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It's Official: Sony Are Showing "What's Next" For Gran Turismo On May 15th

May 15th will be the day that the next Gran Turismo is revealed.

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.

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38 Comments
  1. ashw92
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Really excited about this, I’m still playing 5 regularly so more content is always a bonus.
    This surely means that they have to have Silverstone in the game, I thought the lack of UK tracks in 5 was a little disappointing to be honest (other than Top Gear and London obviously). Either way I’ll be paying close attention on the 15th.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:05.
  2. Pesico
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Ahahaha. I remember I was so psyched on the PS4 event when the screen flashed up with PlayStation, then followed by the numbers 1, then 2, then 3 and then nothing. It was an obvious tease. They did the same thing here and I assume that’s what you guys meant when saying this:

    “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.”.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:09.
  3. Jumping Monks
    Legend
    Since: Jan 2009

    Good stuff, does anyone else agree with me that the track shown at around 15 seconds is in game footage, placed with real-world footage of the car interior?

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:10.
    • boeboe
      Member
      Since: Feb 2013

      Yeah I saw gameplay too

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 18:28.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      All the cars he drove past were digital too, with numberplates “GT1″, “GT2″ and so on. But the graphics weren’t up to next-gen scratch in my eyes, looked like a simulator.

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 20:12.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Yup, in game footage with some Academy car clippage overlaid, or vice-versa.

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 22:18.
  4. webby_15-0
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Still not played 5. I really want 2, i just dont know much about cars so i think id be a little out of my depth.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:12.
    • bowie
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      I would suggest give GT5 a shot. There are a number of events, referred to as license events, that introduce you to the elements of driving technique and the differences between cars. There are driving assists such as the driving line which indicate where you should be on the road and when you should break before a corner (they won’t give you the absolute best time but are good enough). Also, I really liked the inclusion of Karts. They are a good vehicle to reinforce some of the basics of driving. Also I have found the people over at GTPlanet to be quite friendly and helpful.

      Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 00:37.
  5. Joshua Hood
    Small briefcase w*nker
    Since: Forever

    Three flashes = three announcements? GT6, GT Vita and a Vision GT PS4 tech demo/teaser?

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:23.
    • Pesico
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Something like htat. I thought about that to, just not the state of what it would be for PS4.

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:50.
    • hol
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      We can hope :)

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:51.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I thought it was more like a “…” but that would have been too obvious. I like your idea better, though. :P

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 18:29.
    • colmshan1990
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      Polyphony to work on three at the same time?

      None of them will release on time. In the next decade.

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 18:52.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        It’s the same as they did with the PS4 logo in NY. There’s one new game…

        Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 18:56.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Going to ask my brother to have a noop see if he can find out… (he works in F1)

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:39.
    • whoelse
      Writer
      Since: Forever

      Does he need an assistant?

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 19:03.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        yeah I know someone who works In F1.

        Mclaren gift shop in Woking 9-5 on minimum wage.

        lol.

        Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 22:02.
  7. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    i wonder if there will be an UberGT, HD updates of the first 4, whetting our whistle while we wait 3 years got gt6…

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:49.
  8. theturtleking
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    I just really hope they get rid of the horrid loading times. They were even horrid after a massive install.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 17:55.
    • maccas09
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      The loading times absolutely ruined it for me, main reason i can’t be bothered to even boot it up.

      Looking forward to this though

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 18:53.
      • Broonba
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        The GT5 load times are bugger all compared to waiting 5 minutes on a crappy Spectrum game loading in, trust me.

        Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 19:32.
      • Lewis
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        What load times? I’ve got an SSD drive in my PS3 :)

        Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 20:29.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        “Spectrum game loading,”
        only to have it crash at the end:)

        Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 21:40.
  9. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Cool. I can’t wait to see what Kaz has up his sleeve this time.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 19:30.
  10. james_m2603
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I refuse to get excited about this after the car crash* that was GT5.

    Pun intended.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 20:22.

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