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Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 5 Delay “Inexcusable”

October 15, 2010 Written by Kishen Patel

Series creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, Kazunori Yamauchi, is a known perfectionist. Resulting from his apparent obsessive compulsive disorder, the development time for GT5 has extended itself throughout the coarse of six years. Unfortunately, an official delay was put in action at, pretty much, the very last minute of the game’s release. As a result, the director of the anticipated release had something to get off of his chest.

On the official Twitter page of the CEO of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi gave an apology for the delay and admitted that there is no excuse for his creation’s detainment. As translated by Kotaku:

“Apologies for the delay. It’s because time and labor were spent ironing the kinks out of [the game's] complex system. I’m really sorry. Everyone, it’s inexcusable… Wait a little longer.”

As consolation, both Sony and Mr. Yamauchi, himself, have confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will release during the holiday season yet before Christmas. Regardless of the delay, the game is still expected to sell “astronomically”. There has been an immense amount of speculation as to why the title was delayed and, while vague confirmation has been given, some have even went as far as saying the title was delayed to produce more copies in order to meet the demand. Regardless, the game will still release in the 2010 calendar year.

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