5,000 lucky Japanese gamers will be able to beta test Sony’s [I]Gran Turismo 4 Online[/I] for the PS2. The test is being used to refine the Online play to be featured in the PS3 title, [I]Gran Turismo HD[/I], and all next-generation GT games. Whether or not [I]GT4 Online[/I] will actually be a future PS2 release is still up in air.
Any Japan-based gamers can apply for the beta test from May 9 – 19. Players will need online access for their PS2. The 5000 will receive their game disks toward the end of May, though the test will officially run July 1 – August 31.
Sony’s has not announced a US or European beta test. Japanese gamers can find more information on applying for the beta test at http://www.gran-turismo.com/gt4online/entry_info/info.html Gran Turismo Web site.