Gran Turismo Sport will be delayed until 2017

I don’t know if there have just been a lot of delays lately, or if I’m just noticing them more, but there has been another one: Gran Turismo Sport.

A gorgeous shot from GT Sport. Only thing wrong is a Toyota is presumably in the lead

A gorgeous shot from GT Sport. Only thing wrong is a Toyota is presumably in the lead

Via a post on Sony’s blog, Kazunori Yamauchi, the founder of Polyphony Digital and creator of Gran Turismo, has updated us on the games progress, saying:

Hello GT Community — I am sharing some news today that we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Gran Turismo Sport to 2017.

From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game.

However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.

This is another instance where it seems like a delay is not a bad thing. As I said before when the Final Fantasy XV delay was announced, delays only improve the game for us. The only people that delays actually hurt are the corporate suits that are losing money because the game isn’t coming out when they originally expected it to.

So while we don’t have a release date yet, it seems like it should be in early to mid 2017.

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