GT5 Online Service Maintenance Coming October 22

October 18th, 2013 by Jordan

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Polyphony Digital has announced that Gran Turismo 5‘s online services will be unavailable for a brief period of online maintenance next week, starting at 03:00 GMT/UTC (convert this to your local time) on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and lasting approximately two hours.

Although game software updates are typically released during such maintenance periods in the past, this is not guaranteed.

Even if a game update is launched, however, it is unlikely to include any significant new features, functionality, or content, considering Gran Turismo 6 is now just over a month away.

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  1. Oct. 23, 11:39pm
    MLRSparco

    Now if only they put this much effort into fixing car sounds smh

    • Oct. 24, 4:43pm
      Madertus

      Yeah, because they aren’t busy with GT6 now smh

  2. Oct. 23, 3:03pm
    mr_pepps

    I love GT5.

  3. Oct. 23, 8:57am
    KRAZY SLOW IVAN

    I swear I think kazunori san is getting the same programming as those canadians who made the unobtainable care act website cuz I downloaded the update and all of my friends on my friends list were gone.his incompeence is

  4. Oct. 22, 11:16pm
    The_Brillant

    Forza

    • Oct. 23, 1:05am
      omgsean1

      Because of kid ram into your car during play FM online?

  5. Oct. 22, 11:09pm
    The_Brillant

    Froza Motorsport online is pure garbage, 3 and 4 that is one over hyped trash of a game as for the online. The game all around is more like arcade then sim.

  6. Oct. 22, 10:16pm
    E46fanatic937

    DNT WORRY GUYS THIS HAS HAPPENED 3 TIMES BEFORE WHERE THEY PUT OUT AN UPDATE FOR HACKS AND WE HAVE BOUNCED BACK EVERY TIME.WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON IT AND MOTOR SWAPS AND FORCED INDUCTION SWAPS SHOULD BE BACK SOON ENOUGH JUST AS BEFORE.THOSE STUPID KIDS DOING TME TRIALS AND SEASONAL EVENTS WITH THOSE FAKE TIMES USING HACKED VEHICLES IS SO WRONG THEY HAVE DONE IT AGAIN PEOPLE WORK HARD FOR THOSE TIMES I CONSTANTLY TELL PEOPLE KEEP THE SWAPS IN A PRIVATE LOUNGE OR FREE ROOM ONLINE WHAT DUMMIES O WELL ILL BE HACKING ON GTA 5 ONLINE PS3 FOR NOW SPAWNING RANDOM VEHICLES AND OTHER THINGS CRAZY CRAP ONLINE WITH MY CREW. SO JUST BE PATIENT THANK YOU

    • Oct. 22, 11:29pm
      Johnnypenso

      Is it really necessary to CAPITALIZE everything?

    • Oct. 23, 3:35pm
      B2Racing

      I wonder if he hears himself in his mind the same way?

    • Oct. 24, 11:03am
      nissankidd85

      no…just…no..

  7. Oct. 22, 8:42pm
    MichoRexo

    Just updated mine and now I can’t send cars? Just found and tuned a Carlton on my main acc and was about to send it off to the new acc I still use for drifting when I’m bored but the “Give to Friend” option is grayed out…

  8. Oct. 22, 1:55pm
    munsonface

    Thank you PD! As I can’t wait for GT6, at least I can have a chance at time trials again. Were rendered useless because of hacks.

  9. Oct. 22, 12:56pm
    gthater

    THIS IS WHY THIS GAME IS LOSING TO FORZA BECAUSE OF THESE STUPID UPDATES IF YOU DONT LIKE MODDERS THEN MAKE EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING AVAILABLE SLAM WINGLESS ENGINE SWAPS CHASSIS SWAPS MAKE IT ALL IN GAME ITEMS AND THEY WONT HAVE NEED TO HACK DAMN IM GOING TO FORZA F THIS

    • Oct. 22, 1:48pm
      Pit Crew

      Except with Forza, there are limitations on the Modifactions, and doesn’t violate TOS. where as the ones done on GT5 violate TOS and are all over the place, basically allowing anything to be modded. Hacked cars on GT5 can range from the Realistic to far Extreme.

      Was it really necessary to capitalise that whole OP? Just angry ramblings with no clear logic.

    • Oct. 23, 5:14pm
      ERAUfan97

      so go to forza. we don’t need fools like u on gt6

    • Oct. 24, 4:44pm
      Madertus

      ‘gthater’

      This explains everything.

      Troll lounge is that way, sir ->

  10. Oct. 22, 8:45am
    Progress823

    As expected, 2.15 has removed the hacked/modded cars again. A pointless update to some and to others glee and bliss. I really don’t give a f—, bring on GT6 PD and stop wasting resources and time on GT5; as they could be working to make GT6 safer from hacking? Anyone else agree?

    • Oct. 22, 1:33pm
      KiroKai

      Yeah. It’s not just their resources, it’s slapping the remaining players in the face once again. Why do they f–king care if I prefer my car to be wingless or gave it another sound because they couldn’t get the sound of the actual engine right?

      GT5 gets boring after a few minutes playing offline, so I probably won’t play GT until GT6 is released or a new workaround comes around.

    • Oct. 23, 9:11am
      infamousphil

      Let’s see if PD will continue the hidden modifier game with 6. My guess is that they will. Those guys are as hard headed as they come. Still… I am still excited about the new release. Cain’t wait to see whats new.

  11. Oct. 22, 7:42am
    DarthRaiden666

    There is an update. 2.15 and its to fix minor issues apparently.

    • Oct. 22, 8:14am
      Johnnypenso

      Minor updates like hybriding is gone and the TT leaderboards had the hybrid times wiped out…lol…

  12. Oct. 21, 12:07am
    freaky40

    I hope they add smoke and dust in the rear view then it’s just that closer to realism.

    • Oct. 21, 7:27am
      Swagger897

      i suppose your talking about the mirrors no?..

      a lot of games suck/dont really care/or try to attempt representing a good depiction of rear view mirrors, and side mirrors as well. I think in GT6 they will address it, or not. IT might be something next gen has because the ram to do these processes are extremely on edge

    • Oct. 21, 12:34pm
      mr_pepps

      I’d love to see that in the mirrors too.

    • Oct. 21, 2:33pm
      infamousphil

      I expect the “mirror errorr” effect to continue with 6. A detail, along with all lights being used on the car and different wheel and tyre sizes, that should be addressed in 7 because it is in conjunction with the next gen console. Just a thought.

    • Oct. 22, 12:46am
      freaky40

      yes I am talking bout the mirrors, I would like to see smoke from the tyres when I put the foot down on the gas and also doing donuts and not have too toggle on the rearview button and the dust being sprayed at the car behind me, normally the 2nd car haha

    • Oct. 22, 12:48am
      freaky40

      But don’t get me wrong the game is still No1 for me!!!

  13. Oct. 20, 11:14pm
    05XR8

    I take it the maintenance has started? My internet is fine as you can tell by my post.

    • Oct. 21, 6:14am
      mistersafeway

      It’s not scheduled to start for nearly 17 hours, as I type this…

  14. Oct. 20, 10:06pm
    infamousphil

    Pointless updates? For COL! Before GT was played online, there was no need to re-release a game, except to restock the store shelves with “classic” editions for those late comers and folks who failed to care for a disc properly. The games were COMPLETE prior to being released to the general public.

    I try, in earnest, to explain the importance of the this fact to my nephew in internet communications. His adamant reasoning for a company’s need to update for infrastructural reasons blinds him to the fact that PD uses these updates to finish finishing the game.

    During GT5’s life on the internet I’ve seen interior views added, headlights turned on, standard cars reissued as premium cars, … glitches are a whole nother issue which I better understand as a technically complex monster.

    I just don’t dig having to go online to get stuff that should have been included upon it’s initial release.

    • Oct. 20, 10:53pm
      Pit Crew

      Interesting. I have BF3 and if you use the Recon class you get this nifty lil bot looking surveillance device called a MAV.

      Well somewhere during the games early life players realised you could use the MAV to elevate your player to spots on the gaming map to create better more lethal sniper positions, though the MAVs original job was to illuminate enemy positions, for your team of players.

      The MAV could also be used as a sort of killer Ram allowing you to take out players indiscriminately all over the map with one bot, and guess what EA did? Updated the game so that 1 if you Mav killed someone you lose the bot and 2 eliminated the ability to use the Mav to elevate the player to sniper positions not originally scripted in the online gameplay.

      Just about every game on the market has updates, heck PSN gets updates, PS Home gets updates. This is not uncommon in this age of video games so GT5 getting one last update, more then likely to fix the hacks so that those of us who enjoy the seasonal TTs and play them straight up can have an actual measurement of where we stand on the leaderboard, is not a bad thing or out of the ordinary.

    • Oct. 21, 7:41am
      Swagger897

      to a degree a agree with both of you. Why:

      When i first played NFSU2, there was the race at the airport on the runway where you could get out of the map, do a circle around the finish line (just like the old nurb underground glitch) and win in more the half the amount of time than it would normally. Now, i thought it was cool to get out of the map, but there were limitations i found. You couldnt go too far from the track, otherwise it would reset you; running back into map would cause you to be reset, or there were certain spots where it wouldnt.
      Point is, this was an unknown flaw that shouldve been fixed before the game was released. However, there were not enough people to test to find issues like this. So by that, EA couldnt release a patch, or a new disc, just for this issue because of our limitations of technology.

      Now 6-7 years later, technology has improved vastly to what it was back when NFSU2 was released. It is like this in every market. Phones have updates. Microsoft and apple have updates. Your wireless router has updates through cisco. Heck, now cars have updates.

      Anything that uses java nowadays (almost everything) has updates.

      As time goes on, newer and cooler things come out that the public want. So in order to retain a company’s market, they will improve their product until a new overhaul of the product is released. That applies to anything my friends. Okay, maybe you cant update a pair of socks.

      But the point is, everything is unfinished. It’s the degree as to how unfinished it is. If something is complete, yet you hold it back and release it as DLC only to get more profit from customers, then shame on you. And that is what i think you are talking about Phil. Microcharges for games which were complete for release, yet held back for DLC.

    • Oct. 21, 2:34pm
      Pit Crew

      My point is that the OP assumes we are getting an update that adds more content to GT5, but the last 3 maintenance cycles were to attempt to eliminate hack cars. It’s way to late in GT5s lifespan to upgrade the game data that would add anything new or worthwhile to GT5.

      Sure updates will be apart of GT6s longevity and completion but people once again are taking the mention of a maintenance cycle, for GT5, way beyond the scope of what it’s really for…

    • Oct. 21, 3:00pm
      infamousphil

      I really don’t see PD’s “updates” as a money making scheme… I could be wrong, of course. But it feels more like Sony’s push to get the product out. It’s well known how small PD is versus how much work goes into the series. Unlike Turn10’s shameless 20 dollar “Porsche Pack.” I’d like to see PD release a complete “basic” GT7 for the PS4, then update it with cars, parts, and tracks as they’re developed throughout it’s life on the console. This way they wouldn’t have to be concerned with new unexpected glitching. Hacking, I find, though still disagree with it’s use, was PD’s fault for releasing the game before removing coding for parts and performance values they had decided not to be used. Or is it their way of rewarding the deviant.

      Simple, imo, release a complete GT with an extensive career mode for all types of vehicles (drives, aspiration, purpose…) and let the online communities’ imagination run wild. That would be a blast for years on end.

    • Oct. 21, 3:12pm
      infamousphil

      Lol, PitCrew. It took me a halve hour to thumb my messege… ;)

      I got your second point… but alas, gotta hit the road to Cali.

  15. Oct. 20, 6:24pm
    Youngun

    The crew was delayed because watch dogs is delayed.

    • Oct. 20, 6:25pm
      Youngun

      Oops, iphone f—d up

  16. Oct. 20, 5:31pm
    ChicoMaloXD

    Maybe they’re getting ready to recycle some GT5 servers for GT6. :(

  17. Oct. 20, 5:09pm
    joetruckv8

    this makes no sense with GT6 right around the corner, really guys really?

    • Oct. 20, 5:20pm
      TokoTurismo

      *Sighs* It’s for those who still play GT5, who PD cares about…

    • Oct. 20, 5:37pm
      sangdude82

      I’ve played little bit of GT5 last week because I have to wait until December 6th for GT6. The maintenance would be a really simple one anyways.

  18. Oct. 20, 1:43pm
    nissankidd85

    wow people still play this game…..lol

    • Oct. 20, 3:02pm
      TokoTurismo

      Who cares? Comments like theses are so dumb… GT5 maybe was flawed, yes, but the updates made it better. 100,000 players still cares about GT5 unlike some here who oddly hopes for it to die. Mind your own business?

    • Oct. 20, 3:27pm
      Pit Crew

      People played GT5 prologue up to the time their servers shutdown (September 2011) and many are still playing GT1-4 so …yes.

      This is the type of question one should expect from a kid TokoTurismo.

    • Oct. 20, 5:45pm
      Bromwich13

      the online lobbies are still packed daily

    • Oct. 23, 2:33pm
      Sonygamer455

      @Bromwich13

      Yet they still call it dead.

    • Oct. 24, 11:08am
      nissankidd85

      @tokoturismo..mind my own business? you must be 10yrs old..lol are you mad because they patched the hacks so you cant have X1 thats faster then everyone?…comments are peoples opinions..so then your comment is dumb…yes GT5 is flawed…and 100,00 players still care not cares..proper english when your “trying” to “insult” me please…and my comment was aimed at the fact that GT6 is coming out real soon so i was shocked that people still play this game..and i actually still play my copy just not online…mind your business

  19. Oct. 20, 10:21am
    Roxa_p

    Not much info on this..

    It’s like they said some time ago ” for the next 6 months whe have alot of news to offer”
    Whe still dont know much besides some new tracks and cars, some vage info on track editor and modding cars.

    Letts hope for some great info before release that makes me count the hours till release.

    • Oct. 20, 3:30pm
      Pit Crew

      We never get much information on the maintenance cycle before we get it. Nothing odd about that…

  20. Oct. 20, 8:38am
    fggnb

    GT6 is coming soon, no doubt it will be minor update.

  21. Oct. 20, 8:13am
    R1SHORT

    I wonder if they will ever take off the 1million price cap on tradeable cars now that GT6 is almost here.

    • Oct. 20, 9:17pm
      Swagger897

      Honestly that really pissed me of when they did that.. a lot of cars needed to complete the game for one who is just trying to get the full potential out of it without cheating were unavailable. I could never find a #2 Audi R8 for the 24 hours of le mans.. yet I also never had the funds, so there would be no way possible until a secondary option occurred which I’m not going to explain.

      Big upset for the community and one of the most frustrating things to get over. So what if we were trading the x1’s for only their color.. it was impossible before the PP difference to get any money quickly at all to buy those prototypes, so people tried to help each other

  22. Oct. 19, 10:32pm
    PepeMickey

    Spec 3 with all 1000+ cars now premium, realistic engine sounds, epic damage model with 100 new free DLC cars, Bathurst, Brands Hatch and GT6 for free.

    • Oct. 20, 12:23am
      R34EVO9

      You should pass that my way … :|

  23. Oct. 19, 6:27pm
    Youngun

    And a bonus for me today, GT6 anniversary edition has dropped £10 today at game to £60. Same as ‘5’ then and i feel like im getting much more. Good thing to as both next gen drivers have been delayed til next year.

    • Oct. 20, 2:52pm
      Ittybitty Stigy

      I know DriveClub was delayed, but what was the other? NFS?

    • Oct. 20, 3:18pm
      HKSBro92

      NFS rivals…can’t wait for that one :)

    • Oct. 20, 6:26pm
      Youngun

      The crew was delayed because watch dogs is delayed.
      N4S should be normal

  24. Oct. 19, 3:31pm
    steebz

    GT6.Just.over.a.month.away.

    :D :D :D

    Kaz can take my engine swaps and ultra slammed cars off me if he wants, this game is yesterdays news now.

    No delays please PD, my PS3 is begging to be “pushed to it’s limit”

  25. Oct. 19, 11:43am
    Not_A_Guest

    Will Bob the mechanic stop looking so depressed? lol

    • Oct. 19, 2:17pm
      GRAN_TURISMAN

      He is dreaming of the day that he gets to drive the race car! I know how he feels! Lol

  26. Oct. 19, 10:24am
    R34EVO9

    They take away hybrids in won’t matter this late in the game

  27. Oct. 19, 9:45am
    Progress823

    Pointless maintenance again….

    • Oct. 19, 10:27am
      sangdude82

      Probably just a minor one for the people still play GT5.

  28. Oct. 19, 7:35am
    xTheGame

    it could be a way of possibly transferring money or other stuff to GT6…

    • Oct. 19, 8:11am
      danardif1

      Despite PD already having said that you won’t be able to transfer money or cars to GT6…

  29. Oct. 19, 6:39am
    Ingenting87

    NOOO dont fix the hybrids :( i am absolutely in love with my 3.4 v8 200sx. Its a beast for drifting.

    PD please dont take the fun and “realism” out of a game that is nearly at its end.

    engine swap is simply a “must have” in the drifting world.

  30. Oct. 19, 4:57am
    Ridox2JZGTE

    Spec 3 with GTA 2013 Demo physics included.

    • Oct. 19, 6:31pm
      OriginalCheezIt

      +1 :D

  31. Oct. 19, 2:49am
    karelpipa

    Update to Gran Turismo 6 is coming

  32. Oct. 19, 1:30am
    smskeeter23

    2013 GTR DLC bwahaha

    • Oct. 19, 10:28am
      sangdude82

      I wouldn’t mind the no. 35 Youtube Nissan GT-R.

    • Oct. 20, 10:49pm
      infamousphil

      Lol… still hoping for a return of those whips dropped from the GT2 car list… 840Ci, XKR-15, 300ZX racecar, GTO LM, …

  33. Oct. 18, 9:32pm
    Not_A_Guest

    Definitely trying to make the game harder to hack… again

    • Oct. 18, 9:34pm
      TokoTurismo

      YES!! >:D

  34. Oct. 18, 9:20pm
    Johnnypenso

    I’m going to guess we are getting Porsche in this update…lol.

    • Oct. 19, 11:45am
      SassPD22

      i doubt it. the porsche license is only strict to EA

    • Oct. 19, 12:38pm
      Pit Crew

      ^ Sass Johnnypenso knows that, he was joking…

    • Oct. 19, 2:26pm
      Ittybitty Stigy

      Lol, we will get Porshe, konigsegg, AND GT6 for free. :D

    • Oct. 19, 3:26pm
      Johnnypenso

      ^^^ Get outta town!!! Greatest news ever…lol.

    • Oct. 19, 7:27pm
      sangdude82

      I wonder why Konigsegg can’t be included on GT6…

    • Oct. 20, 2:46pm
      The Stig Farmer

      Wonder what Kaz thinks of ‘Seggs.

  35. Oct. 18, 7:48pm
    TokoTurismo

    It amazes me to know that while PD is working on GT6, they still care about updating GT5. Makes me feel. Safe to say that GT6 will get the same care once its released. :)

    My faith in PD is strong as always.

    • Oct. 19, 2:53am
      Andyc709292

      As a development lead we often have common code components across multiple versions – I’d wager either a beta gt6 update that relies on live code for online or something similar. Doubt we’ll get any benefit in GT5 to be honest.

    • Oct. 22, 1:49am
      CNR4806

      Your faith is ironic when the Chinese version of GT5P didn’t even get the Spec III update. Talk about quality service.

  36. Oct. 18, 6:41pm
    HarVee

    If there is an update to GT5 at this point it’s only going to address hacks like the last few updates have. This server maintenance is most likely to improve server stability for GT6 & 5, nothing more nothing less.

  37. Oct. 18, 6:38pm
    ThatBlokeThere

    I know what it is! It’s an update that lets you get out of your car. Or one that allows access to the kiosk menu. Or one including these “simcade” physics Loser10’s been talking about.

  38. Oct. 18, 6:32pm
    mr_pepps

    Intermittent windscreen wipers feature?

  39. Oct. 18, 6:21pm
    HuskyGT

    Honestly, at this point…. I really don’t care. What I care about is having GT6 in my hands! I’m depriving myself from touching GT5 or anything car related for now. The anxiety is slowly building up, and when GT6 comes out… Oh man, I’m going to implode of pure excitement.

  40. Oct. 18, 6:20pm
    05XR8

    GT6 Bathurst demo

    • Oct. 19, 3:16am
      ScotteDawg

      Wouldn’t that be awesome!?

  41. Oct. 18, 6:06pm
    Voodoovaj

    Jesus, talk about a witch hunt. Leave the mods alone FFS. Maybe if they took this coder(s) off the update team they’d have more features for GT6 at launch…you know, like the damage that they showed for GT5 but that never actually made it into the game

  42. Oct. 18, 5:35pm
    praiano63

    Here come my helicopter to fly above the ring and my safe house at the castle !!!! With a big garage of course .

  43. Oct. 18, 5:12pm
    GRAN_TURISMAN

    That is an awesome picture!

  44. Oct. 18, 5:11pm
    GRAN_TURISMAN

    Maybe a physics update to get the physics closer to GT6? They did just change the physics on GT6 after the GT Academy demo. We can only hope!

  45. Oct. 18, 4:45pm
    Jawehawk

    I’m calling it now. GT5 will be upgraded to GT6, free of charge. :D

    • Oct. 18, 5:05pm
      ECGadget

      Has to be right? :P

    • Oct. 18, 6:49pm
      Ittybitty Stigy

      Yes! It’s completely logical!
      What else could it be? :p

    • Oct. 18, 10:56pm
      GTHEAD87

      Im hoping its gt7 in this update

    • Oct. 19, 7:33am
      xTheGame

      What are you on about?? It is clearly gonna be Forza 5.5

  46. Oct. 18, 4:40pm
    Tarkata

    Spec 3.0… Must be… :P Joking…

  47. Oct. 18, 4:38pm
    Gendou

    They should put the hidden content available

  48. Oct. 18, 4:36pm
    interpunct

    Interesting. Perhaphs it has some bans for modded cars.

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