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Evidence is mounting for the announcement of the next Gran Turismo game for PlayStation 5.

A few weeks ago, racing peripheral maker Next Level Racing seemingly outed the existence of Gran Turismo 7 in a social post. The company said it was a fan-made logo, and they denied any knowledge of the next instalment in Sony's long-running simulation series.

Fast forward to now, and PlayStation has been busy neatening up its trademarks for the hallowed racing franchise. In Argentina, Sony Interactive Entertainment has renewed trademarks for the Gran Turismo name, the GT logo, and Polyphony Digital, developer of the series. What's perhaps most interesting about this, though, is that these trademarks were all filed on 4th June 2020 β€” the original date of the PS5 games reveal event.

This event was of course postponed indefinitely, but these newly filed listings suggest Sony is planning to unveil the next Gran Turismo β€” presumably named Gran Turismo 7 β€” during this PS5 broadcast. There isn't much more information to draw from this, but the timing is suspect to say the least.

Sony has said a new date for the PS5 event is coming soon, so hopefully we'll learn more in the coming days.

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