Sony has shocked the industry by announcing that long-awaited racer Gran Turismo 5 will miss its proposed November 3rd release date in Europe. It has also been delayed in North America and Japan.
The news is all the more surprising considering the lengthy delays already endured by the racer, which was first announced in 2006.
The game has now been given a speculative release date of “this holiday season”, though Sony does assert that it will arrive before Christmas.
“We are sorry to say that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available on the previously announced release date of November 3rd, but the game will be released before Christmas,” a spokesperson told MCV.
“We sincerely apologise to GT fans for the delay, however creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating a racing experience of the highest quality. We are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches later this year. We'll have more information for you in the near future.”