'heaves deep sigh of relief' We're all done now. No more rumors. No more speculation. No more, "oh no, what if we have to wait until 2011?"
Via official press release and an announcement over at the PlayStation Blog , Sony has revealed the finalized release date for Gran Turismo 5 . Over the past few days, we had compiled evidence that pointed towards an end-November launch and that has proven true: one of the most anticipated titles of the generation will be available in North America on November 24. It's one of those uber-ambitious projects that should be downright epic for hardcore racing aficionados everywhere. Said Polyphony Digital president, Kazunori Yamauchi:
"Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program!" When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which would not only satisfy our own high expectations, but would meet or even exceed the anticipation of the fans. Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly. I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed."
Anybody else get chills reading that? GT5 features several of the world's most famous racetracks, brilliant high-definition visuals, an impressive lineup of over 1,000 cars and of course, what should be the most realistic physics to date. The link to the Blog above reminds you about the pre-order incentives – as if you don't already have it pre-ordered – and says they'll have "much more on Gran Turismo between now and launch."
All right, this is it. Get ready, everybody.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5