We’ve waited as patiently as PS4 petrolheads can for news of Gran Turismo GT Sport‘s release date and, finally, we’ve got one!

October 18. That’s the date. Jam it in your diaries – plus you can pre-order now from JB, including an exclusive – and very cool – steelbook edition.

The news was dropped by Kazunori Yamauchi, the president of GT developers Polyphony Digital. With the successful completion of the closed beta behind them, they’re now entering the final stages of game development. Exciting!

Before October 18 – that date again is October 18 – we’ve been promised a bunch of unveilings. These will range from more cars and tracks through to modes and mod tools.

Just in case you missed it, that launch date for Gran Turismo GT Sport is October 18…