GT5 set for pre-Christmas release, reiterates Sony

SCEA marketing boss says the game will hit Japan and US before the year's up

As each day that goes by without a confirmed release, we fear more that the game will miss Christmas. But this won't be the case, SCEA's senior VP of marketing Peter Dille has said.

When asked if that game's still on track for a 2010 release, Dille simply reiterated series creator Kazunori Yamauchi's original statement on the delay.

"Yeah [it's on track], Kazunori came out with a comment that they are working on a few last things. He apologized to the community, but explained it is coming before Christmas. We haven't put a date to that yet, but we will just as soon as we get word from him when he's done," he reassured Siliconera.

HE went on to confirm that this statement included both Japan and US (Europe went unmentioned but we expect it was worldwide).

Official Sony retail site Sony Style today posted GT5 for release "on or about 11/30/2010," if that makes any sense. Let's hope that's accurate.

[ SOURCE: Siliconera ]