In yesterday's deluge of details for Gran Turismo Sport, including a November 16 launch date, one point was conspicuously missing for fans: What happened to the beta that was promised? Apparently, it isn't going to happen because it would have pushed the game's release well into 2017.
"That's something that I'm very, very sorry about," GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi told Videogamer about canceling the beta. He explained that putting a quality beta together is just as much work as the regular 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."
The beta had been promised when the game was first announced in October.