The title of this news is a bit misleading. In no way we are confirming here anything. We are speculating as much as you do and have not more info than anybody else.
We gave our investors an outlook for 2021 and announced that we expect that our growth will continue in 2021. This is based on a few assumptions and one of it was that the launch of GT7 was rumored to happen in 2021 as announced here on gtplanet and other websites.
If that happens then we are expecting this to rather happen in the second half of the year because of the following reasons:
So IF the game is released this year, it is very likely that it will be in the second half and this is what we base our forecast for our steering wheels on.
- The marketing campaign for GT7 has not started yet. For GT6 it started in May and the game was launched 7 Months later. This means that a launch in the first half is unlikely.
- Except GT3 A-Spec all other major GT titles were released in the second half and mostly in Q4
- If the game would be launched in Q2 or even Q1 2021 it could have been ready in Q4 2020 and GT7 would have been a launch title of the PS5. As this important date was missed and the PS5 has still a shortage and no need for additional marketing there is no pressure to rush to the market in Q1 or Q2 this year. It probably makes more sense to polish the game and add more features and release it when there is enough supply of PS5s.
Needless to say that we would be quite happy to see a new GT title this year so let's see what happens.
Can’t wait to see Famine argue this one