GT5 is 90% complete, says Yamauchi-san

Polyphony Digital bigwig Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed that development of hotly anticipated racer Gran Turismo 5 is roughly 90 percent complete, hence why the game’s Japanese release was postponed.

Speaking with the folks at USA Today, Yamauchi-san commented: “About 90% of the game is done. We are just working on the last 10% and polishing up everything.”

He also touched on the subject of the forthcoming PlayStation Motion Controller – the colloquially dubbed ‘Wand’ – suggesting that if it were to be used with GT5, the device would likely be limited to navigating the user interface.

“It might be used to maybe control the user interface like you would a mouse, but that’s the extent we would use it for,” said Yamauchi.

GT5 was originally scheduled to ship in Japan this March, though quite when it will turn up now is anyone’s guess. Don’t expect a western release for quite some time, either. We’ll keep you posted.

Cheers, VG247