Virtual racing fans have been expecting for some time a new installment in the Gran Turismo series – the Gran Turismo Sport – and the latest trailer signals the introduction of the closed beta version.
The game was supposed to be introduced last year, but the studio, Polyphony Digital, pushed the release into 2017 – and now, finally, it’s here… partially. We’re dealing with the classic closed beta release starting March 17, 2017, according to the company’s social media channel. This special closed beta version of the game will become available to select Playstation Network (PSN) accounts in the United States, with select few in Europe following in a matter of weeks. “As with most beta programs, in order for the development team to capture data in an optimal manner, the sample size needs to be increased gradually and in stages,” said the company on Facebook. “While we begin to roll out the beta, we have decided that the time differences across the U.S. are best matched to our development team in Tokyo.”
Next to the closed beta announcement the company also decided to please fans with a new trailer – showcasing the variety of cars available on various circuits around the world, including the Ford Mustang, Alfa Romeo 4C, and even a few Le Mans prototypes. The new Gran Turismo Sport will be launched around the world before the end of the year on Playstation 4 and comes after the Gran Turismo 6 was a rather embarrassing flop as it struggled to keep up the pace with its competitors.