Last night, we reported on a possible leak by Next Level Racing regarding Gran Turismo 7, after the company took to social media to ask people which racing game they were looking forward to. The post, which has now been taken down, included a logo for Gran Turismo 7. Now, Next Level Racing is denying any knowledge about the launch of Gran Turismo 7. You can read the company’s statement 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 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.
We do apologize for any confusion that this might have caused.”
Apparently, seeing an official post from a licensed peripheral maker referencing Gran Turismo 7 and a launch this year is misrepresenting the situation. The company goes on to say that it used a GT7 logo that has been circulated on the internet for the graphic in its post. At the moment the source of this image is unknown as we or anyone else has yet to find it. In the original post Next Level referenced confirmed games such as F1 2020 and Dirt 5, so it is odd the company would go out of its way to add a logo of a game that has yet to be announced in any official capacity.
So, we have asked Next Level Racing to clarify its statement and ask where exactly it found this logo.
"Our Graphic Design Department used the mock logo that is circulated on the internet"
— TheSixthAxis (@TheSixthAxis) May 21, 2020
We will await Next Level Racing’s reply to the query, so we can get to the bottom of it. Maybe Sony and Polyphony Digital will be aware of the mockup logo?
We still don’t know much about Sony’s new console, aside from the DualSense and specs, but VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb has hinted that we might find out a lot more early in June.
Source: Next Level Racing