The lights are on
Gran Turismo 5 is almost here, but how much longer will we have to wait? Developer Polyphony Digital announced the game's March Japanese release date, but nothing has been decided yet regarding America. In an interview with Autoweek.com, series master Kazunori Yamauchi divulged that the U.S. date won't be finalized until Sony of America figures out the game's marketing plan. While this isn't anything unusual, it could mean that we'll all have to wait a little longer to get our hands on this $60 million dollar title that's taken five years to complete. That being said, Yamauchi did say that he expects GT 6 to not take nearly as long to release since it'll be based on the tech from GT 5.
We'll have to see if GT 5 is worth the wait, but at this point, waiting a few extra weeks or even months won't be too hard to stomach.
Update: We contacted Sony Computer Entertainment of America about a U.S. release date, but they said nothing's been finalized just yet.
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Forza is better
How so? All there is to base that assumption on is GT5 Prologue Spec III and if you've played any of the GT prologue games you'd know that they're rather unfinished and unpolished compared to the actual game.
Why, Polyphany Digital, why? Just release it already!
Sounds like Morgacht is jealous he doesn't have a PS3. I've waited this long for it, a bit longer doesn't really bother me. I have GT for PSP to hold me over for a little while.
Oh, great. Now we have to wait even more.SAD
I ignore most everything said about Forza being better I know the truth Forza isn't a full on sim like GT so why are we comparing...
Screw that, release the game now and send out free DLC if you haven't patched stuff up or created enough cars. The game is going to be Epically HUGE, so I could wait a couple of months for a DLC and not even notice...if i had the game already. The anticipation is driving me ***!
well to be honest i think they should release the world wide on the same date do the japs know they cant do that anymore that is the old way of marketing or at least simultaneous release like a few days apart...thats just crazy for them to hold out on the US release, what they gone do see if it sell well over in jap then say ok it did good here lets release to the west we are the dominant now didnt they get the memo? i mean we know its gonna sell like crazy but thats isnt the point by the time they release it here forza 4 will be on the way then what.. sounds like bad marketing if u ask me
GT5 taking this long is understandable considering the PS3 is harder to develop for and this has been their first game and they won't settle for anything less than near-perfection. This game should be one of the technical showcases for the PS3.
I'm not a big fan of Gran Turismo, I have 3 and like it alot and 4 which I hated for whatever reason. I dunno maybe I just do not like racing sims all that much.
Sony screwing over the American Market with its release dates again. Anyone else waiting for China to just buy them up so the Western Markets gets the respect we pay for.
Makes you wonder how Polyphony keeps the doors open. However it is a rarity in that it's a good race sim and for PS3. There hasn't been exacty an abundance of more sim-based stuff on the PS's race roster. As for forza being better, that's like saying a Mustang is better than another Mustang. I see strong points in both. Forza is indeed here though, so Sony might want to light a fire under their own butt amd time these things a little more aggressively.
W O W .