Sony Is Cancelling Digital Gran Turismo Sport Pre-Orders Because of the Delay

September 6, 2016Written by Jason Dunning


Following the delay of Gran Turismo Sport from November 2016 to an unspecified time in 2017, Sony began cancelling digital pre-orders, a system notification received by users reveals. According to the notification, which was posted by Team VVV, the pre-orders are being refunded because there isn’t currently a release date:

On 30th August 2016 we regrettably announced that the release of Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed until 2017. We do not have a new release date at this time. We have, therefore, decided to cancel your pre-order and refund your pre-order payment.

Once we have a new release date for Gran Turismo Sport we will offer a revised pre-order for it on the PlayStation Store at the earliest opportunity. Thank you for your custom and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

A separate message from Sony says “the revised release date is not known yet,” so the pre-order has been cancelled and refunded. It later adds, “A revised pre-order will be made available on PlayStation Store when we have the relevant product information.”

Cancelling pre-orders when a game is delayed appears to be standard practice for Sony, as something similar happened when No Man’s Sky went from June to August.

[Source: Team VVV, Richard Jenkins via VideoGamer]