Gran Turismo Sport won’t be getting a beta after all; the planned beta has been cancelled so that the game can launch this year.
Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi told VideoGamer that the team didn’t have the time to work on a beta version of the game if it wanted to release Gran Turismo Sport this year.
"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.”
He added, "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 concluded that it’s unlikely that a beta will be possible.
Gran Turismo Sport will be released on November 18, 2016, exclusively on PS4.