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Gran Turismo Sport beta cancelled

Polyphony Digital decided to focus on finishing the full game instead.

The Gran Turismo Sport beta has been cancelled, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed.

Speaking to VideoGamer, Yamauichi said that delivering a beta requires as much work as completing work on the full game. As a result, developer Polyphony Digital has decided to scrap the beta and focus on launching the full game this year.

"That's something that I'm very, very sorry about," he said. "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."

"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."

He later clarified that it is "most likely" a beta for the game will not be available at all prior to the game's launch.

Gran Turismo Sport was first announced last October and, at the time, there were plans for a beta version to be available in early 2016.

During an event held in London, Gran Turismo Sport's release date was confirmed as November 15 in Japan, Asia and North America. The PS4-exclusive racing sim will launch on November 18 in the UK.