Sony Confirms Second GT Sport Beta Phase (UPDATE: All Second Beta Mentions Removed From PS Blog)

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  1. Zlork

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    Why delay ? If things need to be fixed : day one patch.

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    Very good news. I hope those who have played the first beta can play 2nd phase :) !
     
  2. ImaRobot

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    Because everything isn't fixed just with one patch. It's also what PD has done plenty of times.
     
  3. Patclash

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    I hope those who haven't play the first beta will be in for the 2nd phase :scared:
     
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    I hope they at least give us a taste of new modes and features rather than just daily online races.
     
  5. Zlork

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    I hope too ;)
     
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  6. AleksandarSRB

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    Because not everyone have ps4 conected online... sry for english.
     
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    Bringing out a 2nd 'beta' early, dampens the advantage of other games releasing this month, ahead of them.
     
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  9. Zlork

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    Now, all games have patches.
     
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    Which changes nothing about what was said.
     
  11. TWR77

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    They do seem to be confident in their product. It's being shown quite a bit now, with good reports from the PlayStation Germany event today. Tokyo Game Show will top it off, that's where anything new like weather or DLC plans will be shown and detailed.
     
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    I have absolutely no doubt that there won't be a delay.

    It's fairly normal to have a beta 1 month to go these days on multiplayer focused games.

    Looking forward to it.
     
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    I don't think there's anything wrong with having a beta when the product is a month and a bit out from release.

    I mean, the Overwatch open beta ended 15 days before the game released.
     
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    Very interesting this is happening around the same time Pcars 2 is debuting......
     
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    Cool news.

    I´m guessing it will be up next Monday or Tuesday, before Pcars2. This and the Forza demo means that next week we might be playing all the big three.

    Comparisons are inevitable, and i love this.
     
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    And Forza 7, still only with graphics and setting of ordinary XboxS... PD will have time to show of beauty on the Pro before mighty X launches...
     
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    Also we need to remember that the beta start date for Overwatch was deliberately timed to take the wind out of the sails of Battleborn, which released the same day, and was seen at the time as a competitor. It certainly helped in some way to bury the Gearbox title.

    Seems that GT may well be trying something similar to bury PCars, which is their only real competitor on the platform.

    Interesting strategy.
     
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  18. Zlork

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    I hope you will have beta :D !
     
  19. Silver Arrows

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    Well, of course it's going to bury PCARS 2, based on sales alone.

    General reception? That's going to be the more interesting tale, and one that's going to be a lot closer or a lot farther then people here expect, more so the other way.
     
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    People liked Battleborn too, if I remember correctly. But it was still buried. And which title is a popular e-sport now?

    They seem to be trying to do a similar thing here, no?
     
  21. trustjab

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    I don't think it's coincidence that the beta 2 is going to release around the time other racing games are. Imo, if this was planned, it's pretty smart or pretty stupid depending on how well it plays and feels vs the competition. If it's something that you like and want to get more of, it may hold off people's purchase of another PS4 racer, or convince them that GT should be added to their roster. Or it could turn them off and they might just say forget it and go with PCars?
     
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  22. Silver Arrows

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    That's Overwatch though, it has the hype machine of Blizzard behind it.

    You also have to realize that there's no such thing as a guaranteed success with e-sports in terms of racing games. Looking at the Forza Racing Championship, PCARS ESL offering, hell even the stuff iRacing does, nobody gives a ****, even if racing in e-sports is a natural fit.

    I also certainly don't believe, with PD's glacial pace of work and the FIA's greenhorn nature in dealing with the different beast that is e-sports, is going to work out as well as Valve does with The International for DOTA, or what Blizzard does for Overwatch.

    And besides, my point wasn't about e-sports. My point is that obviously, due to the built in name and reputation the series has, GT will probably win the sales war. But what is going to happen to critical reception from media outlets and general players, both hardcore sim racing fanatics, and the casual one who probably only buy Forza/GT once in a blue moon?

    That's going to be the true litmus test for GT Sport moving forward. The sim racing industry has changed a ton since 2013. If Polyphony believes that smaller experiences like iRacing and e-sports are going to be the future of the sim genre, so be it. But looking at it from the perspective of a jilted GT fan who has been burned by two lackluster experiences from history, it seems misguided.
     
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    Considering the second beta was originally earmarked for August, I don't think the proximity to other games' actual releases can be chalked up to a (solely) intentional move so much as a necessary one. It's impossible to avoid at this point:
    • WRC 7: September 15/26
    • PCARS2: September 22
    • FM7: September 29/October 3
    Unless it were to launch a week before the full game itself, the beta has to launch in the same week as another franchise.
     
  24. Silver Arrows

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    Exactly. Though since people are already chalking it up as intentional, Sony and PD can probably run with it if they want to revive Arrogant Sony.
     
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    That's why I said "if this was planned". You never know. Sony does things at times you're not sure the exact reason of it. Whether it be questionable timing or decisions on ps+ they make some out of the blue moves.
     
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  26. PhilipsR

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    Sony sorry but no going to buy GT Soprt till don't give the green flag to Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel in USA!!!!!
     
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  27. jm79

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    Perhaps an unintentional consequence gleefully accepted? PD did wait to announce the release date until after all the rest, no?

    I think perhaps someone knows what they're doing at Sony/PD, but my point was merely conjecture, I have no proof, obviously.

    With regards to e-sports, surely burying a competing title offering (roughly) the same e-sports component is a good idea? The examples you use are correct of course, but this is a new industry, and someone has to start somewhere. I see this becoming very big soon, but you may disagree.
     
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    Yeah, they waited a full year, just for that :p :lol:
     
  29. jm79

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    Uh, hence the word 'unintentional'...
     
  30. ImaRobot

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    Which means what, for my response? Either way, I specifically meant to quote just the second question, and have a joke with it.
     
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