Gran Turismo 5 missed its November release date, but the game's release appears to be ever so close. According to GT 5's Kazunori Yamauchi, the game has gone gold.

Website Jalopnik recently asked Yamauchi about the status of the game, and he replied, "The discs are being stamped as we speak." Seems pretty straightforward, but the one thing that we wonder is if that's true then when is Sony (here in America, specifically) going to officially announce the game's release date? The company has promised it for the holiday season, but that's a broad timeframe from now until the end of the year. And we don't expect GT 5 just to appear in stores one day without an official release date announcement from Sony.

We have a call in to Sony, and we'll update you if it has anything to say on the matter.