Last month we reported that there was a leak and that Gran Turismo Sport will be launching in October. The month was right on the money, but the date was a mere two days out. Instead of the original report stating that it would launch on 16 October, it’s the 18th instead. Weird for a Wednesday launch, but then Gran Turismo never sticks to any rules anyway.
The series creator and president of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, had the following message to fans:
Hello GT Fans!
I’m extremely excited to confirm that Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on October 18th this year. Following the successful completion of our closed beta phase, as announced earlier this week, we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch.
Between now and launch you can expect to hear a lot more from the GT team, as we unveil more information on the many features included in Gran Turismo Sport, including the campaign mode, various creative tools, as well as a full reveal on all the cars and tracks you can look forward to racing on launch day! In the meantime though, I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and PDI, to express my gratitude for the continued support of GT fans and PlayStation supporters around the world during this beta period. We’re as keen as all of you to get the game in to player’s hands, and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of the game when it launches in October.
We’ve strived to create something that delivers an unprecedented experience in terms of the graphics, sound and physics simulation; an experience that can only be enjoyed on PlayStation.
Gran Turismo Sport is available to pre-order now from both PlayStation Store and local retailers. We’ve plenty of choices available to GT fans to help select the right edition for them…
On top of the Standard Edition full game, we’ve also got several options for fans:
- Gran Turismo Sport Collector’s Edition
- Gran Turismo Sport Steel Book Edition
- Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition
- Gran Turismo Sport Day 1 Edition
Here is a look at the CE, with the official announcement video right below it.