PlayStation CEO Announces Disheartening News for Gran Turismo 7 Fans

February 23, 2021 9:32 pm

The Coronavirus pandemic has been both a bane and a boon for the gaming industry. With many people free at home, it has boosted the sales of consoles and games. However, at the same time, it also has placed a massive burden on developers and PlayStation and Xbox manufacturers. Almost every game that was launching during the 2020-21 period had to be pushed forward.

Living room with a Sony PlayStation 5 home video game console and DualSense controller alongside a television, taken on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images via Getty Images)

In a recent interview with GQ, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan delivered an unfortunate piece of news along the same lines. Sony has delayed a much-awaited game releasing in 2021 to the next years, and fans will not be happy. However, Jim also announced the first game in line for the long list of exclusives coming to the PlayStation.

PlayStation exclusive Gran Turismo 7 now has a 2022 release date

While the conversation was ongoing, GQ asked Jim about the list of PlayStation exclusive titles releasing in 2021. One of these was supposed to be Gran Turismo 7; a title fans had been eagerly waiting for. However, Jim did not include it in the list of 2021 releases. Surprised at the omission, GQ asked Sony if it was intentional.

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.

As of now, the new updates only include the year of release. Sony left out all other information, such as the exact date of release.

Days Gone to lead the line of PS exclusives

With all the unfortunate news, Jim also provided a glimmer of hope. He announced that a fresh line of exclusive titles will come out for PlayStation starting this Spring. Leading the way will be the survival horror game Days Gone. Sony announced the title for launch in April 2019. However, they had to delay its launch further. Fans will finally be getting this title as Sony embarks on a new journey.

Along with this, fans can also expect to see the launch of The Last of Us and Uncharted movies on the schedule. All of these sound exciting and are enough to compensate for previous and upcoming delays. PlayStation fans can gear up for a year full of fresh and immersive content in 2021 and then some in 2022 as well.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

Shwetang Parthsarthy is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student at NUALS, Kochi, and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world has grown into a professional pursuit with ES.

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