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Gran Turismo Sport

Gentlemen! Start your engines! Gran Turismo Sport is pushing closer to the finish line, and thus, Polyphony Digital is ready to embrace a Closed Beta beginning next week.

Now Where the Hell Did I Put My Keys…

The plan over at Polyphony Digital is to have a revolving door of cars and tracks for players to play test. The studio will also rolling out the Driver Profile feature and Sportsmanship Rating system for Gran Turismo Sport. Here’s a breakdown:

“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.”

It doesn’t look as though there is a specific spot to sign up for the closed beta though. Gran Turismo Sport‘s Creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, states that accessibility is “open to selected U.S. PSN IDs”, and to “be sure to check your Messages on the PS4 dashboard to see if you’ve been invited.” Sounds like the studio is just throwing out random invites amongst the masses.

A new trailer was also released for the game today. So check it out, and keep checking your PSN accounts with your fingers crossed.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.