Sony has set yet another launch date for the highly anticipated fifth installment of their Gran Turismo video game series: November 24th.
If you’ve been following the progress of the game, then you’ll know it’s been through numerous delays. However, Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, had some reassuring words:
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.
It sounds like they won’t be delaying it any more, and we certainly hope so. The game will have over one thousand cars, including the likes of the Pagani Zonda R, McLaren F1, and Bugatti Veyron, as well as a variety of tracks including Laguna Seca and the Nurburgring.
Now if only they made a PC version.