It took around fourteen seconds (or twenty minutes Standard Internet Time) to catch a glimpse of a shiny car in the trailer for Gran Turismo 5 at the E3 2009 Sony Press Conference. We joked about the delay for two reasons: (1) that’s a ridiculously long time for a racing game teaser not to have a car and (2) we’ve been talking about GT 5 theoretically for far too long. The latter point may be thrown to the wayside shortly: according to series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, the release date of GT 5 will be revealed soon. We’ll take that marketing push and trickle of car reveals, please. We need some substance.
“We made the announcement today that [the PSPgo title] is coming out Oct. 1 [with Gran Turismo 5 on it]. We will give the release date of the Gran Turismo 5 soon,” Yamauchi told Autoweek Magazine from a hotel during E3 2009.
You’ve heard this story before — GT 5’s release date has been eternally forthcoming. But, hey, it would be silly if we didn’t get a release date “soon” at this point: we’ve seen a lot more of the game than we ever have before.
Keep those fingers crossed. GT 5 is real. We promise.