Gran Turismo 7 has been delayed to 2022 as it faces development challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed via a Polyphony Digital statement from a GQ Magazine interview with Jim Ryan, the driving simulator will no longer launch this year. The full statement reads: "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."
The team behind the Gran Turismo franchise has always liked to take its time when developing new entries, so this is hardly a big surprise. Still, Sony talked a big game for the first year of the PlayStation 5, and this delay ruins that somewhat. In other news, Horizon Forbidden West should still make it this year at least.