At GamesCom, Polyphony Digital continued to demo Gran Turismo 5, showing off new features such as damage modelling on their cars. Surprisingly for Sony, they failed to announce a release date for the game at GamesCom.
With the game being playable at GamesCom, and Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi having admitted that Gran Turismo 5 is “at a point we can release it any time we want,” a release this year is probably. Additionally, he has also stated that GT5 will launch soon after GT PSP, “[We’re] just thankful that so many people are interested in Gran Turismo 5″, said Yamauchi, adding, “[It] should be out shortly after that date.”
This is further backed up by a brochure that was handed out recently in Cologne, saying on the brochure “4. Quartel 2009”.
You don’t exactly need to know much German to figure out what that means on the brochure.
It is likely that GT5 will have a big push come TGS, which begins on September 24th.
Find the picture after the jump.