13th November 2010 - News just in, Sony have confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will be released in the PAL markets on Wednesday 24th November (Updated to November 25 for Australia by Sony AUS). This is very exciting news for Playstation 3 owners as it has taken so long for the most highly anticipated PS3 game to see the light of day. Let's hope there is no more sudden delays. Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo shared the following thoughts on what has been an epic and challenging development process:
"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."
The official track list can be found on Polyphony Digital’s official website HERE and the official announcement trailer can be viewed HERE. The official car list can now also be found HERE. PS3 owners and GT fans tell us how excited you are about this announcement in our comments section below!