Electronic Arts is having some fun about the delay of Gran Turismo 5. They just send a press release to journalists, proclaiming a "punctual release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit". Obviously, this is a joke at the expense of Gran Turismo 5.
they release at the same time huh EA?
EA on Gt5 release day http://healthtips101.files....
its quite funny
Sony might have purposely delayed GT5 for EA. When GT comes out it's going to destroy all, and EA needs need for Speed to do good since Medal Of Honor (Horror lol) received mixed reviews (I think MOH is a decent game). And if GT came out before Need for Speed it would had suffered sales wise on the PS3. Pushing GT back should theoretically give Need for Speed time to gather more sales from would be buyers, but I don't think it's going to do as much as they would hope. Racing fans on the PS3 have their eyes set out for GT5, and nothing is going to take that $60 purchase away from them.
Sony is still planning on releasing GT5 before the holidays. Need for Speed sales are still going to suffer from it.
I can't help but think about LBP2 and GT5 being delayed with EA create and N4S out soon.
Do you really think they would delay GT5 for EA? How does that make any sense?
lmfao Keith. That was be quite a punch to EA's balls. Though I do believe they both cater towards different audiences, but alot of them overlap in interest in racing games.
Because NFS will sell more on PS3 like last year NFS Shift. It's increasing 3rd party support. Disagreeing fools please refer the stats
Just a small correction... It's "NFS", not "N4S". Even EA has called it NFS for the last 10-15 years or so.
Why would anyone think that NFS/Create has any impact on GT5/LBP2?
Oh, they won't be laughing anymore if it does.
with punctual riped off content and punctual bugs! thats punctual EA!
EA needs to stfu. What happened to their freaking basketball game? by the time it maybe releases next year the season will be half over, that is if it releases. Fail bro!
EA is likely to have a worse game at launch, bug-wise. When you make a flagship, you do your best to make it unsinkable. To easy to rely on patches now'a'days..
never underestimate Criterion
of course EA will rush the game out as they always do.. They should have delayed FIFA 11 as well, considering they even knew about the fact the game has severe lag in single player with the ps3 slim!!
A Need for Speed game by the same guys who make Burnout would probably hurt GT5's sales. That was a clever move by Sony.
now,a lot of gamers would love it if gt5 releases the same day as hot pursuit
I wouldn't. I need time if i'm gonna play both.
oh, i forgot to put '/sarcasm' in my first post,can't edit it now though
Does anyone even play Shift, EA?
Come on, they were just kidding, it was funny.
I so hope they do release on the same day, But really EA MoH isnt doint well. you should probably keep your mouth shut, if this were to come true you can kiss goodbye to all profits this holiday
There was a very similar press release yesterday about Superstars V8 Racing. Looks like launching racing games on time is all the rage these days!
This is pretty funny stuff and a great turn of events for NFS and EA...tho to be fair that game was going to sell pretty well anyways, especially with Criterion directing traffic. Sony is the laughing stock of the Internet right now. Wait till they tell everyone it's releasing next March/2011 like Japan...people are gonna faint!!!
Im surprised considering EA'S love affair with Sony "may peace be upon it"
WTF? is Sony now a prophet ? i can't believe there is fanboy like that what next a god ?
If you would take the time to hop off of the cheese with whine bandwagon and check his comment history, I think you would see what kind of fanboy this guy is.
Ha ha, nothing more to it...why so serious? :)
I would have a dig if I was them too. There racer might not sell or be as popular at GT5... but I'm getting it, Criterion kick arse when it comes to an arcadey racer.
EA... wanna lol... go play MOH now that game needed a year delay to just make it worthy of a thought to buy it.
As much as I love the old NFS games and Hot Pursuit series, I'd never buy it over a Gran Turismo game. Shift couldn't even hold a candle to Prologue and Hot Pursuit is just an arcade game. I love arcade racers, but it has so much less in the game that it's just not worth buying if you only can buy one(I will be getting both though).
How many times have GT5 been delayed and which were the dates when the game was to be released? Anybody who knows? I thought it "only" been delayed two times but I can be wrong though...
Yes, only 2 times. 1 for World wide, 2 times for Japan.
.. know what's even funnier? The fact that 1) EA hasn't done a sim racer that can even come close to rivaling a Gran Turismo, and 2) They're so out of step, they can't even do a Hot Pursuit game right anymore. They had to hand it off to someone else to do it justice.
I am glad they did that. Criterion Games made Burnout and this was good. Looking at Hot Pursuit, it looks as good as Burnout. If EA would have made that, it would have ended up horrible.
But they certainly gave it a punctual release alright....
It's a joke , a bit of banter between people in the industry , why are people with no company ties getting angry ? I'm not happy that GT5 has been delayed , i'm actually really disappointed but this announcement by EA has given me a laugh about the situation.
In this topic Sony fanboys boycot Hot Pursuit because EA dissed their master.
Oh the Irony, You have done nothing all day but troll the forums spamming out anti ps3 comments, even your user name is anti in itself. YOU are pretty clearly one of the biggest fanboys on here, and actually you are worse than the ps3 fanboys all together. Im not particularly one for slandering at a person on the net (normally just companies lol) But seriously, you need to go get a girlfriend, If this is the highlight of your day you have my pity
What I found even more amusing, maybe even ironic ,is NBA Elite and their bitching about MOH reviews. Maybe if they put more effort into their own titles they wouldn't lack polish or end up being canceled altogether. Tongue in cheek or not EA, you really should look in the mirror before poking fun at others.
May aswell laugh about the delay cause otherwise I'd be in tears! Looking forward to the NFS demo on the 26th, that'll help pass the time until GT and could even persuade me I need NFS aswell.
Never make fun of a behemoth. You might laugh now, but you'll be sorry later. Even if its just a joke. Besides, I don't think EA is in a comfortable situation for jokes right now.
I'd rather play Hot Pursuit than GT5. Yeah I said it. Hot Pursuit is simply funner. Fun matters to me. No fanboy perspective here, I'd even play Hot Pursuit over Forza 3.
need for speed is a D1B. gt5 I will get later if I have the money too get it.
I've noticed from this site that a lot of people don't have a sense of humour, and it bothers me a lot. EA is clearing just poking fun at GT5, nothing to overreact to. For all you people saying that GT5 is going to kill Hot Pursuit in sales, I though it was quality before quantity? Hot Pursuit has no intention of directly competing with GT5. I don't know why some of you are saying it is. Yes, they are both racers, they are NO WHERE close to the same racing game. GT5 is a simulator while Hot Pursuit is an arcade racer. Both games will be great. It's a joke, calm down.
It's just a joke, just like when Kevin Butler or Marcus Rivers takes a jab at something. Nothing serious, just a little fun banter in the industry.
If another game studio said something, i wouldn't think anything of it. But EA? Really? The douchebags who consistently put out mediocre games full of bugs, because its always rushed ? The company that will do anything to profit and does not care about games - in the end tries to laugh at GT5 for taking extra time to complete the game? GTFO EA, go back to making BF 2142 quality games. Waited for years for a decent patch that game was so broken.
releases every 6 months whats his point?
Yes GT5's delay is hilarious. Ha Ha Ha! Look at the people defending EA's stupidity. Hey you think that's funny people? Here's a good one.There's was this game called Gears of War 3 and this company that was supposed to add it to certain systems dwindling first party line up. But now they have to wait 7-8 months to play it instead. So now while we add GT5 to our stellar line up they will be stuck with mostly shovelware as exclusives for months to come. Ha Ha Ha! Don't get mad though, it's just a joke.
EA shouldn't poke fun at GT5, haven't they seen the Jack Links Messin' With Sasquatch commercials?
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