Gran Turismo 7 May Have Leaked With 2020 Release Date
The Gran Turismo series is one of PlayStation’s biggest. The sim-racing franchise has seen a release on every PlayStation home console since the PS1 back in 1997. That being said, the developers Polyphony Digital often take their time developing these titles, and so it is interesting that despite Gran Turismo Sport releasing in 2017, it looks as though its sequel may be around the corner according to a professional racing cockpit manufacturer.
An Instagram post from Australian racing cockpit company Next Level Racing seems to have leaked the existence, and possibly imminent release, of the next Gran Turismo game. The post, which contains the caption “What racing game are you most looking forward to in 2020?”, shows a red-and-black picture of a Formula 1-style open wheel car with four game logos underneath. Automobilista 2, the first logo, is another detailed racing simulator which recently released on Steam. Two other logos are for previously announced games, F1 2020 and Dirt 5, which will feature voice actors from other popular PlayStation exclusives. The other logo, however, is a Gran Turismo design with a number 7. Next Level Racing produces high-end gaming cockpits for racing and flight simulators, and sponsors several drivers from both eSports and real-life racing, so their connection to the driving game industry is strong and credible.
The last update on “Gran Turismo 7” is that the game remains in development. Other than that, little information has come out about the game. The last instalment was “Gran Turismo 6” which came out in 2013 for the PlayStation 3. There was no version for the PlayStation 4 leaving most to hope that a “Gran Turismo 7” would be coming to the PlayStation 5. Additionally, the fact that Next Level Racing is working on the game is also good news. This means that the hardware linked to the racing game will be compatible with the PS5.
People were quick to call the company on the unrevealed game, after which Next Level Racing deleted the post and hastily responded with a rather confusing bit of damage control.
Our team has recognized that a recent post by us using a logo has been misinterpreted by media and it does not reflect any information from our end, and we deny knowing any information regarding the launch of GT7. There have been assumptions made in the media that are quite simply untrue. Due to this, we have decided to take down our previous social post. Our Graphic Design Department used the mock logo that is circulated on the internet.
We do apologize for any confusion that this might have caused.
The first leak was a peripheral maker who ‘accidentally’ created an ad with a Gran Turismo 7 logo in it and when it was pointed out the game hadn’t been announced yet they deleted the Instagram post and denied they had any inside knowledge about the game.
The odd wording of their denial wasn’t very convincing though and it now looks even more like they were trying to cover themselves for letting out a secret before they should.
Update: Next Level Racing has confirmed that their inclusion of the GT7 logo was only meant as a supposition, and the image was simply a mock logo found on the internet.