Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 finally has an official North American release date: April 17. This year.
GT5 Prologue released for PlayStation 3 in December 2007 in Japan, but until now, the North American release date had not been known. Thanks to Sony for changing all that.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will release in two different forms for PS3 owners. The first way is traditional: buy the game on Blu-ray Disc, just like you would any other PS3 game at retail. The other way, however, puts that massive PS3 hard drive to the test: download the game via the PlayStation Store.
Sony didn’t reveal how large the GT5 Prologue file will be, but it’s safe to say that unless you’ve got fiber optic cable running into your house, you’re going to be better off buying the retail version. Downloading a game as detailed as Gran Turismo 5 might just hog your bandwidth until the next leap year.