179w ago - According to a Sony Japan press release (linked above) today, Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 has officially been delayed indefinitely with a new date announcement to be coming soon.
SCEE have stated to Eurogamer that the delay is 'only applicable to the Japanese market,' although they have declined to offer a European release date.
Initially it was reported that GT5 would be delayed for three months, however, that has now been amended to read as to be determined (TBD).
Press Release: PlayStation Â® 3 Gran Turismo dedicated software Version 5 Release Information of delay
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEJ), the "PlayStation 3" (PS3 Â®) Onrainkaraifushimyureta only Version 5 Gran Turismo (GT5) on the production schedule due to the release date, announces our first Orimashi About Ta 2010 We've decided to postpone it for month.
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187w ago - Update: The official PlayStation Site was recently revamped, and now lists in-game chat for online games as a separate feature and states, to quote:
"Talking with friends or other players in the middle of a game is easy. Chat by text or use your headset to voice chat. You can also add new friends or check other player's profiles (including their Trophy collections) to know who you're up against while you're playing."
Although many are a bit disappointed that yesterday's PS3 Firmware 3.10 update announcement didn't include the cross-game voice chat functionality discussed recently by PSN Director Eric Lempel, it is in the works.
The European Blog's James Thorpe has revealed that cross-game voice chat is coming in response to the question "when is there going to be cross-game voice chat?" regarding the firmware update.
188w ago - Three weeks ago it was rumored that Killzone 3 is in development for Sony's PS3 console, and tentatively scheduled for release sometime during 2010.
Today, ConnectedConsoles.com (linked above) is reporting that Guerrilla Studios employee Jan-Bart Van Beek stated the title is actually being developed with a 2011 target date, but the game could be released as early as 2010.
For now, it's just more fuel on the fire for the rumormill... as there has been no official confirmation by Guerrilla Games nor Sony.
To quote: When speaking in a video interview with a Dutch TV Show recently, Guerrilla Studios employee Jan-Bart Van Beek is reported to claim "Right now, Killzone 3 for a release in 2011, is being developed. Who knows, maybe we'll see the game even as early as 2010."