You Will Like Gran Turismo 5’s Release Date

August 2nd, 2009 by Jordan

santa-clausDon’t tell anyone, but GTPlanet has learned the tentative release date for Gran Turismo 5 through an unofficial but extremely reliable source.  Since the date has not been officially published and Sony could still change it at their leisure, we will not be saying anything specific to keep from eating an unhealthy dose of crow.  What we can say, however, is that a 2009 release is almost certain, and the much-publicized Amazon.com date of December 29, 2009 is incorrect.  As it stands at the moment, it is likely the official date will be announced at GamesCom Cologne during Sony’s August 18th press conference.  Stay tuned for more information, and remember: he’s making a list and checking it twice…

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  1. Aug. 3, 12:27am
    Chepu

    Holy Cheez and Crackers!, thats something i Did’nt Expect.

    Now Lets pray for a 2009 Worldwide Release. OMG OMG OMG…cant wait, I’ve been waiting sine 2006….. :drools:….

  2. Aug. 3, 12:12am
    AngerdX

    Oh my, oh my almost fell of my chair reading this. :)

  3. Aug. 3, 12:05am
    gtone339

    WOw, can’t wait for it, now T10 will pay for what they said about PD. GO Gran Turismo 5 the Ultimate simulator!

  4. Aug. 2, 10:47pm
    Justin

    No, if there are engine swaps it won’t be cross-brand due to license issues. You might however be able to put the V8 from a mustang and put it into a Fusion.

  5. Aug. 2, 10:41pm
    Robert Hughes

    But whenever it’s released (I bet in time for 14 days shopping before Christmas), will GT5 let me take the V8 out of a Mustang and shoehorn it into an Elise?

  6. Aug. 2, 10:12pm
    Tsuchiya

    November

  7. Aug. 2, 10:03pm
    Tenacious D

    I can’t believe it…
    I was sure that GamesCON wouldn’t be the place to reveal GT5 news, but I guess SONY are finally wising up after the huge net riot over GT Mobile taking center stage, and FW3 being hyped all out of stupidity by Wicrosoft.
    It’s about time SONY fired its biggest bullet across a certain big mouth monopoly’s empire.
    And yes, I noticed it too… Amar has been conspicuously quiet lately…

  8. Aug. 2, 9:46pm
    DaveTheStalker

    @jack_uk @walsall (sp?) Top Gear Series Finale: Sad indeed. BRING ON GT5!

  9. Aug. 2, 9:45pm
    Brett

    Made my day!

  10. Aug. 2, 9:37pm
    JohnC

    Thanks Annonymous.

    I can’t wait for it

  11. Aug. 2, 9:03pm
    jeff

    AMERICA! **** YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Such fantastic news…..

  12. Aug. 2, 9:02pm
    Porsche

    Enough speculations!why can´t they just tell us the release date now?

  13. Aug. 2, 8:27pm
    KTR

    I am also predicting a December ’09 release date…look at the past games’ release dates (Japan Release Date):

    GT1 – December 23, 1997
    GT2 – December 11, 1999
    GT3 – April 28, 2001 <—only exception :p
    GT4p – December 4, 2003
    GT4 – December 28, 2004
    GTHD – December 24, 2006
    GT5p – December 13, 2007

  14. Aug. 2, 8:04pm
    Annonymous

    I can confirm from a European source that the date is Dec 11th. I’m not saying who it was incase they dont tell me anymore info. Stop denying it and just admit. DEC 11th EVERONE!!!!!!!! Oh also MAG is looking to join the slew of Mar 2010 delayed games. You heard it from me.

  15. Aug. 2, 7:52pm
    Flagmo-T

    I’ll support that note to Santa, where do i Sign… well-well at least there is some other titles to freak about in September, and a couple of months forward.. DirT2 does shake my Mind a bit, But damn, The rally section for GT5 is by far the best ( hopefully)

    Dream Extreme
    Flagmo-T

  16. Aug. 2, 7:49pm
    JohnC

    I can’t wait. And Jordan, do you know who the person using the nickname of “lol” is?
    Is he some source or just some normal person making a good guess?

  17. Aug. 2, 7:19pm
    Jordan

    I’m sorry, Dracwolley, but I cannot reveal who provided the information at this time.

  18. Aug. 2, 7:18pm
    Watevaman

    Well, he stated an “unofficial” source, so it’s probably nobody affiliated with Sony or PD.

  19. Aug. 2, 7:05pm
    Dracwolley

    Jordan, what WAS that “highly reliable” source?

    That Amar guy? Someone on the inside of Sony or PD?

  20. Aug. 2, 7:01pm
    James

    I just hope this source is correct, because i’m desperate for a release date for gt5!

  21. Aug. 2, 6:59pm
    Zmann42087

    December 11th is the (tentative) release date.

  22. Aug. 2, 6:39pm
    jhuilm

    wasim
    GT5 will have 800 cars like the psp version.

  23. Aug. 2, 6:27pm
    Mustangmiha

    Okay people, just calm down, released 1st December or 32nd January, we must wait really, really long. If someone doesn’t know how to speed up your days, play some older GT or like me, I’m right now playing Enthusia, very smilliar to Gran Turismo. And I’m cold. Until December.

  24. Aug. 2, 6:26pm
    David

    The date is 11 december :)

  25. Aug. 2, 5:51pm
    Pepsi0

    It may be a Christmas picture but that doesn’t mean anything… it could be like the evil B-Spec Bob and be a trick. Which would be good because we could get it earlier.

  26. Aug. 2, 5:28pm
    andyuk-mx5turbo

    Awesome tidbit, looking forward to 18th.

    Shame that all other releases have had much more info prior to a pre-xmas release…

    PD aren’t animals of change either…

    I’m taking this tidbit with the tiniest pinch of salt as any other rumour.

  27. Aug. 2, 5:20pm
    Paulpg87

    December 1st for sure ( maybe with ps3slim.. but i dont’ give a fuck about ps3slim)

  28. Aug. 2, 5:05pm
    Johan

    29 dec is my birthday

  29. Aug. 2, 5:02pm
    DaveTheStalker

    @Jack_UK I’ve seen them all and will be watching 7 soon ;) No real biggie for me, I know where to find them. We still don’t have BBC America HD anyway. The PS3 does a nice job of upscaling

    I wonder when Sony plans on announcing the Slim PS3…

  30. Aug. 2, 5:00pm
    Jack_uk

    I think we should take notice of the main headline “You Will Like Gran Turismo 5’s Release Date” It must mean its very near

  31. Aug. 2, 4:46pm
    Terronium-12

    @ Wasim and Morshed

    You’re both ridiculously stupid, perhaps you should date one another.

  32. Aug. 2, 4:46pm
    Jack_uk

    ^^ unlucky its been A good series. Don’t worry I won’t give anything away ^^

  33. Aug. 2, 4:34pm
    DaveTheStalker

    @walsall @Jack_UK Over here in the US, BBC America still has not started Series 13 :( Those who are savvy know they to use the internet.

  34. Aug. 2, 4:32pm
    sumbrownkid

    @Wasim
    Yo not all American cars are crap, that’s a highly subjective opinion. And you can’t compare the two games that aren’t released yet, but if going by history, I’d say GT5 would win in this gen.

  35. Aug. 2, 4:31pm
    morshed

    @RALPH

    are u abnormal???

    Forza 2 sold 2m copies lifetime on Xbox (a flop console)

    GT4 sold 12m copies

    GT5 will sell between 15m-20m copies lifetime
    F3 would reach 4m lifetime if MS gives it away for free with every X360

    dont compare a crap unknown and flop franchise like FLOPZA 3 with GT5

    also WASIM

    thanks for posting the facts..what an embarrassment for F3 — a racing game in 2 discs in the era of BLU RAY

  36. Aug. 2, 4:27pm
    wasim

    @RALPH

    GT5 will outsell FLOPZA 3 based on just 1st day japan sales

    GT5 will do 15 m copies lifetime this gen

    FLOPZA 3 wont even reach 2m lifetime . ofcourse when PS3 SLIM launches MS will quit console war

    there is just no comp between F3 and GT5

    GT5 has 700 cars
    F3 has 400 cars mostly being DEFECTIVE AND CRAP american cars

    GT5 runs at 1080p
    F3 runs at 720p

    GT5 has 16 cars per track
    F3 has 8 cars per track

    GT5 has weather and night racing
    F3 has RROD only

    GT5 has 95 REAL TRACKS +NASCAR and WRC tracks
    F3 has 50 REAL TRACKS only

    GT5 will outsell all XCRAP 3FIX ME games lifetime

    GT5 is the biggest franchise in EUROPE –a place where PS3 will sell 60m-100m lifetime. PS2 sold 65m units in europe

  37. Aug. 2, 4:23pm
    eMke3

    ralph89 Actually that makes sense what you are saying.

  38. Aug. 2, 4:17pm
    ralph89

    They are waiting for Forza 3 to be released so they can make adjustment just like T10 did with GT4 on their Forza :). PD got sucker punched by T10 back in 2004 now PD need a knock out punch this next gen. :lol:

  39. Aug. 2, 4:13pm
    eMke3

    I wonder if they will release it sooner then December perhaps October? Would be a great surprise. But if it comes out this year then there is nothing to complain about for me. It maid my day I’m happy. With these kind of news even though it’s not official. But Cheers :)

  40. Aug. 2, 4:12pm
    Walsall FC

    @Jack_uk

    It sure was

  41. Aug. 2, 4:09pm
    Jack_uk

    ^^Sad ending to top gear :( ^^

  42. Aug. 2, 4:05pm
    Walsall FC

    Oh my bloody god! I just discovered this post as i was watching the last show of top gear in the new series! so exciting!

  43. Aug. 2, 3:46pm
    DaveTheStalker

    Amazon was dead wrong about GT5P coming out and they are dead wrong about GT5.

  44. Aug. 2, 3:29pm
    Jack_uk

    GTPlanet should do a raffle of what date in december is right and give away a premium membership to who gives the right date lol

  45. Aug. 2, 3:19pm
    NotoriousWarrior

    LOL, i wasn’t joking. Yesterday i checked and the site had a TBA but now it has 25 september, i not just guessing and this date can change but im certain that its a better date than guessing.

  46. Aug. 2, 3:19pm
    Ignasi

    You made my day!

  47. Aug. 2, 3:15pm
    NInjaGhost

    Thats great, soo now all we need is a reliable source thats close to gtplanet to give us the release date lol. I wonder if they got there info from that Amar guy? Anyway Hopefully its soon and all Polyphony Digital efforts and Work pay off.

  48. Aug. 2, 3:12pm
    Canadian STIG

    Yes “POOP, December 1st is what I’m guessing. When I went to my local EBGames/ Gamestop, they said December the 1st was when they would get their shipment. It would also give GT or PD. time to market the product efficiently while raising awareness towards this epic game. 1 month ought to do it, so Dec is likely.

  49. Aug. 2, 3:11pm
    Shqype

    I’m going to guess December 22 :)

  50. Aug. 2, 3:03pm
    POOP

    December 1st!!! Remember this.

  51. Aug. 2, 3:01pm
    NotoriousWarrior

    hardvibes, thanks for the wake up call and i would laugh if it really does come out on that date.

  52. Aug. 2, 2:59pm
    Webbo

    Like many others I think I did feel a bit of wee touch my keks….

  53. Aug. 2, 2:57pm
    N155AN

    YES YES YES

  54. Aug. 2, 2:51pm
    hardvibes

    wake up notorious, gt5 cant be released before gt mobile and during TGS. As Jordan picked a christmas picture december is definitely the month of happiness

  55. Aug. 2, 2:49pm
    Jack_uk

    I’ve got a question that isn’t relevant to the release date but to gt5.

    Will all cars feature and show damage?

    The suspence is killing me!

  56. Aug. 2, 2:39pm
    NotoriousWarrior

    I think its 25/09/2009 54 days from now.

    this is the release date this article is most likely talking about but i dont believe this date, i mean will Sony really release a title such as GT5 without a massive announcement and give it some time to build up preorders. I mean it will be pretty stupid but im still getting it.

  57. Aug. 2, 2:36pm
    Destoyer

    Here’s hoping its somewhere between september and october to coincide with need for speed shit ( lame ) and Forza 3 ( evil ).

    or am i dreaming!!

    c’mon PD its been 4 years……give me hope….please

  58. Aug. 2, 2:34pm
    Godzilla157890

    I’d like to drive the NASCAR COT on Silverstorne when GT5 comes out. If that did happen, I’d be as giddy as Britney Spears during a “fake singing” convention.

  59. Aug. 2, 2:31pm
    Daniel

    hell yea, gonna be awesome!

  60. Aug. 2, 2:24pm
    Farkup65

    About time! I kinda expected a release around Dec. Any sooner would be a bonus. I already told my fam. that when it DOES come out, bills, work, all go out the window and the big screen IS MINE!!!! I want to drive the NORDSCHLIFFE AGAIN!!!!

  61. Aug. 2, 2:20pm
    DaveTheStalker

    DEMO??? HELLO…we’ve been playing the demo since Dec. 2007, aka GT5P. My question is, when is it time to break out GT4 & GT3 to brush up on other tracks? Don’t want to be caught with your pants down!

  62. Aug. 2, 2:07pm
    fatman

    lotta cool games comin up later this year, uncharted, GT5….gonna have to do thumb-ups to strengthen up & get ready for the onslaught :)

  63. Aug. 2, 1:48pm
    Enciah

    alleluia!!
    Waiting for gamescom

  64. Aug. 2, 1:48pm
    Jack_uk

    Gamescom: Release date
    TGS: demo?
    Christmas: GT5?

  65. Aug. 2, 1:44pm
    Terronium-12

    @lol

    I suppose you work for Sony then?

    And just because I’m intentionally trying to be a prick; you might want to check your grammar usage there.

  66. Aug. 2, 1:44pm
    wasim

    final nail in the coffin of CRAP BOX 3FIX ME ala CRAP BOX RROD PLEASE FIX ME

  67. Aug. 2, 1:36pm
    VIPERGTSR01

    Although this is very positive, everyone don’t get your hopes up too high just yet. just relax and see how it goes.

  68. Aug. 2, 1:36pm
    Viktor

    It will probably released close to christmas bundled with the g27 =D

  69. Aug. 2, 1:32pm
    L. Taylor

    OMFG, u’re being soooo cruel – “GTPlanet has learned the tentative release date for Gran Turismo 5″ and then “we will not be saying anything specific”.

    COOOME OOOOOON, u’re killin us 2and-a-bit weeks left…
    Made my day though….

  70. Aug. 2, 1:28pm
    lol

    “we will not be saying anything specific to keep from eating an unhealthy dose of crow.”

    lol because you know nothing…
    I’ll tell you, it’s December 11… Note this comment and remember my message for the next Sony’s conference

  71. Aug. 2, 1:25pm
    Jeremy

    Please tell us the date you think it is. You wont be eatin crow if its wrong, your source will.

  72. Aug. 2, 1:24pm
    Mustangmiha

    I wish it can be released in 2010. Why? Because K.Y. said that they can release GT5 anytime they want so it would be good to work on the smallest details and stuff than is needed.

  73. Aug. 2, 1:24pm
    Lee

    Hi all i would goto Gamesstation and ask for there new release list. if you look on it its been change from 2010 to You ready for thsi 24th Sep

  74. Aug. 2, 1:15pm
    Jack_uk

    THANKYOU JORDAN!!!!!!!! Its really made my day. Can you reveal the source?

  75. Aug. 2, 12:56pm
    Terronium-12

    Nice, nice, and nice.

    Assuming it’s 110% true – Hell Yes.

  76. Aug. 2, 12:43pm
    Will(blademask)

    Jordan, please… my heart can’t take it… i’ve become used to accepting that Prologue is all ill ever play of GT5 for the past(since launch of my ps3 60gb)…

    If you’re wrong…… i swear im going to destroy you and your website with the power of my mind alone. ;)

  77. Aug. 2, 12:32pm
    DaveTheStalker

    My birthday is Nov. 29. It would be cool if it comes out BEFORE my birthday :p Thanks Jordan for ‘confirming’ that this will be gaming’s Year of the Racer!

  78. Aug. 2, 12:08pm
    Niko

    Dream…..this year only GTPSP.GT5 2010 100%:(

  79. Aug. 2, 12:05pm
    Brad McClaren

    Great. So now I gotta be nice for the rest of the year?

    Great head’s up. I just hope your source isn’t pulling our collective legs.

  80. Aug. 2, 12:05pm
    Damez

    Just making sure…

  81. Aug. 2, 12:00pm
    Alan

    It would have to be a world wide release, cant see them favouring one region over another

  82. Aug. 2, 11:58am
    Damez

    Yo Jordan, is it confirmed to be a simultaneous world-wide release?

  83. Aug. 2, 11:54am
    Mark

    Here in Holland we see Santa in the Coca Cola commercial in a big Truck..we dont want that..we wanna see Santa in a Nissan Skyline this year :D

  84. Aug. 2, 11:54am
    GTAce

    Launch title for PS3 Slim for sure. 8)

  85. Aug. 2, 11:39am
    Damez

    It’s killing me – ARGH! I’m assuming that after the 18th with the release date revealed and all, we’ll get some gameplay videos at TGS – in which we would be able to tell what’s available.

  86. Aug. 2, 11:36am
    Mike

    Good news. Only a few more months of playing the same 5 tracks in GT5:P. I wonder what other information will be released at that gaming convention? Car Damage? Tracks? Cars? The official Playstation website says it will be the most comprehensive racing simulation ever. To me that means there will be car damage, day/night transition, weather, and smart AI that doesn’t run on rails, LOL. I can’t wait 16 more days though!!! I want to know now!

  87. Aug. 2, 11:33am
    alba

    I knew it.

  88. Aug. 2, 11:31am
    hardvibes

    december 2nd PLEASE, it’s my birthday

  89. Aug. 2, 11:28am
    Canadian STIG

    The suspense is death defying!

  90. Aug. 2, 11:26am
    Alan

    About bloody time

  91. Aug. 2, 11:18am
    Jordan

    Don’t worry, caribbeantopdriver, I will keep the site updated-to-the-minute while watching for news out of the conference.

  92. Aug. 2, 11:15am
    caribbeantopdriver

    santa i been good all year……. 18th of this month press conference…… hey jordan we want info as soon as the sony conference is over…. hoping for a release date…. i would take a trailer in october. :)

  93. Aug. 2, 11:14am
    Justin

    It’s time to go on an extreme budget I guess.

  94. Aug. 2, 11:12am
    Wez

    Im going to guess the 11th…..

  95. Aug. 2, 11:10am
    Canadian STIG

    Life seems so much brighter despite only receiving a minuscule piece of information. There is hope, I knew it!! Who needs Coca Cola anyways?? St. Nicholas ought to keep his eye on that list and not the fizzy beverages. Thanks for the update Jordan, kudos and cheers.

  96. Aug. 2, 11:06am
    Watevaman

    I just peed my pants a little.

  97. Aug. 2, 11:03am
    Tomaz

    Nice picture. =)

  98. Aug. 2, 11:01am
    tox-sw

    All the same we will wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. Aug. 2, 11:01am
    Coiler

    its 1’st april or what???

  100. Aug. 2, 11:00am
    GTP_CerealKiller

    You know you just made my day right? Actually make that year.

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