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Gran Turismo 5 delayed in Europe too

European version sees slip, SCE UK confirms

Sony's delayed the European version of Gran Turimso 5 too, SCE UK's just confirmed to CVG.

SCEA announced the delay of the US version of the racer this afternoon, promising more information in "the near future".

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"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," it said in a statement.

SCE UK didn't provide a new release date at the time of press, but we're told an official statement is imminent.

GT5 was originally due out on November 5. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi assured CVG earlier this year that the racer would see no more delays, the big porky teller.

UPDATE: Here's SCEE's statement, which looks the same as the US one:

"We are sorry to say that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available on the previously announced release date of November 3rd, but the game will be released before Christmas.

We sincerely apologise to GT fans for the delay, however creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating a racing experience of the highest quality. We are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches later this year. We'll have more information for you in the near future."

SCEE just tweeted to say: "We expect to confirm a new release date before the end of the month."

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