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Enjoy This Known Issues List For GT Sport As You Download The 12GB Day One Patch


Whether you’ve got GT Sport already downloaded from a digital pre-order, are going to sit by the door waiting for the postman to arrive tomorrow, or might grab the game when you fancy it in a few weeks time, you’ll have the joy of a 12GB day one patch to download.

That’s a lot of gigabyte to be downloading – pro tip for digital pre-orders, hit ‘Options’ on the game’s icon and check for updates so you can play at midnight – and there’s some important changes and tweaks that are included, but the bulk of the data would seems to be for the addition of the game’s intro video.

We don’t have specific patch notes, but it includes:

  • All car data is updated in order to support rain conditions
  • Adds the opening movie
  • Several tweaks to level design
  • The reward sequence has been updated
  • Several bugs have been corrected

You will of course need to download this update in order to play online and this also affects the game’s single player content. The single player Campaign, which includes the Beginner’s School and Mission Challenges, can only be played when connected to the game’s servers, and more fundamentally you will not be able to save any progress made when playing the game’s Arcade mode, as you cannot save while offline.

That doesn’t mean the game is now perfect, though. Polyphony have separately noted a small number of relatively minor issues that persist in the game and issued workarounds where they have them.

These known issues are as follows:

  • Game Save – An issue wherein manually saving your data will occasionally result in failure due to a communication issue with the server. This can be mitigated by playing the game for approximately 15 minutes before attempting to save your progress.
  • Email Address Deletion – An issue wherein repeatedly deleting your email address from [Options] > [Email Address] will cause the game to crash.
  • Drift Trial – An issue wherein participating in a Drift Trial with a car featuring an exterior livery created with a custom colour chip would result in the game crashing after the result screen.
  • Steering Controller – The H Pattern Shifter THRUSTMASTER® TH8A is not recognised when connected to the steering controller. This issue will be fixed shortly, however please connect the peripheral directly via USB to the PlayStation®4 until this problem is resolved.
  • Steering Controller – An issue wherein there’s excessive force feedback strength when using the Thrustmaster T500RS steering controller causing understeer (this will be addressed at a later date)
  • Steering Controller – An issue wherein the steering speed sensitivity when using a standard DUALSHOCK®4 is not high enough, making it hard to handle cars while oversteering and drifting (this will be addressed at a later date)

There’s no word on the lack of support for the Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel, as was discovered during the limited time demo last week, however we have been assured by Fanatec that they will be supported in the game, just that the date is currently unknown.

Source: Gran Turismo, PlayStation Lifestyle

  1. Avenger
    Since: Oct 2012

    It’s not the biggest day one patch in history, but by heck it takes a while.

    They can stuff the intro video, I’ve always turned it off and the video file sizes are to ridiculous to comprehend. Wish it was optional to cut down download times. I was excited to start it getting back from work, now I can’t and hopefully it will be ready a little later.

    Comment posted on 17/10/2017 at 19:48.
  2. MrYd
    Since: Mar 2011

    While that’s not a huge download these days, it’s a mildly stupid situation if you can’t play the bits you’d expect to be able to play without the patch. All those things that you should be able to play offline.

    Especially as day one updates only seem to actually appear at midnight on day one. You could download the whole game and still have to wait until the patch appears. (I don’t know if that’s always the case, but the last thing I pre-ordered involved a day one update that wasn’t available until day one, not during the couple of days they give you to pre-download it)

    More worrying are the unfixed bugs. “hard to handle cars” sounds like something that should be fixed first, otherwise you’ll get used to it, something will change when they fix it later, and you’ll have to relearn something important, like “steering”. Which is apparently a useful skill in driving games, although if you saw me playing them you wouldn’t think so.

    Comment posted on 17/10/2017 at 20:12.
    • Tomhlord
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Apr 2009

      I think “hard to handle cars” is nothing to worry about. Perhaps just a translation thing that makes it sound worse than it is of you think about it. The handling is great.

      Comment posted on 20/10/2017 at 07:36.
  3. camdaz
    Since: May 2009

    A lot of the issues were listed in the ‘News’ section of last week’s demo (test) so I was expecting a day one patch but not that big. Quite a few were in a section titled ‘fixed before launch’ including the TH8A Shifter not being recognised.

    The TH8A Shifter doesn’t have a USB connector so it’s impossible to connect directly to a PS4. Mine has an old style telecom connector.

    Comment posted on 18/10/2017 at 10:02.
  4. stigdu
    Since: Apr 2010

    Was playing this last night.

    Dang, this game sure is pretty.

    Comment posted on 18/10/2017 at 10:11.
  5. Kronik76
    Since: Jun 2009

    GTS or PC2, anyone?

    Comment posted on 19/10/2017 at 18:05.
    • Tomhlord
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Apr 2009

      GTS. You think these issues are tiny compared to the stuff that still needs sorting in PC2.

      Comment posted on 20/10/2017 at 07:34.
      • Kronik76
        Since: Jun 2009


        Comment posted on 20/10/2017 at 16:37.
  6. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    Patch took me 45nins on 20mb down, played some Arcade mode while it downloaded, no biggie.

    Comment posted on 20/10/2017 at 07:35.