O-Games Pokes Fun at GT5 Delay by Re-Confirming Superstars V8 Racing Launch Date


O-Games is getting pretty brave in its efforts to take on PS3 uber-exclusive Gran Turismo 5 with its own racing sim, Superstars V8 Racing, coming exclusively to PS3 as a $20 PSN download on October 26th. Last month the publisher released a features list and specifically called out GT5 (among other racers) as a competitor it intends to challenge head on. Today the friendly rivalry gets even more interesting, as O-Games decided to issue a press release re-confirming Superstars V8 Racing‘s launch date for no other reason than to rib GT5 for its latest delay.

Here’s a snippet from the press release, the highlighted words emphasized by O-Games.

Punctuality. We’re doing it right. Going against today’s trend in racing games of repeated delays and pushed release dates, O-Games announced today that Superstars V8 Racing is STILL headed exclusively to PlayStation® Network on October 26th, 2010 for $19.99. Superstars V8 Racing is one of the first full retail games to be exclusively released in a digital format on the PlayStation Network, and more importantly, it’s the biggest and most punctual racing game on the platform.

Secretly, underneath all this bravado, O-Games is probably letting out a huge sigh of relief, because with GT5 no longer shipping the week after Superstars V8 Racing the game will probably pull in more sales from starving sim racers and jilted GT fans. Superstars V8 Racing looks like it’ll be a great game. But come on, GT5 is GT5.

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