A quest on the Experience PlayStation website appears to confirm an upcoming Gran Turismo 7 beta. The quest, which seems to have been implemented before it was ready, tasks players with viewing part of the Gran Turismo 7 launch trailer in exchange for a beta code.
What is the Gran Turismo 7 beta quest?
You can check out the quest for yourself by heading over to the Experience PlayStation site. You'll need to click "Start Quest", sign in to your PSN account, then navigate to the Quests tab (the small crown icon). Click "Related Campaigns", then click "Italia Quest". Regardless of what it may look like, the Italia Quest is open to everyone. The condition for the quest is simply to watch 10 seconds of the Gran Turismo 7 launch trailer, which is embedded into the widget on the site. Once completed, you'll be "given" a beta code, although the code itself is just 1234-5678-9012 and doesn't work when attempting to redeem it.
Why doesn't the Gran Turismo 7 beta quest work?
So, what's going on here? It's likely that Sony intends to offer the Gran Turismo 7 beta code as a reward for this quest, but that the quest isn't yet ready for whatever reason and was implemented too soon. The quest is marked with "(TEST)", suggesting that it's just a trial run before the full quest comes along. Supposedly, the quest ends on July 31st, but it's not clear whether this means the actual quest - complete with actual beta codes - is coming before then, or merely that the test ends on that date. It's also rather interesting that the test code is marked "PS5 only", which could mean the beta will be for PlayStation 5 only.
We'll bring you more on Gran Turismo 7, including a potential date for the upcoming beta, as soon as we get it. The game was recently delayed into 2022 due to difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, so it's going to be a little while until it sees a general release. Until then, it might be time to start getting excited for the beta, which should tide you over until the real deal arrives.
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