Sony Gran Turismo 7 has postponed to 2022, in an interview this week with President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan. This information was handled by a Sony PR representative, when the interviewer inquired about it – almost as if they were expecting to be asked about this important video game in the said interview. They also talked a bit about Sony’s launch of games for the PC.
The information appears in A. UK GQ interviewOf all places. There, when asked if Gran Turismo 7 will be released as previously suggested, a Sony PR representative gave the following quote.
“The GT7 has been affected by production challenges related to COVID and will therefore move from 2021 to 2022,” said a Sony PR representative. “With the ongoing pandemic, it is a dynamic and changing situation, and some critical aspects of the game’s production have been slowed down over the past several months. We will share more details about the GT7 release date as it becomes available.”
This is not the only game, movie or TV show that has been delayed by the pandemic, and it is not the only title affected by the epidemic for Sony specifically. One would expect this to mean that all video games Sony developed are late. This does not appear to be the case.
Talking a bit about Sony’s future in terms of PC gaming, Ryan suggested that Sony is in good shape for future development thanks to events that have occurred over the past two years. “We find ourselves now in early 2021 with the development studios and games making them look better than ever,” said Ryan. “Especially since the last half of the PS4 tournament, our studios have made some great and great games.”
Ryan went on to note that they realized “the opportunity to showcase these amazing games to a wider audience,” and that the cost and potential benefit in developing a game (for PlayStation or PlayStation and PC) made their decision to expand on a PC into a simple one. There’s no word yet on whether this means every future Gran Turismo 7 game makes the leap over all the other platforms.