GT5 Update and DLC Due Next Week

Gran Turismo 5 is the driving simulation that just keeps on giving. Already, it’s almost unrecognisable from the game that was released just over a year ago thanks to the many improvements and additions. Now, we’re getting another free update as well as some very reasonably priced DLC.

Car Pack 2 might not be very imaginatively named but for $3.99 (or the local equivalent) it provides four new cars – the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and perhaps most excitingly, the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.

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That’s not all though, update 2.02 is also going to become available, introducing a raft of new features and fixing a few bugs. Here’s the feature list as posted on the US blog:

  • Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
  • The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
  • In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
  • Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
  • Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
  • In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
  • In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
  • In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
  • Improved racing sound effects
  • Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked

Everyone who downloads 2.02 will also get a special Christmas gift of a Toyota FT-86 2012. In addition to this update, there will also be Family Upgrade packs for the previous Racing Car Pack, Course Pack or the bundled pack that contained both bits of DLC.

This Family Upgrade allows you to use the content from more than one user account on the same PS3. They’re also removing that restriction from those DLC packs, starting next week.

All in all, another great show of support for the PS3’s best racer.

Source: US PS Blog

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34 Comments

  1. I said after the 2.0 update that I was going to get back into this. Still haven’t, but I really want to but don’t have the motivation. Silly really

    • Me too, but instead I played Mass Effect 2 and got a bit addicted to trophy hunting. Still, its better than a crack habit and a fan club of angry loan sharks. Or a crack loan shark wearing an angry fan club habit.

      • hahaha

      • I’m the same but actually am back into it. Got a B-spec race going as we speak (type). Tsukuba 9 hour race. And with the 200% bonus on XP and cash. Can’t complain too much.

      • see, I know id enjoy it and get ‘proper’ back into it. Just need the motivation to do so

  2. “Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time” – Thank GOODNESS!! I have about 100+ cars waiting to take delivery of! All in all a decent update. I hope some of the MP connection bugs have a been squished as well.

    • I know what you mean. Even doing four is an absolute nightmare.

    • I’ll wait until after the patch to redeem my first DLC cars, then! :P

      • Same here, 16 cars waiting to be delivered. I just can’t be arsed!

  3. GT5 is more and more becoming an experiment game, a sort of trial for the next game. It’s like they want to perfect this one and test the waters with new features before bringing them straight out into release for GT6.
    I’m not complaining though, the game is great and the support it has had been even better.

    • Anything that makes GT6 (and 5) better is fine with me.

    • If it can lessen the time taken to develop and release GT6 then I’m all for that.
      By the way, howdy Shock, long time no hear dude ;)

  4. It just gets better & better:P

  5. “it’s almost indiscernable from the game that was released just over a year ago”

    You do know that “almost indiscernable” means virtually identical, don’t you?

    • You do know that “virtually identical” means almost indiscernable, don’t you?

    • hahaha! What a brilliant typo!
      I meant “almost unrecognisable” but was overtyping “indiscernable”… What a numpty!
      I’ll fix now :)

      • Does this mean I should buy it again? I was so disappointed the first time. I’ll see if it’s at an un-ignorable price anywhere, although skyrim is proving to take up all my time…

  6. Right, I must start this now.

  7. Hope the freezing issues during races also gets fixed with this update.

    • I’ve never had that before at all. Once it did crash when I went to the XMB midrace, but I put that down to the in-game XMB being crap.

    • Never, ever, ever seen even a hint of a freeze during 40+ hours of gameplay

  8. Scirocco!!!! Awesome, I’ll take it in the whitest of white please.

    • It is a really nice car. I’m jealous of my friend who got one as a company car.

  9. Great, the after sale support for this game really is phenomenal. Would that all releases were blessed with such love.

  10. omg new Golfs/VWs <3 <3 <3 <3 my favourite car brand <3

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