Sony’s Gran Tur­is­mo title for the PlaySta­tion 5 won’t be releas­ing this year, as was par­tial­ly sus­pect­ed. PlaySta­tion has con­firmed that Gran Tur­is­mo 7 is now sched­uled to release in 2022, due to chal­lenges relat­ed to COVID-19.

A spokesper­son told GQ that “crit­i­cal aspects” of the devel­op­ment of Gran Tur­is­mo 7 have been impact­ed by the pan­dem­ic, though the rep­re­sen­ta­tive did­n’t share any details.

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.”

GT7 is just the lat­est big-name game to hit a snag with its release due to pro­duc­tion issues relat­ed to the virus. RPG Hog­warts Lega­cy has also been pushed to 2022, and the new Vam­pire game was delayed to 2022 this week as well. 

Gran Tur­is­mo 7 was announced back in June 2020 dur­ing the PS5 reveal event. It was’t giv­en any release date, but peo­ple believed it would be 2021. The game is going for 4K/60FPS on PS5, but that’s pret­ty much all any­one knows about this game.