The next installment will be released in full before the end of the year.
Fans have been waiting anxiously for the arrival of the newest Gran Turismo installment, Gran Turismo Sport. The launch of the game was supposed to happen in 2016, but due to a few unforseen setbacks, the studio, Polyphony Digital, was forced to push it back to 2017. Finally, it's here… at least partially.
Gran Turismo Sport will be available at closed beta beginning on March 17, 2017, the company says on its Facebook page. The closed beta version of the game will be made available to select Playstation Network (PSN) accounts in the U.S. initially, with Europe expected to follow in the next few 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."
Along with the closed beta announcement, the studio released a new trailer to get fans even more excited for the upcoming installment. It shows a variety of race cars at 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 released before the end of the year worldwide on Playstation 4, and follows Gran Turismo 6, which struggled against more developed competitors like Forza. Hopefully the next installment will be able to compete, the private beta testing should give us an idea as to its potential before the game is released in full.
Source: Polyphony Digital