It’s here! At each major gaming industry conference this year, we’ve collectively held our breath for news about Gran Turismo 5 from the halls of Polyphony Digital. We got our first peek at the game in the E3 trailer, and then took a closer look at the new damage feature in a playable version of the game at GamesCom. Exactly what’s in store for Tokyo is still anyone’s guess, but significant details about the game (including the release date) are long overdue. Kazunori Yamauchi himself has already told us to expect a “major advancement” from the show, and both Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz have curiously started bragging about their latest vehicles getting featured in GT5 this week.
Sony’s press conference will begin on September 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM in Tokyo, Japan. GTPlanet will, of course, be providing “live blog” coverage of the event right here on our homepage. Here’s a quick reference to see what time this will be in your area. For a more comprehensive list of international locations, see this time table.
Sydney – Thursday, September 24 @ 2:30 PM
Berlin – Thursday, September 24 @ 6:30 AM
London – Thursday, September 24 @ 5:30 AM
New York – Thursday, September 24 @ 12:30 AM
Los Angeles – Wednesday, September 23 @ 9:30 PM
Also, be sure to follow GTPlanet on Twitter and Facebook – both of which will be continually updated with fresh information from the show floor. As of writing, I am not personally aware of any live video feeds available from the conference. If you happen to find one, please share the link below in the comments.
UPDATE: There has been a misunderstanding in regards to the original time posted here (10:30 AM in Tokyo). This is actually the time of Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kazuo Hirai’s keynote speech. The “real” Sony press conference takes place a few hours later, at 1:30 PM Tokyo time. I have updated the times and the link to the time table above. Sorry for the confusion!