Gran Turismo Sport Delayed

Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo Sport will now launch in 2017.

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Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed into 2017, developer Polyphony Digital has announced. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, studio founder Kazunori Yamauchi said the team needs "more time to perfect GT Sport."

"We've already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title," he said. "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."

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According to Yamauchi, Gran Turismo Sport is one of Polyphony's most ambitious undertakings, owing to the use of the "latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations."

This, along with the Sports mode designed to emphasise the competitive nature of the game, is the studios attempt to "truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game."

Although GT Sport has been delayed, the game will still be shown at upcoming events. Sony is scheduled to hold a PlayStation Event on September 7, where it is expected to reveal the PlayStation Neo and a PlayStation 4 Slim. Gran Turismo Sport could also be one of the games shown, though this hasn't been confirmed.

The game will feature a two-year-long championships that players will be able to participate in. This will culminate in a ceremony where winners will celebrate alongside real-world racing champions.

Gran Turismo Sport will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and is being developed to support PlayStation VR.

On May 20, it was announced that the Gran Turismo Sport beta had been cancelled. Delivering a beta requires as much work as completing work on the full game, according to Yamauchi. As a result, Polyphony decided to scrap the beta and focus on launching the full game in 2016. It is unclear if plans for the beta have changed, given the delay.

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