Gran Turismo Sport Delayed to 2017

Polyphony Digital and Sony have announced that Gran Turismo Sport won’t make its 2016 release date.

Gran Turismo Sport was supposed to launch November 15 as one of PS4’s exclusive holiday releases. However, this is no longer the case. Taking to the PS Blog, Polyphony founder Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed that we’ll have to wait till 2017 to get our hands on the next entry in the long-running franchise.

“From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.

“However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.”

Gran Turismo Sport is the first Gran Turismo game to be released on PS4 and will include 137 cars, 19 tracks with 27 possible layouts. Polyphony is currently working on a new photo mode called Scapes that will output at 4K. No new release date was given. With Gran Turismo Sport delayed, The Last Guardian (out October 25) is now the only PS4 exclusive launching this holiday season.