Rogue Mentions of Gran Turismo 7 Are Causing a Ruckus

Rogue Mentions of Gran Turismo 7 Are Causing a Ruckus

Huh, it's almost like the extremely successful franchise might get a sequel soon?

Will the PlayStation 5 see the release of a new Gran Turismo game, and will it be called Gran Turismo 7? Given the popularity of the long-lasting series and its general adherence to no-fuss titles, it seems incredibly likely on both counts. Still, there's been no formal announcement yet, which makes two posts about a new Gran Turismo from peripheral maker Next Level Racing and Sony itself seem quite interesting.

Earlier today, Next Level Racing included a logo for a seventh Gran Turismo installment in a now-deleted Instagram post about racing games coming in 2020, right next to the logos for Automobilista 2, F1 2020, and the recently announced Dirt 5. In a statement about the post's removal, Next Level Racing says it was "misinterpreted by the media" and that the company's graphic designers "used the mock logo that is circulated on the internet."

Hours later, the verified Twitter account for PlayStation Brazil posted a poll mentioning Gran Turismo 7. The unannounced and unreleased title was included with FIFA 20, Just Dance 2020, and Knack 2 as choices on a poll asking which game people prefer to play on the couch with someone.

At the time of writing, the tweet mentioning Gran Turismo 7 remains live. USgamer has reached out to Sony for comment, and will update this post if a response is provided.

Gran Turismo Sport, the most recent mainline release in the series (and the only to abandon a numbered naming convention) came out in 2017. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has since gone on record to say Sony studio Polyphony Digital is working on a new Gran Turismo, adding that it "will be a combination of the past, present and future—a complete form of Gran Turismo."

That sounds worthy of a "7" in the title, and with Sony promising to finally show off some PlayStation 5 games soon, maybe that "complete form" will turn out to be one of them.

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