Makers of Racing Cockpits use Fake Gran Turismo 7 logo

Next Level Racing endorsed a game that doesn't exist yet.

Normally, when a company uses art assets and logos from other brands to promote their hardware, it's usually something that actually exists. But when gaming peripheral designer Next Level Racing used logos for games at the bottom of their posters, they put a logo for the popular Sony racing simulator Gran Turismo 7. The only problem is, Gran Turismo 7 doesn't actually exist yet.

Sure, there's a Gran Turismo 1 through 6, but neither series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, nor his development studio Polyphony Digital have ever confirmed that the 7th game was even in development. In other words: it doesn't exist.

This lead fans of Gran Turismo to believe that NLR had some insider information regarding the potential next release of Gran Turismo, but this definitely wasn't the case.

In a statement made on Instagram, NLR had this to say:

"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 Gran Turismo 7 [...] 

Next Level Racing went on to blame the gaming press for their own screw up, saying this: 

"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."

So, rather than just say the mock logo was a misunderstanding, they went on to blame the media, saying that the idea that NLG had inside knowledge of Gran Turismo 7's release date came from the "assumptions made in the media".

I know the gaming press can be complete cancer, but this is like having a spelling error in your essay, and blaming it on Satan when the teacher comes to grade your paper.

Next Level Gaming is one of the leading manufacturers of full-sized cockpit, and large-scale simulation hardware available to consumers. Founded in 2009, the racing seat and sim furniture maker specializes in mock-up Motor vehicle seats and racing wheel stands, but has been known to design seats and stands for flight sims as well. The company is best known for making pedals and seats that support force feedback.

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