Gran Turismo Sport beta has been cancelled so the devs can focus on the game’s launch this year. According to Kazunori Yamauchi, he is very sorry about the situation but it was really important that they focus on finishing the game.
Gran Turismo beta was announced last year alongside the game.
That’s something that I’m very, very sorry about,” said Yamauchi while talking about the beta. “In order to do a beta test we have to make a gold master of the beta test code, and for us it actually takes as much effort as to finish the real master code of the actual game.
“Just because it’s beta we can’t just throw it out there. It’s required that in order to do an open beta we have to create a proper master for it, and considering the release timing that we announced, we decided that we just don’t have enough time to do two gold masters for the game. By omitting that it saves us about three months of time.
He was asked to further clarify his statement about the beta and whether there would be one or not: Most likely I don’t think it would be possible. I’m very sorry but that’s just how it turned out.”
It is a disappointment but the good news is that the game is on its way without any delays. Pre orders for Gran Turismo Sport are being accepted. You can grab the game from PSN for $59.99, which includes an exclusive Gran Turismo Avatar a 3-Car Pack, in-game $500,000 credits and a dynamic theme.
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