• Dec 20, 2010
Getting ready to fire up Gran Turismo 5 this morning? Polyphony Digital would like you to wait a few moments, because there is a patch that needs to be downloaded... and it's 608 megabytes. Don't fret though, According to Eurogamer, this update brings a few new interesting features:

- Seasonal Events: Fresh racing events that allow GT5 users to compete against each other to win rewards and experience points. Leader boards will allow you to see where you stand compared to the rest of the world.

- Online Car Dealer: A new dealer lot that will focus on popular and rare used cars. This is a nice change of pace from the constant stream of odd JDM Civics and Subaru 360s that seem to wind up in our Used Car lot.

- Online Race Rewards and Experience: Just like it sounds... this adds rewards and experience points for races won in online competitions.

- Mechanical Damage: It was made available for online races but has now made its way to the offline races as well.

- HUD: You can disable the HUD display for a full-screen view of the action.

- Improved Rewards: The rewards for certain challenges, such as the AMG Driving Experience, have been increased.

- GT Academy officially launches as of 12/20/2010

We are still learning more with regards to what exactly is included in this mega-update, but word on the virtual street is that this ought to be a solid early Christmas present for Gran Turismo 5 fans.

[Source: EuroGamer.net]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I haven't downloaded the patch yet. I might do it tonight. Yesterday I heard some people complain that it would reset them from levels in the 20's back down to 12 or so and lose all their cars.

      Bigger prize money will certainly help because right now I'm in that no mans land where the ultra cars are just too much money and I'm having to do races over and over again for little money.

      I don't do online racing so a lot of those updates won't matter much to me.

      Hopefully there is a patch coming soon to allow standing starts on the Top Gear track.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So it either sounds like GT5 was alot of hype or GT5 is "too good" of a game for a PS3 to handle. I mean I'm hearing about blocky shadows, long load times, lockups, and suggestions to update the hardware to run the game...seriously, this is suppose to be a great game?

      Sounds like GT5 is acting more like a PC game instead of a console game...the whole point of a console is that all the games for that console will run right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sounds like you have never played the game.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe they can patch the AWFUL smooth jazz and lounge music out of the game... Worst music choice EVER.
        • 4 Years Ago
        JayP --> you're right, the jazzy little music came after the last update.

        Personally, I like it!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The music I'm talking about was in the original game, with no patches... Just not my taste. But if you can turn it off, to each their own... :-)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I turned all the music off on the second day, as its just that annoying!
        • 4 Years Ago
        oh, simple solution to the dreadful music...turn the music off. made the game much more enjoyable for me
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love the jazz music. I love Jazz tho soo...

        The truth is however, I HATE that song that plays when you're in the race menu. That song that is jazz fused with electronica? Oh my god it gets SOO annoying. Sometimes you'll hear that ABC song before it, but when it comes on, I dreadddd it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think that's one of the updates.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "This morning" ??

      Even on the west coast, it's after 1pm. WTF?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The patch wasn't released when this article was posted...
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is such a realistic game that it needs a recall . Ha ha ha
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about brake upgrades?
        • 4 Years Ago
        How about a chase camera that doesn't suck? Or better yet, put in all the missing sound effects that my game didn't come with like more than five exhaust sounds, tire screeching, crowds cheering, and colision sounds that don't sound like they came from an Atari Jaguar.

        Oh yeah, hopefully the next patch will add the most important element that Polyphony left out: fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's not a patch, its adding a complete leg!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Argh, and it doesn't resume if disconnected....!!! >_
      • 4 Years Ago
      Subaru makes the 360. :I
        • 4 Years Ago
        You my friend, make me proud. Good to see someone else who knows their Japanese classics.
        • 4 Years Ago
        shame on me... I know that yet my holiday-addled brain typed Suzuki.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I knew that as well but it wasn't from reading books or anything like that. It's from playing this damn game. Not sure if that qualifies as automobile education.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks for the heads-up! I guess I'll start the car 10 mins early tonight lol

      RE: Improved rewards .... I sure as hell up they're retroactive for the ones who have completed these challenges!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh come on guys.. nothing says loving like busting your hump through a 5 race series with a avgerage 5 lap race that tends to be on the 2 minute per lap scale only to be rewarded with a orginal Bettle! And its even better when your in B-Spec mode and the laps are doubled whoohoo!! /s
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really- I busted my tail on some of those events... I'd like to see a little retroactive awarding!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am thoroughly unimpressed with this game. After making people wait THIS LONG, it's nothing special at all.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1 on that!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Thanks for the heads-up! I guess I'll start the car 10 mins early tonight lol"

        Insert rimshot sound effect here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Those AMG events are easy to get bronze in. That's all that matters!
      • 4 Years Ago
      all this time to develop and still needs a patch lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG... have you also noticed that they have corrected the interface too. Hurrah, after races you can now race again immediately instead of being sent back to the menu to select the race again -- all of which meant that you had to wait for nearly a minute to simply race the same track a 2nd time. All that is left now is the patch to solve those rubbish spiky triangulated shadows on the cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        YOUR KID
        • 4 Years Ago
        Perfect! My kid was getting ticked at that whole crap bag. Such a long wait to go back and play. Now he'll be happy. Hope he notices it (he started the download at 6, took until after 10 pm 'til it was done. No chance to see what was updated.)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not going to happen. Hardware limitation.
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