'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

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RobiinzZ
RobiinzZ
9 years ago

Will be pre-ordering later this week 😀

to_far_apart
to_far_apart
9 years ago

pre-ordered yesterday! =D

airhead190
airhead190
9 years ago

I would like to see this game have more sales than Black Ops

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

It's going to be quiet around here on Thanksgiving weekend. See you all on the race track.

to_far_apart
to_far_apart
9 years ago

it's going to be one very quiet year after that game hits the shelves. I think the anticipation has been built up for so long, most people will lock themselves in their rooms and be soaking up the most realistic and greatest driving simulator ever! GT5, here we come!

G8GTdriver
G8GTdriver
9 years ago

woohoo. NFS HP gets my attention for a week then collects dust. haha

GTPlanet has lists of cars and tracks FYI.

Bummed there is not a G8 or newer model Commodore, atleast we get a Sunfire and Vibe. haha

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

Yeah it looks like I'm gonna wait on buying that. No way am I spending 60 bucks to play the game for just a week!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Indeed. I was hoping for some more modern Pontiac's or at least one Premium version.

Perhaps in DLC.

jlch777
jlch777
9 years ago

Pontiac, see you online soon!

Like Morpheus will said: At last!


Last edited by jlch777 on 11/12/2010 2:43:44 PM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Best news evar! Agree Jawknee?

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

Why you put agree Jawknee?

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL! It's good news indeed.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Cuz' Jawknee always disagrees with me. Just trying to make him agree with me 🙂

alcrowley
alcrowley
9 years ago

My first pre-order ever! Unfortunately a few weeks shall pass until it gets from the UK to my impatient hands. I only played the first one and remember countless hours of frustrations, joy, losses, triumphs… This has everything to be just wonderful.

t4_robz
t4_robz
9 years ago

woo hoo!

sonic1899
sonic1899
9 years ago

M. Bison: YES!! YES!!
This info is delicious!!


Last edited by sonic1899 on 11/12/2010 11:06:38 AM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

You came here and expected a madman, instead you encountered a GOD!!!!!!

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

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ooooppppssss…. Sorry wiping the jizz off my keyboard.


Last edited by eLLeJuss on 11/12/2010 11:05:21 AM

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
9 years ago

lol

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

Yay!
Hope we dont see another delay…
Other than that Yay!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

sorry Ben got a little excited when i saw it on the psblog. cant wait to play this game

STAY3R
STAY3R
9 years ago

for those people in the world who can't have the opportunity to drive his/her dream car, nov-24 is the day for them…………it will gonna be legend…wait for it….ary

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

engines humm and bitter dreams grow

heart locked in a Gran Turismo 😛

it beats a lonely rhythm all night long

hadouken
hadouken
9 years ago

Holy crap! I thought this game would not come out this year but I'm so out of 59.99 plus tax. Also I bet this gets 100 plus comments.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

All of us are going to buy this don't ya? , I'm gonna be disappoint in the people that not , and angry at those that bought Black Ops over this.

NonProphet
NonProphet
9 years ago

Don't be disappoint in those that not, worry instead about the self of yours of whose grammar something to be desired leaves.

NonProphet
NonProphet
9 years ago

I jest. For people who had to choose between GT5 and Black Ops, and chose Black Ops, I suppose that is a little disappointing. Of course, if they prefer shooters over racers, maybe that's just there preference and its not really a big deal. I for one will have both, because variety is the spice of life.

chedison
chedison
9 years ago

I guess Im the only one here that won't be buying? hahaha.

But glad to see it's FINALLY coming out.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

It's unbelievable how this just woke me up. I mean the day just started and I already feel like it made my day.

All the drama, and the delay is only 3 weeks difference!

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

I know what I'll be playing in a week and a half. I need a GT5 license plate in game that says "I brake for Bird", because Thanksgiving is the only thing that will pull my attention from this game. I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition and can't wait to get my hands on it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL! comedy.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Finally and THANK YOU!

Will GT5 have Monza and Hockenheimring in it?

0_o
0_o
9 years ago

YAY!:)

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Yay! I knew Sony wouldn't be stupid enough to wait until after Christmas. Now you can cheer up Snaaake. The light at the end of the tunnel is at full wattage!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I've been saving for 2 month for that Collector's Edition Jawknee…………*sniff* *sniff*

STAY3R
STAY3R
9 years ago

gt5 is going to revolutionize the racing genre. It's like the forward pass in football, the slam dunk in basketball, the technique in hair cutting where you put the hair between two fingers and you cut from the top – It's a total game changer! it will gonna be legend ——wait for it——-ary

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Im tempted to jump into the Collectors Edition pool.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Excellent!

I shall have a week to blast through NFS:HP and then this. Awesome. I won't have any lack of things to do all the way through January now.

jlch777
jlch777
9 years ago

All the way through January???? All the way through all next year!!!!:)

sticklife
sticklife
9 years ago

Oh man, I am sooo happy.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

For the record, there was only one "official release date" and the one delay past that time was only three weeks in length.

NoOneSpecial
NoOneSpecial
9 years ago

You know ben, i actually did end up emailing sony with a slightly angry/annoyed tone two days ago, and they did give me that date. ive been trying forever to get on this site, but for some reason it was down all day except for right now.

___________
___________
9 years ago

what about the march date?
still does not excuse spending 6+ years on one freaking game, no matter how big or good it is!
if ND can do uncharted 2 in the matter of less than 24 months than i think 6 years is a little overkill!
just a little……..

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

The March date was just for japan.
Nov 2 was the only official "world wide" date.

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

I am so happy … I think I have trouble sleeping te 23th.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
9 years ago

Well I will have trouble sleeping on the 23rd but that will be cause I'm standing in line for the midnight release and then playing it till I have to go to school on wednesday. Damn chem tests… who needs em?


Last edited by phantomMenace on 11/12/2010 12:18:20 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Here's to hoping for an early delivery from Amazon….Yeah the 23rd!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

the 24th is a wednesday


Last edited by frylock25 on 11/12/2010 12:27:52 PM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

yep it is.

Steel
Steel
9 years ago

AWESOME! now we all have another thing to be thankfull for this holiday haha