So early this morning we heard news from the States that GT5 was going to be released on November 24th in North America, which was a great encouraging sign that we may actually get our hands on GT5 before christmas. Just before lunchtime today we recieved word from Sony that the release date in Europe also is November 24th. Being that this news has come from our friends in NZ
its a fairly safe bet that November 24th will be the New Zealand release date as well. Well it looks like were out by one day. Officially its going to be November 25th.
“Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Programme!” commented Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc. “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 GT5 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 apologise 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.”
So.. for all our friends who have been on the looooong wait for GT5 .. Its defintely here before Christmas..