Gran Turismo 15th Anniversary Event to Reveal What’s Next

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will hold a celebration event for the 15th Anniversary of the Gran Turismo franchise and its future on May 15 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

The event will be supported by manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, KTM, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Toyota, who will be displaying a range of old and new vehicles. Nissan PlayStation GT Academy stars will also be showing off their racing skills with high-speed laps around the famous circuit, which has never featured in a Gran Turismo game.

The trailer below shows a lap around the track in a car from one of the Gran Turismo partners, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the franchise:

The original Gran Turismo launched in Japan in December 1997 before releasing globally the following year. Gran Turismo is Sony’s best-selling franchise to date, with unit sales of almost 68 million as of November 2012.

Gran Turismo 6 development was confirmed in 2010 when Yamauchi talked openly about the project in an interview. Are you ready for the big good news?