugs along like the 360 may be working to hard and may blow up on you.

Then the 2nd video shows Peugots top driver Stephan Sarrazin having a go on the game with a Fanatec steering wheel and looking like he was majorly struggling to keep the car on the track. If it is a definative simulator, why can't Puegots best driver drive it like the real car? He was shaking his head from side to side like so as to say inside that this isn't how my real car drives. Lol's got a kick out of that. He even had the suggested driving line assist on..Hmmm makes you wonder what these guys think about Dan Greenawalts definative racing game doesn't it? I know that many racers use and praise GT simulators for practice and claim they are the best.

So all I can say is go to Forzacentral.com and check it out for yourselves. You'll get a better sense of why GT5 and Kaznori Yamauchi have nothing to worry about and how it will still and always remain the REAL DRIVING SIMULATOR. Great news if it comes out this November as Ben mentions in his article. PS3 is going to go over the top!!

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I'm not done watching the video where he's showing the game and about to do the lap but he talks to the crowd like they're stupid. He stumbles a lot and then his presentation doesn't seem very structured for what he's trying to accomplish. I'm not trying to say he's an idiot but it hurts just to hear and watch that presentation. I would expect more from someone in his position.

HOODGE
HOODGE
11 years ago

Just a note for Ben/Arnold and all members here. Please check out Forzacentral.com and at the top of the page their are a total of 4 videos to watch.

Check out the EDIT 2 category. Their are 3 videos in that section. Check out the first one on the Forza Motorsport 3 press conference where Dan Greenawalt spends time on the floor discussing the history of the Forza franchise and how FM3 is the definative racing game. He also goes into great depths to explain simulation physics and how Forza 1,2, and 3 have all had the best cutting edge physics. You will find this quite amuzing.

Ben and Arnold would love to hear a article from the both of you on Dan Greenawalt and your thoughts of these so called videos, and his immense so called knowledge of real car physics. Would make a very interesting article.

Seems this Dan Greenawalt guy thinks he is the father of the racing simulator. Check it out. Hope to hear some articles on this.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Thanks, but I think the two big articles we already did on this subject is enough (unless Arnold wants to do another).

I think by now Greenawalt has embarrassed himself enough. LOL 😉


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/19/2009 8:43:33 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

When he talked about the green line thing..

Wow o_O

At least they got millions of people to have complete faith that this is what a driving game should be. Some of those people could've started loving racing because of the series.

But still lol

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

*to have complete faith 'FORZA 3' is what a driving game should be.

Since that's how some fans roll.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Fake

I won't be happy 'till it's official

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I am embarrassed to say that I have never owned or bought any type of racing game going all the way back to the Genesis days but,I have already decided that GT5 will be my debut racing game.I am pretty stoked about it so hopefully I'll get my PS3 back by the time it comes out.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Sweet! Welcome to the party! If you have even a passing interest in cars at all, this game will get you pumped about them. 🙂

-Arvis

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

Omg…..omg…..omg…..*gets in a cardboard box*

What?!?! Who the hell are you!?!?? And why are you in here!?!??!

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

Man, I can't wait til this g… huh? …just a box… game comes out! I've been holding out for this game for 2 years, ever since I got my PS3.