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SURPRISE! Gran Turismo 5 Delayed, Coming This “Holiday” [Update]

October 13, 2010 Written by Corey Schwanz

After making such a big deal about the release date at this year’s E3, SCEA has confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available on November 2nd.

Yes, you read that right. Gran Turismo 5 won’t be making its November 2 release date, but thankfully Sony is still pegging it for a “Holiday” release.

In an official statement from Taku Imasaki at the US PlayStation Blog:

“We can confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available this November 2nd, but the game’s release will be coming this holiday season.

We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches.

We’ll have more information for you in the near future.”

Thought it was for real this time, but it was too good to be true. While no specific release date has been given yet, hopefully this won’t hurt Sony later this year. Especially after the delay of LittleBigPlanet 2 and DC Universe Online, does the PS3 have any killer apps this holiday? At this rate, Duke Nukem Forever might actually come out BEFORE this game. Expect more news from PlayStation LifeStyle as it arrives.

[Update]

SCEE has confirmed that this delay will affect Europe as well.

“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.

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.”