Originally scheduled for release on 15 November this year, it was revealed earlier today that Gran Turismo Sport release date has been shift to 2017. According to the President of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, the decision to delay the release of the game is taken after the team realized that it needed more time to polish the game.
Kazunori described GT Sport as one of the most challenging game that the company has worked on due to the usage of new technologies such as physics-based renderings and sound simulations. Aside from being the first proper GT title for PlayStation 4, the game also supports PlayStation VR and comes complete with two FIA-sanctioned championship series through its online-based competitive Sport Mode.
Despite the delay, Kazunori stated that gamers will continue to be able to sample GT Sport in selected gaming event throughout the world. However, the team is not able to confirm a specific release date for the game at the moment.
Frankly speaking, delays are nothing new for Gran Turismo fans though. For example, Gran Turismo 5 actually took five years to be ready before gamers are able to get their hands on it. As long as this enable Polyphony to further refined the game, another year of delay wouldn’t make much difference.
(Source: Gran Turismo Official Website)