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Gran Turismo 5 Title Update Coming Soon

by William Schwartz

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Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of Gran Turismo 5, confirmed in an interview with Eurogamer that a title update is on the way.

We received a lot of demands for having more regulations placed on the online play. We’re going to perform an update on the 27th that will include things like max power restrictions and weight restriction

It’s like a living creature, dynamically growing as we speak

Polyphony’s racer experienced some network congestion upon releasing to the public.  Making even some of the offline components underperform due to the high volumes of traffic and gamers playing the game.

Yesterday the online service was kind of in a critical state,” Yamauchi said.

“The data centre was set up to handle 500,000 connections but the number of connections we received greatly exceeded that amount and there was a high chance of experiencing problems as a result.

“The design of the GT game really integrates the online and offline parts. So the problems online actually affected the offline play as well. Right now we’ve changed the number of simultaneous connections that are possible to one million, doubling the number, and we’re trying to gauge what will happen, but we don’t know at this point in time.”, Yamauchi said.

The creator of the game assured gamers that the team at Polyphony Digital would be upgrading the game weekly and monthly to ensure improvements and stabilty throughout it’s lifespan.

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