Editor’s take: Polyphony Digital’s upcoming racer Gran Turismo 7 gained’t meet its unique 2021 goal launch date. It’s a little bit of a bummer however given the pandemic and Poly’s observe file, we’re not totally shocked by the admission. Here’s to hoping the additional improvement time pushes the sport from good to nice.
Gran Turismo 7 was introduced on June 11, 2020, in the course of the PlayStation 5 unveiling. Despite its identify, it’ll be the eighth sport within the mainline franchise, which dates back to the groundbreaking Gran Turismo for the unique PlayStation in 1997. The major releases reached peak gross sales in 2001 with the launch of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec on the PS2.
In a latest GQ interview with Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, a Sony rep confirmed that production challenges associated to the pandemic have pushed the sport back 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,” the rep mentioned, promising to share extra specifics on the sport’s launch date once they grow to be out there.
Gran Turismo 7 definitely appeared the half in its announcement trailer final spring, however as with all simulation racer, it’ll in the end come down to the texture of the sport. Cutting-edge graphics don’t imply squat if the autos don’t deal with and behave as they’d in the actual world. Fortunately, Polyphony Digital has a stable observe file when it comes to racing sims.