Gran Turismo 5 Update 2.17 Released, Previously Purchased DLC Available Again

July 21st, 2014 by Terronium-12

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In a surprising turn of events a new update is available for Gran Turismo 5, version 2.17. This update modifies the game so that it is no longer necessary to connect to the discontinued online servers in order to download previously purchased DLC packages.

To clarify, all online services for GT5 are still decommissioned.

After the installation of Update 2.16 and the consequent decommissioning of the GT5 servers, players were no longer able to install previously purchased DLCs for GT5. In order to address this issue, we are releasing a new game and server update:

Update Schedule

21st July 2014, from 8:00PM (PST)

Update Details

- The installation process for Downloadable Content has been changed. Users will no longer need to connect to the GT5 servers in order to install additional content.,

After installing Update 2.17, users who purchased DLCs from the PlayStation®Store in the past will be able to re-install them again, even if the GT5 online services have been terminated.

We would like to thank you all for your continuous support and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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  1. Jul. 26, 1:34am
    Snake1405

    Why they don’t make every DLC free if the servers are down now? Why?

    P/S: The game is still asking to login in to the PSN. It’s now useless and annoying.

  2. Jul. 26, 12:43am
    Adamaw11

    I think its a necessary thing to do. Since they’d pretty much killed the single player game in GT6.
    While GT5 supposedly had a decent career mode and single player game, but since shutting off any updates for GT5 (so not worth buying a copy if you can’t get any of the DLC that was released) they’d pretty much killed single player gran turismo altogethor.

  3. Jul. 22, 6:18pm
    sind3ntosca

    I was too late to buy Subaru BRZ DLC in GT5… and with this good news, i try to buy it… but still can’t, because i misread the news hahahah… oh well, I already order GT6 anyway… cannot wait to play… i know i know, i’m a lil bit late :p

  4. Jul. 22, 4:32pm
    the_cool_gabe

    Hey guys I notice that the new 1.09 update screwed up most of my SSRX top speed tunes my Alfa romeo can only hit 304 alone and not 305 and with nos i hit 316 and with my 2009 honda insight i used to hit 174 alone and now i hit 161 and with draft it USED to hit 220 with draft now i cant even hit 190 -_- is it just me or is anyone else noticed that??

    • Jul. 22, 8:23pm
      jimantonic

      Update 1.09?
      Pretty sure the news item is about 2.17 for GT5.

  5. Jul. 22, 4:11pm
    ildd

    So technically “Mid-July” has passed. And the only update was for GT5. Well played, PD, well played.

  6. Jul. 22, 12:17pm
    FlameWater

    I’ll keep this in mind when I need to revisit topgear

  7. Jul. 22, 9:53am
    Lambob

    I may reinstall, solely because I miss the F1 cars. oh wait, what credits can I amass to purchase one!

  8. Jul. 22, 8:39am
    adellanotte

    I think we need Gt6 resuscitation rather than GT5 update. GT6 online is sadly dead. No engagement. Absolute grip inconsistencies, non seeing drivers, freezes, black screens, lag, frame rate dropping, etcetera etcetera etcetera :(

    • Jul. 22, 11:02am
      TomBrady

      Dead? The most popular online racing game there is, but you say it’s dead? What world do you live in?

    • Jul. 22, 12:13pm
      Johnnypenso

      Because if you don’t race on racing softs or drag/drift/cruise there isn’t much else to choose from, especially on North American servers. There are few rooms that are available each night racing cars on the tires they came with. In terms of simply how busy the servers are, the participation rate is extremely low relative to total units sold.

    • Jul. 22, 3:58pm
      watchclockgit

      The lack of racing hard online races is frankly disgraceful!

    • Jul. 23, 9:39am
      Progress823

      That’s because most of the time people run sprint races (2-5 laps) or short endurances (1 hour or less). RS tyres are no more than a qualifying tyre to me (for endurance I use RM for qualifying).

  9. Jul. 22, 4:27am
    retro77king

    I just did the 2.17 update and i still had my purchased content installed, so i didnt need to do the update after all

    • Jul. 22, 4:30am
      retro77king

      What a waste of 3mins of my time

    • Jul. 29, 11:48pm
      kn00tcn

      uhhuh, because you didnt uninstall the game? this is for fresh installations… you even wasted 3min of your time instead of doing something else while it updated, dumb…

  10. Jul. 21, 9:59pm
    SaintSaiya

    I deleted all the useless 11gb of gt5 from my ps3 :) never looking back :)

    • Jul. 22, 9:45am
      Lambob

      The one and only thing I comprehend about History, is that it repeats itself.

  11. Jul. 21, 9:05pm
    TokoTurismo

    This is actually a nice thing PD has done, especially for those who own GT5 and are new to it. Smart move PD. :)

  12. Jul. 21, 7:06pm
    Streeto

    All my brain saw was “update” and “released”.

    Then I noticed it was GT5… oh well.

    Hopefully GT6 will get an update this week?

    • Jul. 21, 7:13pm
      Chameleon9000

      same. got me excited.

    • Jul. 21, 9:05pm
      TokoTurismo

      Same.

    • Jul. 21, 10:31pm
      ScotteDawg

      Yeah, me too………

    • Jul. 22, 2:02am
      sangdude82

      Me three :)

    • Jul. 22, 2:04am
      SLAMandRIDE

      i was exited for 3 hours.. then cried lol.. But is it good for “GT5 Prologue” also or just GT5?

    • Jul. 23, 3:14am
      AlexFFM1991

      Gt6 update this week ? Hmm who told you that ? Don’t think so lol but they should bring us some updates…. If I think about gta5 …. They have every month a big dlc update. But I know we can’t compare it actually

  13. Jul. 21, 6:42pm
    vasiliflame

    They needed to do this why the rage?

    • Jul. 21, 6:49pm
      Sonygamer455

      Exactly!

  14. Jul. 21, 4:49pm
    apexpredator100

    Good thing they did this since I deleted the GT5 game data. Would’ve been pissed if I could get my DLC cars back.

    • Jul. 21, 4:50pm
      apexpredator100

      *couldn’t

    • Jul. 21, 6:06pm
      infamousphil

      So true Predator… so true.

  15. Jul. 21, 4:33pm
    JKgo

    Good news for those still own GT5 but not GT6. I’m sure there are some folks out there sitting on the fence about GT6. Not to mention those who bought the game just before GT6’s release – I’m sure some leftover stock of PS3 + GT5 found homes before GT6 was unleashed on the unsuspecting world…

  16. Jul. 21, 4:31pm
    roamer2629

    The honest thing to do folks

  17. Jul. 21, 3:59pm
    Izzyracer97

    possibly the most stupid thing PD has ever done. Update a game that no longer has online support? what are they thinking?

    • Jul. 21, 4:09pm
      Jordan

      They fixed a bug which ensures their customers can install content they purchased. How is that stupid?

    • Jul. 21, 11:30pm
      OpticZero

      Not only does he (Izzy) think this is stupid, but he thinks it is the “most stupid”. If that is the most stupid thing PD has done, then I’d say that’s pretty darn good for a game software company.

    • Jul. 22, 4:26am
      scobra1cz

      In my early gamer years no game has online support and lots and lots of peoples played them. For some people, like me, nothing was changed since the time – I like playing GT5 even without online support.

    • Jul. 22, 10:58am
      TomBrady

      It had to be done. Good job PD. Now move on to GT6 and GT7 for good. And hopefully GT Vita?

  18. Jul. 21, 2:36pm
    Harsk100

    I wish that servers of GT5 could be activated again…

    • Jul. 22, 9:50am
      Lambob

      they are active. in GT6 biweekly AI seasonals. PD just changed the script to the new game licence.

  19. Jul. 21, 2:19pm
    HuskyGT

    NO! I was hoping the “5” was a typo.

  20. Jul. 21, 2:18pm
    Michelin

    I actually see this as good news hahaha If there’s people who still plays GT5, no reason to cut them short of their purschased DLC. And can people just shut up about a GT6 update in July. Never keep your hopes high, that’s what I’ve learned (not only with PD).

    • Jul. 21, 2:38pm
      Sonygamer455

      I agree with everything you said here.

  21. Jul. 21, 1:53pm
    Texaco

    Wow I was confused. Thought it was a GT6 update :/

  22. Jul. 21, 1:45pm
    gtfanforlife

    So are we getting a July update for GT6?

  23. Jul. 21, 1:40pm
    sparkytooth

    Oh my god my pictures on the news page.

    • Jul. 21, 2:32pm
      Swagger897

      I’m still hoping one day one of mine will…

  24. Jul. 21, 1:31pm
    foxbody21

    We need gt6 updates not gt5 anymore :/ where is the july update for gt6!!!!!!

    • Jul. 21, 1:54pm
      scobra1cz

      What? Someone from PD promisses any july update?

    • Jul. 21, 2:19pm
      HuskyGT

      No. Someone in PD promised updates every month like six months ago.

    • Jul. 21, 2:24pm
      SCER

      Is July over?

    • Jul. 21, 3:47pm
      gtfanforlife

      It’s getting close…

    • Jul. 21, 7:34pm
      ykiki

      I’m glad I’ll still be able to access my DLC from GT5 – but for those looking for the “promise” of a July update to GT6, there was the promise of an Aston Martin to be available in July – though there’s still 10 days left.

    • Jul. 21, 8:32pm
      gtfanforlife

      Don’t forget about the Nissan…

    • Jul. 22, 11:00am
      TomBrady

      I agree but did you even read what this update is? It needed to be done.

      People should be able to access their DLC. This update made it so they’ll be able to do so. Don’t complain about that. It makes perfect sense for them to do this. It was a nice thing for them to do. It was the right thing to do

  25. Jul. 21, 1:27pm
    GBalao888

    I thought GT5 is dead…

    • Jul. 21, 3:28pm
      Hypergolem

      No… GT6 is dead

    • Jul. 21, 11:33pm
      OpticZero

      Then we must all be necrophiliacs, by your logic.

    • Jul. 22, 9:51am
      Lambob

      if GT5 is dead AND GT6 is dead, then logic tells you that dead = dead.

  26. Jul. 21, 1:22pm
    Sonygamer455

    I was recently thinking about you could still get GT6 DLC’s without even being updated to the latest version and I thought to myself, why doesn’t GT5 have this?

    Well I am glad they did this in GT5 because I felt it would be a pretty bad move if they didn’t.

  27. Jul. 21, 1:14pm
    Ameer67

    Hey, they’re still updating GT5.


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