Sony Confirms Gran Turismo 7 Is Delayed to 2022

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Gran Turismo 7 is one of the biggest game releases of the year, and it’s not a secret many people delay buying a PlayStation 5 just to get a bundle when this new title is finally live.
Until now, we’ve been getting all kinds of mixed signals regarding the release date of Gran Turismo 7, with some sources claiming the game would launch in the first half of the year, while others indicated the whole thing would happen in Q3 or Q4.

Unfortunately, it looks like Gran Turismo 7 won’t actually be released in 2021 at all, as Sony has decided to push back the launch to 2022.

This is because of the global health issue, which has caused various production struggles, with Sony confirming in a recent statement that critical parts of this phase have been slowed down substantially. No other specifics have been shared, but Sony says it’ll unveil more information closer to the launch date.

And of course, the company didn’t say whether GT7 is projected to launch in the first or the second half of the next year, so it’s all becoming a waiting game that doesn’t seem to come to an end.

While Sony itself has probably been aware of these production problems, that didn’t stop it from teasing Gran Turismo 7 and dropping little tidbits that caused the excitement to go through the roof. Earlier this year, for example, Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi announced a return back to the roots for Gran Turismo 7.

I think I was able to make a fairly ambitious prospect at Gran Turismo Sports. So at Gran Turismo 7, we're going to go back to the royal spirit of full volume, like 1 or 4, while inheriting elements such as the championships we've achieved in sport, and we're going to give you the best Gran Turismo experience of the moment. So if you know the old Gran Turismo, I think it smells a little nostalgic,” he said.

We’ve also reached out to Sony for additional info and will circle back with an update if an answer is offered.
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