It’s been a topsy-turvy 2020 so far, but one of the year’s most-asked questions is about to be answered: will Sony reveal Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 5?
Today is the big day, as Sony has an hour-long presentation lined up to talk about games. We’ve still not actually seen the console yet, but we’ve heard plenty about its technical specifications and clapped eyes on the new DualSense controller. While a console unveiling is possible, today is all about the games.
The live stream starts at 2000 UTC and is expected to cover a wide range of titles available at or near the console’s expected launch window of November/December this year. GT7 has long been rumored to be in that set, and recent comments on social media have only added fuel to that fire. Even Polyphony Digital studio boss Kazunori Yamauchi has Tweeted about the event, to remind players in Japan to tune in:
— 山内 一典 (@Kaz_Yamauchi) June 11, 2020
On average over its history, the Gran Turismo franchise has seen one new full game every 40 months. The relatively similar architecture of the first two consoles shortened that gap, and the notoriously difficult PS3 lengthened it. PS5 is again quite similar to PS4 overall, and its launch window represents a period of 37 months since the previous title.
The GT series is the best-selling title in the PlayStation Studios line-up, with more than 80 million copies across its life. For PS5 to launch with such an important title would be a major boost for the new platform, and the omens are lining up in the syzygy required to make it happen.
Canadian journalist Geoff Keighley, who will be hosting a pre- and post-show for the event, has Tweeted to comment that he expects the stream “to be a VERY special event for all of us who love games and @playstation”.
You can catch the live event below, starting at 2000 UTC (convert to your time here):
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