Gran Turismo 5 release date "soon," GT6 already in development

Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi believes oft-delayed racer should be out by Christmas, says work on sequel is already under way.

On the day that Gran Turismo 5 was supposed to be on store shelves, Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi indicated that it had just gone gold. In a November 2 interview, the notoriously perfectionist developer said that "the discs are being stamped as we speak."

Work on Gran Turismo 6 has already started.

Yamauchi did not, however, give a release date for the long-delayed racer, which was first teased at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo. In another interview from the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas, he told Autoweek magazine that, contrary to online retailers' listings, he expects Gran Turismo 5 to arrive before Christmas.

"There should be an announcement soon," he said.

More interestingly, Yamauchi said that work has already begun on Gran Turismo 6. While he was short on details, he did drop a hint at the scale of the project. "It's not something that we can talk that lightly on," he said. "It took 2,000 days to get all the ideas that went into GT5. It's just too early to be talking about GT6."

When it does finally ship, Gran Turismo 5 will feature close to 1,000 vehicles on more than 70 tracks in 20-plus locations. With a massive budget of $60 million, it is also an official licensee of several major racing circuits, such as NASCAR and the World Rally Championship. A sample of the PlayStation 3-exclusive Gran Turismo 5 Prologue was released in April 2008, garnering decent reviews.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Gran Turismo 5.

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advanracer
advanracer

That's another 10 years..for GT6 LOL...they just released 5 and now Polyphony is now HYPING up GT6?! GeezPleez..i'm still tuning my "hybrid" lol.

xtoda7
xtoda7

@spacerac your intellect astounds me.thanks for the info

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

I find it shocking that GT5 may get out before Afrika (another PS3 pre release hype game). Even DNF will be out before Afrika

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

GT20 is also in dev as we speak on the USS Enterprise. It will require a full room holodeck '

advanracer
advanracer

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Spacerac
Spacerac

@xtoda7 they were finished with five, all that happened was they missed a disc manufacturing deadline. that was the point of this article; five is shipping, and they're already working on six. @everyone else: IMO, the fact they're already working on six despite all the complainers and whiners shows true dedication to their craft. GT5 was an ambitious project, of course it was going to take a few years. It's not a fantasy game where you can create whatever and release it like Duke Nukem Forever, which GT5 is somehow the equivalent of despite that DNF's been in development since the N64/PS days? Really? (And on that note, the delay has one high point coming out of it; DNF might've been a PC only game when it was supposed to come out, but now 2/3 console/PC owners get to play it.) With GT5 you have real cars, licensing issues, music licensing issues, real world race track licensing issues which probably went into a lot of the delays. And that they have over 1000 cars and 70 courses. The game will be out when it's out, play some of the other great games in the mean time for all the systems instead of ***chin and moanin.'

benandmax
benandmax

It's official release date is Nov.24 in Europe and North America. That's from Sony.

xtoda7
xtoda7

This annoys me. All energy should be directed at getting 5 out ON TIME. Then start making comments about 6.

resist1
resist1

Im so excited for this game man, im prepped i bought the G27 wheel and the Play SEat evolution, damn thing cost me more then my playstastion twice fold, but this game is all worth it!!

BossmanX
BossmanX

@Spectrethered, http://www.polyphony.co.jp/english/list.html, polyphony sold 11 million copies of GT4. I don't know the margin of video games these days, but assuming Polyphony is making 20 dollars per game, and they match sales, thats 220 million dollars. 220 million > 60 million. Don't worry. And I think 20 dollars is conservative. Anyone sell video games that can give an estimate?

at950
at950

i love ps3 because of this games.

spectrethered
spectrethered

60 million dollar budget? Are they really going to recoup their losses with this title? How much were the licenses that they purchased to use in this game? They can't be getting that much from each sell? I'm not hating I'm just worried that the next one will be a significant scaled down version if this one doesn't sell well. Cause I'm going to buy a copy, now we just need 15 million other people to buy one too.

mcsaten6669
mcsaten6669

OMG they really have some nerve to say they started GT6...

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

i dont even know if im going to get this game, cus im not that big of a fan of curcit racing, i more prefer street racing.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I swear this game is going to cost more than my playstation did at the rate it's going. I ain't complaining like, it's going to be immense. But I can't see the RRP being a standard 49.99 :/ To be honest though if the WRC side of things is up to scratch I won't mind ebaying my dog for this!

wexorian
wexorian

we enjoyed soo mcuh with 5 th game that we wwant now 6th Goood someone remind them that we did not played 5th game yet :D

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

Wow! 1,000 cars! Amazing! It'll be so much fun to be able to drive that many cars in... 20 locations? 20? I don't care how many "tracks" there are. You know there will be 20 main tracks, then the "reverse" versions (that's 40), then different race types will have specialty courses that are part of the "main track" to make the rest. I would've happily "settled" for 500 cars and 40 locations, or better yet 250 cars and 50 locations. Who is going to race all those cars? That was one of my peeves with Forza3. It was a great racing game, but after you had your choice ride for each class (about 10 cars) the tracks got old because you were racing them (or a derivative) over and over and over. Over 5 years developing and we only get 20 locations???

ludallazen
ludallazen

LoL u guys didn't understand, they're going to skip gran turismo 5 and just launch the 6, by the time this is taking.

SuperYeti22
SuperYeti22

If I enjoy playing GT5, I will enjoy playing GT6. But the question is not if I will ENJOY playing GT5, the question is if I will BE playing GT5.

SuperYeti22
SuperYeti22

I CAN'T WAIT FOR GT6! By the time GT6 will be announced to be released "soon", I will be watching teasers and trailers for it while traveling on my own personal spaceship flown by my robot butler while talking to my alien best friend about GT6 on my holo-phone and pre-order the game for my 137th birthday!

redskinStu
redskinStu

This should have been a launch title for the PS3.

campbell153
campbell153

WOW... GT6!!! i havent even played GT5!!! (probably never will at this rate)

Dr_Puppet
Dr_Puppet

and with the jail break issue.. there will be a way to get around the 3.50 firmware soon (im sure) so will they wait for the next firmware too then it will be a game that is getting constantly getting patched and never released... good way to loose money is piracy?..... heres a better way, piss of the people that will buy your game!

Dr_Puppet
Dr_Puppet

FFS,i dont care what excuses, prologue was suppost to tie us over for a while and then dates keep getting pushed back.... not good enough in my opinion... why not release what they had, make a proper game with the prologue release that as GT5 then continue work and make GT6 later..... just like GT3 and 4. though i can't wait for it to be finnaly released.

MorbisDraconis
MorbisDraconis

Why can't we enjoy our games without comparing the one at hand to the sequel in progress? They should keep this information underwraps for about a year until they actually have it on paper.

alfaresalasmar
alfaresalasmar

In support to what E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N ill repeat his post: "FIRM DATE Nov 2nd 2010 - many people pre-paid/pre-ordered based on that news! Polyphony (Mr Yamauchi) gladly takes money for pre-orders - then with no shame fails to deliver and announces yet another delay! IS THIS THE NEW TREND?!?!?!? Will all gaming companies be playing this gimme your money 1st and we'll see when we'll get you your product? I can bet other gaming companies are watching this with interest to see if they too could get away with this sort of marketing. Well, I for one (being a fan of GT series from the beginning) will no longer tolerate such marketing BS! I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER again even consider another Polyphony/GT title of ANY kind EVER again. I can only hope other gamers will join in the protest and also refuse any future tiltes from this or any other company that uses similar marketing tactics. Mr Yamauchi, I can't believe you had enough face to even mention GT6 - I can imagine all the laughs, ... do you even THINK WE CARE?!?!!!!"

alfaresalasmar
alfaresalasmar

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sambora113
sambora113

This is the Chinese Democracy of videogames lol

DiscoBiskit
DiscoBiskit

Wow! GT6 will be out before GT5 :-) ..... But c`mon Mr Yamauchi this is beyond a joke now! Also you owe me £600 for the 4 days holiday i took off work for the november 2nd release date :-(

E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N
E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N

FIRM DATE Nov 2nd 2010 - many people pre-paid/pre-ordered based on that news! Polyphony (Mr Yamauchi) gladly takes money for pre-orders - then with no shame fails to deliver and announces yet another delay! IS THIS THE NEW TREND?!?!?!? Will all gaming companies be playing this gimme your money 1st and we'll see when we'll get you your product? I can bet other gaming companies are watching this with interest to see if they too could get away with this sort of marketing. Well, I for one (being a fan of GT series from the beginning) will no longer tolerate such marketing BS! I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER again even consider another Polyphony/GT title of ANY kind EVER again. I can only hope other gamers will join in the protest and also refuse any future tiltes from this or any other company that uses similar marketing tactics. Mr Yamauchi, I can't believe you had enough face to even mention GT6 - I can imagine all the laughs, ... do you even THINK WE CARE?!?!!!!

E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N
E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N

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E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N
E_U_D_A_E_M_O_N

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junor69
junor69

they may not have time to put GT6 on PS4 it may have to be PS5 or PS6

DDR_Midian
DDR_Midian

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the announcement of GT6 was amazingly obvious. They've obviously got more ideas than they could ever fit into GT5, hence the massive delays, so rather than keep this one going they'll finish it off and throw all of the leftover ideas into the next game straight off the bat.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

as long as GT5 is worth it i don't mind how long it takes. the quality of the game above all else i say...

zulwalks
zulwalks

@ ZoTrAcK i disagree completely but i thumbs up because its funny =P

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

I bought Dirt2 on november 2 (Great racing game!!), so they can lick my hairy balls!

grand17
grand17

@muzza93 if it doesnt get an 11, we waited for nothing lol

grand17
grand17

maybe gt6 will come out before gt5 lol

bluepuppy82
bluepuppy82

I was already ticked off by the delays and now Polyphony Digital is hinting at GT6 and there isn't a solid release date for GT5! SHUT UP Polyphony Digital.

SociopathicBox
SociopathicBox

Please note the should in the sentence "It should be out by Christmas"

steelmouth
steelmouth

"the discs are being stamped as we speak." what a lier

jimy1475
jimy1475

you can make so many jokes about this news

steelmouth
steelmouth

lol, now who in their right mind waste time working on a sequel to a game that already years behind anyhow the good news is that GT6 would be far behind if ever GT5 comes out kinda like halos poured out after halo3