Found of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, has officially announced that Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed from its November 2016 release to sometime in 2017. Here is an excerpt from the statement on the PlayStation Blog:
“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.”
Gran Turismo Sport was scheduled to release this holiday season along with The Last Guardian as Sony’s exclusive games for the holidays. Sony will be having a press conference on September 7th where we will find out more information on the rumored PlayStation hardware as well as PSVR.
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