When the PlayStation 5 launches later this year, a console staple may be coming to the new system. A graphic posted by Australian racing manufacturer Next Level Racing on its Instagram page seemed to suggest that Gran Turismo 7 is set to launch in the not-so-distant future.
“What racing game are you most looking forward to in 2020?” the caption read before the company deleted it just a short time later. In the graphic, which you can see below, it showed the logos for Automobilista 2, F1 2020, DIRT 5, and Gran Turismo 7.
After removing the image, the company did release a statement claiming it had no inside information of the game, stating that the post was being “misrepresented by media”.
“It does not reflect any information from our end, and we deny knowing any information regarding the launch of GT7,” the statement read. “There have been assumptions made in the media that are quite simply untrue.”
The last mainline release in the series was Gran Turismo Sport back in 2017 for the PS4, and it has been the only game in the series to come to the current generation of systems. Despite featuring only 324 cars and 82 tracks which is far less than Gran Turismo 6, the game still sold 8,000,000 copies.
Sony has yet to respond to SGO’s request for comment on the possible leak, but it is worth noting that Next Level Racing is an official PlayStation partner. And with how quickly the post was removed, and despite the company’s denial, it could lend credence to the idea that Gran Turismo 7 is either launching this year or will, at the very least, be a launch window title for the PS5
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