In an in-depth interview with GQ Magazine, Sony President and CEO Jim Ryan talked about Sony’s 2021 plans and clarified that Gran Turismo 7 has officially been delayed.
“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.”Sony PR Representative
Dang Covid! That virus is not only ruining everything but it’s also delaying everything! Returnal has already been pushed back one month so more delays shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Yeah, we’re feeling pretty good about Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon Forbidden West. And, you know, there are two approaches to this: you can either hold the date and put out the game irrespective of quality or you can ship it when it’s right. We have always taken the latter approach. There have been some fairly high profile istances of publishers trying the former approach.Jim Ryan
No one is surprised that Gran Turismo 7 has been delayed. I think we all understand the current challenges and I think we all agree we want the game released in it’s final correct form (I’m looking at you Cyberpunk 2077).
Go check out the interview where Jim Ryan also talks about Sony’s other 2021 plans including the Next Gen VR, games coming to PC, Play at Home, free PlayStation Plus games, and the PS5 supply chain issues.