Gran Turismo 5’s Q4 2009 Release Date Confirmed

August 23rd, 2009 by Jordan


For those of you out there who still aren’t convinced of Gran Turismo 5‘s pending 2009 release date, take a look at the game’s official brochure handed out at last week’s GamesCom convention. Snapped by RiseOfGames, the brochure was quickly translated by forum users – but you don’t have to be fluent in German to figure out what “4. Quartel 2009″ means.  Via user G.T.Ace:

Developer: Polyphony – Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing – Number of players: T.B.A.

Release: 4th Quarter of 2009


(lots of stupid PR blah blah, really nothing important)
The player can choose between over
1000 cars
to race on incredible detailed racetracks and unlock PlayStation Trophies (blah).

The new NASCAR and WRC championships improve the

Gran Turismo
experience. Players are challenged to fight their way up the online leaderboards against other racedrivers from all over the

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    Where did Kazunori said the damage is completed right now? I doubt he can afford such a luxury and show an old build of game just few months before release…

  2. about bloody time!!

  3. New User

    “24-27 september” is not Q4.

  4. 24-27 september

  5. supermaniac


    what liars they said the game is finished and we can release it ANY TIME

    damage still not complete, that’s bad

  6. Don Juan

    what about my birthday??^^ 5th October =D

  7. I hope it comes out about December so they can have it absolutely perfect instead of rushing to have it on the shelves when they could have it a bit better.

  8. great news. Now let’s hope for big surpricesb at TGS! Like cockpits in all cars and better damage. A 2009 release is great of course, but I don’t think they are done by then. I think there will be more with DLC.

  9. any news about the top gear test it still confirmed?

  10. khamseen

    It’s coming out on my birthday, 2nd November you guys. :) (plz?)

  11. olsendriver


  12. The translation is not correct:

    Geplante Veröffentlichung: Q4 2009


    “Expected” release date: Q4 2009


  13. So what we can see and logicaly understand atm:

    170 is the number of cars that will have damage and interior_damage. These will be racing cars and i think they could do only racing cars because problem with licensing and manufacturers not wanting their stock cars to be damaged, still exist. This is probably the compromise that PD managed to agree with manufacturers..

    Now interior view should be in ALL cars and it was not written otherwise anywhere else.

    Lets just hope that quality interior will be in all cars, because you could definitely see difference between GT-R and M3 inside graphics.

  14. Wooo Hoooo! It’s goin to be non-stop GT5P til December.

  15. sbarrosopc

    Thanks Jack! Uhu!

  16. Jack_uk

    It will be a world wide release

  17. sbarrosopc

    I remember the first versions of GT, like GT2, when I couldn’t wait to play GT2 and bought the japanese version before the international version, in english. Q4 of 2009 is the release period for the japanese version, or is GT5 going to be released completely in english? Does anyone know that? And remember, Gran Turismo is not a game, it’s master Yamauchi’s art!

  18. Quote, “I hope that sony didn’t make any pressure on PD and forced them to release an unfinished product. i’m still scared about the stuff about the cars (170, 830..)!

    Ha…Haha!! Scared?! LMAO! Scared over a computer game…unbelievable.

    As for the “news” here, it’s hardly confirmed yet. There has been no official announcement about any release window yet, let alone a date.



  20. IchLiebeDeutscheland

    @ adrewz

    you have to read what mouzy has written about damage system and yamauchis comment about it.

  21. andrewz

    Rather 2010 release than rushed 2009 release with unfinished damage system (which it IS now).

  22. KukiSnake it’s the first video presenting damage of the car – die Subaru ! xD enjoy ^^

  23. Dynamic weather changes?????Cancelled???I hope not…..!!

  24. Jul_1087

    Yay!Finally!The King is coming back!

  25. Paulpg87

    I hope that sony didn’t make any pressure on PD and forced them to release an unfinished product. i’m still scared about the stuff about the cars (170, 830..)

  26. just need that all important date now, definitley looks like we’re getting it at TGS

  27. Thnx Mouzy

    I really hope that the damage feature will improve from what we have seen so far. I don’t like tanks as race cars. Maybe we even see rollovers and much more debris on track.
    Also, I’d love to see rubber on track – finally.
    If not in GT5, maybe in GT6…

  28. alaM0000

    I’m scoped for this game ever since i played GT4!!!!!!!! >:O LAWLZ

  29. Jack_uk

    Yesssssssss! thats great news

  30. Ooo that’s some tasty information Jordan and Mouzy.

  31. Nice news!

  32. darkerk


    O MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I need a Oxygen bottle…



  33. Hey I’m from Germany, and 4th Qartal 2009 means the last 3 months of the year… so we don’t have the real date. I hope I’m not the 1000th person who says that…

  34. Thnx Mouzy

  35. guys good nwes about damage!

    In an interview hosted on DailyMotion (in French) Polyphony’s Kaz Yamauchi speaks about Gran Turismo 5 and Gamescom. When asked why there hasn’t been much news about the game, Kaz says that he’s “just thankful that so many people are interested in Gran Turismo 5″ and that they are “are doing everything to make the game come out soon.” Naturally the guys are hard at work making sure GT PSP makes it out for October 1st (and remember there’s still time for a last minute delay) but he did confirm that Gran Turismo 5 “should be out shortly after that date”.

    Regarding damage (and the rather inconsistent modeling at Gamescom) Kaz says that the version of the game he brought to the Gamescom “marks the first step of what we are trying to do with the damage” and that gamers “can finally see that much damage appear on the bodywork.” But it’s not the final damage system – “we’re interested to know how far the players want to go,” says Yamauchi-san. “The damage already has repercussions on the steering but beware, it should not affect all vehicles in the game.” This reinforces what we said earlier in the week about the number of cars that can be damaged.

    Some people have speculated that Sony were going to do a big GT 5 feature as part of the press conference but it was pulled at the eleventh hour to make way for other surprises. We’ll have to keen an eye on TGS, then.

  36. I thought December and I hope nearly the end of the year because:GT PSP,Uncharted 2 Among Thieves,Tekken 6 are coming in september/october.

  37. This is great news!

    I hope they’ll tell at TGS that there will be 1000 different cockpitviews, Weather (rain), Pitstops at races, complete car list and track would be cool if Special Stage Route 5 and Clubman Stage Route 5 are in it…I think its really gangsta drivin’ a black Lamborghini Murcielago @ night :D

  38. Does that mean Poly has actaully nailed the damage models for each car then??? I wonder if they choose to add it then in a future patch. But im glad GT is a good game non the less

  39. @ G0N7AL0

    quarter 4 = October, November, December

    there seems to be a few dates kicking around on the Online sales sites

    25/ Sept = cant be that as statement said after the psp..

    and 25/Nov/09

    all of which are goooodd for me :P

  40. Why does EB games US say ships 2/2/10

  41. Thank god…

  42. YAY!!!!

  43. Bank Alexander



  44. spa is..i’m gessing true, because in prologue you have track location for the wheater info and spa is included!!

  45. Q1 = January, February , March
    Q2 = April, May, June
    Q3 = July, August, September
    Q4 = October, November, December

  46. omg cant wait and if it really does come out December 11 like some ppl say then that will be an awesome birthday gift from PD since thats my birthday =) CANT WAIT!!

  47. G0N7AL0

    Q4 !! :P

  48. G0N7AL0

    sorry duds ! no speakin inglish .. WTF is 4Q ??
    us can sayme ?

  49. supermaniac


    suck it forza 3

  50. Aristedis

    anyone see this live? photoshop maybe? must know…….. anyone?

  51. m!chael

    LOL at anti gt5 R U OK!
    i think u r getting abit toooo excited :)

  52. HrodBehrat, you do know that the 2008-2009 FISCAL year ends September 30th, 2009 right?

  53. HrodBehrat

    Whatch it be fiscal fourth quarter just to piss everyone off.
    /me ducks

  54. this is great news! my girlfriend yelled at me from across the house (she loves the GT series and is a frequent reader here).. and told me the news! we are both excited about this!!!! …
    I’ll honestly say that they can release the game.. and still have a few bugs.. but I’ll still enjoy it… those bugs can be fixed later with a patch….

    Now we just have to get a list of the track listing!!!…

    I hope Spa-Francorchamps and Monza are there…….

  55. Aristedis

    and y kazunori don’t answer that way?

  56. Gtone339

    whats with the blah blah blah?

  57. jamaicangamer

    yeh..but itz in german. not japanese man

  58. ANTI GT5

    MAN! we already knew this… give us something we dont know i hate PD now. they are playing with us. release the damn game already its been 5 patience has its limits. LOL


  60. Told you it was gaye

    Polyphony Digital lost it’s touch…it’s sad. Everything was better when you were younger…

  61. TOLL-Scibba-HRT

    yeahhhhhhhhhhh that is so ture ( justin) your 100% right there man japanese first then other country.

  62. is this official release date from polypony digital ? ok cool 1000 cars is this all with cockpit vieuw

  63. @justin it says 2009 in the brouchure.

    So 2009 is 2010 now in japan?

  64. Jut want to remind everyone that it may be Q4 on the Japanese business year which would be January-March 2010.

  65. So gaye….we knew this already. Everything is so fake with this game, fake anticipation. Been waiting so long i dont even care, just wanna play it already.

  66. Gtone339

    Yep, Im also excited too.

  67. so, i wonder if i should trad ein my GT5P copy now

  68. @ Krymzen
    Yeah why don’t more people believe two unknown anonymous strangers on the Internet with no concrete proof?

  69. caribbean topdriver

    always a december release

  70. @ Manny

    Think you need to help if your getting wet over a hint of a release date. :P jokes.

    Especially when Zmann and me have told you the exact date.

  71. Woohoo! Can’t believe it. Brings tears to my eyes. =’)

  72. @ Zmann

    Good…. cos no one seems to have cottoned on to that every time I say it either.

  73. ohhhhh yeah this is why i life to play this game

  74. Manny12

    i just had a orgasm reading this

  75. jamaicangamer

    hahahaaaa zmann

  76. Zmann42087

    ^^^ I’ve been telling people it’s coming out 12/11 for weeks now.

  77. DylanDobbins (RustyKettle)

    I came. Buckets.

  78. Krymzen

    11th December…. ;)

  79. jamaicangamer

    didnt we…kno dis..ahha

  80. sumbrownkid

    This is great news, but then we have to guess which of the three months that GT5 gets released. The guessing continues!!

  81. finaly!!!…great.

  82. Chang Chang

    Awesome!! I Think It Could Release In November Or December.(Just An Opinion)

  83. Thanks “tkd4ever

  84. Just a comment (blah)(blah)(blah)

    Really though this is good news, although I won’t believe a release date until it is in my hands.

  85. Tkd4ever

    I believe tgs is september 24th. This is great news to hear before starting another year of college tomorrow!

  86. That’s is great news.

    Eh, does anyone know when TGS is?

  87. TOLL-Scibba-HRT

    just fucking release the game im sick tied listen to crap new just release it has been long enough

  88. alaM0000

    I’ve high hopes for this game!!!!! =P

  89. Aaron Jaggan


  90. pardon my language but that **** for that, im getting both versions but i really really REALLY cant wait for the BIG BROTHER

    there is a God and his name is Kazunori Yamauchi

  91. Canadian STIG


    This is really great news though. Finally, more comfirmations rereaffirming what we know or already questioned, again and again. So there, rere(re)comfirmed!!! Kudos on the find Jordan.

  92. Where does the brochure or RiseOfGames state that its an ‘official’ brochure?

  93. Turbo_3800

    I kind of figured it would be a 4th qtr release so that part of info does me no good lol..What IS relieving is knowing that this dag blasted game is coming out this year..waiting 3 or 4 months is a long time for something that you check up on a daily lol

  94. DaveTheStalker


    2009 has been nothing but waiting for details to flow about GT5! Hard to “enjoy” the summer. Really weird year so far.

  95. JDigital

    Release quarter confirmed!!!


    still no date.

  96. OMG! I knew it! Now we wait for TGS to find out…is it going to be released next to Forza 3 or Christmas 2009? *tears of joy pouring everywhere* *sob*

  97. CarBastard

    ALELUYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M AGNOSTIC, BUT I GOTTA SAY, THANKS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 YEARS OF WAITING ARE ALMOST OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  98. yes. yes. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i just hope it lives up to everyones expectations!!!!

  99. Brilliant brilliant news

    Omg I’m gonna cry with happiness

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