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Gran Turismo 5's DLC Going Offline Soon

DLC & multiplayer servers to spin out of the race...

Following the recent revelation that Polyphony Digital would be shutting down the online servers for 2010’s Gran Turismo 5, the developer has now posted an update on their official website – which also announces that all DLC for the title will disappear from the PlayStation Network Store as of April 30th 2014.

So, if you want to pick up any of those extra cars – or indeed ‘pimp’ your 1993 Nissan Sunny with a powder-pink candy-coat – go ahead and grab the DLC now, before this questionable opportunity passes you by forever.

As to be expected, Polyphony round off their news with assurances that players who have already purchased any of the additional content will not see it removed from their games, and the items will remain available via your download lists should you need to delete or reinstall Gran Turismo 5 at a later date.

I guess they really want you to pick up Gran Turismo 6or 7.

Source: Gran-Turismo.com

  1. SLUMMO316
    Since: Aug 2013

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    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 03:43.
  2. MikLSP
    Since: Oct 2008

    They could at least put it on sale or even free before taking it down.

    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 08:56.
  3. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    A bit of a weird move. The data is still available on their servers if you can get it through the download-list, so they’re just removing it from the store.

    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 09:25.
    • 3shirts
      Since: Aug 2008

      So they re-sell the same shot for GT6 probably.

      Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 09:28.
      • 3shirts
        Since: Aug 2008

        Haha, accidentally self-censored there.

        Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 09:29.
  4. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Most but not all of the DLC will still be available for purchase by buying the Academy version of GT5. It’d be a strange time to be buying GT5 now anyway with 6 out there, current, and reasonably priced.

    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 10:51.
    • Starman
      Since: Jul 2011

      Academy edition doesn’t have the dlc on disc, its a voucher code you redeem. That’s if the code works, unlike the copy I bought.

      Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 10:59.
      • freezebug2
        Since: Dec 2008

        As long as the voucher code works I suppose it’s the same as having the DLC in your download list, assuming from what they mentioned about the DLC files being still online just not available in the store anymore.

        Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 11:11.
  5. hol
    Since: Oct 2009

    To be fair, all the DLC for GT5 is included in GT6 for free, so get GT6 as it has been heavily discounted now, under £25. :)

    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 11:11.
  6. TheShepanator
    Since: Nov 2009

    It’s a shame that games are being turned off early to make space on the network for the PS4 demand. They really should be investing some of that PS+ money into increasing server capacity instead.

    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 11:47.
  7. Andrewww
    Since: Jan 2010

    I am frustrated that the online offerings for this game are switched off soon. I’ve played it nowhere nearly enough and had no intention to buy GT6. We’ve waited for ages for this title to arrive, and now they shut it off already. Is a shame, and they fail making me buy GT6 by doing this.
    Today is a sunny day, though, spring will be with us soon. :o)

    Comment posted on 24/02/2014 at 13:59.