Gran Turismo 7 delayed to 2022 on PlayStation 5 due to COVID-19

Polyphony Digital and Sony have delayed Gran Turismo 7 indefinitely into 2022 due to COVID-19 work from home complications.

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High-profile PlayStation 5 exclusive Gran Turismo 7 has been delayed to an undisclosed date in 2022, Sony has announced.

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Delay season continues: Gran Turismo 7 has been pushed back from its original 2021 release date to an undetermined launch in 2022. The reason? COVID-19, of course. Polyphony Digital has transitioned to a work-from-home environment, which places new stressors on communication, iteration, and overall development.

"GT7 has been impacted by COVID-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022," a Sony PR rep told GQ Magazine.

"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."

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Gran Turismo 7 was to be the penultimate showcase of the PlayStation 5's power, featuring high-end performance like native 4K 60FPS performance alongside impressive ray-traced lighting and reflections.

Polyphony also says GT7 will be a more traditional game and won't focus on online-driven elements like GT Sport, but it will still have online modes.

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