Knack 2

Mar 09

Mar 09

Gran Turismo Sport Closed Beta Begins March 17 for U.S. Players

Sample a rotating selection of cars and tracks each day, and see the Driver Profile system in action.

Kazunori Yamauchi's Avatar Posted by President of Polyphony Digital, Creator of Gran Turismo

Hello, GT fans! We’re extremely excited at Polyphony to announce the Gran Turismo Sport Closed Beta. Beta participants will get a sneak peek at how Gran Turismo will pave the future of racing, competing in highly competitive races against other users across the country, and eventually, across the globe.

Participants will be able to choose from a select rotation of cars and tracks each day to race online against others during the Beta phases. Track and car selections will vary during this period, and we made sure to offer different race class categories and course configurations to properly test our GT fans!

This will also be the first time users will see how the Driver Profile is integrated within GT Sport. The introduction of Sportsmanship Rating (tracks a player’s behavior and manners on-track) and Driver Rating (represents the overall speed of the player and how well they perform in races) will ensure those that race online will be equally matched, naturally creating a balanced group of competitive drivers for every race.

The initial phase of the closed Beta, starting on March 17, will only be open to selected U.S. PSN IDs, so be sure to check your Messages on the PS4 dashboard to see if you’ve been invited.

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. While we begin to roll out the Beta, we have decided that the time differences across the U.S. are best matched to the development team in Tokyo.

During the initial phase, our servers will be open for users during specific times across the day. We will share these times closer to the Beta launch across our social channels and

And for anyone who doesn’t get a chance to participate in the closed Beta, you can sign up for updates here. I hope to be back on PlayStation.Blog soon to announce more details regarding a larger Beta access for the community… stay tuned!

Please refer here to see a full list of beta terms and conditions.

Add Your Own

HugoStiglitz_420 said:

March 9th, 9:05 am

Man, I’ve been a loyal fan of Gran Turismo and it is THE reason I even got into gaming. I really hope I get into the beta. My Thrustmaster T300RS is waiting.

Tefrin said:

March 9th, 9:09 am

Ill beta any VR content.

StingrayX said:

March 9th, 9:12 am

Awesome! So is there a way we can sign up for it? Or will they just send random invites? High hopes to get in. =D

andy562 said:

March 9th, 9:13 am

I own every single Gran Turismo game that has been released. I would love to try the beta for Gran Turismo sport!! I am a automotive enthusiast to the extreme. Please allow me to test out the beta . I’m super excited for the release of the new addition to the Gran Turismo family.

blackmoney831 said:

March 9th, 9:24 am

On the YouTube upload it says February 20th typo??

Emadeowa said:

March 9th, 9:24 am

Dang just noticeed U.S. Beta , plz disregard my beta i’m Canadian


March 9th, 9:25 am

How do we sign up for the closed beta?

aoune007 said:

March 9th, 9:28 am

“This will also be the first time users will see how the Driver Profile is integrated within GT Sport. The introduction of Sportsmanship Rating (tracks a player’s behavior and manners on-track) and Driver Rating (represents the overall speed of the player and how well they perform in races) will ensure those that race online will be equally matched, naturally creating a balanced group of competitive drivers for every race.”

A much needed one! Thank you <3

Valkendorm said:

March 9th, 9:36 am

Wow, that’s some great news. Seriously anticipating trying it out. Been a GT addict since the very first title and even got my GT Sport pre-order the day it was possible on the PS Store.

LOW-LOWS said:

March 9th, 9:36 am

I’m a avid GRAN TURISMO player and collector i have the Gran Turismo sport limited edition Pre orderd I will be happy to help where ever can. I have a PSVR and thrustmaster T500RS, T3PA PRO peddels, and a TH8A shifter I’m ready to help where I can.

    Tocallo00782 said:

    March 9th, 12:44 pm

    Dude, then you need a helmet, some gloves and a crew to start a team. LOL.

SicParvisMagnaCM said:

March 9th, 9:42 am

Pick me, would love to play the new Gran Turismo Beta

PS_ihh said:

March 9th, 9:48 am

Not a fan of this e-sport thing.
Hopefully there´s a regular GT planned for PS4.

cjhill1836 said:

March 9th, 9:57 am

This is incredibly exciting! I can’t believe we’re getting so close to launch, I hope I’m picked for the Beta.

diogodoria said:

March 9th, 10:21 am

I want that beta i remembered me a kid playing GT5 and 6, I have been waiting like 4 years, please pick me I´m here to help with bugs and some glitch if i find.
Good luck to all !!

ZodTheRipper said:

March 9th, 10:34 am

Really hope I get chosen for the beta, just bought a new racing wheel for Driveclub & GTS :)

CurtisLowee said:

March 9th, 10:34 am

I really hope I get invited GT is the best racing gave ever created love at first sight

pid said:

March 9th, 10:45 am

Can’t wait for this.

MoodiQ said:

March 9th, 10:50 am

Why is it randomly selected? How would they know if the person wants the game or not? What if most people chosen only play call of duty or something. This makes no sense. Hope I get selected because I’m dying to try the game and have had the limited edition pre-ordered since the game was announced

BluebeatlesLP said:

March 9th, 10:54 am

I was hoping there was a way to sign up for the beta but can’t find it anywhere, I really hope to be one of the chosen for the closed beta. I just got a PS4 Pro and can’t wait to see what GT Sport looks like on this beast! =)

    flyinhgher said:

    March 10th, 11:35 pm

    it’s gonna look the same on both systems. the pro isn’t going to have different video output for games. still prob the same 1080p as every other awesome game.

    AMDman18 said:

    March 11th, 10:49 pm

    Really @flyinhgher? They’ve only said that it will support 4K output on Pro. Not to mention a little thing called HDR…

hankolerd said:

March 9th, 11:28 am

I truly hope those of us with GT Sport digital pre-orders, and that sold our PS3’s to buy a PS4 in preparation of the original planned open beta will be getting invites.

    flyinhgher said:

    March 10th, 11:37 pm

    I still play my ps3. selling cousles is exactly what resale stores want u to do. take a huge loss of value. keep them and let a younger kid enjoy what u did

amirpro2 said:

March 9th, 11:35 am

How do I sign up?

Tocallo00782 said:

March 9th, 12:42 pm

I need this in my life. It’s been so long. As a fan of the series I have so much hype and I can’t wait. Make us proud Polyphony.

Niccademus said:

March 9th, 2:38 pm

I have a PSVR and a racing wheel. PLEASE PICK ME!!!

PatricioUSA said:

March 9th, 2:43 pm

Hope you guys have finally put an option to change the country flag like every other racing game out there. Will test my VR with this if I get picked.

realyungjuice said:

March 9th, 4:12 pm

Haven’t played this since the old PlayStation days. I would love to get in on the beta to test out the new features.

Squadren_64 said:

March 9th, 4:56 pm

I am so excited I could die.

NorthernLitez said:

March 9th, 6:50 pm

I’d love to help out and beta test the VR portion of the game

GR8-FIRE said:

March 9th, 7:33 pm

I have been a Gran Turismo fan since playing the first demo on the Original PlayStation in Sears almost two decades ago! I hope I get in early on GranTursimo Sport. This is THE REASON I bought a PS4!

Niteckcity1990 said:

March 9th, 10:14 pm

Is this beta available in India or will it come soon ?

KBG29 said:

March 10th, 1:11 am

Whether I get into the beta or not, I am very excited to see GTS is finally almost here. I have enjoyed all the Racing Games on PS4, but I am ready for the Real Driving Simulator to finally arrive. Hope I get a chance to help shape it, but if not, I will be pre-ordering again as soon as the next release date is announced.

BigStack007 said:

March 10th, 5:52 am

Played this game at the Playstation Road to Greatness Tour in Denver last summer. It was great. I’m sure it’s come a long way since then. Would love to participate in the closed beta. #GTGreatnessAwaits.

RichiPuppy said:

March 10th, 7:02 am

Very excited this is finally coming to fruition. If anyone is looking for the sign up just google Gran Turismo Sport Beta.

    RichiPuppy said:

    March 10th, 7:04 am

    Actually the link for updates is the sign up.

McMozart1 said:

March 10th, 7:09 am

The beta only for US , wow , i bought ever version of GT , if the beta is not available for canada i will not buy it . and i m asking every body outside the USA to boycott the game . We have the same right to play the beta as the american.

    flyinhgher said:

    March 10th, 11:41 pm

    Lol boycott. that won’t happen.

    AkKovYo said:

    March 14th, 9:47 am

    EU beta will come a little bit later

mattman244 said:

March 10th, 1:32 pm

I am hopping that I can get into the closed beta for this game as I am an avid Gran Turismo fan. This game looks great and I would be delighted to test it with my controller and with my Logitech G29. Anyone else extremely excited?

Massive_13 said:

March 10th, 4:38 pm

Yep!! Gran Turismo is back baby!!! I hope I get picked for this beta. Plan on driving till the wheels fall off!

D-E-L-T-A said:

March 11th, 9:56 am

Mr. Yamauchi, is there going to be other PS4 digital versions of the game to preorder? like deluxe or collector’s edition?


March 11th, 11:05 am

Gran Turismo Sport Beta Something i been waiting months For Glad its Coming out 6 days before my Birthday #BestBDayPresentEver

patercake said:

March 13th, 1:45 pm

I’ve tried other racing games and they don’t quite scratch my itch. I’ve been waiting very patiently from my PS2 and PS3 days for a racing game of this calibre. Excited! Loved GT3 and GT4 on PS2, then 5 (didn’t play 6) on PS3. What my PS4 needs right now…

Arthurino said:

March 13th, 8:06 pm

I have a vanilla ps4, a ps4 pro, a full blown racing rig with a t300, openwheeler, th8a and buttkicker as well as a psvr…I can test the bleep outta this game, hope the random psn rng takes this into account…would love to help fine tune things and provide relevant feedback.

AkKovYo said:

March 14th, 9:47 am

I hope I will get into the beta! :)

VrAku said:

March 16th, 11:01 pm

Hi please sign me Up to beta aces, thx

EagerSnake said:

March 17th, 7:56 am

Where’s the beta? I want it SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad.

GTFan1212 said:

March 17th, 11:57 am

Does anyone have the closed beta? I’m asking because
I don’t get an e-mail for the beta although I’ve already registered.

MSgtGunny said:

March 17th, 5:00 pm

Will more invites be sent out? It seems like a really small group.

Nomadd006 said:

March 18th, 3:28 pm

Well PD it seems once again you ignore and leave out your Canadian customers. Customers that have followed the franchise since the 90’s with GT. We get left out of GT Academy and do not qualify to participate at the prize level.

Nomadd006 said:

March 18th, 3:32 pm

Once again Canada gets snubbed. Loyal customers who’ve bought you product since day one…almost 20years ago with the first GT. It was the same with GT Academy, Canada was snubbed out of participating at the prize level.

takicardi2 said:

March 21st, 9:59 pm

Any one get invited to the Beta??

    marktard said:

    March 29th, 8:37 pm

    Just recieved my redeem code in my email today! Downloading the file at the moment and can’t wait to review the beta version!

rozzi747jet said:

March 22nd, 3:47 am

I’ve been a fan since PlayStation underground sent me the GranTurismo demo in the mail for PlayStation one. Can i get a Invite me you invited one of my psn friends drver_jeffry

rozzi747jet said:

March 22nd, 3:50 am

I’ve been a fan since PlayStation underground sent me the GranTurismo demo in the mail for PlayStation one
Can I get a Invite you invited my psn friend drver_jeffry

Arthurino said:

March 29th, 9:39 pm

Woohoo! After grimacing and grumbling for 10 days, I just got an invite to the beta! I am sooo stoked. Gonna test the daylights out of it with a wheel, shifter, racing rig, buttkicker and, if available in the beta, VR…can’t wait for the download to finish! Thanks for the opportunity PD!

Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days

PlayStation Blog