Next Level Racing, an official PlayStation licensee that creates high-end racing cockpits, stands, and more, has published an image on its social accounts suggesting Gran Turismo 7 is in development for release in 2020.
The post—which was published on the company’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram channels—simply asks, “What racing game are you most looking forward to in 2020?” The image attached to the post features a logo for Gran Turismo 7 logo alongside logos for announced titles Automobilista 2, F1 2020, and DIRT 5.
Gematsu has searched the Internet for various fan-made Gran Turismo 7 logos, but has not been able to find one that replicates the “7” in the logo published by Next Level Gaming. This could mean it is either the real deal, or created by Next Level Gaming itself.
A Gran Turismo 7 exists has not been officially announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, whose Tokyo-based Polyphony Digital studio develops the series. If the Next Level Racing post is accurate and not a social media management blunder, the timing would suggest a possible announcement at the rumored PlayStation 5 event in early June.
Update 05/21/20 at 12:28 a.m.: Next Level Racing has removed the post from its social accounts, and issued a statement that it does not have any information regarding the launch of Gran Turismo 7 and used a “mock logo that is circulated on the internet.”
Get the full message below.
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 Gran Turismo 7. 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.