Gran Turismo 5 Discs Escape Into the Wild

Gran Turismo 5 Discs Escape Into the Wild

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Gran Turismo 5 doesn't even have an official release date yet but it looks like some lucky race fans have already got their hands on leaked copies of the game.

The launch of Gran Turismo 5 is rapidly degenerating into an all-out debacle. In October, Sony announced that the long-delayed racing sim had been pushed back once again, from a firm November 2 to a far squishier "by the end of the year." Fans who had already been waiting for half a decade howled, while "industry sources" and some retailers indicated that the game was far more likely to come out in 2011, leading creator Kazunori Yamauchi to reveal that the game had actually gone gold and that "the discs are being stamped as we speak."

Now it appears that things are even further along than that: According to GT Planet, "real, legitimate copies of Gran Turismo 5" first appeared in Australia and are now turning up in Europe as well. Copies of the German version of the GT5 Collector's Edition, minus all the bonus loot, were apparently on a Czech auction site, where they were "quickly snatched up." GT Planet also has photos of the disc, case and menu screens, a trophy list and even a few minutes of gameplay video.

There are some questions as to whether or not the mounting evidence of disaster is entirely legit but assuming it is, Gran Turismo 5 is well on its way to becoming one of the most spectacular lessons in "how not to do it" in years. It's a stunning litany of mismanagement: delays, excuses, misinformation and now this biggest kick in the junk of all, stamped and printed copies of the game hitting the market before Sony is even ready to slap an official date on the thing. It seems to me that at this point, Sony's best bet to mitigate the damage is to throw it out to the public as soon as it can, but I don't honestly expect that to happen. Which is also fine with me; after all, it's not every day you get to sit back and watch a train wreck as entertaining as this one.

Amazon, for the record, still has Gran Turismo 5 listed with a December 31 release date.

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Are they just sitting on it while they wait for the holidays? That is all cool and stuff if your game hasn't been delayed several times... I'm glad I wasn't looking forward to this.

GT5 seemed to be turning into the new Duke Nukem Forever.

i think that thing is not out jet because they are trying to find "special editions" or something

the game is gold, the discs are being produced but i seem to think that they might be waithing untill the "wheel" peripherial of the "special edition" is done (it just strikes me like that)

who else thinks like me??

(if it has being said before that it is indeed the case, then please excuse my tardiness, i´m waiting for this game, but know nothing about it.)

Ah Polyphony what other silly hijinks will you get into over Gran Turismo 5

I say he should just release the game in another thread...and five minutes later...it happens...

*closes eyes* scarlett johansen in black widow costume scarlett johansen in black widow costume scarlett johansen in black widow costume.

Hmmm, i suppose it was just a coincidence... waitaminute, who's that at the door?

This was on my buy list before the release push-back. Now it sits mired in the middle of my GameFly list. Sony's handling of this is really disappointing.

Prvt.Church:
GT5 seemed to be turning into the new Duke Nukem Forever.

Maybe they saw how quickly people got excited about DNF and realized it's a cheap marketing tool.

So, what's worse? A person picking up one of these copies or pirating the game?

I'm sorry, but I'm laughing. This is a massive fu*k-up. Someone better lose their end of the year bonus for this. Someone high-ranking.

Really, they couldn't pull their act together and I congratulate every person who has obtained the title. It has been a long and unfair wait, supposed to be a launch title.

So spread the love!

Secret world leader (shhh):
I say he should just release the game in another thread...and five minutes later...it happens...

*closes eyes* scarlett johansen in black widow costume scarlett johansen in black widow costume scarlett johansen in black widow costume.

Hmmm, i suppose it was just a coincidence... waitaminute, who's that at the door?

a fat guy in a small coat.

OT: to quote one of my more favorite movies:

a clusterfuck, exactly what this seems to be.

Well, it's a bungle all right. I doubt even Duke can top this. Black Ops, maybe.

Delusibeta:
Well, it's a bungle all right. I doubt even Duke can top this. Black Ops, maybe.

Bungle? I'd say it's a Zippy and George too!... I have now just shown my age...

They better get this game out quickly or it's not going to make the money they're wanting... and they'll start blaming piracy again for its own incompetence.

Well, at least it's out now, eh? Sony just needs to slap a goddamn release date on the thing, and I'll be lining up for a copy pretty soon after that.

Can't talk, too busy playing Forza Motorsport 3...

Prvt.Church:
GT5 seemed to be turning into the new Duke Nukem Forever.

how is that exactly? its finished, done... and about to be released? what are you saying?

fKd:

Prvt.Church:
GT5 seemed to be turning into the new Duke Nukem Forever.

how is that exactly? its finished, done... and about to be released? what are you saying?

The operative word was seemed. With the constant delays it SEEMED to be turning into the new DNF but not any more. Learn grammar.

ha i was skim reading, sorry about that. but on a side note. ppl using the old dnf and daikatana references is getting old, you must agree with that, right? i like what mega64 did about this issue of over used, played out internet stuff http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/mega64/104/

Prvt.Church:

fKd:

Prvt.Church:
GT5 seemed to be turning into the new Duke Nukem Forever.

how is that exactly? its finished, done... and about to be released? what are you saying?

The operative word was seemed. With the constant delays it SEEMED to be turning into the new DNF but not any more. Learn grammar.

ha i was skim reading, sorry about that. but on a side note. ppl using the old dnf and daikatana references is getting old, you must agree with that, right? i like what mega64 did about this issue of over used, played out internet stuff http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/mega64/104/

Yog Sothoth:
Can't talk, too busy playing Forza Motorsport 3...

Forza's great, but if GT5 is as good as it should be, it will trump Forza.

VanityGirl:

Yog Sothoth:
Can't talk, too busy playing Forza Motorsport 3...

Forza's great, but if GT5 is as good as it should be, it will trump Forza.

I must respectfully disagree for the following reasons: GT5 will not feature full damage modeling & deformation on all makes and models. 80% of the cars are re-skins from GT4 and will use the same generic interior cockpit model, nor is there any livery editor to speak of. Sure, it boasts over 800 cars, but how many variations of Lancer Evos and Honda Civics do you really need?

GT5 will be good I'm sure, but I'll stick with Forza, thank you...

Prvt.Church:
GT5 seemed to be turning into the new Duke Nukem Forever.

Excellent comparison, Private Church!

I'm not a big racing fan, but was honestly willing to give Gran Turismo a try on PS3 launch day.

Five years later and I've just lost all interest.

 

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