Polyphony Digital squashed all rumors of a 2009 launch for Gran Turismo 5 when they unveiled the estimated Japanese release at the Tokyo Game Show: March 2010.
But they made no mention of either North America or Europe when this announcement arrived, so we've only been able to assume that GT5 would arrive in the US at about the same time. Well, if we examine the words of Kazunori Yamauchi , it seems we can expect it "not that much later:"
"I don't think it's going to be that much later in the US and Europe. This is based on our production schedule. The reason why the dates for the US and [European] regions are not decided yet is because their marketing is still discussing their issues. It shouldn't be too far off from [the Japanese] date for the other regions as well."
We just wanted to clarify, as we've seen a lot of questions surrounding the North American release date, and whether or not we'll get it in March as well. We may not, but then again, that may not be too big of a travesty…look, if we have to wait, why not just drop it into April? We've already got God of War III in March and other major titles like Heavy Rain should drop in the first quarter of 2010, too. We're not saying sales would suffer if it launched too close to GoWIII, but our wallets might, and besides, we'll need the extra time. What say you?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5