Gran Turismo 7 release is delayed due to “Covid-related production challenges”.
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If you were excited about the imminent arrival of Gran Turismo 7, we have some bad news for you. Sony has announced that the latest version of its Gran Turismo series will be pushed back from 2021 to 2022.
Gran Turismo 7 delayed to 2022 due to covid-related issueshttps://t.co/cYpIff3qRF pic.twitter.com/SBDx9SiYkS— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 23, 2021
The bombshell was dropped in an interview with GQ, where a spokesperson from Sony stated:
GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022. With the ongoing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed over the past several months. We’ll share more specifics on GT7’s release date when available.
Sad news for all GT fans
Gran Turismo 7 was initially announced at the PS5’s reveal in June last year. Although no specific release date was provided, it was heavily speculated to be available for purchase from early 2021.
The news of the delay will come as a huge disappointment to fans, as it is now a whole seven years since Gran Turismo 6 was published back in December 2013. Although GT Sport came along in 2017, the game focusses purely on GT class vehicles and lacked some of the features that the series was famed for. The long-awaited successor would see Gran Turismo finally returning to its roots:
YAMAUCHI: GT7 WILL BE SIMILAR TO SERIES’ CLASSICS
How will you fill the void until GT7 is finally released? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!