Gran Turismo 5 release date delayed

March release scrapped, no new release set

Sony has postponed the launch of its flagship racer, Gran Turismo 5, which will no longer be out in Japan in March as previously announced.

Most concerning is Sony's failure to set a new release date, leaving the games eventual release up in the air. This is the game we first hoped to see released in 2007. Then 2008. Look through our old news...

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The delay has been put down to "production-related matters" according to Reuters. Although UK and US dates had not yet been set, series producer Kazunori Yamauchi had previously said they shouldn't deviate too far from the Japanese release.

We've asked Sony if the delay will affect its plans for the west. Looks like you'll have to make do with the recent GT5 demo for a while yet.