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Gran Turismo Sport finally has a release date just weeks after Forza

by Eric Frederiksen | July 14, 2017July 14, 2017 5:00 pm PDT

The race to release for Gran Turismo Sport has been a long and tough one, but the checkered flag is in sight. The latest entry in Sony’s long-running racing franchise finally has a release date, and it seems like it might actually happen this time.

We’re almost there

“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,” wrote Polyphony Digital president and Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi in a post to the PlayStation Blog this week. Yamauchi says we’ll see news regarding exactly which tracks and cars will be included with the game between now and release, as well as information about the campaign mode and creative tools.

In addition to the standard edition of the game, Sony will also be selling “Limited” and “Digital Deluxe” editions for $69 and $79 respectively. The Limited edition includes eight cars and a bunch of digital goods, while the Digital Deluxe edition includes 12 cars along with a slightly different collection of goods.

Originally announced in fall of 2015, Gran Turismo Sport launches officially in October, 11 months after its previous release date of November 15, 2016. There was also a beta scheduled for 2016, but that ended up happening this year. And instead of an open beta for all, it was a closed one.

All of these editions are available in America on October 17, 2017. That’s exactly two weeks after its biggest competition, Forza Motorsport 7, hits shelves for Xbox One. The game will then have a few weeks to shine on the PlayStation 4 Pro before the Xbox One X releases and the two souped-up racers can be compared side-by-side.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...