More than one million people played Gran Turismo Sport’s demo – which has conveniently been rebranded an open beta in recent days – the moment it was made available. Sony allowed PlayStation Plus subscribers to pre-load the 43GB sampler, and there was pent-up enthusiasm within the racing game community for the teaser to turn on its servers – many even spent the weekend watching the title’s stunning Attract Mode.

Of course, the demand has flagged concerns regarding the title’s server stability; with much of the game requiring an online connection for what Polyphony Digital describes as "integrity" reasons, its servers are going to have to be as close to flawless as humanly possible. Right now, they’re pretty flaky, so it’s got little under a week to shore them up prior to release. Good luck Kaz and crew – you’re going to need it.

[via twitter.com]