Kazunori Yamauchi: "Gran Turismo 5 is 90% complete

Sony exec: Gran Turismo 5 now being targeted for fall release
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It’s been a while since we last gave an update on the unicorn of all video games, Gran Turismo 5. After a growing number of delays that rival that of a false-starting race car, Kazunori Yamauchi - the man behind the game - has finally given us an idea regarding the state of the fifth installment of the Gran Turismo franchise.

"Gran Turismo 5 is about 90 percent finished," Yamauchi said in an interview with Inside Line.

We really don’t know what to make of this considering that Yamauchi has consistently blown smoke up our posteriors in the past with all the release dates and subsequent delays of the highly-touted racing game.

Yamauchi said that the delays came as a result of the game still being in the developmental stage and said that developers can’t release it until it "satisfied everyone’s wishes and then exceeded them."

That’s all well and good Mr. Yamauchi, but we sure would like it if you - or your people - cut back on announcing the new release dates you’ve been suggesting in the past. By our last count, each and every one of those dates have already passed and there are still no signs of GT5 anywhere we look.

Here’s to hoping that the next time a date is announced, it ends up being the real deal.


Source: Inside line

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  (647) posted on 10.21.2010

Well, i guess it’s a great excuse for the game to be delayed. And now ait’s for us to judge the game. And based on the rumors that I have they graded the Gt5 with a highest point. and there is a lot of new features that we must await...

  (442) posted on 10.21.2010

So when exactly the other 10% to be complete.

  (341) posted on 10.18.2010

Probably the biggest drawbacks are the lack of a clutch pedal and not having to deal with the physical strain actually required to drive fast.

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