Sadly, if you were looking forward to playing Gran Turismo Sport during the Fall of 2016, that ain’t happening anymore. Yes, friends, GT Sport has been delayed until sometime in 2017. Posted over at the PlayStation blog by Kazunori Yamauchi, the founder of Polyphony.
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. GT Sport is Polyphony’s foremost competitive gaming title, with high expectations from both the fans and from within our team.
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. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.
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.
GT Sport will continue to be shown at several gaming events around the world. I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience first-hand the yet-to-be revealed cutting edge experiences that will be achieved by GT Sport.
Thank you for all your continued support. — Kazunori Yamauchi
I’m conflicted here, mostly because I’ve been waiting on Gran Turismo 7 for what seems like forever. Sure this isn’t GT7, but it’s the closest thing we got, but it just seems that the Gran Turismo series is plagued by delays.
Yet, on the other hand, I’ve seen the reports about the game not running optimal or having weird graphical issues, even to the point of being subpar. This also means that the title will not be a launch title for the upcoming PlayStation VR. No doubt Polyphony has also seen these reports and would rather put more time into making the game the best that it can be. Seeing how this is Polyphony, they are no stranger to delaying their titled until they’re ready to release them into the world.
Were you looking forward to Gran Turismo Sport? If so, how does this decision to delay the game affect / bother you?