Gran Turismo 5 Update On The Way, Solution To Slowdown Offered

by Andrew Reiner on Nov 26, 2010 at 06:24 AM

And you'll be able to download it on November 27. Keep in mind, this is the update's first release date. If the update follows the same release strategy as Gran Turismo 5, it will likely be delayed several times, and then will vanish for a year before being announced and delayed again. If it follows this path, I'm going to guess that its actual release date will be in 2014.

Kazunori Yamauchi tells Eurogamer that Gran Turismo 5 is like a "living creature, dynamically growing as we speak," and that the update will "refine the usability of the game to make it a better experience." This includes weight and power restrictions for online play. Hopefully, the update will also address the online traffic congestion problems that are affecting both online and single player. Since the game's design integrates online functionality into all aspects of the game, single player is being affected. Yamauchi says that they are experiencing more connections than they thought they would. Until they can get this aspect of the game under control, simply disconnect from PSN while playing single player.