Is Gran Turismo 5 Done Yet?

Is Gran Turismo 5 Done Yet?

No, no it’s not.

The years-in-the-making Gran Turismo 5 was originally supposed to be released this March in Japan. It is now May. The game is not out. It was delayed this past January and given a new release date: “To be announced”.

Last September, it was revealed that Gran Turismo 5 was then currently 65 percent complete. That was seven months ago. In an interview with Edmunds Inside Line blog in late April, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi said, “Gran Turismo 5 is about 90 percent finished. There are currently around 140 people working on the project.”

That means that in seven months (if the previous and current data are in fact correct), the Gran Turismo was able to finish 25 percent of the game. Conceivably then, the developers could finish up the game in the next three months.

GT5 was first announced at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles back in 2006. According Yamauchi, Gran Turismo 5 has cost $US60 million to make. The game will feature over 1,000 automobiles and 20 different locations.

Kazunori Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 5 About 90% Finished, GT Academy Might Come to U.S. [Edmunds via Inside-Games via オレ的ゲーム情報]


  • the game will be awesome but not 5 years worth awesome. their apsirations were too high without a doubt. i bet the initial release date was not 2010

  • I agree with glennc.

    Whilst i have no doubt it will be an awesome game, i mean, its Gran Turismo.

    It is seriously a laughing joke within the industry and will not be worth the money or the years it has taken. Though we haven’t played the final version, i will say it could most likely be accomplished in half the time or even less, than what it has taken.

    Maybe its just Sony messing them around or something – I don’t get why some developers just don’t release a game that was once announced. Dude Nukem Forever?

    Forza at least, accomplishes something thats A) Satisfying. B) Awesome. C) Critically acclaimed and D) Something is miles ahead compared to other Racing games in its overall quality.

    And what, they’ve have 3 Forza games accomplish all the above within the time frame of the the last GT game.

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