I know this will come as a surprise to all of you, though yet another delay in the release of Gran Turismo 5 has been officially announced over at the U.S. Playstation Blog
. The blog itself is short and sweet:
We can confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available this November 2nd, but the gameís release will be coming this holiday season.
We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches.
Weíll have more information for you in the near future.
Judging by the comments on the blog post, most gamers are none too happy, and I don't blame them. Having been a fan since the original Gran Turismo, I wholeheartedly expected this to happen (again). That said, if in my job I missed deadlines in this manner, I'd have been fired long ago. I understand the desire for perfection, though I believe in part, with the scope of GT5 in particular, this is one of the symptoms of a game trying to be everything to everyone.
Thanks to MasterGT for the link.