Beta would have meant a delay in release.
Polyphony Digital revealed a ton of new information regarding Gran Turismo Sport, including its release date in November. However, in order to meet that release date, it had to cancelled the planned beta for the racing simulator.
Speaking to Videogamer, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said, “That’s something that I’m very, very sorry about. 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.”
Yamauchi finally stated that with regards to the beta, “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 is out on November 15th in North America and November 18th in the United States for PS4.