Gran Turismo 7 beta possibly outed by PlayStation website
A PlayStation website may have outed plans for a Gran Turismo 7 beta.
According to reporting from fan site GT Planet, the Experience PlayStation portion of the official website featured an option to earn a beta code for an early demo of the game—though the codes being handed out were clearly placeholders rather than functional, redeemable ones, and the associated “quest” was explicitly labeled as a “test.” It also hinted at a promotion that may be exclusive to Italy.
At time of writing, we can’t actually get to the card in question. It may be that Sony has pulled the page offline after seeing reports about it, or it may just be that we’re not in the right region to access it. Either way, reports of its earlier existence are so widespread that there’s no question it was live. You can check out a screenshot of how it looked below.
Based on the information here, it’s a reasonable assumption that Sony intends to run a beta for Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 at some point in the future, and that access will not be open to everyone, at least at first. If the page reflects actual plans, you can expect to have to jump through some minor hoops in order to obtain a code, at least for the first wave.
The last game in the series, Gran Turismo Sport, held a closed beta in March 2017 before launching in October of that year. That’s a roughly six month gap, so any beta announcement for GT7 may provide some hints at to when exactly the final game will release.
At the moment, Gran Turismo 7 is slated to launch sometime in 2022 on PS5 and PS4.