... which turned out to be correct reasoning (we did indeed get a new track with three layouts) - and we didn't guess at anything. We laid out in the article the possibilities and suggested reasons why we thought it could be (not would be) Silverstone.the same track of Silverstone was the guess made here at GTPlanet purely based on the number of 'TBA' Entires in the FIA Calendar.
This article is about a date extracted from the Gran Turismo API. The last time ROH extracted a date from the Gran Turismo API, it was correct. It doesn't really have anything to do with predicting tracks.In this article, it has a 'if you are still skeptical, they got July correct' paragraph, so why not a 'oh they also got June completely wrong / were very misleading and ambigious' paragraph.
and we didn't guess at anything.
Pedantry.That's just the pedancy of the difference between guessing and speculating.
But at no point did we - or ROH - say Silverstone, or any other track, was coming. We reported the information (gaps in FIAGTC on our part, information in the API on theirs) and our article walked people through what the information could mean. On its own - "there's gaps in the FIAGTC schedule!" - the information is pretty dry.Like, don't get me wrong, the logic behind thinking Silverstone was coming made sense, with it featuring so many different layouts including a rallycross layout for Gr.B. I still refer to that as guessing.
You can corroborate the information yourself, and the source is the GT Sport website. Of course PD may change its mind - it could have changed its mind about the vehicle content of updates after each was leaked too - but as things stand it's no less of a rumour than the image of the Porsche 930 in the PSN Store was three weeks back.In the same way, it is logical that 27th August is a date for an upcoming update, for the reasons mentioned in the article, hence it would be possible to spread a rumour of that date being the next update fairly easily as it does make sense.
It should be taken with a massive pinch of salt still. In the past people or communities have given rumours that have been eaten up by the community due to whatever source being correct in the past, and then for the news to be false.
Going to point out that the same source, Race Online Hungary, also supposadly said that their 'GTSH-Rank ranking engine' found out that 'something exciting happening at the end of this month [June]' along with an image of Silverstone + tags of Cape Ring, Silverstone and Deep Forest.
Guess what, none of those 3 tracks came in the June update, and the same track of Silverstone was the guess made here at GTPlanet purely based on the number of 'TBA' Entires in the FIA Calendar.
Essentially, take this with a MASSIVE grain of salt for now.
(Their post about the June update featuring 'something exciting happening' with the tags mentioned)
In this article, it has a 'if you are still skeptical, they got July correct' paragraph, so why not a 'oh they also got June completely wrong / were very misleading and ambigious' paragraph.
Kind of like London in the rain...