PlayStation’s CEO, Jim Ryan has announced that Gran Turismo 7 will no longer release this year, the game has been delayed due to COVID-19.
“GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production challenges and therefore will shift 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. We’ll share more specifics on GT7’s release date when available.”
Ryan also discussed the limited supply of PS5 affirming that due to the pandemic and difficulties in the semiconductor market, manufacturing plants have not been able to meet the demand of the customers.
You know, whether it’s automobiles, smartphones, PCs, or games consoles, the problems in all those areas are very widely documented. We had to move to a distribution model that is entirely online and that’s something that we never had to do before. And, finally, just the level of demand for PlayStation 5. So, you know, all of those things kind of combined.
We’re working as we always have, but with renewed vigour and energy post-Christmas to get supply up, it will increase as each month passes. And the situation will start to get better hopefully quite quickly. We have been relentless in terms of trying to increase production and I really can’t say any more than that.
Announced at The Future of Gaming, Gran Turismo 7 is expected to bring classic tracks back, tuning shops, and hopefully, a catalog of non-exotic cars to drive. The game is expected to be “a combination of the past, present, and future – a complete form of Gran Turismo.” Polyphony Digital affirms that the game “will return to royal purpose of full volumes like Gran Turismo 1-4, and provide the best Gran Turismo experience at present.”