Gran Turismo 5 gets delayed… Again!

October 13, 2010

This is getting silly now. Delaying a game months from release is one thing, but not days from release. Especially when the game in question is Gran Turismo 5 and it’s already been delayed several times. What the hell are Polyphony Digital and Sony playing at?

GT5 is one of, if not the, most eagerly-anticipated PS3 exclusives, and has been since it was first announced five years ago. Maybe the continued delays are helping build anticipation levels, but announcing the release date is being put back again just 20 days before it was due out is a douchebag move of epic proportions.

What started as a rumored delay for just a few countries quickly became a worldwide delay confirmed by Sony. And the company doesn’t even know when the game is now going to be released, merely promising it’ll make it out “this holiday season.” Which gives Sony potentially another three months to get the game out.

The more devoted fans were counting down the days until GT5‘s Nov. 2 release date, and now they’re back to thinking in weeks or even months. I know Polyphony boss Kaz Yamauchi is a perfectionist but I get the feeling even Sony are getting tired of waiting. And I worry that the game will still have issues when it’s finally released, because to delay at this late stage implies there are some major revisions taking place.

75 Responses to “Gran Turismo 5 gets delayed… Again!”

  1. Happyhockum:

    Yeah but it is funny tho.

  2. Liquid:

    fuck sake. . .at least fallou new vegas will keep me occupied. btw everyone i downloaded 3 fallout 3 expansion packs for free today with PS plus and got street fighter 2 HD for free. . . .now its time to get on the killzone 3 beta at 8 o clock for plus members.

  3. Roca.:

    @Liquid
    PSN+ offers is offering alot of content lately, you pretty much got your $50 back by downloading SSF2HD and all 3 Fallout 3 expansions.

    @HH
    It’s even funnier that the only AAA game the 360 has for next year is coming out all the way until the end of the year…I guess you’ll b busy playing that ball slapping game on Kinect LMAO

  4. phranctoast:

    Yeah. Xbots shouldn’t laugh. Gears 3 got pushed back anywhere from 6-9 months. Bummer huh?

    This is rather stupid though. Delaying release three weeks prior is sad form. Shame on you Sony.

  5. ToshithegreaT:

    I was actually surprised when i heard abt the april release date for GEOW3, since earlier geow titles were released in Nov..

    Ps3 had a good first 6 month line-up, but now suddenly pushed back 3 major titles, but look at the bright side, one can add GT5 to the next years exclusive list as it has been added before Yay

  6. Roca.:

    GT5 is coming this year.

  7. ncaissie:

    You know Dave, We come to this site to get the news not give it. ;)

  8. ncaissie:

    ” street fighter 2 HD for free.”
    Sweet!

    “btw everyone i downloaded 3 fallout 3 expansion packs for free today with PS plus”
    Not yet

    “now its time to get on the killzone 3 beta at 8 o clock for plus members.”
    Sweet!

    Phranc what the hell are you waiting for? Get Plus already.

  9. phranctoast:

    “I was actually surprised when i heard abt the april release date for GEOW3, since earlier geow titles were released in Nov..”

    I think a lot of people assumed it would be a Nov 2010 title, as that represented the difference in release years for Gears1 and Gears2.

  10. Roca.:

    @ncaissie
    All that stuff Liquid listed are for European PSN+ subscriber.

    There will be a downloadable KZ theme in the PSN+ section next tuesday, the first 5,000 ppl who download it get access to the KZ3 beta

  11. ncaissie:

    One thing for sure though. Sony is only pushing good games back for Move.
    MS simply isn’t developing any good games.

    “@ncaissie
    All that stuff Liquid listed are for European PSN+ subscriber.”
    WTF? I like street fighter! Fuckin bastards.

  12. phranctoast:

    still need to play fallout. I’m backed up on games…

  13. ncaissie:

    Anyone else find it funny Dipshit is the first to post in an MS topic? Fuckin jackass.

  14. ncaissie:

    “still need to play fallout. I’m backed up on games…”
    Me too.
    Lent it out.

  15. Roca.:

    “still need to play fallout. I’m backed up on games”

    LOL – me too, I got to radio station tower and never played it again…it’s hard to keep up with all these games.

  16. phranctoast:

    “Anyone else find it funny Dipshit is the first to post in an MS topic? Fuckin jackass.”

    It’s all the pent up aggression from being owned day after day, the last few weeks by logic.

  17. Barnabe Jones:

    That’s it! I’m joining the EU PSN+. They get better deals.

  18. Rimmer:

    GT5 is starting to make Duke Nukem look on track and on time. The game obviously works considering they have perfectly functioning demos running in stores. Still looks like it will be worth the wait :)
    Roca it’s a real bummer that there are no xbox exclusives for 2011 except GoW3
    oh, other than Xcom, Kingdom, PGR5, Forza Kinect, Steel Battalion, First Templar and possibly Perfect dark 2 to name a few.

  19. Roca.:

    @Rimmer
    haha, you have to throw in there Kinect, XBL and Multiplatform games and even guessing possible games (LOL) to make your list look, at the very least, decent

    If I were to list Move games and PSN games the list would’ve been too much for you to handle, so I’ll just keep it simple…Here are the good quality AAA games for PS3:

    *LittleBigPlanet 2
    *Killzone 3
    *Ico Collection
    *Motorstorm Apocalypse
    *Infamous 2
    *Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
    *Yakuza of the End
    *MLB 11: The Show
    *Last Guardian
    *Socom 4
    *Twisted Metal
    *Resistance 3

    and Since you were listing ‘possible’ future releases, then you could say the PS3 will possibly be getting:
    *Uncharted 3
    *Agent
    *Horizon
    *Starhawk

  20. Happyhockum:

    hranctoast

    “Yeah. Xbots shouldn’t laugh. Gears 3 got pushed back anywhere from 6-9 months. Bummer huh?”

    If Gears3 gets multiple delays & ends up being delayed as long as GT5 has been then I’ll stop laughing about GT5′s delays.
    Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    Last I heard they delayed Gears3 so as not to get in the way of Kinect & the initial Kinect launch phase into next year.

    S’ok, another 9 or 10mths is no big deal.

  21. Happyhockum:

    Rimmer

    Don’t you know Roca ignores multi-platform games, even tho they are usually done better on Xbox?

    It’s his little goal-post moving game.

    We’re supposed to be so awed by the small handful of well reviewed PS3 exclusives.

    In his mind at least.

  22. Rimmer:

    Roca if you want to argue that way you will have to take KZ3 (and others) out of your list as it is a Move game. Either way your “xbox has only 1 AAA exclusive for 2011″ comment has been shown to be absolute nonsense.

  23. Roca.:

    @Rimmber
    I was talking about the quality exclusives exclusives, XCOM and First Templar are both on PC and and the rest were Kinect games and XBL games.

    If Were to list Move and MP games I would’ve listed DC Universe Online, FF14, The Agency, Sorcery, Heroes on the Move, Singtar Dance, etc

  24. Roca.:

    @HH
    “then I’ll stop laughing about GT5?s delay”

    you can keep laughing, you ain’t getting the game anyways. so the jokes is on you!!

    it’s not like PS3 owners have had nothing to play (unlike 360 from Now until the end of next year.

    Besides, GT5 has more features and look better than all of those 360 games that were in development for the longest time and got as many delays as GT5 (Too Human, Alan Wake and SC:C) – look at all these features and tell which other racer (or a game in general) have as many feature as GT5

    *Over 1000 cars
    *Nascar
    *W2R (off-road racing)
    *Karts
    *Super Cars
    *external dynamic damage
    *interior dynamic damage
    *real-time dynamic weather effects
    *Night & Day
    *Head Lights
    *Track Editor
    *Youtube support (in-game upload)
    *Car customization
    *3D
    *Running at 1080p & 60fps
    *Head tracking
    *A-Spec mode (Racing RPG type of mode)
    *B-Spec (puts players in the place of a racing crew chief)
    *B-Spec mode is fully playable and can be accessed from any PC
    *My Lounge Online mode (GT5?s facebook-like feature)
    *Photo mode
    *GT-TV

  25. twilight:

    If GTA5 ever comes out, it will probably be the greatest driving game ever. F1 is the current racing game to beat.

  26. Happyhockum:

    Roca

    “the jokes is on you!!”

    Er, no.
    It might be if I really gave a f*ck about it.
    Fortunately Xbox has a stack of driving/racing games to cover that genre.

    Wrong again, twisted sister.
    LMAO

  27. ncaissie:

    “Last I heard they delayed Gears3 so as not to get in the way of Kinect & the initial Kinect launch phase into next year.”

    Lmfao I knew it. Delay the one game and not make any others.
    And ms didn’t forget the core gamers. Lmao
    Enjoy the motion shit.

  28. CarlB:

    “Yeah. Xbots shouldn’t laugh. Gears 3 got pushed back anywhere from 6-9 months. Bummer huh?”

    Not really, considering I was looking forward to Fable 3 more anyway and haven’t even bothered to play Gears 2 yet. Besides, 1 major delay is preferable to multiple minor ones which wind up with the same end result.

    “It’s even funnier that the only AAA game the 360 has for next year is coming out all the way until the end of the year…I guess you’ll b busy playing that ball slapping game on Kinect LMAO.”

    There won’t be any AAA multiplat games on the 360 until the end of next year? Wow. I think it’s great that PS3 has a good lineup set for the near future, but it’s fairly childish to imply 360 only gamers would have nothing else new or noteworthy to play besides Kinect games until the end of next year. If you mean exclusive titles only then say the word “exclusive” in the same sentence. Either way, there is a crapload of quality upcoming games for 360.

    You might say it’s also childish for HH to find amusement in yet another delay for GT5, but yet I find myself also humored simply because of how many PBots touted the last release date as “the official release date” and stated, “it will release on this date”, then said, “this is it for sure” for Nov. 2, and now saying, “GT5 is coming this year” as if they know it for a fact and Sony couldn’t possibly be mistaken this time when they can’t even narrow it down to a date within a 2 month period. Maybe they’ll be right THIS time… lol.

    In any case, it can’t be that great of a delay if Sony is still saying “this holiday season”, so it’s only a minor chuckle, not a full-bellied guffaw. Not to mention this should be THE phenomenal, genre defining racing game if it’s quality comes anywhere near to matching the monumental boatloads of money, time, and resources poured into it.

    I sincerely want Sony to surpass Microsoft in sales success (both hardware and software) this gen, if only for the direction they have taken with Plus vs. Live, because frankly they deserve it at this point for the effort they have made in improving everything PS3 related since launch. However, the sheer amount of upcoming multiplatform titles ensures that both PS3 and 360 owners will have more than enough to keep them busy for the rest of this gen.

    “This is rather stupid though. Delaying release three weeks prior is sad form. Shame on you Sony.”

    They did what they felt they had to, and surely by unforeseen necessity. An actual date instead of “this holiday season” may have taken away a little bit of the sting though. Perhaps they see the possibility of yet another unfortunate delay, or maybe they wish to incorporate Move as much as possible? I could definitely see how that would take more time.

    “Last I heard they delayed Gears3 so as not to get in the way of Kinect & the initial Kinect launch phase into next year.”

    What do you think of the possibility that they are spending an extra year of development in order to incorporate the option of playing the entire game with Kinect (with/without a new sub-controller)?

    “XCOM and First Templar are both on PC”

    Yes, Microsoft has a lot of games compatible for both PC and 360, Sony has less. I’m happy as a gamer because I am unable to play these games on my present computer, but can still enjoy them on my 360.

    “If GTA5 ever comes out, it will probably be the greatest driving game ever.”

    GTA has some driving portions but… ;)

  29. The Future of Sega:

    It’s because of MicroASS that this game is delayed again! -_- Those arrogant JERKS wanted to release exclusive Forza 3 content around the same time of Gran Turismo’s release. How sleazy is that?

    My first reaction to the article was…”You’ve got to be shitting me…”. But from a business perception Sony or whoever developed GT5 made a smart move. Now Microsoft’s immaturity will backfire since they’re pissing off Forza fans by releasing exclusive content and charging a full game price for it…

    But also they’re trying to steal sales from GT5 only to find out that it’s been delayed again. So now those fuckers can’t steal GT5′s sales, which serves them right. :D

    Although PS3 has a couple of outstanding games….I sense that GT5 is Sony’s “last-straw” to support the PS3′s…legacy??? I don’t know but it just seems that alot is riding on this game.

    If Gran Turismo fails then PS3 could fail as well. I hope that I’m not disappointed when I purchase this game :). The outcome of Playstation 3 will determine if I purchase another video gaming console or not.

    The current generation of video gaming consoles has been TERRIBLE so far since the FUCKING Wii has held first place for far too fucking long!!!

  30. oldschool1987:

    HH you fanboy this is a PS3 thread, stop being a hypocrite and a fanboy in denial.

    Admit your a fanboy

  31. Rimmer:

    roca, since when are Project gotham racing and crytec’s going to be anything but aaa games? and why shouldn’t kinect based games be considered aaa titles? some will have just as big a budget and storyline as well as marketing push behind it. add to that the fact that MS have always kept the news of new major games much closer to their chest than sony and you will find that by the end of 2011 they will probably have released a similar amount of quality console exclusives as sony, just as they have done for the last 5 years. but you keep on making your pretty lists if it makes you feel better :)

  32. CarlB:

    “some will have just as big a budget and storyline as well as marketing push behind it.”

    And which ones do you think are those (remember released before the end of next year)?

    “just as they have done for the last 5 years.”

    Perhaps the first 2 of those five years, but for the last 3 Sony has ruled the roost when compared to Microsoft’s exclusives.

  33. Happyhockum:

    CarlB

    “What do you think of the possibility that they are spending an extra year of development in order to incorporate the option of playing the entire game with Kinect (with/without a new sub-controller)?”

    Definitely a strong possibility, especially once they get a good look at wave 1 & give the ideas some serious thought.
    Lots of time for lots of possibilities.

    oldschool

    You won’t find me in here every day all day for as long as the thread lasts, unlike you PS3 owning hypocrite idiots.

  34. Rimmer:

    I suspect Starwars Kinect, Forza Kinect and Steel Batallion are going to be big AAA titles. Little else is known at the moment.
    2010 certainly goes to Sony for exclusives and 2009 probably as well not sure about 2008, but the gap isn’t as big as some people on this forum like to make it out to be if you look at console exclusives.

  35. Roca.:

    @Rimmer
    “add to that the fact that MS have always kept the news of new major games much closer to their chest ”

    -that’s bullshit – we all knew the entire 2010 MS’s lineup since last year’s E3 – Crackdown 2, Alan Wake, SC:C (not from MS, but I’ll give a freebie), Halo Reach and Fable 3 were all announced in 2009 and 2010 (just like 2009) a weak year for the 360 for exclusives.

    “I suspect Starwars Kinect, Forza Kinect and Steel Batallion are going to be big AAA titles”

    -and while at it, why don’t you add Kinectimals, Joy Ride and others – seems like you are resorting to XBL and Motion shovelware to make your list bigger.

    in the end, Gears of War is the ‘Only’ high profile exclusive the 360 have for 2011.

    “2010 certainly goes to Sony for exclusives and 2009 probably as well not sure about 2008″

    -so far, based on the number of quality games, reviews and awards Sony has been producing a better overall exclusive lineup since 2008.

  36. phranctoast:

    @Happy/Carlb

    Nov 2nd was the first time GT5 had an official date. All others were assumed dates, and no promises.

    Kaz did not appear on late night TV saying a set in stone date. I assumed Gears 3 would be Nov 2010 since that’s would follow the two year design schedule of Gears to Gears 2.

    A few weeks, if that’s what it is, is nothing to fret about anyway.

    And if Gears is getting pushed back to make it better there should be no complaints one way or another.

  37. phranctoast:

    @Rimmer
    I have to disagree with your opinion that Forza Kinect and Star Wars will be AAA titles. I for one was actually excited to hear about the Star Wars titles before finding out that it will be an ‘on rails’ experience. Not to completely rip on rail games but lets face it…it’s like comparing House of the Dead to Call of Duty in the shooter dept.
    Forza, I feel the same about. I know it’s still alpha stages, but I wasn’t that impressed. The viewing your car feature was cool….but driving and not controlling the speed of the car. Now Forza is on rails too.

    As I said though…these game are far from done and maybe something that will surprise us all is in the works.

    I really want a Star Wars Move game. To me that would be the killer app. I’m even OK with The Forced Unleashed not having the option as I just want a Saber Duel with all the locations (similar to TFU wii only actually working right)

  38. phranctoast:

    @Roca/Rimmer
    2007 is debatable too. Even though some great PS3 titles came out (R+C, Uncharted, Motorstorm, NG:Sigma, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Folklore, UT3) there was some heavy hitters on the 360 side (Lost Planet, Crackdown, Forza 2, Bioshock, Blue Dragon, Halo 3, PGR4, The Orange Box, Mass Effect). And while all aren’t exclusives now, they were then.
    Actually looking all that over. The 360 likely took 2007.

  39. Rimmer:

    “I for one was actually excited to hear about the Star Wars titles before finding out that it will be an ‘on rails’ experience” – as far as I know the only info on this game has been one single 40sec bit of in game footage so a bit early to start forming any kind of opinion let alone knowing what kind of gaming experience it will be.

  40. Roca.:

    so you think the game is not going to be ‘on rails’ later on?

  41. Rimmer:

    btw does anybody think the long delayed Wardevil is ever going to happen now that the Dev has shut it down but offered it to outside developers?

  42. phranctoast:

    Wardevil is never going to happen. Wasn’t it explained a while ago that the project was a hoax to bilk investors out of their money with no end project ever to come to light?

  43. Roca.:

    By the time that game is out, it is going to be outdated and mediocre.

  44. Rimmer:

    who knows? it is possible to control the movement as well as the action with full body motion capture (I could imagine one step forward to go forward, step back for backwards, to side for strafe etc) but how well it would work and whether they choose to do that is unknown. The odd level on rails is acceptable, but if they make the whole game like that it would be pointless and unsellable.

  45. phranctoast:

    If it comes to pass that the Kinect Star Wars game is indeed not an on rails game I will admit my mistake and apologize for jumping to conclusions based off of a 40 sec video and commentary made by people that got to see further demonstrations at length.

  46. Rimmer:

    ” it is going to be outdated and mediocre” that is how I think about duke nukem as well. Too human suffered from a similar problem. At the very least I hope the tech they developed for wardevil at least makes it out as that looked very promising.

  47. Roca.:

    @Phranc
    I’ve seen a lived demo footage of the game (I think from GamesCom or PAX) – you make a swimming-motion with your arms to move forwards, that’s all there is to it (pretty innovative LMAO)

    Harry Potter was also on rails and laggy as shit. Forza? on rails also. Joy ride? on rails too!

    I think the best Kinect games will be Dancing and workout games. Every other game on Kinect is on the Wii and done better (becaust at least the Wii has buttons)

  48. Roca.:

    “that is how I think about duke nukem as well”

    LMAO, I’ve been arguing about this with some of my friends. IMO the game already looked average and outdated when it was shown.

  49. phranctoast:

    Actually Joy Ride is not on rails.

    I agree that Kinect will house the best Dancing and Workout games this gen.

  50. phranctoast:

    IMO joyride should have remained free. It was going to be free anyway, and it would have acted as a great advertising feature for Kinect. Buy our product, DL this game for free.

  51. Barnabe Jones:

    I would have a good laugh if Gears 3 ends up on-the-rials. :D

  52. ncaissie:

    ““I suspect Starwars Kinect, Forza Kinect and Steel Batallion are going to be big AAA titles””

    LMFAO What a tool!

  53. Rimmer:

    Ot: Nathan Fillion of Fire Fly and Castle fame, is trying to get the role of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted Film and wants fans to help with a twitter campaign. If you ask me he would be the perfect fit for the role.

  54. CarlB:

    “I agree that Kinect will house the best Dancing and Workout games this gen.”

    Do you think it has the same chance with Fighting games this gen?

  55. Roca.:

    @CarlB
    as a fan of fighting games, not a chance.

    @Rimmer
    they still need to use Nolan North’s voice.

  56. CAD:

    Completely despicable to do this weeks from launch. It’s just bullshit at this point for those looking forward to play this game. Don’t they realize they could have released absolute shit and the fanboys would have called it the greatest game of all times. You already have them sucked in what are you waiting for PD their bent over and ass spread, Ready!!

  57. CarlB:

    @roca,

    I meant as compared to Move dedicated games only… if you already recognized that and still say yes, why? If it’s “buttons” then a sub-controller has already been discussed as a possibility for Kinect this gen and this “limitation” can be overcome. If it’s “lag”, then would you say Move will rule in all games this gen when compared to Kinect, including “Dance and Workout” games (as far as motion control options)? If not, then why not?

  58. SW:

    So the rumors are that GT5 was delayed due to PSJailbreak.

  59. oldschool1987:

    Actually HH the fanboy it’s not PS3 owning idiot, it’s PS3, 360 and Wii owning idiot. Which ones do you own? Oh right just the one and your a fanboy. Admit it.

  60. ncaissie:

    “Don’t they realize they could have released absolute shit and the fanboys would have called it the greatest game of all times. You already have them sucked in what are you waiting for PD their bent over and ass spread, Ready!”
    You are confusing MS fanboys with PS fanboys.
    Don’t worry it is expected from someone with such a low IQ.

  61. phranctoast:

    “Do you think it has the same chance with Fighting games this gen?”

    Maybe. Fighters Uncaged seems to be suffering from extreme lag issues and thats made by Ubisoft who many claimed are even ahead of MS in the Kinect development dept since their experience with the tech goes beyond MS even seeing it, let alone buying it.

    If the tech can handle it and make it 1:1 or close Kinect should be good for a boxing game.

  62. phranctoast:

    @CAD
    If releasing it a couple of weeks later will avoid it being “absolute shit” I would be willing to bet that every fan on the the franchise would be willing to wait.
    Remember it’s not Sony who half asses their projects. cough cough ODST cough Crackdown 2.

  63. Roca.:

    CAD
    you’ve been a dedicated GT5 hater lately…what’s wrong? Forza 3 didn’t do it for you so now you want PS3 owner to feel your pain?

    Forza was never even close to be in the same category as GT5 – Real Racing Sim.

  64. twilight:

    Ps3 fans in general have a very critical eye. GTA5 fans will not accept anything that Sony puts out. Gran Turismo will have to be excellent or the GTA5 fans waiting for this game are going to be very displeased with this game.

  65. Roca.:

    That’s how we roll ;)

  66. oldschool1987:

    At least we don’t eat whatever shit Sony feed us like the 360 fanboys do with Microsoft. People like HH, the biggest fanboy ever, who still won’t admit it.

  67. CarlB:

    Yeah. Because GT5P and GTPSP were aren’t just good, they are “excellent”.

  68. Roca.:

    none of them were full GT game.

  69. twilight:

    Gran Turismo is the greatest driving game series ever.

  70. CarlB:

    43vah evah?

  71. SW:

    I see crack-cocaine carl turned up today.

  72. CarlB:

    You don’t got nothing to do with your life. Why don’t you get a job? Work with lepers. Blind kids. Anything’s gotta be better than lying around all day waiting for me to fuck you.

  73. Happyhockum:

    At least you get a degree of subtlety CarlB, oldschool 1978 is just so obvious, so gauche.

    (oh no, I used a strange word, how haughty of me :P )

  74. The Future of Sega:

    Lol gotta love Gamerblorge ;)

  75. oldschool1987:

    HH are you going to admit being a loser fanboy?

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