Gran Turismo 5 is an anticipated automobile/driving simulator that is undoubtedly the most popular driving game on the Playstation 3. While many of PS3 owners have been waiting for this release, it has gone through numerous delays. Below is an example of the statement from Playstation and a recent Amazon.com notice from a customer pre-order of the game that was expected to release in early December.
Previous statement by Playstation Blog:
“We can confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available this November 2nd, but the game’s release will be coming this holiday season.
We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches.
We’ll have more information for you in the near future.”
Amazon email notice to a Gran Turismo 5 pre-orderer:
We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on August 04 2010. The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:
“Gran Turismo 5 Collector’s Edition”
Release date: December 31 2010
Estimated arrival date: December 31 2010
If you would like to learn more about pre-ordering video games from Amazon.com, including when you can expect to receive your new video game, please visit our help page (http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?ie=UTF8&nodeId=468582#release).
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this delay.
Customer Service Department
Check your order and more: http://www.amazon.com/your-account
Please note: This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.”