Posts Tagged ‘Gran Turismo’

Kaz talks about future GT5 updates

Kazunori Yamauchi was on Twitter yesterday, and he commented that the studio split to Fukuoka has caused a delay with updates to Gran Turismo 5, and also hinted at possible DLC:

アップデート準備中です。まず不具合修正、その次は機能アップデートとDLCか。巨大な制作システムのスタジオ分散は思ったより大変だ・・・。RT @iwan_gt_celtics: @Kaz_Yamauchi 福岡への移転が終わったらアップデートと次回作の製作頼みますよ!

GTPlanet user Shirakawa Akira provided the forum with this translation:

Updates are in preparation. First [there will be] bug fixes, then feature updates and DLC will probably follow. The decentralization of our studios and framework is a greater burden than I thought….

New Gran Turismo special event: World Compact Cars

Move out of the way Super GT, here come the compacts! I think I will try tuning up that old Daihatsu Midget II that has been sitting around, and give it a whirl.

Requirements:

  • Any car shorter than 4200mm
  • No tire restriction
  • Maximum 450 power points

Prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd:

Rome 5 laps:

  • 356,100cr + helmet / 216,600cr + paint chip / 190,500cr + horn

Grand Valley East reverse 5 laps:

  • 384,000cr + suit / 233,400cr + paint chip / 205,200cr + horn

Cape Ring Outside 3 laps:

  • 403,200cr + helmet / 245,400cr + paint chip / 215,700cr + horn

Tokyo Route 246 3 laps:

  • 395,100cr + suit / 240,600cr + paint chip / 211,200cr + horn

Tokyo Bay (kart) 5 laps

  • 406,800cr + helmet / 247,800cr + paint chip / 217,500cr + horn

The "La Festa Cavallino" race at Circuit de la Sarthe still holds the best time/money ratio for the special events, at roughly 3'40" for a quarter-million credits.

The Online Dealership has been updated, and is stocked with a bunch of classic cars all at zero mileage. Try finding that in real life!

*late edit*

There are two new time trials, production cars on SSR5, and NASCARs on Suzuka East (where they actually raced in real life), as well as drift trials for Rome Circuit and Trial Mountain.

Gran Turismo 5 patch 1.10 is released

Plenty of bug fixes and a couple new features, including a limited time event with triple prize money, and all cars in the Online Dealership will have zero mileage and be half price. Go hog wild, and click the read more link to get the full release notes.
 

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GT5 updates coming out soon?

Kaz Yamauchi put a quick blurb up on twitter:

さて、久しぶりにGT5のオンライン・アップデートです。24時間後です。オンライン・スペシャルイベントも開催するよ。

Google Translate shows this as "Now, after a long time online updates to GT5. 24 hours after. I also hold special events online."

Perhaps we will soon be seeing the long awaited endurance savegame patch?

Just like that, GT5 1.07 patch drops

Well, this was a pleasant surprise from Polyphony Digital:

[Major Changes and New Features]
Friend Rankings
In Drift Trials and Time Trials, you can now display leaderboards that shows only your friends. While it was difficult before to locate your friends in the general leaderboards, this now makes it easier to compare your lap times and points with them.

[Fixed Issues]
– Performance points (PP), which is an index of a car's overall performance, is now calculated regardless of your tire selection. You can now set performance point restrictions and tire restrictions separately when you race in a lounge.
– Fixed the issue where the performance of electric cars increased/decreased after a certain amount of driving.
– Downloaded replays from Seasonal Event Rankings can now be viewed properly.

[Other Changes]
– Cars worth over 1,000,000 Cr. (including gift car coupons) are now prohibited from being traded to prevent issues during the trading process. When lending and borrowing cars between friends, please use the car loan system.