So with all this talk circulating about the possible launch date of Gran Turismo 5 , we figured we'd ask the readers when this blockbuster might finally race onto store shelves.

As it turns out, the vast majority of you believe the latest bit of rumors and "inside info" that points towards a December release for GT5. There's little doubt that it's one of the most anticipated games of the generation and if it does manage to launch in 2009, it should make for the perfect PS3 finale of the year. Of course, it will also throw an added wrench into the works when we sit down to determine our coveted Game of the Year Award; a two-horse race ( Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves ) will likely become a three-horse race, and 'cuz we love our cars, the final decision could be extraordinarily difficult. But yeah, we're only speculating. Who knows what'll win or what will be in the final running? For now, it's enough to know that our readers are quite optimistic; they want GT5 this year, and they believe they're gonna get it. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that .

And now we move on to a controversial topic; it's another common subject of debate lately, and one you likely have an opinion on: what's your take on sex in video games? Recently, we've heard several contrasting viewpoints on the issue, and that includes Alpha Protocol developer Obsidian Entertainment, who said it's simply "part of human interaction," and to not have sex in games actually does a "disservice" to the role-playing genre. What say you?

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Shadow_Ninja
Shadow_Ninja
11 years ago

Well with all these resources saying that gt5 will launch in december-january time, and yamauchi stating they can release it "whenever they want." A december release date is almost inevitable, almost becoming legit.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I agree fully

I can even picture the game having some Christmas feel. And a New Year's theme in there.

Remember that Christmas promo vid they did for Prologue where Santa was unveiling a car?

I think Polyphony loves December.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

GT5 can release when it is ready. I do not want it forced or hurried.

I will be waiting, and experiencing the goodness of GT PSP.

Crabba
Crabba
11 years ago

Considering the amount of games delayed until 2010, it would make a lot of sense to get the game out to stores in time for x-mas shopping…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

They should NOT rush GT5.
Whenever it comes I'll be fine with it. I do really want it in December though

I think that's when they'll release it. But I'd be ok with a January-February release. A March release would hurt 🙁

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IF the game calls for sex, then it should be there.

It truly depends on which genre though and how that genre portrays it. If it's an rpg it shouldn't be graphical, like seeing boobs and such. But that's fine in an action-adventure game.

It's tough…I guess the Japanese have the "best" guidelines for that 😀

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

your sig is mocking Jawknee, no?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Yeah it's gotta be December, remember when dudeman balked at it going into 2010? I think we will see it this year. There's no chance of rushing it since it is already ready to go.

Naked people are disgusting! -Not. The people who are offended by it need to grow up, I'm super cereal about that.

Ivan_PSP
Ivan_PSP
11 years ago

Gran Turismo for PSP is gonna be awesome can't wait to get it. Also the PS3 version is gonna blow away any other racing game.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

A delayed game is eventually good; a bad game is bad forever – Shigeru Miyamato. I expect a Holiday 09 release still.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Wouldn't it be great if you could configure the PSP version GT to act as a rear view mirror, or side mirror for GT5? That's one of the links I'd be looking for.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

that would be nuts, but you'd need a way to prop it up on your tv.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Hmmm….alright, make it a wing mirror and then it sounds like a perfect job for a charging cradle.

Sony, get right on it will you, there's a good company. Off you go, make it so…

Belgaran
Belgaran
11 years ago

There is no question that I was going to get both games. Now I get something extra for it. SWEET!

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Mornelithe should be happy .

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Am I the only one that's absolutely certain Hojo put Aeris and Red XIII into that glass room in order for them to get it on? Dude said he was going to help out both species because they were on the brink of extinction… what else does that imply to you?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Or Tidus and Yuna in the kissing scene. What REALLY happened after the kiss and the swimming? 😛

Byakko2009
Byakko2009
11 years ago

lol "Would you like to see a Red XIII show?"

___________
___________
11 years ago

not december, thats to late.
if there going to release it in december they may as well release it in january next year.
but i hope it will be supporting DTS,
its amazing how much better games sound in DTS.
burnout paradise use to support DTS the crashes OMFG you could hear the metal crumple, after the trophy patch they set it back to dolby digital and now sounds no where near as good.
all the games that sound really good are in DTS.
battlefield bad comapny (the guns in that game OMFG its like ive got a shotgun next to my ear)
resistance 2.
killzone 2.
haze.
even movies.
wanted weapons of fate and the dark night both supported DTS and there the best sounding movies ive ever watched.
enough is enough HD is standard.
5.1 surround sound is standard.
i think its time to ditch dolby digital and replace it with DTS.
my surround sound system supports DTS so why dont you?

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

Well one got to knob the blue bird in Mass Effect. the only problem I had with that is having to do an alien.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Heavy Rain? Could be kinda a sexy, but I cannot recall if this subject was ever spoken about concerning Heavy Rain in particular? As far as RPG's; I assume if one were to try and represent reality in an open role-playing world, surely in-game characters need to satisfy themselves too, all told?

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 8/10/2009 5:53:59 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

probably not an ATE sex scene, but the "here comes the sex scene let's cut away" thing will probably happen, in Quanitic Dream's Omikron you did that in the first 15 minutes.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

No matter when the launch date is, this game is going to sell like they made a heroine+crack+oxycontin hybrid, that's more expensive and more addicting.

It'll be interesting to see exactly where the ceiling for GT is though, I mean, I'm betting 2-3 million units the first week. No doubt about it. But, will that be a sustained sell-through? Will the people who got annoyed at the developement time, not buy it? As I said, it remains to be seen at this point.

I'm wondering though, remember the 2 versions of the game that Amar spoke of, when he wrote that wierd prophetic post? I wonder if the high-end version, will contain all of the cars unlockable through GT5M, given that not every PS3 owner, owns a PSP (Although, not giving them access would create a demand for PS3+PSP owners.). And then the 'normal' GT game, will just be the regular, with the PSP stuff still locked.

Anyway, going to be awesome watching this game rule charts for a time.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

The pre-orders will be huge. I think that this'll be on the scale of MGS4, only there are more PS3s out there now, and a lot of PS2 owners waiting for this game before upgrading. It should be awesome.

SynerG
SynerG
11 years ago

I understand where some of you are coming from when it comes to PD not rushing the game out, just release it when its ready…but if they've said that the game is releaseable….then is it not technically ready?

I also think PD needs to get this game out by this year…October…..December…anywhere in between…and I don't think any of those months would be considered a "rushed" release, given they've been working on this game for 5 years+…

Now don't get me wrong, I can wait as long as we have to…but I've rather not wait until 2010 to get my hands on this beast of a game.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

I think the issue now, is more of Sony aligning the release schedule of it's 1st party line-up, which is a substantial amount of games if you think about what's expected over the next 6 months.

The other thing is, GT5M is also quite likely going to launch at the same time as GT5, or very close to it. I read somewhere (it may have been here, but not 100%), that Sony may be looking at the launch of the Slim as sort of a reboot to the PS3 itself. They're basically at a point, where they can competitively price the PS3 AND launch it with all of the games that, circumstances allowing, Sony would've wanted to launch w/ in the first place. In addition, they have the reboot of the PSP ala, Go!. So, you've got two new bits of hardware, price cuts that are most certainly coming, and a slew of 1st party games that millions have been drooling over.

Yeah, I think the hold-up now, is Sony wanting to get it right this time.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

My Husband is crossing his fingers,and telling me "you know hun, if it comes out for christmas you know it would be a great christmas gift" I'm like Hmmmm I don't know yet LOL I just play hard to get for him so he gets super excited for christmas when he opens that one gift from me 😉 so please GT5 come out for christmas my husband really wants it.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Try this on your husband.

…..p.r.e…..o.r.d.e.r…..

My wife just told me on Saturday she pre-ordered Madden from Amazon, and ours arrives on Friday. Consequently she's gonna end up with the sparkley of her choice and of course she rules. GT5 will be pre-ordered (two copies, his and hers) when we get closer to the actual date.

😛

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

I want to get my first ever steering wheel when GT5 comes out. Is the Logitech G25 still regarded as one of the best, and does anyone think they'll announce another upon GT5's release?

Also will there be GT5 + wheel packages in shops?

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I want GT5 asap, like right now would be cool.

I really don't know what to say on the issue of sex in games. I'm neither for it nor against it. Just let the developers do what they want, within reason, and let the gamers buy it or avoid it. Either way I'm smart enough to know what rated M means.


Last edited by tes37 on 8/10/2009 5:06:19 PM