You, like us, may have been worried when Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi said casually that GT5 could be here as late as 2010. But, reassuringly, Sony still has in penned in for a Christmas '09 release.
Speaking of the big PS3 games of next year, Southern Europe SCEE chief exec James Armstrong was recently heard saying that GT5 is still due for release at Christmas next year.
It may simply be a passing statement, but it's something to hang on to after Yamauchi stated back in July that the team was "totally focused on getting the updates through for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue," which could see the full-fat GT5 released in 2010.
No sleeping, Polyphony. Make games faster.