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Gran Turismo 5 Beta Rumor Arises

Erm...this is new. We haven't heard anything about a possible beta test for Gran Turismo 5 but if this pic is accurate, it appears Polyphony Digital is indeed planning a testing period for the hotly anticipated simulation racer.

We're not entirely sure of the direct source, but the picture on the screen before us is relatively clear. Well, we are getting online play for the very first time in the franchise's history, and it truly is a massive title, so a beta test wouldn't be seen as bizarre. On the other hand, we haven't even heard the slightest whisper about a GT5 beta, which instantly makes us skeptical. In looking at the entire situation, we have to call bogus on this one (although it's still possible): thing is, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, while not a beta test, does exist for a reason, and none of Kazunori Yamauchi's comments have hinted at anything but a nearly completed project. He did recently say he'd want to see "how the fans responded" to the damage modeling system they're preparing for the game, which implies we'd play it and then Polyphony would revise it accordingly. That could be construed as a beta, I guess. But beyond that, the evidence is falling the other way; betas are hard to keep under wraps these days, especially when it comes to ginormous titles.

Besides, we're still clinging to the ol' Yamauchi gem, "we can release GT5 whenever we want." We like to believe in that.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

8/28/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

CH1N00K
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 11:01:24 AM
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If they do a beta they should give it a different name. Like the Resistance 2 beta, when you were playing it all your friends thought you were playing a game called "Girl with a stick" I got a lot of comments about that one..lol.

I'm going to have to agree with you though, unless they want to test the damage I always figured that prologue was the "beta"

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Corak
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 11:08:33 AM

And they still could get the damage in Prologe if they wanted, like they planed a year ago.
But a beta my be easier, I dont know.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 4:02:26 PM

Beware girls with sticks!

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www
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 11:04:12 AM
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Beta or no beta, just give us the FULL game this year!

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556pineapple
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 11:08:20 AM
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that would be cool. I'm hoping for a December release still though.

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maxpontiac
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 11:28:49 AM
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Not sure what to think on this. The one thing that remains constant is my desire for GT5 now, so a Beta does not matter to me.

I am willing to wait for damage to be patched in a later date so I can begin playing my career!

Last edited by maxpontiac on 8/28/2009 11:29:15 AM

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mexgeo86
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 11:34:09 AM
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Though i'm usually up for betas, this makes it sound like the game will be pushed back...oh well..

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Highlander
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 12:12:04 PM
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LOL, I know some people who'd sell their own kidney to get into a GT5 beta program.

Though I have to admit, I thought that GT5 Prologue was effectively the public beta for the full game.

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Orvisman
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 12:40:59 PM
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Photoshop

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0_o
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 1:04:57 PM
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It's more like a car damage beta!

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Titch1794
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 1:45:41 PM
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I don't understand, the image above seems genuine but that might be 'cause I'm gullable.

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flid
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 2:36:08 PM
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whats the bet that this beta is only available to those who own gt5p?

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Titch1794
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 2:42:59 PM

Damn, if so I'd be gutted because i sold my copy of GT5 prologue 'cause i maxed it out. =(

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Banky A
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:36:31 PM

Wow, nice skills titch
to the "cause i maxed it out" part lol not the selling of the game, which was a bad move but what can ya' do? =]

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:20:48 PM
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Seems fake to me

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Banky A
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:32:18 PM
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A lot, heaps, loads! of people in GT communities I read from think this is a hoax.

^_^

And it's always to same story everytime. Sources coming from the person's 'friend' - "My friend told me he's in the GT5 beta, is this true?.." etc

Last edited by Banky A on 8/28/2009 3:34:38 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 4:03:46 PM
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Just imagine the size of the freakin download though.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 4:44:15 PM

It says it right there, dude. Not that big.

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Banky A
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 7:41:33 PM

Pwnt.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 9:07:42 PM

lol, I didn't actually enlarge the pic, now I don't think its real because it would be at least 5 probly more.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 1:42:19 AM

No, 3GB is not a big enough file size to be a factor to me. I have plenty of storage space available.

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___________
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:56:57 AM

well the uncharted 2 beta was 3.4 GBs was it not?
so anywhere in the region of 3GB+ would be plausible.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:33:09 AM

@ffrulez

True that, you can do a lot with 3GB.

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Banky A
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:38:47 AM

@ fluffer

We mean it's a huge file size in terms of download, in countries like ours.

And it does take a bit of space if you're packed with demos ;)

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 10:12:11 AM

Do your countries not have GT5:Prologue available on the PS Store? If it is available, I would think the reaction level would be considerably lower as people have already seen a larger filesized download available on their systems.

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furbiesmustdie
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:40:04 AM
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don't be fake, oh please don't be fake...

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ceedot
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 7:01:03 AM
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The '5 Beta' has been put there. notice how it doesn't seem to fit, especially because it has no shadow....

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ceedot
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 7:01:34 AM
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The '5 Beta' has been put there. notice how it doesn't seem to fit, especially because it has no shadow....

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