Okay, let's get the bad news out of the way: it has just been announced at Sony's second TGS press conference that Gran Turismo 5 will launch in March 2010, laying to rest the rampant rumors that it would release this year. They didn't specify if the date was worldwide – it's only confirmed for Japan – but for now, we're assuming March 2010 is the worldwide launch estimate. Polyphony boss Kazunori Yamauchi said this is to "achieve suitable scale and quality."

Now, on to the amazing stuff: first of all, you may have heard about the cross-compatibility with Gran Turismo PSP , and there's more information now. Not only can you transport your entire GT PSP collection over to GT5 (or if not the entire garage; most all of it), but Yamauchi also stated that if you play GT PSP, you can unlock GT5 cars even faster. And speaking of cars, there will be a grand total of around 950 in the total production, including 20 unique locations and over 70 racetracks. There's also the entirely revamped physics engine, the damage modeling, "movable objects on the track," and even the latest hybrid and electric cars. GT Mode will feature the World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Garage, Championship Race, and License Test while the online portion will boast the Open Lobby, Text/Voice Chat, Private Room, Online Photo Album, and – wait for it – the ability to export your replay videos directly to YouTube! To top it all off, Gran Turismo TV will boast improved UI, exporting of videos to the PSP, and progressive downloading. Is that enough for you? Are you now convinced it'll be the single biggest and most in-depth racing simulator ever? You should be.

It's too bad we have to wait until March, and it's unfortunate we'll have to buy two games that month ( God of War III also launches during that time frame) but hey, more time to play the Q4 gems this year, right?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Saddened over the March news, but even more excited then before I read this. March 2010 can not come soon enough!!

I want news on the customization feature. I don't need a Forza depth livery system, but I would like to know if the plans for linking to real world manufacturing car parts and kits is still in the works.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 9/24/2009 12:01:33 AM

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

It will be here before we know it. 🙂

I can't believe Christmas is almost here. It seems like Summer started and ended yesterday.

zee
zee
11 years ago

Pretty sure I read something about GT5 almost 65% done and FFXIII 90% done. So basically, they took 4 years to get to 65% and they'll 6 months to finish the rest of 35%? It won't even be 6 months because I am pretty damn sure that they'll have to finish the job at least a month before the launch. How come the rest of the 35% left can be finished so quickly now?

Anyway, I am glad that they are taking even more time. A perfect GT is what we all expect and it seems that they are not going to compromise on anything!


Last edited by zee on 9/24/2009 9:04:02 AM

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

65% done does not mean what you think it means. Ignore it.

daus26
daus26
11 years ago

@zee

I don't see why you're confused on that. Development is never run by linear times. The first parts is usually slower (due to learning process, etc.). You should also know the fact that PD had several other projects on hand in those 5 years. Now that they are concentrating on GT5 100%, 35% in six months is pie! Also if you look at GOD Of War III, it's at 60% and also to release in March 2010.

Jiggy
Jiggy
11 years ago

Don't get your panties in a bundle. Most of it is probably just polishing work…making the graphics and controls that much sweeter

AnonymousPoster
AnonymousPoster
11 years ago

Can't wait! Get ready for the "definitive" racing game of this gen.


Last edited by AnonymousPoster on 9/24/2009 12:06:42 AM

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

grr GT5 vs GoW3 puts me in a bind. Also, guess GT5 won't be GoTY now = because it's not coming out this year and if GoW3 ISN'T GoTY next year, I don't know what will be.

zee
zee
11 years ago

I think Uncharted 2 is already the GOTY 09. I'll bi*** slap anyone who would say otherwise! Now since GT5 has been delayed, U2 is clearly taking the crown of 09!

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Holy crap that's a lot stuff.I'm very pleased that he wants to make it as perfect as possible even if it means waiting a couple of months.I also see that there will be lots of customization going around.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

This was supposed to be a year of the PS3, although it still is, but it just isn't the same without GT5.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Aaahhhh, I was hoping this would be here this year(I'm sure many of you were too). Oh well. Gives me time to save up some cash. I've been buying too many games lately anyway. The wife is starting to cringe.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I hear you man. Problem is, it can be as bad as gambling or alcoholism… with everything in life balance is important… I too are tempted in purchasing this and that, but somethings will just not make it in my shopping bag so I have funds for other things, not least a healthy savings account for the grey days…

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 9/24/2009 3:36:20 AM

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

http://www.psbeyond.com/news/Sony-to-announce-GT-5-release-date-at-TGS.1197.html

So much for sep 25th. note that 'from a very reliable source' has been edited out.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

Dang this really sucks I was hoping it would come out this year. Oh well plenty of other games to play like UC2. Thank god my b-day is in march otherwise I wouldn't have any way to get some of the games I can't afford.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Meh, not a big deal there are plenty of other games to play. They can take their time (as if they haven't been), I want a well polished game.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

The release date more than likely got set back due to the need for some extra polish. They probably got worried after the GT PSP fiasco.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

So far 🙁
Oh well, quality is very important. Would suck to get an incomplete game.

The youtube feature sounds hot!

GT5 = 2010 Game of the Year

Though GOWIII will give it a hella lot of competition

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

The Youtube feature was a nice addition in HAWX.

Knowing what PD is, it will be top notch.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

March 2010 – that sucks. How much fraking longer will this game be in development?

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Untill they know nobody will be disappointed with the full game.

It's some fault of the racing guys who kept saying "we want damage on all cars, this sucks" and "this doesn't have that and <insert game> is better at this".

I don't have a problem with those people but now PD will probably want to take time to make GT5 better for them. Which isn't a problem but will just delay.

Well that's what I kind of think 😉

Very slightly disappointed though.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

@TheHighlander

You answered your own question there buddy.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

TheHighLander… as long as they want it to be in development… if you want the best racer in the world, on any platform, they need to take their time… similarly – as was done for Killzone 2; the polish on that game is very evident…

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 9/24/2009 3:48:15 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Folks, to be the best racing game on a platform, you have to actually launch the game, otherwise you're nothing but vapor.

At this point, I will believe it only when I see it. The March 2010 date is with regard to Japan, not the rest of the world.

Yes, I'm disappointed to be waiting longer, can you tell?

___________
___________
11 years ago

but 5 years!
seriously look at uncharted 2.
infamous.
INSOMNIAC HAVE MADE 5 GAMES IN 3 YEARS!
this is what ive said a million times, and ill say it again.
if naughty dog, sucker punch, insomniac can bring such high quality in a matter of 2 years.
WTF is PD and quantic dreams excuse.
i mean 5 games in 2 years that is fu***ng INSANE!
and its not like there games are crap.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I hope PSXE doesn't get as many hate comments as GTPlanet 🙁

I don't like it when people say they've had "enough of this GT crap". And they aren't interested anymore.

Were they ever a fan of the game? Or are some just trolling because they can use this unexpected release date to throw it against our faces and say PD sucks.

This is my silver lining:
Personally, now I finally know to buy Uncharted 2 for Christmas. Then GT5 and GOWIII.
No problems for me ^_^ It makes my choices so much easier haha.

Gran Turismo 5!!! Maybe a new Logitech wheel specially for GT5 will come out on March or Christmas.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

My bet is nothing more then trolls.

I even posted how disappointed I was in the comments in the 2010 news thread.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Sad news for racing fans that wanted it for xmas.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yeah.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

Not to brag or anything but I know GT5 won't be out this year. Anyway, first God of War III and now GT5 in March as well. Better start saving.

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

Hold on… GT5s releasing next year…?

NO WAY!

archs13
archs13
11 years ago

im not disappointed at all because my birthday is at march!!!!!! WOOT!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You're a liar.

archs13
archs13
11 years ago

@ limitedvertigo
nope.


Last edited by archs13 on 9/24/2009 1:17:36 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I know, sorry I didn't know what to type.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Even more reason for me to get GT PSP.

March = WIN!!

All these features makes me want to slap my Forza (more like Gayza, lol jk) loving cousins in their M$ loving faces. As a matter of fact I'm going to call them in the morning, all 5 of them and wake them up to the Real Driving Simulator. I can't wait *sits next to phone with a smile waiting for morning* lol

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

So check this out, on QJ they are reporting that GT5 is only 65% done. I find that staggering, wtf. Oh and GodofWar3 is only at 60%


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/24/2009 1:28:36 AM

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

65% and 60%, huh? So if those games have been in development for roughly 3 years, if the development studios were working at constant rate, that would mean we would have to wait about another 2 years until release. Since the release date is projected to be March, or in over 4 months rather than 2 years, this would mean they would have to work 6 times the man hours, or 1.5 months worth of work per business week. Overtime would be an understatement. They can take their time. We got plenty of great games to play in that time.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Those stats are basically wrong.

The release dates for both are March, and that's that…no way on earth GT5 is only "65% done." I'll wager it was that far along a year ago.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I don't see why they're wrong. They're from a reliable source and were given right before TGS.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

He's telling the truth, there was a list of games released before TGS and it had the progress in development of multiple games and GT5 was at 65% and Gow 3 is at 60%.

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

We're probably misinterpreting the stats.

@LimitedVertigo
I'm sure they wouldn't announce a release date for those games if they knew that they wouldn't get them completed in time… games never get delayed, that never happens… right? Guys?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You know it 🙂

aaronobst
aaronobst
11 years ago

So much for the "Reliable Source" eh?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ps3.qj.net/Still-a-long-ways-to-go-Gran-Turismo-5-only-65-complete/pg/49/aid/134759


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/24/2009 1:34:01 AM

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

remember when they said the game can be released when they want…

this is like telling me at 4 o'clock dinner will be ready soon and then serving me at 9 o'clock 8 months later…

im hungry for GT5 now

King James
King James
11 years ago

I wouldn't mind if it came out in April. But now that I think about it, GoW3 and GT5 will be a great 1-2 combo. If GT5 frustrates me…I came kill some stuff in GoW3. If I get stuck on a GoW3 puzzle, then I can switch gears to GT5 and knock out a circuit or two.

GREATNESS! March 2010 is now offically 2nd Christmas!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

will this GT have the test track from top gear on it, cause I would love to race that one

aside from that the only other thing I would love to see in this GT is the ability to paint your car after you have bought or won it, I hate winning a rare car only to have it be pink


Last edited by BTNwarrior on 9/24/2009 2:04:23 AM

faraga
faraga
11 years ago

Yes, the Top Gear test track will be in the game, it was the main reason I decided to buy the game too.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

awesome, now I can see if I can beat the stigs times