Gran Turismo 7 has garnered plenty of excitement from long-time fans of the franchise. The upcoming title will be the first numbered Gran Turismo title since 2013's Gran Turismo 6 released in the twilight of the PS3 era and the first game in the series since 2017's Gran Turismo Sport. Now, with the announced release date less than two months away, recent events have a prominent leaker speculating another delay may be soon to follow.
Sony and Gran Turismo have been sharing plenty of information related to the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 in recent weeks. PlayStation and Gran Turismo recently confirmed the iconic Daytona International Speedway would be returning, as well as revealing the official Gran Turismo 7 DD Pro steering wheel and pedals for the game's PS5 version. Gran Turismo 7's preload date and file size were also recently uncovered. However, a canceled event has a prominent leaker believing Gran Turismo 7 may be delayed yet again.
Tom Henderson reported that a media event for Gran Turismo 7 scheduled for Tuesday has been quietly delayed, with no details given for the reason behind the cancellation. Henderson also posted a Tweet comparing the delay to a previous delay of an event for The Last of Us 2, which was followed by the game being delayed, but has since deleted said Tweet. Henderson has previously leaked the release window for Criterion Games' upcoming Need for Speed and several details about Battlefield 6 among others.
The Gran Turismo 7 media event, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow has been delayed by Sony and a new date hasn't been given or an explanation as to why.— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 24, 2022
A tad concerning as the game is due to launch on March 4th. pic.twitter.com/ZOj8AYdCUW
Henderson was quick to refute any implied connection between the delays for Gran Turismo 7 and The Last of Us 2's media events, however, he did note that Sony likely would have made the delay public if the reason was related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the game's release date is still over a month away, a delay of a media event falling this close to the game's launch is likely to cause concern for some fans fearful of another delay.
Recent trailers and reveals have shown off the depth of content fans have to look forward to in Gran Turismo 7. Polyphony Digital has revealed the depth of the game's customization system, claiming to have the most customizable car parts in Gran Turismo history, and confirmed that the final release will sport over 400 cars and 90 tracks for players to race.
Gran Turismo 7 is scheduled to release on March 4th for the PS4 and PS5.
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