Last week's GamesCom event was a huge one for Sony, what with the announcement of the PlayStation 3 price drop and PS3 Slim. But we missed out on other big announcement we honestly had expected to hear: a 2009 release date for Gran Turismo 5 . We want it!
Well, maybe it did get announced…but on a much smaller stage; in fact, on a piece of paper. As reported by GTPlanet , it seems that Sony was handing out a brochure for GT5 at GamesCom, and RiseOfGames snapped a photo of it. It's in German – the event was held in Cologne, Germany, after all – but we don't need a translation to know that "4 Quartal 2009" means Q4 2009, which certainly means we'll be seeing it before the year is out. Past evidence has also hinted at a December release for the hotly anticipated simulation racer, and fans everywhere have been pining for the perfect holiday present. In our opinion, it is indeed coming in 2009, and we expect Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi to make the announcement at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. That seems to be the correct venue and if it does pop up then, it will automatically make for another big Sony conference.
If, for some bizarre reason, they decide to make the launch date announcement before then, we'll be sure to tell you all about it. It would be a brilliant capper to the year, wouldn't it?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5