This is turning to be the season of refunds for Sony Interactive Entertainment. We first saw better part of the community asking for their money back after the release of No Man’s Sky.
Fans took not only asked for their money back on PlayStation 4 but PC users did the same. For the first time, Steam had to publically display its refund policy on a game’s listing page.
However, Steam and Valve were kind enough to offer refunds even to those who aren’t eligible due to the nature of No Man’s Sky issues.
Now, Sony is forced to refund GT Sport after the game’s delayed release date. The digital pre orders are being cancelled. According to an email sent by Sony:
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.
Why is Sony refunding a game that has been delayed? Delays are nothing new so it is very odd to see Sony actually refund GT Sport. This may indicate that GT Sport will take much longer than expected to complete. If that is the case, we may not see the game again for a while.
The Delay confirms that the game will release for PlayStation 4 Neo as well as PlayStation 4.