The race community was so close to getting their hands on the heavily anticipated Gran Turismo Sport. After garnering positive reviews with the last two PS3 installments, Gran Turismo 5 and 6 (both averaging 85% or higher), fans of the series were ready and excited to see what Polyphony Digital was going to do for their Gran Turismo PS4 debut this November on the 15th.
Unfortunately, just as we were approaching the game’s release date, Polyphony founder and creator of the Gran Turismo series, Kazunori Yamauchi, broke the news that Gran Turismo Sport will have to be delayed stating, “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.”
Although Yamauchi did not give GT Sport a new official release date, he did give 2017 as the game’s new release window. Whether that’s early, mid, or late 2017 is still up in the air, but my guess is that they will try to get the game out early 2017 in order to give gamers something to play during the post-holiday season lull
Yamauchi and the Polyphony Digital team do promise fans inside looks and some first-hand experience with GT Sport in the mean time via PAX West (a.k.a PAX Prime), Tokyo Game Show, and the various other gaming events.
For now, the trailers for Gran Turismo Sport will have to do.