• Sep 25th 2009 at 10:31AM
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Gran Turismo 5 – Click above for high-res image gallery

When Gran Turismo 4 was launched in Japan for the Playstation 2, George Bush was just getting ready to start his second term and the Chrysler 300 was the big buzz in the auto world. In other words, January 10, 2005 was a very long time ago, and we're probably going to have to wait a while longer before we can finally get our hands on the highly anticipated Gran Turismo 5. After half a decade of waiting for GT5, Sony has finally announced that the racing franchise will go on sale – in Japan – in March 2010. That's six months after the PSP version of the game goes on sale, and we still don't know when we'll be able to get our hands on the PS3 version here in the States.

When GT5 does arrive, all evidence points to a very dynamic gaming experience. Advanced damage rendering, weather changes, night races, NASCAR and incredible detail have all been promised, and since we're being forced to wait so long, we're holding Kazunori Yamauchi personally responsible for GT5's success or failure.

[Source: Kotaku]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I really dont give a dam when this game comes out. AS long as it does comes out. It will be worth the damn wait! AS long as i get an unforgettable heart pounding driving game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it took less time for forza to go from 1 to 3 than for GT to go from 4 to 5. GT better be the best game in the history of gaming.
      • 5 Years Ago
      By the time this game is actually released, i'll be playing Forza Motorsport 5 on my Xbox 720
        • 5 Years Ago
        Amen to that!

        By the way, anyone play the Forza 3 demo yet? It's pretty dang sweet... I've lapped it a few times and managed to get my lap times to about 1,365 out of 111,000 or so that have actually played the demo using the Ferrari California. The games runs so smooth because of the 60 fps and i totally dig the interface of the menus. I absolutley cannot wait for the full game which, as we all know, actually has a solid release date unlike its long long long awaited for counter part.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I bought a 360 to play Forza 2. I might have to buy a PS3 just to play this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I already did just buy a PS3 slim just in the anticipation for this game...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sony is too much... I downloaded a FREE (that's $0.00) demo of Forza3 and my pre-order is coming in a bout a month...
      From what I saw and played, Forza3 doesn't look any worse than in-game GT5 and the physics are pretty awesome... probably better than what's in GT5.
      The only compelling reason I see for the GT5 is the availability of the Logitech G27 Wheel; however, I'll probably be getting the PS3 slim anyway... so if GT5 is any good I'll get it and the G27 as well :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's it. I've been waiting since I bought my PS3 for this to come out. I'm tired of it--I'm not waiting any longer. I'm getting Forza. I'm DONE with Gran Turismo. Forza may not be as shiny but at least they can MEET A DEADLINE.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you no longer want your PS3 I'll gladly take it. I'd wait as long as it takes for this game, 2 weeks... 6 months... 3 years, as long as I need.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you ask me, prologue looks like crap compared to some of these screen shots.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This game better be worth this 6 year wait bullsh*t
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll believe it when I see it. They are the Duke Nukem of automotive simulators.
      • 5 Years Ago
      at least you wont have to pay double the price like us british have to.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And we can trade in all our old GT4 cars under the "Cash for Clunkers" US-only option.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Based on what Prologue looked like, I'd say Polyphony had to completely rework GT5 when they realized prologue wasn't up to consumer expectations. I don't think damage, weather or Nascar were originally going to be included in the game.

      They are shooting themselves in the foot by delaying the release. Logitech already introduced the G37 wheel (which should have coincided with the release of GT5.) Sony has already introduced the PS3 Slim.....there is really nothing left. GT5 is gonna be released after the holiday season with a bunch of hardware that is not new to market.

      Epic fail.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you look back, the Logitech Driving Force Pro was released over a
        year before the release of GT4, so don't even bother using the G27 as
        reason for them to release the game =
      • 5 Years Ago
      Last December I bought an XBOX360 and the primary game that I bought it for was Forza 2. I looked at both consoles. MS had Forza 2 availible. Sony always had GT5 sometime in the future.

      I played out Forza 2 and it was a fun game that kept me up for more than one all-nighter. I can now get Forza 3 in a short time.

      If I'd bought the PS3 I'd still be waiting and all I would have is a projected Japanese release date - like that does my a whole lot of good.

      I am sure the GT5 will be fun and great and all, but MS can release some HW and SW that I can buy in a reasonable time.

      From the heavily rendered pictures that don't represent actual game-play, I can see the GT5 looks any better than Forza 3, but that doesn't necessarily translate into fun to play. You can't tell me that I didn't have loads of fun playing Forza 2 and I can't wait to give up some cash for Forza 3.
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