Update: After pulling the Instagram post overnight, Next Level Racing posted the following statement to its website: "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."
The problem then becomes the fact that this particular logo hasn't actually circulated online whatsoever. Outlets including TheSixthAxis and Gematsu have now asked Next Level Racing to clarify where it sourced the logo from. We'll update this article if anything else is said or reported. This is a bit of a fishy one.
Original story: Wait, what? Is that a Gran Turismo 7 logo we spy? It quite possibly could be. Instagram account Next Level Racing, which makes official cockpits for driving simulation games on Sony platforms, posted earlier today to ask its followers which racing title they are looking forward to most in 2020. The likes of F1 2020 and DIRT 5 were valid options, but then the profile whipped out a logo for Gran Turismo 7.
Viewable below, it comes with the caption: "What racing game are you most looking forward to in 2020?"
We were expecting a new entry in the racing franchise to come to the PlayStation 5 at some point, but if this post is taken at face value, it could even be a launch game. Of course, we don't recommend you get your hopes up too much -- this could just be some sort of mockup Next Level Racing has done itself. Nevertheless, the post is an interesting one to consider. If it is indeed a PS5 game arriving at launch, we'll likely hear about it next month when Sony is rumoured to unveil a lot of its next-gen titles.
Do you think this is real? Is Gran Turismo 7 going to be a PS5 launch game? Share your predictions in the comments below.