Before a new release date for Gran Turismo 5 has been officially announced, creator Kazunori Yamauchi is once again confirming the presence of a sixth game. In an interview with Gamespot, Yamauchi mentioned that GT6 is underway but little else: “It’s not something that we can talk that lightly on. It took 2,000 days to get all the ideas that went into GT5. It’s just too early to be talking about GT6.” Almost a year ago he told Autoweek a very similar story and that the wait between the fifth and sixth games would be considerably less because “GT6 is just new apps that run on the GT5 system.” It’s not the first time that the developer has repeated himself either. In January he said GT5 was 90% complete and then again in May. I think the stress maybe getting to him, bless.
Despite some online retailers claiming the release date for Gran Turismo 5 won’t be until 2011, Yamauchi insists the game will be out this side of Christmas and that it’s recently gone gold meaning development has finished and Blu-Ray’s are in production. “There should be an announcement soon,” said Yamauchi. For the sake of the fans, and Sony, I hope so because the PS3 could do with a triple A holiday exclusive game.