Since the game was first revealed during E3 2005, Gran Turismo 5 saw its release changed on multiple occasions and in multiple regions. Its last confirmed release date was November 2, which was pushed to the "holiday season" for unspecified reasons.
"Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly," Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi commented in the press release revealing the new date. "I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed."
Although Sony's flagship racing simulation from developer Polyphony Digital has had a few jokes tossed its way for its constant delays, it's nice to know that the wait is almost over. They really had no choice, if you think about it. What I mean is this: imagine if Duke Nukem Forever came out before Gran Turismo 5.