The subsequent entry in Polyphony Digital’s long-running Gran Turismo franchise has been delayed to 2022, GQ reports. In an announcement, Sony stated Gran Turismo 7 has been impacted by “COVID-related manufacturing challenges,” which suggests its deliberate 2021 launch date has been shifted to 2022.
“With the continued pandemic, it’s a dynamic and altering scenario and a few essential elements of recreation manufacturing have been slowed over the previous a number of months,” the assertion reads. “We’ll share extra specifics on GT7’s launch date when obtainable.”
Information of the sport’s delay got here on the identical day that Sony introduced a brand new next-gen virtual reality headset for the PS5. Though it’s but to disclose an official identify for the brand new gadget, or perhaps a launch date, Sony says the brand new headset will characteristic an improved subject of view, a better decision, and can work with a brand new VR controller that’ll inherit some options from the PS5’s DualSense.
Sony introduced Gran Turismo 7 for the PS5 last year, and later within the yr introduced plans to launch the sport in the first half of 2021. It’s the primary numbered recreation within the sequence since Gran Turismo 6 was launched in 2013 for the PS3, though Sony launched Gran Turismo Sport for the PS4 in 2017.