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Gran Turismo 5: New Patch Confirmed - Great New Features, Better Performance

Polyphony Dgital's Kazunori Yamauchi announced a new patch for Gran Turismo 5. This new patch for example unlocks the damage model in the arcade mode. Hit the jump for mor info. (Gran Turismo 5, PS3)

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InfectedDK  +   1904d ago
O_O OH oh!
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1904d ago
InfectedDK  +   1904d ago
>_< ^^
Apone  +   1903d ago
PostApocalyptic  +   1904d ago
jony_dols  +   1904d ago
I'd say by the end of next year, GT5 will have so many post-release patches and updates, that the game will be pretty much be GT5.5 (thats a good thing).

The gaming sites better rereview it down the line.
showtimefolks  +   1904d ago
and someone
disagreed with what you just said that's just sad where gaming community in general has come to
showtimefolks  +   1904d ago
also all this hate on updates
and that last gen there were no patches we should be happy that a game we like if it turns out to have bug chances are it will be fixed new verag for example over time that game will improve.

Gt5 in my opinion will get many patches throughout the year to fix many small issues since i have not seen any major issues with it.

ign review of 8.5 is good but my problem is they didn't spend enough time with the game where are the other reviews from BIG GAMING SITES?

a game like Gt5 needs to be played for a week offline/b-spec and online to do a fair review but to anyone who think 8.5 is a bad score its really not.

and Gt5 will no doubt sell millions again i expect within its first year it will seel atleast7-10million WW

jkeep racing see uall online
EskiJoe  +   1903d ago
agree / disagree
jony_dols statement is pure speculation... so ppl could disagree for many many reasons
toaster  +   1904d ago | Well said
Last gen: 10 hour games, no patches.
This gen: first 24 hours in, needs a patch.

Devs really need to get off their ass, there really isn't an excuse for it especially with a game like GT5, 6 years in the making and it still needs a patch in less than 24 hours.. pathetic really.

@ Neckbear

Last gen console gamers were playing the same card against PC gamers. "LOL your platform needs patches!!" now the tides have turned, I haven't heard of any PC games getting patched within a day of release except for multiplats, there's a reason for that. Developers make games for the lowest common denominator: consoles.

Last gen we had games that were actually programmed properly when they shipped.. not too many games that were unplayable or as buggy as this gen's. I think too many devs are using Internet connectivity as a crutch so they can release their game as soon as possible and promise to patch it later. That is disturbing.
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R2D2  +   1904d ago
Dude - you got some balls saying what you said on N4G. Welcome to the 1 bubble club and 100 disagrees.
morganfell  +   1904d ago
There is having balls and then there is not knowing what you are talking about and just being a parrot. The latest phrase for those that can't think for themselves?

"GT5 has been in development 6 years." No. Just no. Not even close. It just goes to demonstrate there is a sheep mentality that pervades every corner of society.

@Fulensenca below. Gears of War 2 multiplayer was broken out of the box. Even if you could stay connected the business of getting meleed through walls or grenade tagged through them was so pervasive it was idiocy to play. And that was only the beginning. Yet look at the reviews. Not a peep about it. Here's your pass.
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NoBias  +   1904d ago
Morganfell, you just proved toasters point. He didn't mention anything about reviews and what people were saying. He was talking about dev's being lazy.

Nice attempt at damage control though.
hoops  +   1904d ago
Morganfell works for SOny so he will go into full damage mode at all costs.
Bottom line is GT5 is fantastic but the game was released not fully finished.
This seems to be the mantra of a lot of games this generation. Release a game missing features or broken then patch it later.
Dramscus  +   1904d ago
Bubble up toaster
They have generally gotten lazy.
Although I disagree about gt5 being in development for five years.
Gt5 prologue was released in 2007. I beg anyone thats played it to call it a demo. It was an intro, and a teaser for something thats intended to be epic. It was still a printed labeled and sold game. It's a well reviewed game that's sold nearly four million copies.
Also they simultaneously released the psp game while making gt5.
Additionally gt5 has features in an incredible amount of different directions. That would make the game ridiculously difficult to code cohesively.

In any case it's only a select few occasions where such patching is redeemable. Some game's with multiplayer need a little extra tlc. Most single player games I get don't get patched ever unless they get dlc.
Neckbear  +   1904d ago
On the bright side...
Last gen, game-breaking bugs: Deal with it.

Current gen, game-breaking bugs: Patch.

Although I agree with you- GT5 should not get "special" treatment by any means.

It's an unfinished game they could release and then patch later, and that's something I usually hate devs doing, although, most of the time, I don't mind it THAT much, unless the original game without the patch is basically unplayable.
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yewles1  +   1904d ago
Oh you ARE giving it "special" treatment... SMH
Halochampian  +   1904d ago
I have been playing it a lot lately. And I am a little disappointed. They rushed it out to get it out before the holidays when it should have been pushed back later to fix and add in the things they promised.

I still love the game, but I question a lot of the decisions they made including the damage. I see none what so ever. Some people say its better at higher levels.. but why?? why make that decision?
Halochampian  +   1904d ago
its amazing how many people on here will disagree with what you say on here yet not say anything to back it up.

You can disagree all you want. But say why. There are big things that could have been better with the game. No mechanical damage whatsoever.

I can hit a car/wall as hard as i want.. and my car will handle the same as before.

There are many things i love about the game. And I enjoy it but there are many things that could and should have been better from the day it was released.
rdgneoz3  +   1904d ago
@Halochampian Damage is at higher levels because you have to repair the damage done to your cars, just like if you crashed them in real life. Why have it later? You wouldn't be able to save up cash to buy cars if you spent it all on repairs at low levels while you're learning how to play the game. Hell, how will "physical damage such as problems with the front axle, which can roll the vehicle to the right or left" help someone that just picked up the game learn how to play? Also, "add in the things they promised"?

As for it being unfinished, in the hours I've spent playing the game, I haven't had any problems really. If you want unfinished games, go look at the petition from PS3 gamers that want their money back for Black Ops or at games that charge day one DLC that should have been on the disk / they charge for an unlock key (hell, scamco said Day one DLC / DLC keys help offset the cost of production...).
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ReservoirDog316  +   1904d ago
Haha, I was gonna say patches do kinda suck for people who don't have an internet connection but that is a good point about having to just deal with bugs before. Well said.
Halochampian  +   1904d ago
well Im just saying that it was a bad decision to make. At least let the user have a slider or and ON-OFF switch to dictate how they want to play.

I had questions and went to the GT forums and they were up and arms and just as confused about the game as i was. Some people were saying it came at higher levels. Some said that even then, it wasnt that good.

People here on N4G seem to be more Sony fanboys than GT fanboys. The GT fanbase is the one that is really lashing at the game.

I mean it's a great game and a lot of hard work was put in but it's not perfect by any means and I would give it around an 8.8 right now. It may go up once I get higher in rank.

I still feel it should have been an option or explained better so that people wouldnt be so confused.
thief  +   1904d ago
GT5 versus last gen GT game: new, much more realistic physics model, new damage model (for premium cars but still), 1080p versus 480p, 800 old cars upgraded to 1080p and 200 lavishly equipped new cars with fully featured cockpit view, Added Nascar, track editor, Rally, weather.

If thats at the cost of a patch, I will take it.
rdgneoz3  +   1904d ago
Don't forget Karts, those little guys are fun as hell :p
Psychotica  +   1904d ago | Well said
It's just common sense. The bigger and more complicated it is the more bugs there will be.

The space shuttle has more problems than a regular plane, not because it's built worse but because it's so frigging complicated.
newflesh  +   1904d ago
Good one.
bananlol  +   1903d ago
Actually its not, the computers in the space shuttles are as basic as they get, if they didnt use fat ass transistors from the 80s the gamma radiation in space would fry all electric equipment. Planes on the other hand use modern computers so in fact they are more advanced.
Psychotica  +   1903d ago
@bananlol - The space shuttle is more complicated because there are a lot more parts and more things to go wrong. It has nothing to with what computers it uses.
Fulensenca  +   1904d ago
Huh, Gears of War 2 was released over two years ago and still needs patches. This is more pathetic really.

BUT, what I mean is that this is a problem with all this generation, patches are useful also if annoying.
Deal with it.

PS: Gran Turismo 5 was NOT 6 year in the making, neither 5.
Before you talk you should know and think.
Neko_Mega  +   1904d ago
True but most 360 games have alot of bugs in them, Elder Scrolls was a awesome game but man that game was buggy, I got over 8 save files of each big bug I found.

This patch doesn't seem like it is to fix anything as much as it is to add things.
NeutralGamer  +   1903d ago
Dah very funny guys :D

Gotta critisize others dicks because you feel yours is small...

Dont bash other console because of this... No one mentioned 360 in this article...
DJMarty  +   1904d ago

Idiot, u still believe that PD only made GT5 in 6 years.

in that time they have Made GTHD demo, GT PSP, GT5P and GT5.

It's actually only took 3 years to make. The rest of the time was used creating GTHD Demo, GT PSP, GT5P.
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skrug  +   1904d ago
you forgot Tourist Trophy (2006)
KwietStorm  +   1904d ago
So when Sony themselves say 5 years in development, they are lying? You really believe it took them only 3 years? GT never takes 3 years
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   1904d ago
Well I'm pretty sure that GTHD demo, GT5P and GT5 are all the same project. The demo and GT5P were just the early stages of GT5 that they made available for the public to hold them over til GT5 finally releases.
jay2  +   1904d ago
Fully agree!
dredgewalker  +   1904d ago
Last gen games are not as complex as todays games. It's unavoidable and we have to thank PD for making a patch to fix the games issues immediately unlike a certain developer I really hate.
stagga  +   1904d ago
@morganfell You're right. It's been much longer than 6 years seeing as most of the cars and tracks have been around for at least 10 with very little work gone in to update them.
ironmonkey  +   1904d ago
alan wake took a century to make and the biggest glitch ever was the resolution something you cant fix
Otheros00  +   1904d ago
The worst off all is that the NOBODY COMPLAINED about it. If the ps3 and 360 are almost equal in power then how come Alen Wake is not able to do 720p ingame while looking like that. They just hate anything better then what they have on their console.
Halochampian  +   1904d ago
Alan wake was an amazing game. And the game looked great as well. Its just a shame more people didnt buy the game
mfwahwah  +   1904d ago
Alright kiddo.

Let's see you use the current level of technology to release something that's NOT a buggy mess. Games have gotten MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH more complex since the days of "scroll to the right, jump over some baddies."

Not the devs fault the consumer can't appreciate the level of work put into the field. And what would you rather they do? Release it 3 years later when "it's ready" or patch it along the way so we can actually fucking play the game?
princejb134  +   1904d ago
this gen games are harder to program, thats the only reason for bugs
jony_dols  +   1904d ago
If the PS2 was capable of proper network support & post release patches. I'm 100% sure both GT3 & GT4 would have received plenty of them.

Hell, I bought Uncharted 2 day 1 and I completed it within 24 hours. I didn't encounter any performance issues or bugs. Yet ND have released several patches.
Peppino7  +   1904d ago
Just when you think the gaame can't get any better, they keep giving us more! Happy Thanksgiving.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1904d ago
I bough the game yesterday and installed it, the funny thing is, is that I haven't even played it yet lol.

I literally have no time.
Graey  +   1904d ago
OH you better make time.

Tell your woman your sick or something. Also Try out the B spec mode..I love the telling the rookie driver what to do. So far I haven't placed higher than 3rd place. Damn I really need to read the directions.
kasasensei  +   1904d ago
Strange, because according to the fanboy crowd, the game does not need any patch, it's just perfect like that.
Guess who's wrong. The creators working hard to improve things or the guys telling the game is already perfect?

/sarcasm? well, a little.
Parapraxis  +   1904d ago
The only people who expected GT5 to be perfect are the reviewers.

Gamers who have been following GT5 knew what to expect.
Standard models aren't as detailed as premium ones (shock)
The Ai isn't arcadey (shock)
GT5 will get nitpicked to death (shock, like most PS3 exclusives)

Almost every person who has the game seems to be very happy.
It's the reviewers and trolls who are knocking PD.
AngelorD  +   1904d ago
Bubblz to u, couldn't have said it better myself
GT5 looks to be amazing.
Not perfect though, standard cars could look better and the trees i.e. could be 3D etc, but other than that it's all you can want from a racing sim.
But then again, a 6 year developed game will no doubt be victim to some serious nitpicking, and it was pretty obvious it won't live up to the (may i say impossible) hype.
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Graey  +   1904d ago
Personally and this is just me. I wouldn't give a game a 10/10. Just not feasible.

That being said GT5 is def not a 7.5. If I had to go low and I wouldn't an 8.5 would be pushing it and that's just scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

Me personally I give it a 9.5. Why do you ask. Because I can see the over all picture of the game. I can't say how they reviewed the game. I do know this though, if you only look at just one aspect of this game and don't try out the others you are selling yourself short.

I heard one person say something about the B spec in another article. What game do you know that has be honest its like leveling up in an RPG. I like the fact of directing my own guy to get better.

I just hope that I can win cars in B spec lol.

Also you can change you outfit, it states at the start however its a one time thing so if you want to make a new character you can change his outfit again.

I don't know. GT5 as a whole is a great game. It's like a fine wine, it just gets better the more you go along. Its like a very sensual woman. A high class woman, not that 50 dollar hooker you find on the street. No GT5 nah she's that 200 dollar escort. At first your like $200 WTF I ain't paying that then the whispers in your ears, and BAM!! You just pulled an all nighter and the best part she is digging you so all other times are

One other thing. I'm not sure if reviewers can give a 9.7 or something but if I could give it a odd number like that then I'd give it a 9.7. This mind you is only based off of the time I've played the game.
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gamesmaster  +   1904d ago
ew escorts
SpinalRemains138  +   1904d ago
200 dollar escort?

you looking to get AIDS, or robbed?
Bobbykotickrulesz  +   1904d ago
He already has AIDS lol.
N4Great  +   1904d ago
xbox fanboyz, why are you so dumb ?

lies, many "disagree" with facts/full time denial, and always downplaying the best things and hyping shitty sub-ps3 exclusives (like dante inferno, do you remember the "gow killer" :))

"It only patches everything!"

unsecure fanboy living in delusionaldenial land, best hardware, best graphics, best games, bluray, freeonline, and you don't have it ? you are not a gamer, or just a dumb one :)
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kingteekej  +   1904d ago
I had problems with the freeze/network issue) yesterday, but today they had fixed it. I Hope the patch can give us faster menus. They are so slow, and loads again every time. The way the cars handle and how the premium-cars look like, this is perfection. But I didnt think I would say this but: They rushed the meny system. Now needs a patch.
ManiacMansion  +   1904d ago
i told it yesterday.. they will finish the game for the next 12 months on the PS3, lol!

It only patches everything!
byeGollum  +   1904d ago | Well said
my my... If you remember right.. kaz said they can always work on GT5.. there's always something to tweak.

if they kept the game in development any longer, you guys will moan... they release it to satisfy you so you can play while they continue to work on it(patch) yet you still moan ...

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Studio-YaMi  +   1904d ago
Well said!
Bubbles to you dude
BABY-JEDI  +   1904d ago
But will Kaz ever finish tweaking?
I think he will end up tweaking the tweaks in the tweaking, to the point where he will be wondering what he's tweaking. Do you know what I mean
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buckethead_X  +   1904d ago
Gollum- my thoughts exactly!

JEDI- xD that was hilarious.

GT5 is amazing from what i've heard from my friends (I'll know after christmas) and if they want to patch it to make it run better or have more features, that's fine by me. Kaz can tweak all night.
joeorc  +   1904d ago
first is ...but when is it ever going to come out..
than it's a slight because it missed it's 1st street date, than it's like its going to be like duke nuk'em

than when it does get released i might add in the same Month that it was going to come out anyway..people yet complain more, when the developer who happens to feel very dedicated to the GT game series..and yet people want to again complain.!

after 6 year's bull crap?

hey there sparky you think you can do better ...yea that's what i thought..


an if your going to bring in another IP an their time need to be

[in falsetto voice]

but..but..Forza did it in 2 year'

Mommy, GT5 failed.. Forza is the definitive racer this gen..based on IGN!

Forza is not GT...Forza an i repeat again it is not GT.

NFS is not GT, Burn Out is not GT..can some gamers today get that through their Head.

Forza an NFS an many other's is also in their own rights a great game, I think their very good but it's no GT and they will never be GT.
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I_C_PEE  +   1904d ago
@Gollum : There's just no pleasing people. Games get patched all the time as developers iron out bugs. Whether a game gets patched day 1 or 5 years later doesn't matter one bit. What matters is the devs commitment to giving us gamers a better, smoother experience.
I for the life of me can't understand why some people see a patch as a bad thing OR its just an attempt at trolling or derailing a comments section.

And let me add that the "GT5 has been 5-6 years in the making" tag is getting really tiresome. It's rinse and repeat in every GT5 article on N4G.
Solbadguy  +   1904d ago
If patches bothers you that much then maybe you should consider getting PS+. I personally love patches cause it gives hope to bug fixes and new content like the Burnout Paradise bikes.
IGOTEVERYSYSTEM  +   1904d ago
Gt5 is a very great game !!!I feel bad for you if you dont have a racing wheel it's definitly more fun !!!wow Americans are freaking nit picking azz wipes lol ...I wish gt6 never cones out in the USA you don't deserve it!!!kaz screw USA and I'm American so f off haters and one last thing ign is officially off my games review list !! There weak
mwho81  +   1904d ago
I think it's PD / sony strategy to put more features through DLC as to fight off piracy . Hope more features will be added ... more premium cars !!! :)
raztad  +   1904d ago
I thought something in the same lines. For instance, they had a day 1 patch to activate the online component. Clearly they are doing all they can to keep pirates at bay.
Masterchef2007  +   1904d ago
They are going to fix it at least. Deal with it
thernztrom  +   1904d ago
Great that all the performace issuses will get solved. :)
Kushan  +   1904d ago
About a million years in the making and they just gave up and released it unfinished =\
khamvongsa09  +   1904d ago
Can't wait for the fixes.. They are really needed...
I have GT5 and loving it so far.. Probably because I wasn't on the hype train until the week before release? Anyways, this is a great game with a lot of stuff to do. Even with the loading screens and performance issues, I still like it..

*Waits for patch*
marcindpol  +   1904d ago
GT5 is what gt game should be in every way!, and do not ever forget this is the real driving simulator!!!
SuperStrokey1123  +   1904d ago
Nice to have them sending more goodness our way. Love the game so far.
AJ Hartley  +   1904d ago
This is what you call service , 2 days in and a patch is already coming out not the never ending wait for patches with other games cheerz PD love your game.
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1904d ago
That's certainly one way to spin it.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1904d ago
Awesome. I welcome this with open arms.
Szarky  +   1904d ago
How about we patch head tracking not working in all modes? Arcade only?!?! So lame. Holding off buying a PS Eye until it's fixed.
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1904d ago
Great news, the game will be supported so much after the release.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1904d ago
Great stuff no doubt
but I was expecting this goodness to be in the copy I picked up yesterday...

PS = Where do I find the Kart racing? I can't seem to find it in the menus?
riding_digital  +   1904d ago
Biggest let down of GT5 for me is lack of split screen replays...I know this is something people either couldn't care less about or love, but now after an epic Nurburgring battle with my racing buddy we can't watch it back and see all the dirty tactics and perfect "race winning" corners as in GT4 - Which really sucks.

That was the best part of GT4 for me and it's been removed. I really hope they bring a patch to add it.
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Halo3 MLG Pro  +   1904d ago
Let me get this straight....

5 years to make
Half the premium cars of Forza 3
The majority of cars are ported over from ps2
glitches galore
horrible AI
horrible crash physics
Jaggies everywhere, terrible shadows, framerate dips, etc...

WOW what the hell was PD doing??? Oh yeah, they added GoKart. LMAO!!!
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HDgamer  +   1904d ago
How can there be jaggies when you don't own the game and you're comparing video from youtube? Oh that's right, you're a 360 fanboy.
yewles1  +   1903d ago
horndog  +   1904d ago
A what ?! Is there a spelling mistake?? I think i read PATCH. 6 years in the making, shit talking about being the defenitive racer and about 5 delays and not even a day old and it needs a F*cking patch?? PATHETIC, EMBARASSING AND DISGRACEFULL.

Now proceed to fall on your swords seppuku style.
Allowen  +   1904d ago
I THINK that Sony and PD planned these patches on purpose to try to fight piracy.
It is a good idea if you ask me but they should have told that to the reviewers ...
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ufo8mycat  +   1904d ago
Dear Polyphony Digital

How about fixing the up-scaled last gen standard cars?

How about fixing the plain, non-detailed, flat looking environment?

How about fixing the dumb AI?

I guess 5 years was not enough to polish these aspects.
Xusuyzus  +   1903d ago
dude you seriously need to play the fucking game,..
It is so damn incredible,..
Best racing sim we will have ,.. probably entire gen
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