PS5: Gran Turismo 7 is pushed back to 2022, Horizon Forbidden West is maintained for this year

Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to postpone the release of Gran Turismo 7 on PS5.

On the occasion of an interview with the monthly magazine GQ, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment , who is none other than Jim Ryan , reported that Polyphony Digital’s automotive simulation will ultimately not be released this year on PS5 : “ GT7 has been impacted by production challenges related to COVID-19 and therefore sees its launch pass from 2021 to 2022. With the ongoing pandemic, it is a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed down in recent months. We will share more details on the GT7 release date when it is validated.

Note that Jim Ryan confirms that the new Horizon from Guerrilla Games is still planned for this year, without saying the same about God of War Ragnarök which should normally be announced for 2022 in order to not losing big cartridges to the competition while PS5 stocks are still limited because of the health crisis: “ We feel pretty good with Returnal, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart and Horizon Forbidden West. And, you know, there are two approaches to that … Either you hold the date and release the game, no matter how good it is, or you send it when it’s good. We have always taken the latter approach. There have been a few fairly high profile cases of publishers trying the first approach.

PS5 and stocks: Sony wants to improve the situation

The man at the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment says he is doing everything he can to keep PS5 sales stable so that gamers around the world can get their hands on a console without being disappointed that a scalper takes it all: “ I know there are people who wanted a PS5 and couldn’t find one. We are very sorry for that and are obviously grateful that the demand has been as strong as it is … Obviously, in a pandemic, supply chains become a bit more complicated than they normally are. You know, the difficulties in the semiconductor market are a very visible example (…) We are working as we always have, but with renewed vigor and energy after Christmas to increase the supply, it will increase over time. months. And the situation will start to improve, hopefully soon enough. We have tried tirelessly to increase production and I really can’t say more.

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