Following an early leak today, Sony have confirmed to TheSixthAxis that they’ve hired Silverstone on the 15th of May and will be showing “what’s next” for the Gran Turismo series.
The statement from SCEE says that the company will be hosting a “celebration of the 15th anniversary” of the series at the Silverstone circuit, and the event will feature Kazunori Yamauchi himself, who will “provide an update on the future of the Gran Turismo game.”
Most assume it’ll be Gran Turismo 6 – the video above gives that away nicely in exactly the same way Sony did with the PS4 in New York. TheSixthAxis believes it’ll be for PS3.
In addition, five GT Academy champions will be present, “showing off their real-world racing skills with some high-speed passenger laps”. The statement teases the inclusion of the host track.
“The Gran Turismo franchise continues to be extremely important to PlayStation,” says Sony’s Jim Ryan, president of SCEE. “We felt that 15 years of GT was an event worth celebrating along with our colleagues from the Americas, Asia and Japan.
TheSixthAxis still hasn’t seen an invite.
The official site has been updated.