We now have what should hopefully be a final release date for PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport.
The game will skid into retail in Europe on October 18th, a day after it crosses the North American finish line on October 17th. That's two weeks after Forza Motorsport 7, incidentally.
The game had originally been due out way back on November 18th, but this date was pushed back in August of last year. At one stage in the distant past it had even been suggested that the game could arrive in 2014, but let's not dwell on that.
Following the successful completion of our Closed BETA phase we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch,” creator Kazunori Yamauchi said.
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!
I'd like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and Polyphony Digital, 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 into 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 will feature a number of Porsche cars following the expiration of the company's long standing exclusivity agreement with EA.