Start your engines GT fans! Sony have officially announced the Gran Turismo Sport closed beta. Beta participants will get a sneak peek at how the 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.
The GT Sport beta will be the first time fans 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 17 March, will only be open to selected US PSN IDs. More users will get into the beta once they add in Phase 2, etc.
Remember that with every beta nothing is final.