There is often a great deal of pushing and pulling going on between developers and publishers when it comes to releasing high-profile titles, and as far as exclusive titles go, they don't get much more "high-profile" than Gran Turismo 5 .

Not surprisingly, a recent Meristation interview with Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi, as reported by GameZine , shows that Sony has been putting significant pressure on the designers to get GT5 out the door. The game has been in development for over five years and while we've received large demos in the form of Gran Turismo HD and Gran Turismo 5: Prologue , Sony still wants the final product in stores…badly. Many rumors indicated a possible 2009 release but as it turned out, the hotly anticipated racer was announced for March 2010 in Japan; US and European regions are expected to get it not long after. In the end, Yamauchi called the pressure "unbearable:"

"Not in terms of content, but the pressure really, if we can call it that, of the delivery dates are sometimes difficult to bear."

Yamauchi goes on to say how he sees his team at Polyphony as a close family, but at the same time, he wants to satisfy Sony as he has made many close friends there as well. It's these professional relationships that clearly have an impact on Yamauchi, and if we were to hazard a guess, we'd say he was caught between both sides: on the one hand, Sony is essentially begging him to finish the game, but on the other hand, Yamauchi doesn't want to push his team too hard. For our part, we're okay with March; we're just a little disappointed it didn't make it out this year.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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AshT
AshT
11 years ago

5 years is a lot of time i guess and we(fans) need GT5..

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

They can take all the time in the world just as long as the game hits on March(in US & Euro).

John Shoemaker
John Shoemaker
11 years ago

What? I'm confused.
Didn't someone say that it was basically done a few months back and they could release it at any time? How is almost a half a year out, from a five year in development, release date hard to bear?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

maybe the dude's a perfectionist.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

I think the news before was that it was finished enough for A release, but wouldn't have quite all the tracks/cars and, especially, collision damage modeling. If they released a seen-as-incomplete title, it would get slammed like mad by reviewers.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

5 years…this game better deliver the goods, then again Forza 3 looks like it was only in development for 5 months…

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

It should deliver the goods… but until you really play it you never know… I hope for one the damage modeling is realistic and it does feel like it should. I am still waiting for the ultimate Formula 1 simulator…

Q!

"i am home"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

ROTFLMAO. Saying Sony put pressure on Polyphony to release GT5 soon is like saying the sun will come up in the morning.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

The Sun only rises to meet the Night. And his friend Moon.

o_O

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Lol @ highlander

But it's interesting because from other developer points of view Sony is generally easy to work with and understanding and such, but I guess even they have a time limit at some point, haha

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Yeah, they don't like it if your game takes more than one generation of console to arrive…

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

read the full article on gtplanet .net. Can't put link since I'm on my PSP right posting, but I'll add a link later on in a reply.

After reading it you will come out with a huge appreciation for Kaz and PD, and will understand better the reason why its taking so long. The interview is long but worth it.

Oh, look in the comments section as I had posted there as well revealing how I how about their hard work.

Kaz also talks about GT PSP and how they used car renders from GT5 for the game play and stuff.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

daaam…how long did it take to type all that in on a psp… o.o…

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

dump PSP and it's delayed typing. lol

in the 3rd sentence it should read as "revealing how I feel about their hard work."

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I'm an addicted member of GTPlanet.
Where is this article you're talking about? Chances are, I've 100% already read it, lol but I'll make sure.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

And BTW SnipeySnake..
Shaman Kinggggg!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

@SnipeySnake
Forever lol but thanks to my time machine add-on for the PSP I can rewind time and post lol

P.S. GT5 looks great ;)lol

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

What I understand they built their entire game from scratch to compete in future quality demands. That being said its like having Epic create the Unreal Engine then start Gears right after. Thats hard work Im sure.

I don't want 5 years dedication to end up gimped…take another 6 months to a year…we'll be here, unless Swine Flu wipes the world away.


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/6/2009 12:39:24 AM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Schweine!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Sony will just have to trust PD on this one ūüėČ

___________
___________
11 years ago

for once im glad a game got delayed.
i dont have enough time to play the games i want to at the moment.
this weeks NGS2, next is uncahrted 2 and opp flashpoint,than borderlands,than R&C on november 5th, than MW2,than AC2 on november 19th,than the sabotuer on december 4th.
actually come to think of it, im glad every game that got a delay did.
im happy they got delayed.
O besides max payne 3,bioshock 2 and splinter cell conviction.
that one really hurt, im still mending the hole left from that one, and will be for some time.

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

Wow, all i can say is that i'll be screwed at the beginning of next year if i still cant get a job by then. What a way to start the year off.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Seriously though………
What could be taking them so long????

Even Killzone 2 and MGS4 didn't took this long being a PS3 exclusive……..

At least they're better than Capcom……
Only one canonical RE series showed up in the 6th gen……..and we get 60% of the same thing years later… What the ****?


Last edited by Snaaaake on 10/6/2009 5:39:54 AM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

People demanded vehicle damage and Kazunori is sort of a perfectionist. So…

^_^

And KZ2 did take quite a long time too.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Well…..at least KZ2 made it in EARLY 2009.
But for video games…..the longer it takes the higher the expectations get so I'm one of the many people don't want to get disappointed.

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

I'm all for taking whatever time is needed to finish a game, but good grief, it's been 5 years. You have to produce a product eventually. This was supposed to be the big Christmas release for Playstation – hundreds of millions of dollars will be lost by Sony because this guy can't meet a scheduled release date with half a freakin' decade to prepare for it.

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

+1

I mean c'mon, 5 years? It's just silly now.

It's got me a bit worried I have to say. I hope it'll be even close to expectations. Prolouge was fun, and granted PD has had time to work on it since, but I thought it was marred with aliasing, screen tearing and other graphical issues.

psychotoe
psychotoe
11 years ago

If their taking this long with it, then something is up. I was over at the best buy this weekend and they had Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on display, and i have to day it did not look that good. The way I see it is the more time they take the better the game will be but home much time is to much time?

Thrill Kill
Thrill Kill
11 years ago

you guys are morons

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Did anyone go to GTPlanet and read the interview. If you read you will read that they're working their asses off to give us the ultimate product and so far all I'm reading are comments of people complaining and saying it better be worth it.

Just read the interview and you will not be disapointed by the hard work. Hell, NASCAR vehicles are getting full damage like rollovers and well if you've ever seen a NASCAR race you know how crazy the crashes are.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Sure did. It was good one too.

Speaking of all things GT, if you have a PSP, do yourself a favor, and pick up GT PSP.

This game is amazing, a 9/10 in my book.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

GT PSP is awesome

Metal Head
Metal Head
11 years ago

GRAN TURISMO always delivers the best racing experience period. GT on PSP is awesome so I can wait. Buy PROLOGUE if you are desperate to experience the GT magic. Let them finish the game……..

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Indeed.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

Want the game now, but I can wait a few more months for something a bit closer to perfection. Besides, with Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, MAG, God of War 3, and more it will be hard for me to find enough money or time to play them all.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Serious question/comment for all that complain about GT5's delay.

Why? What's the point?

Afterall, it is just a video game. It has no bearing on life, so if a development team wants to make sure their project (in which they are so passionately involved in) is the best it can be, so be it.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Well thank GOODNESS Sony has the balls to push these guys to give us a product. Who knows HOW long it would be before we got GT5 if Sony was a bunch of PD suck ups.

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

I appreciate Polyphony's perfectionism, but if they spend so much time developing the game that it never comes out, then I have nothing to look forward to!

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

If car damage is the only thing delaying the release date, then I'd rather have them release the game NOW and then release an add-on for vehicle damage when they finally finish it next year.