We informed you yesterday that Gran Turismo series front man Kazunori Yamauichi had confirmed development of Gran Turismo 6 but had still not pinned a release date for Gran Turismo 5, one of the most anticipated games of the last few years.
Today, Peter Dille, VP of Marketing of SCEA has effectively burst my bubble. When asked if we’d be playing GT5 this year, he responded:
Yeah, Kazunori came out with a comment that they are working on a few last things. He apologized to the community, but explained it is coming before Christmas. We haven’t put a date to that yet, but we will just as soon as we get word from him when he’s done.
Okay, while this isn’t an exact release date, it’s only a matter of time. Since today is November 5th, the most we’ll have to wait is 49 days, assuming the game drops on Christmas Eve, which is a ridiculous assumption. Expect coverage of Gran Turismo 5 when it releases later this year.