The planned beta for Gran Turismo Sport has been cancelled in order for the game to launch this year, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has told VideoGamer.
The beta had been announced alongside the game back in October 2015.
“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.”
Asked to clarify if this meant there would be no beta, Yamauchi added: “Most likely I don’t think it would be possible. I’m very sorry but that’s just how it turned out.”
Gran Turismo Sport launches in the UK on November 18 exclusively on PS4. Check out the first gameplay footage in the trailer below.