This is starting to become as big as the PS3 Slim and price drop rumor was; we just want it to go away and have the official announcement. But hey, when more evidence pops up, we know the fans crave it.  The dudes abide.

You've heard about the distinct possibility of seeing Gran Turismo 5 before we wave goodbye to 2009. The latest update comes from a European source that says a GT5 PS3 Slim bundle is slated to release on December 4, which would fit into previous semi-reliable rumors that say this top-notch racer will release in time for the holiday rush. But now, PSBeyond supposedly has a new piece of inside information and if it's accurate, it's going to come as a very big surprise: the "extremely reliable source" in question apparently confirmed that GT5 will actually launch on September 25 in the UK. It seems to be way too close in our eyes but it does coincide beautifully with the Tokyo Game Show. Furthermore, it usually takes some time before they offer a bundle package with a game; to release the game by itself towards the end of this month and then the bundle package in the first week of December would make sense. Oh, and let's not forget that Polyphony has talked about the connections between GT PSP and GT5; the former launches on October 1 alongside the new PSP Go. So they might want both games available ASAP.

What say you? Might we get a chance to play one of the generation's most anticipated titles in only a few weeks time? Or are you still sticking with the December theory?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I doubt it, December seems more resonable. But you never know, Sony is full of suprises.

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www
11 years ago

Same way we DOUBTED the PS3 Slim. We should know by now that Sony is capable of anything!

djjake
djjake
11 years ago

i'll be bummed if it's true, only just got round to buying prologue lol

zee
zee
11 years ago

It is a 100% fake news! The bundle they are showing has the old PS3 model. Why would SONY release Uncharted/Ratchet/GT5 so damn close? And why would Sony launch a massive title with no publicity? No hype? This is soooooo fake!

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www
11 years ago

Zee, The Slim was released amidst rumors, it had no ads or hype yet sales of it was through the roof!
I believe GT5 isn't a game that really needs hype or ads, it still gonna sell if its released even tomorrow!

djjake
djjake
11 years ago

yeh it doesnt need publicity, people who want it will know when its out and get it. Word of mouth game launch kinda thing

SaintX
SaintX
11 years ago

Highly unlikely that it would release on the 25th of september. Its way too soon. Besides if its indeed releasing on the 25th of September, we would have known it bout few weeks or months ago, knowing Sony's ability to keep their secrets :P. haha. Anyway, yea it would be a big surprise if its indeed on the 25th of september because all of the hype and spotlight are currently on GT PSP which is slated to release on October 1.
It would be a bad idea to release GT5 before the GT PSP because then people would not purchase the GT PSP. Why buy the PSP version when you can actually get the far superior game on the PS3?

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Maybe some people rate it such a good game that they would want to play GT on the GO.

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

lmao @ "the dudes abide". i just watched the big lebowski like 2 days ago. i love that movie. and a sept launch isnt too far fetched they did say they could "release gt5 whenever they want"

The_Struggler
The_Struggler
11 years ago

The Big Lebowski is one of the best movies ever. Practically every sentence spoken is pure-comedy gold 😛

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I love it. My brother walks around quoting it all the time.

"You make one fine caucasian"

The_Struggler
The_Struggler
11 years ago

I'm not holding my breath on this one. If this was true, it would be the most unlikely news I've heard all year. I'll just be crossing my fingers that GT5 manages to make it out this year!

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

I imagine it could come out anytime after the TGS. For all I know, Best Buy already has a crate of them in their stock rooms.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I think its reasonable. Gran Turismo has been more popular in the UK. It makes sense that they want it to be as close to the PSP Go/PS3 Slim release as possible.
GT5 is a title that will sell regardless of anytime of the year. Releasing it in September will give the Slim an even greater boost. Let's hope Sony has enough PS3 manufactured.

This makes me think. Did Sony really plan all this from the beginning when PS3 wasn't selling so well? The advertisement, the AAA releases, the price cut/Slim. Cause it seem like its working.


Last edited by godsman on 9/7/2009 10:25:01 PM

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

I heard this yesterday from a friend who works at gaming store (in UK). I dismissed it then, but this can't just be a freaky coincidence.


Last edited by OPHIDIAN on 9/7/2009 10:25:59 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Weakness at the knees anyone?

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

*Wets Pants*……….. Anyone else with me?

I can't believe they don't hype it for a month before releasing it. This is almost too good to be true.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Part of me is really excited, but I just dont think this one is true.

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

yeah, if they said october or november then i might believe it, but september? definitely not. Its kindda a bad idea to surprise gamers like this in my opinion, especially since a lot of other games are coming out. we need time to save up. that would be sweet though, Gran turismo on september then a few weeks later uncharted 2.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

I read this article and i could'nt contain it- yes i ji**ed in my pants
But its perfectly normal, right!? :S


Last edited by Titch1794 on 9/8/2009 4:27:07 AM

www
www
11 years ago

No Highlander, not weakness in the knees here.
I had to swallow a big saliva when I read the heading.

SaintX
SaintX
11 years ago

OMG, the price cut, the 500000 units sales, Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, and now GT5?
Man, I just Jizzed in MA Pants.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Hmmm…Sep 25…in UK huh? Ok…I guess it's reasonable. I was thinking it would be a bit more close to the holiday…like around early Decemberish…but ok I guess. I mean I think that would be great timing in terms of Holiday season and stuff and what makes the perfect gift.

I'm sure everyone here wants it asap…like that one guy who always gets a reply on here saying: "Just give him GT5 already ladies and gentlemen…"

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Help Me.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

weird, the periods in your post are going all the way across my screen.

yak4life85
yak4life85
11 years ago

I see the dots across my screen here. That's weird. How you do that victor? Maybe you really do need help!

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I have no clue how, to be honest! In my post box, the dots just go down normally, as if I was typing.

Also, I'm ok now I just needed a breather….a long one….

Anyways, it doesn't seem to do any harm, so I think it's alright ^__^
*goes back to playing Prologue, while checking for replies here and there*


Last edited by Victor321 on 9/8/2009 1:59:14 AM

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

LOL

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

Hey a reply! Lmao

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

No.

^_^

Well maybe…
I'm a very GT5 loving optimist but it releasing before Forza 3 is just a crazy idea. Something's got to give..

And during TGS too? I'm expecting TGS to give us more gameplay info and "a" release date lol.

BTW can anyone find out if the reliable source is a guy with an alias of "Amar"? Because GTPlanet has got given a lot of leaked info from him which actually became true.
This way I might believe it a little more 😉


Last edited by Banky A on 9/7/2009 11:13:34 PM

KBsocks
KBsocks
11 years ago

…….you know I want it soon as well but… that's really soon. Also the fact that it'll directly affect the sales of Gran Turismo for the PSP doesn't really help this "reliable source" either.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

So we can drive cars now?

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

HA!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

They probably confused the date with the Tokyo Game Show

It's probably that the GT5 release date will be confirmed at the TGS and they thought that date was the release date for the game

It'll be December :3

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

That sounds reasonable & valid.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

<COUGH> BS! <COUGH>

Unless they're gonna release a semi-finished title followed by several VERY LARGE online updates over the next several months, this just doesn't sound right. I'm sure a lot of reviews would totally slam it if that were the case.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Sorry, not buying into this one. Not for a minute. I mean it would be great if it happened, but it would also be great if they remade FFVII. And, speaking of reliable sources didn't the game designer specifically say that GT5 would be out after GT for the PSP? Anyway, if it happens it happens and we shall all rejoice, jsut don't get let down when this turns out to be bogus.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

It's a wonderful thought. Too bad you have to be on acid to believe it.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

A reliable source told me that I have already played GT5 , I just don't know it yet .

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

I'm going to be really selfish and hope it is still released in December. I have exams at the end of November and don't want the temptation when I'm supposed to be studying.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Same, the ps3 is like poison in this situation.

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___________
11 years ago

september 25 is impossible.
in a interview a few weeks ago PD said that GT5 will be out shortly after GT PSP.
last time i checked GT PSP is coming out october 1.
last time i checked september 25 is before october 1 not shortly after.
ive always wanted sony to announce something and release it on the same day, but if GT5 is out on september 25 i will eat my left nut.
it just aint gonna happen.

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

Here's to hoping this DOES come out. LOL

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

Either way it's coming soon…. i can't be more excited than what I already am… so it doesn't matter if it comes in September or December… As long as it's coming THIS year I will be happy.

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

well prologue was released first in the uk, makes sense they would release it here first again, they did say they could release it any time they want, it will probs release 1st here, and in the 1st 6 week have alot of patches to fix things, in time for the american launch, a lil like a soft opening lol. tho the great thing about ps3, no regional codes so ebay is always an impotion for those wanting to import

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

They won't release it this month. That's just stupid. What's more probable is the announcement of the release date this month.

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Agreed. As a matter of fact, I wouldnt be surprised if this is a rumor that originated from a mistranslation/misunderstanding that the release *date* would be announced Sep 25th, not actually released.

TRANSLATION FAIL

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www
11 years ago

That will be awesome! I think I'll have to skip DiRT 2 for now.

tanner1
tanner1
11 years ago

Shop2net have always had the 4th DEC and thats my pre order outlet. Theyre not usually wrong but it would b nice this time 😉

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

All I know is GAME (I have sources there) confirmed September 25th for me…