The rumors over the possibility of a new entry in the Gran Turismo racing franchise have been circling for months now, but today Sony confirmed that “exciting announcements” about the franchise will be made next week. The announcements will come during a special 15th anniversary celebration event at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
During the event, Gran Turismo producer Kazunori Yamauchi will “provide an update on the future of the Gran Turismo game”. An official countdown has also been posted on the official Gran Turismo page with seven days and counting until we see what’s next.
“The Gran Turismo franchise continues to be extremely important to PlayStation,” said Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Jim Ryan. “We felt that 15 years of GT was an event worth celebrating along with our colleagues from the Americas, Asia and Japan. We are very grateful to our manufacturer partners for helping us to bring together a fantastic event. As well as experiencing the development of the franchise and comparing the virtual and real, it will be a pleasure to see Yamauchi-san and hear what’s next for Gran Turismo.”
Now all that’s left to wonder is where the next chapter of the series could land. Will we see a follow-up on PlayStation 3? Perhaps a portable version for the PS Vita? Or maybe the franchise will make the jump to PlayStation 4? The key word here is “announcements”, so perhaps all three.
We’ll find out in a week’s time and bring you all the official details soon.