The wait is over! Gran Turismo 5 has been confirmed for release on November 24th, 2010 in the US. Here is a direct quote from the Playstation Blog:
The date is locked in: Gran Turismo 5 will go on sale throughout North America on Wednesday, November 24th.
That means you’ll be experiencing over 1,000 cars, including karts and select NASCAR cars, scores of tracks, the all-new Course Maker, a dynamic weather system, a robust online community, and everything else Gran Turismo 5 has to offer in less than two weeks.
With the recent delay, a lot of hopeful fans were disappointed that the game they had waited for so long had been pushed back even further. I know those fans are jumping for joy and probably kicking over trash cans at their respective work places. President of Polyphony Digital Inc., Kazunori Yamauchi, had this to say:
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.
I guess you can add this on to your list of things to be thankful for this year.
Source: Playstation Blog
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