Sony has announced that the final launch date for Gran Turismo 5 will be 24 November for both Europe and the US. Following the previous GT5 delay, Sony has been tight-lipped about the new launch date for the company's flagship racing game.
As a reward for waiting patiently, fans of the 12-year old GT franchise have been given access to the complete car and track lists, as well as a new trailer. In usual Gran Turismo fashion the list contains a treasure-trove of classic race cars, such as the Jaguar XJ-13 and Ferrari 330 P4 race car, as well as hundreds of standard road cars and supercars from around the world.
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 Programme! 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 GT5 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 apologise 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.'