Gran Turismo 5: Q4 2009?

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So says this pamphlet for the game, which was passed around last week at Gamescom. You don't need to be a German (or Austrian!) to make out what "4. Quartal 2009" means.


Before you ask, yes, it means Q4 2009. And before you ask, yes, it's a real Sony pamphlet, not a work of Photoshop fantasy. Now, whether the game is actually released later this year is another matter - it is Gran Turismo 5 we're talking about, after all - but with the PS3 Slim soon to be with us and a "mainstream" gaming market to win back, there's no better way to combine the two than with a new Gran Turismo game on shelves.

Or maybe even a Gran Turismo/PS3 Slim bundle!

Gran Turismo 5's Q4 2009 Release Date Confirmed [gtplanet]


After all the rumors of Polyphony hiring 25%+ more staff a while back, I'm hoping this is really true. I've wanted to believe the rumors, but no part of me thought Sony would announce a release date so close to the actual release (assuming it's made official at TGS). Here's hoping the U.S./Euro market doesn't have to wait for it. Otherwise, Japanese text be damned. I don't need to read text to know what kind of cars I'm looking at.