GT5 Spec 2.0 & DLC Details: Standard Car Interiors, Replay Controls, New Cars, New Tracks, & More

October 5th, 2011 by Jordan

Kazunori Yamauchi has been sharing a boatload of new details via Twitter this morning on the previously announced Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 Update coming later this month. Here’s an overview of what we can expect from 2.0, which will be made available to everyone for free:

  • Simplified interior views added to all standard cars.
  • User control of the weather change feature.
  • Settings sheet which allows you to save multiple car settings.
  • New Spec 2.0 opening movie.
  • Improved UI response and usability.
  • Replay forward/rewind.
  • Mid-race save feature for endurance races.
  • Expanded online lounge features (narrowing down car types, shuffle races…).
  • Expanded Photo Travel features (you can now take photos of cars together with your avatar).
  • Added “NASCAR Pit Scene” stage to Photo Travel.
  • Added 11 new 2011 NASCAR models.
  • Added the Nissan GT-R N24 Schulze Motorsport (the car in which Kazunori contested the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours).
  • Improved physics and artificial intelligence.
  • Support for the Logitech G25/G27 steering wheel.

Commenting about the update, Kazunori had this to say about the company’s inspiration and motivation for the new features:

The coming Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2 update is an update that contains the feedback from the users playing GT5 online every day. We have added cars such as the newest NASCAR race cars, but many of the updates are those that improve usability and expand the field of game play. I believed from the initial release of Gran Turismo 5 that it would be the users that would make the game grow thereafter, and we added things like interior views for the standard models because there was a lot of request for it from our users. You could say that this update is the shape and form of GT5 that was created through the opinions of our fans.

Kazunori has also provided some information about DLC, which will become available sometime after Spec 2.0 is released and will include a “racing car pack”, a “course pack”, and a “racing gear pack”. Stay tuned for more details on those soon, and thanks to all of you who sent this in!

UPDATE: A batch of new screenshots featuring the Spec 2.0 changes and additions have now been released. The release date for 2.0 has also been set for October 11th, as confirmed by the PlayStation Blog.

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  1. Fantastic news, really stoked on the G25/27 support, can’t wait to see how that works..,can’t wait for the end of October! Ty much for the headline Jordan!! And ty Kaz for being a stud! Peace.

  2. And The Oscar goes to…. :) HELL YEAH!!!

  3. zr1chris

    Oct11th huh? Someone is feeling the pressure of the competition. I will download the update while im waiting for GS to open and maybe check it out a bit before I head out but then the rest of the day is FM4 all the way.

    • Zr1chrisisslow

      Shut up Forza fanboy.

    • yeah shut up kid go play your game for your console. We will play GT5 2.0

    • Renesis2K

      You’d rather play a cheap version of an epic game than the epic game itself? Oh dear….

  4. Very good update. But when he said that all cars will have interior view, will that mean they are premium cars? Or standard car with interior view? Cos its kinda weird that they managed to make about 600 cars to premium cars while they took so long time to only make 200 premium cars in the begining.

    • Beezball

      they will still be standard. The interior will be blank and simplified.

  5. suntoucher

    hmmm….mid-race saves and improved AI is what i was hoping for…..but bit peeved by the fact that the only free cars we are given are new nascar and YET ANOTHER SKYLINE!! WTF!! no imagination….

    ….I only hope the racing car pack(s) have some new racing machines in them/it….(mclaren gt3, ascari gt3, aston gt2/gt3, lambo, ferrari and LMP’s) to name but a few.
    mediocre

    • R1600Turbo

      Technically it’s not a Skyline.

    • suntoucher

      yes, you’re right….apologies….”another nissan”. better than nothing i suppose. ;-)

  6. Aweosome updates, and for free!
    A question, wich are the new tracks?

  7. nachthymnen 666

    argh…interiors looks horrible:D

  8. leon589

    REWIND CONTROLS in replay is honestly one of the biggest additions ever. Photo mode actually can be used now. Endurance saves is amazing as well. The rest are just great additions as well.

    • they finally added the two most important features missing since 1997

  9. Great news !! Thanks PD ! New & improved stuff all round . And they say that have listened to us too . 10/10

  10. Gturbo5

    Finally Update!

  11. Wow. Just wow. It’s like Christmas come early. Honestly can’t thing of anything that would genuinely enhance the game, that isn’t included.

    Thank you PD for your hard work, I hope us fans did not come across as too impatient. You have certainly rewarded us.

  12. themiboi

    i hope they take out the speedometer from the standerd car cockpit

    • you can remove it now in the options so there shouldn’t be a reason you can’t remove it later.

  13. speedy_2

    So happy to hear about DLC finally!!! The standard car interior view is a waste. But, it probably didn’t take much time to make it possible. Interior views are about a realistic as someone driving while sitting in the back seat. Pointless.

  14. Skylinz

    This looks great!I think i will play GT5 back more :D

  15. scuzzy983

    One (very minor) modification I hope they make is to include a little tick next to any paint items that you’ve already got, as they already do with cars in the NCD, OCD and UCD.
    It’s annoying having to scroll back and forth checking if I’ve already got a particular paint chip or not.

    Anyway, looking forward to the update!

  16. Much better than i expected, what i dont understand is why they are not using a generic cockpit instead of that PSP cockpit.

  17. Only NASCAR???? No more road cars????

  18. Piotrov

    I’m sure there will be loads of little tweaks and additions with 2.0 that were not mentioned in the list as there always were with previous patches.
    I can’t wait for this!!

  19. Pirhana-A

    G27 Support and a Caterham (my real life car) premium…
    make my day !!! :-)

    Hope now for more A-Spec events included in one of theses DLC pack… (seems logical to link new events with new tracks…)

    wait’n see… :-)

    • Custer85

      Not premium, but it has one of those standard cockpits. The Catterham was an awesome car in GT4 allready (visually and gameplaywise), so the cockpit just looks that good :D

    • suntoucher

      my dads just bought a caterham 7 sprint….i’ve hardly seen him since he bought it….i think he’s out terrorising old grannies ha ha

    • Terrorizing them? on or off the road? haha

  20. cale905

    Wow, very impressive updates to come with 2.0.

    I can understand some posters’ frustrations with the “limitations” of the initial release, but I’ve yet to see any game/software for any kind of platform (PC/PS3/Xbox) that was perfect coming out of the box. The fact that PD has worked on continuous updates since last year shows that they are doing their best to listen to their customers….but no matter how hard they try, they’re not gonna please anybody.

    I have no issues paying for additional cars/tracks as DLC, as long as the prices aren’t too exorbitant. I’ve spent a fair amount of coin buying songs for Guitar Hero/Rock Band and have never begrudged it.

  21. Sounds fantastic. I’m really happy to see that the 24h GT-R will be added. I could always have hoped for something like a premium Veyron but I couldn’t really see that happening.
    But one thing bothers me, NASCARS!?

    I will probably offend people while saying this, but I just hope that they haven’t modeled 11 new car interiors (which it should be from the cars we have). I feels IMO like such an unnecessary thing to add, NASCAR is the most boring mode in the game IMO. Though it’s great to see the series diversifying and including an important part of U.S. motorsport, but I’d take 1 or 2 new premium cars anyday. But I guess that’s what the DLC is for.

    • OldF@rt

      It’s always puzzled me that having made such a feature of having NASCAR (and presumably paying $$$ for the licence) they didn’t include the Daytona 500 in place of one of the Tsukuba enduros given they had the Daytona track in there already.

  22. finnracer

    Kaz is a God!! :D

  23. Tweetman_277

    Is that a race modified looking Mazda RX-7 in the back of that pic… and same state of WRX STI too???

  24. Diatribes

    This has to be the best $60 I’ve ever spent on a game. Kaz is a man of class.

  25. Wow, now we’re talking! This is nice :)

  26. Carbon7Falcon

    THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS!

  27. The last item in the list excites me the most. Finally…the game supports a $300 steering wheel!

  28. The good…
    better replay controls
    mid race saves
    more weather control
    better online room controls
    new photo mode location
    It’s free
    Standard car interiors
    Settings sheets for your cars

    The bad…
    More boring NASCAR’s
    No livery editor

    Overall I’m pleased with the top two new features. Thank you PD.

  29. ECGadget

    I am loving what has been revealed so far! But I don’t know, I have a feeling more is yet to be revealed, like perhaps 2 tracks, 10 more cars and some upgrades from standard to premium… and then we get the DLC with more stuff…

    Either way, happy about what we’re getting, plus I get a new 50mb connection tmrw, just in time for Spec II next tuesday!

  30. AstonMartinGT5

    :O :O :O oh my word, amazing!! Can’t wait :D :D

  31. smoothherb

    Wow…for free? How often do we see something like this nowadays?
    I will buy every single dlc just to thank PD. (I never ever bought dlc because I hate it.)

  32. tsupra1822

    I am so excited this is awsome. I am on GT5 everday about 5 hours it’s great to see kaz using our feedback for updates.

    • AnPrionsaBeag

      Are you a prisoner in Siberian gulag?

    • AnPrionsaBeag

      I share some of your excitement though. But what I’m really looking forward to is the track pack. Wonder what’s in it.

    • LosingMyFavoriteGame

      @tsupra1822 . you sir , are the epitome of hardcore.

    • Super_Colossal

      @LosingMyFavoriteGame Nice name! I recognize that one!

  33. Knew it

    I knew all, something told me Kaz had this planed out. It’s filled with perfection in all it’s right. The standard cars interiors looks 100% fantastic. And the photo travel mode just got more hotter, YES. And the DLCs ohhh boy that is gonna rock the house. I still can’t believe haters are still hating as usual. *Rolls eyes.*

  34. I quit GT5 a few weeks ago. I’ll DEFINITELY be sucked back in at the end of the month. Had to/have to knock some games off my backlog before this happens…

  35. Is this real life!?!?

    • Of course not… not before the delay is announced.
      Lol, no I think Kaz and Co. have learned to not spawn hype anymore before they’re 100% certain…I think.

  36. uhhh…why 11 more Nascar models??…how about more RUF models and a Koneigsegg model???

    • R1600Turbo

      DLC

    • RACECAR

      Why bitch when you don’t have to use them?

    • Ice of SZRT

      @ RACECAR:
      Because the time spent on the NASCAR vehicles could’ve been spent on more popular demanded improvements.

      GT4′s rims & used car rims.
      New vehicles; Aventador, Koenigsegg, Diadlo SV, etc. ; )
      & some sort of vinyl editor for example…

    • @ Ice of SZRT

      As the new NASCARS are virtually just new skins on the same car models it would have been much less work than your suggested ‘more popular demanded improvements’ which would have had to be created from Scratch.

  37. zegrated

    OMG!!!! New shuffle race options!!! Epic win PD.

  38. crsn891

    I meant to reply to someone else, not make my own comment. Ooops =\

  39. Sounds great especially the simplified cockpit views for standards, and endurance races saves. The improved physics, and also the improved UI usability (hopefully quicker navigation of the menu’s and car purchases) also sound intriguing. Multiple car spec’s sounds great too!

    Typical with the G27 support tho, as by the time the patch is released I’ll have the new Fanatec CSR and Elite pedals. Still good news for a lot of people out there tho ;)

    Will definately be buying the car and track DLC packs. Don’t see the problem with them charging for new content as that’s what everybody else is doing these days. Hopefully when they realise they can make decent money doing this, it might make them consider releasing more on a semi-regular basis.

    • Demonyze

      They deserve to get paid after all that hard work, I will be buying the same DLC’s, can’t wait for this stuff!

  40. gtnewfie

    Incredible update but……………..Whats the point with no new events to play? A-spec is a mess and needs major additions. Where is the a-spec events? content?

    • Demonyze

      If I’m not mistaking we are getting regular events called “Seasonal events”

    • gtnewfie

      Umm, No, seasonal events are a joke, no championships, manufacturer events, have to be online… Where is the a-spec events for offline? Championships? Qualifying? Game has 1000 cars barely uses any of them.

    • Yes, technically speaking most of the seasonal events are A-spec.

  41. Kenny355

    This looks amazing, best early chistmas present ever =D

  42. Schwadegan

    Caterham cockpit, oh yeah!

    • Alex Leighton

      I can’t even put into words how awesome that is!

    • Injured

      I was hoping for it since DAY 1. Pretty awesome indeed.

  43. tigersharkdude

    nice update. will fire up GT5 for the first time in a month or so

  44. gtracer2

    This is gonna be one word…

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    AWESOME! probably?

    • Big Ron

      This is gonna be….
      legend…..wait, I need to sneeze…..ary.

  45. Lady Gaga

    The images look incredibly pleasing. The cockpit views look fantastic.

  46. crsn891

    Dude just go away.

  47. seanyb505

    Yeah 11 new Nascar vehicles…hm..Different settings for one vehicle is awesome, now I dont have to have 3 identical cars for different settings. That is good. I don’t have a steering wheel but I hope the support lives up to owners’ expectations, something GT5 has had problems with. Mid-race saves, awesome, everything else sounds decent to, but I’ll wait to see implementation until it’s in my hands. That could be 2.0′s downfall. I’m guessing racing car pack will add race car features to most premiums, course pack may be new tracks, and racing gear will be gloves. I can’t think of any racing gear which will improve actually driving, but whatever. PD thought we needed helmets and suits. Course pack – old GT5ified tracks or more features to course editor?

    • SuperGreatBlak88

      Alright Kaz now this Is what’s up Brotha I’ve been wanting weather change for all tracks awesome. Good job work PD you guys keep tha good work!

  48. Wow, great additions, should have been in from beginning but better late than never. Just wish you could change rims on standards though, maybe next update!!!

  49. eunos_cosmo

    I totally see a Mazda RX-7 race modification!!!

    EFFYESSS

    • At first I saw your comment and thought, where did you get that from, but then I looked a bit closer at the picture with the GT-R N24 and there is a new looking RX7 race car. Its hard to tell whether its a race mod or full on race car.

      And will it be free, or part of the DLC I wonder?

      Good spot

  50. Demonyze

    PSP* -.-

  51. Demonyze

    Actually it looks like the PDP version but cars like the Catheram and the LMP with no roof are actually pretty good looking!

    • HOLY FREAKIN COW they looks great!

    • Neo_Xsendra

      @Jason3

      “October 5th, 2011 at 4:16 pm”

      wtf?

    • Yeah I have a ps3 noot a psp. So don’t want psp graphics on my massive hd tell

    • SkvakaGud

      I hope your skills match your need to mention random facts. Standard cars was known waaaay before release. You have not been screwed over in any way. And the number “200″ for premium cars, was also released very early. The fact that they make standard cars possible to drive from interior view. Might benefit the rest of us. Who might care more about driving a nostalgic car, without having to use a noob-view. (no offense). Besides, if your driving the track optimal. You wont have time to notice if the radio in the car, looks blurry.

    • Koikeeper67

      Still hope we get on line leader boards

      Also it would be nice if in one of the track packs we could get either some A-B routes such as a mountain pass, sea side road or a cool canyon to carve through

  52. Nine of the listed items are really major additions that in my mind, will totally revamp the game for many of us. Some are subjective items but I count nine that really affect how the game plays from now on. Gotta hand it to PD, Yamauchi-san has taken the path of honor and fullfilled his promises :-)

    Now if I could only figure out a way to keep my personal menu music from constantly reverting back to the game’s default music :-)

  53. fap

    • Injured

      hahaha

      very quick and to the point. I liker it.

  54. YESYESYESYES

    • Ok, thinking about this now…
      The standard cars still look standard, we might as well be playing GT4. Jagged edges, low res textures, ugly basic models… Really? It’s 2011, come on.
      I still don’t understand why GT4′s wheels can’t be put on standard cars either.
      And thinking about it, some of these things should really have been in the initial release after all those delays and misleading release dates.

    • LosingMyFavoriteGame

      I was wonder if they fixed those choppy shadows ?

    • Big Ron

      @AyJay
      You are blaiming the standard cars looking standard, but you need the standard tuning wheels for them? What are you doing, if you get them? Blaiming again, that the wheels look standard?

  55. scoop2004

    12 new premium cars for free = Great news
    Replay control = Great news
    Saving mid race = great news
    More control over stuff and things = great news
    Support for G25/G27 = great news

    Standard interior views..I can take or leave, i dont use interior on the premiums anyway, and i can see the standard ones being a black outline that ruins your view of the road so i see that making the game look even cheaper.

    What I’d like to see really is the GT4 wheel shop for the standards

    • themiboi

      where does it say 12 new premiums for free , where does it say free?

    • King Something

      themiboi -

      11 new NASCAR vehicles plus Kaz’ GTR

  56. Fantastic!!!!

  57. King Something

    Based on a quick Google image search, I’ve concluded that the Nissan GT-R N24 Shulze Motorsport we’ll all be getting in about two weeks it the car Kaz drove at this year’s Nuerburgring 24H.

    Also, apparently it’s “Schulze” and not “Shulze” – not having seen Kaz’ tweet, I don’t know whether the error is his or Jordan’s, but in either case I’ll blame it on the (relative) weirdness of the German language.

    • AnPrionsaBeag

      If you think German is weird, remember that by reading the words “women”, “action” and “enough”, a foreigner couldn’t be blamed for writing “ghoti” for fish.

    • Ice of SZRT

      Funny, come up with that yourself?

  58. OH MY GOD OH MY GOD freaking out over how epic this is.

    • Kris8583

      ok steady on there, come back to reality for a second

  59. Michael Labajos

    Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is my birthday week and definitely one good birthday present! YES!!!

    • Oct 5th, is most popular and recognized Bday in USA, did your parents, chicka chicka wow wow on New Years Eve? :)

  60. FullSpe3d98

    I doubt I’m gonna come back to this game. I reckon I’ll still play black ops plus I’ve got a shiny new F1 2011 to have a go on

  61. Support for the Logitech G25/G27 steering wheel.

    HALLE-FREAKIN-LUJA !!!

  62. darren200cook

    I am looking forward to this. The DLC was the iceing on the cake, looking forward to it

  63. the best news!!!!!! from gt5 ever

  64. psn: kartracer24

    A reason to play again!!!! Sounds good!

  65. Yui-san

    What exactly does “Simplified Interior view” mean? Is it like the cockpit view from GT PSP? OR do we actually get to see the interior, but in lower res?

    • I mad, bro

      Interior made in Minecraft-style graphics.

    • LordVonPS3

      It means on some cars it’ll be an approximate interior for that car, whilst on other cars it’ll just be a black cutout with a rear view + wing mirror and the bumper cam’s speedo tacked on the bottom.

    • Look at the photos at the top, Jordan updated the story and added some pictures including 2 or 3 of the standard cars interiors.

  66. Glad to see proper support for the G25/G27. Good news on the weather changes, in race saves and, finally, the ability to save more than one setup. It’ll be like a new game. :-)

  67. noooooooo! I wanted better sound engine!! but anyway I like the G27 support

    • There is a better sound engine. It’s in the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Carrozzata Da Zagato ’65 :)

    • Oh yeah, the Giulia sounds great :)

    • Magic Ayrton

      The engine sounds should be improved on all car packs going forward.. if not we have no hope :-(

  68. willy723

    I love the list, even the 9hr Endurance race is daunting for many people playing. 11 more Nascar models that I will never touch though. I’m sure there are going to be a LOT of haters, so many people were expecting way too much. It will definitely be fun, just worried about the DLC packs cost.

  69. dani_corvette

    Daaaamn, and my PS3 has just gone down with the YLOD for the second time in less than a year :(
    I guess it’s about time to get a new slim model and enjoy these new features :D :D

  70. Big Ron

    Great news, will get all DLCs too. Still missing custom position for cockpit view, but maybe it is included. If not, it´s still ok as long as they reduced the shaking image.

  71. Yui-san

    This has got to be the best news I’ve read since the relase of GT5! :D

  72. shigllgetcha

    Am i reading a different post to everyone else?

    The DLC is good but the update isnt that interesting at all, it really isnt 2.0 in my eyes

    If the AI is greatly improved ill be more greatfull but what update hasnt promised that already

    • Kris8583

      Yeah I hear you – I just got slagged for being ungrateful for a patch to make a game somewhere near what is should have been like at launch!

    • @ Kris8583: So you’re saying that you would rather have waited for the game to be released in October 2011?

    • I don’t know what you guys want, this is a racing game with over 1000 cars, we have been promised greater playability online and if you can’t be happy with that, well I’m afraid racing sims aren’t for you then. It was only a couple of years ago that updates were non-existent. It’s funny, the more people get the less it’s appreciated, and always looking for more more. It’s a vicious cycle and these ungrateful kids need a severe wake-up call in life.

    • shigllgetcha

      im usually not so negative but im just underwhelmed. i dont play in cockpit mode, i use bumper cam, i have zero interest in nascars, im not bothered by endurance races atm im sick of a spec.

      Although if the ai gets alot better ill be happy and i think the standard interiors are actual interiors not a generic interior thats the same for all standards which i didnt know

      i do appreciate the ui getting an overhaul.

      there are so many little improvements that would improve the game that would be simple to implement that would have made this 2.0 in my eyes

      im not saying its a bad update, its just less than i expected thats all

    • the addition of race mods adds hope

    • shigllgetcha

      whats that about race mods?

    • Take a look at the screenshot that Jordan’s posted. There’s at least 4 new RM cars there (Impreza, RX-7, R34 and GT-R).

    • Turbo S

      Who cares, do you really believe theres only 4 RM cars? Your nuts. There could be more in the game that can also become RMs too you know. The four cars in the photo are just a preview. Some people.

    • shigllgetcha

      You are jumping to assumptions there might be four or there might be more or there might be none

    • shigllgetcha

      If there are race mods in the update Id be alot happier about the update. Its definitely something that i would be interested in

    • rus_granturist

      Am I the only englishman here (my english is bad, my native is russian)?
      I thought that UI is User Interface, but AI is Artifical Intelligence. Didn’t you mix these intentions?

  73. Patrick_jr

    AMAZING!

  74. SleazyC69

    this makes my pants pointy

    • AnPrionsaBeag

      What’s with all the sex-related comments? It’s just a videogame…

    • SleazyC69

      sorry i will only talk in a literal sense from now on. you aren’t an ACTUAL vagina.

  75. Hellseek

    amazing!!!

  76. Demonyze

    This is really nice!
    I was thinking about the GT PSP-like interiors for standard cars, which is fine for me!
    And also G27 support = Jizz in mah pants.

    • AnPrionsaBeag

      Lucky gf…

    • Demonyze

      I know that it will be hard for you to sleep at night cause you readed my outrageous comment about sex, I hop eI’m not getting banned for this.

    • Injured

      I shall behead you with my long…..crossbow? hmmm? hmmmmmmmmm?

      :)

  77. Alexandre Gontijo

    Great!!!! G27 support! Simple interior dash for all cars!

    What I dislike: save mid race endurance and change UI.(I love the UI, there is nothing wrong with it.)

    • willy723

      you don’t like Mid race saves for Endurance races…what are you 15 with no job and play 24/7? most people in the real world can’t handle 9hr races let alone 24hr races…this has been a huge topic of discussion since launch.

    • @ Alexandre Gontijo: The UI is quite bad actually. It looks good, but it’s been a mess in terms of functionality. They have improved it a bit through the updates, but there are still things to fix. So I like the UI update.

      About mid race saves, why dislike that? You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to.

    • h2g2guy

      I think the complaint around mid endurance saves is that those people who do complete it all in one shot will no longer have the prestige of having ACTUALLY done an endurance race. What I’m hoping is that PD gives us some way of distinguishing between people who use this new feature and people who don’t. Would be nice to be able to tell who paused and who didn’t, as well; I know I could never have even done the 3 hour ones without a 15 minute break or two, and so I don’t WANT credit for doing those legitimately!

    • @ h2g2guy: In real life, even endurance events as short as 3 hours will often involve 2 drivers changing throughout the race.

      So, if in GT5, only the one driver does it over a couple of sessions using the save (or pause) function, I don’t think that’s any less credible for having “ACTUALLY done an endurance race” than doing it without stopping.

      If driver swapping with a B-spec driver was an option I would agree with you…

  78. Soulless

    Uumh….
    I was kindof expecting more events.
    And more realistic rally courses.
    Maybe with the DLC?

  79. was i the only one that was jumping up and down on thier seat while reading the list??!
    because i was!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPP

    GT5 stepped its game up HARD!

    • same here. 1 more week,

    • Nvedamuthu

      Unimpressive… The worthwhile thing they did was G25.G27 support. If you ask me, all the standard cars should have had interiors for a game that took 5 years to make.

  80. Goofyboy84

    This is awesome!!!! I can’t wait!!!!

  81. g25 support just about had me jumping for joy,it all sounds to good to be true lol.bring it on gt!!!

  82. axletramp

    Will the DLC have a price and, if so, how much?

  83. October is, no doubt, a great month for racing games! I’m especially happy that we’ll soon have in-race saves for Endurance races! No way am I staying up 24+ hours to do the LeMans or Nurburgring races. Also, the new content is a welcome addition.

  84. Simplified cockpits WOW :D. The effort into this must have been huge…i mean i don’t think that you can adopt the same cockpit for EVERY car.

    But still missing online leaderbords….or?

    • Beezball

      I’m really excited for this update, but I have to agree. Leaderboards are probably the number one feature that I wanted, that and in race saves. But still exciting none the less. Maybe it will still come with this update.

    • Great update! Something I’m very pleased about.
      But probably not as much effort as you think… The car models were already there, they really just needed to place a new driving camera.

  85. navaroxx-e30

    OMFG YEAAAAAAAAAA BIOOOOOTCH!!! g25/27 support!!!!
    hope the clutch works good now !!!
    Simplified interior views added to all standard cars.
    :)

    • BloodiMayhem

      WOHAAA!!!
      G27 Support, just the words that I’ve been loking for.
      Hopefully this will bring GT5 more into line with games line F1 2010 for steering wheel feel and controllability.
      Nice one PD. Cheers!!!

  86. TK42OnE

    11 new NASCAR models? Personally I think its great. But, I think we’re going to here some grumblings about that.

    They are free though, so thats good.

    • to500mo

      They’re free as in no actual money required right?
      I still have to buy it with game money?

    • I wonder how many of the 11 “new” ones will just be the old ones done with the 2011 “nose”? I see on the images for Spec 2, it shows the new Sprint Cup car nose as they run Daytona.

    • Maxymilan

      There free, they are part of the 2.0 update, not the downloadable content.

  87. bigburt82

    OMG! Wow!!! What a patch and so many of our requested features. This will feel like a new game!

    • Exactly, the physics and AI are improved as well man!

  88. brainfade

    I think the only people disappointed by this are the ones who were like :

    ” I want the following:

    – 4372985428757124238756438763248756234 new cars

    – e8r93749832795872359426957834 new tracks!

    – free roaming on the streets dude!

    – 842987328 pointless stickers!”

    • I think that those people would be more like:
      ” I want the following:
      + 4372985428757124238756438763248756234 new cars
      + e8r93749832795872359426957834 new tracks!
      + free roaming on the streets dude!
      + 842987328 pointless stickers!”

    • Demonyze

      That made me giggle lol

    • I think you’re right, but this is something that we all should be happy about because we’re getting a massive free update. It’s such a shame that this planet is filled with miserable people.

    • brainfade

      the masses got spoiled by GTA, a game with so much that now they expect to be able to get as much in every other game, it’s almost to this extent:

      - expect to have guns, interiors and strippers in Driver, even though its blatantly called DRIVER.

      - expect to have the ability to walk around on foot and car-jack people in GT5.

      - expect the ability to shoot people and do side missions in Tekken.

      - expect helicopters in Assassins Creed.

    • brainfade as always

      Haters gotta hate.

    • Jakemania

      You should change your name to brainfail.

    • AnPrionsaBeag

      It’s not a matter of blindly hating or loving GT5, it’s just about being constructively critical of a game that has its pros and cons.

    • SKOT Free

      He’ll change his Name to Brainfail if you change yours to JakeAss! Make it so!

    • brainfade

      @Injured… Yes i know thats you, you know theres those things called cliffs right? You, JakeMania and the rest of your band of troll should throw yourselves head first off the biggest one you can find. (y)

    • brainfade as always

      @AnPrionsaBeag
      Your comment is very understanding, but never brainfade.
      Makes me glad I’m not game developer… It’s sad I say. What Kaz and PD wants is to make everybody happy from thier hard work, but in the end they’ll will be. Makes me very sad. I feel very bad for them if that’s the kind of thanks they get from people. I guess the world has changed after all…

    • SKOT Free

      It’s still obvious Kaz was not done with GT5 and he could have easily waited till this year to release a better game, with that said…..The next GT should not be numbered and be a continual work in progress of Improving the game,Adding cars and tracks etc.

    • Actually

      You do know theres a compeny they work for called “Sony” right?

    • Injured

      What the? Noooo. That’s not me dude. I wouldn’t change my name like that so your an ass.

    • Injured

      And what the hell? I would have agreed with you, but that’s all over now. I’m done being your slave.

    • Injured

      Who did you think I was? The Jakemania?

    • Injured

      Since when were you psychic anyway?

      UGH plahhh

    • Brainfade outclassed

      ^ is this basically two or more people with the name ‘Injured’ squabbling? lol

    • LosingMyFavoriteGame

      Icome here for comedy!…never disappointed

    • Injured

      Look at the times I posted. There’s only one. ME.

    • Injured

      I always comment multiple times in a row because I always find something else to say. I don’t even know what brainfade is on about. No one even tried offending him seriously.

    • Brainfade

      next time a see a disabled kid, it will just remind me of Injured

    • Turbo S

      Next time I see a butt hurt baby who pointlessly complains about mostly everything about GT5. It’ll only remind me of brainfade. To bad whiners can’t stop complaining for atleast a week or even a month, *Sigh* to bad.

    • alvin23a

      @Turbo S You mean Brainfail right?

      I love the comment section!

    • Brainfade

      He means his dad, the one whos dead

    • Turbo S

      @alvin23a
      What do you mean? Right about? Do explain.

      @brainfade
      Ask for you, what do you mean?
      “He means his dad, the one whos dead” Explain yourself. Because we aren’t moving on to parents, that’s bad and cold hearted what you’d typed. Think before you type.

    • Turbo S

      On second thought, don’t be. Won’t want to waste my time with you anyway. Got better stuff to do instead… Chow…

  89. zerolight

    Not enough to tempt me away from Dark Souls on the PS3 and Forza 4 on the 360 I’m afraid. GT5 has gone back on my bookshelf where it’s lived (mostly) since launch.

    • Your bad. I have tons of fun with it still… And this 2.0 is great news! (and free!)

    • This amazing news has made me question: What is this FM4 people speak of?

    • I agree, still like Forza 4 better, the tuning options are much better and the Fujimi Kaido tracks is unbeatable by GT5 ^^

      but i will still play it, finally i can drive the endurance races :) And looks like the Caterham has a great cockpit view now.

    • Whitestar

      @Luke: Just curious, how can you like Forza 4 better when it’s not even released yet?

    • Demo.
      I know this is not the final product, but all the demo cars are always available in GT5 (except the M5). I drove them in both games and the experience was more intense in Forza 4.

    • daics69

      noob

  90. YEEEES!!! What a great news!

  91. Bobtheblob

    I can feel a tear welling up in my eye :’)

  92. Spasiboy

    Whoa…

  93. Ras35001

    Mid-race save feature for endurance races. Bring it on!
    Great!

    • 99ssd99

      24hr sarthe here i come!

    • Looking forward to be lvl40 A-spec, so i can deal with 24H Nürburgring!… Did the 24h Sarthe, over 3 days, without turning off the PS3, and just pausing the game :P

    • Oh my goodness! If that’s true I’d be happy to finally begin the 24 Hour Le Mans because I think that it’s a bit tight on how you’ve got to complete it literally racing the 24 Hour Le Mans for 24 hours and we all have lives, but if you’re right then I’m glad that they’re going to do that.

    • Injured

      You can save an go back to them whenever you want. Something I wished PD was going to let us do. I’ve always wanted to pick up and start where I left off in a time changing race. I’ll use any car I want for the endurance races just so I can do that. No need to win it, but I will sometime,

  94. spikeyhairdude

    Yes. Finally. Simplified cockpit for standards

    • SleazyC69

      absolutely, for me its like unlocking 800 odd cars at once! i think it worked well on psp and should of allways been included

    • Injured

      haha Sleazy. I was like you a few months back.

      You must be jumping up and down still for the 800 cars unlocked. I would be crying right now if I hadn’t started using the standards months ago.

    • brainfade

      You two morons trolling as usual? Go f__ yourselves

    • SleazyC69

      @brainfade in reference to what? its my favourite game and i’ve never said a bad word about it.

    • Zoofilia

      Not you Sleazy.. the other two ‘things’

  95. Kris8583

    Hmmm ok I suppose, still should have been release with all above. Bit rubbish that the tracks are coming as dlc

    • Imprezive

      Wow… Just wow…

      This update is basically a wishlist of everything people have been asking for since the game came out. PD has listened to everyone and will fix it. And you STILL bitch? This is probably one of the greatest post release updates any game has ever gotten and you’re STILL not happy. What the hell is it with the Internet and the constant need to never be positive about anything… I’d say your attitude is a bit rubbish.

    • I just donated $500 to Japan Tsunami relief fund, based on this good news.

    • Kris8583

      You mentioned the key word there…..”fix” A title as premium as this should not need fixing in the first place.

    • Some people just have no clue what it takes to make minor changes to a game. It’s extremely difficult to program to make everything work, so we should all be thankful for this great update, and as long DLC is reasonably priced, we should be supporting PD to give them funds to hire more staff so GT6 will be a masterpiece in a few years time.

    • Turbo S

      ^^Agreed 1000%

    • Imprezive

      Alright then, Kris8583. What will it take to make you happy? You’ll pulled out the word “fix” as if just because of that word all of this update is a waste to you. Do you want PD to build a time machine and go back in time and add all this stuff to GT5 before they release it? Sad news, that won’t happen.

      What would PD have to do to make someone like you happy with them? They’ve recognized exactly what people wanted and they’re adding almost all of it in an update you get -FOR FREE-. What else can they do? You have unbelievably high expectations if that’s not enough.

      So what if you feel it shouldn’t need fixing in the first place? It’s going to all be added now. After this update, will it even matter that it wasn’t there from the beginning?

      PD put a TON of work into this update and they’re giving it to you because that’s what the players wanted. Meanwhile you sit there, “Meh. It’s ok. Still not happy. It should have always been there.”

    • Turbo S

      They’ll never be happy whatever PD throws at them, they don’t even have a clue how hard it is to make a game because they’re that blind. Whine Whine Whine that’s all they do. I got an idea, STOP playing games all together and do something else better that isn’t with games if this great news doesn’t make you happy with PD’s hard work.

    • Scenario is like this, to me. I go to a dealer and buy a car for $x. It has 14 inch wheels and so-so tires. I decide after I buy it that I want 17 inch wheels and upgraded tires. I go back to the dealer and order the wheels and tires. Oh, I don’t think I ought to pay for them. He should give them to me and install them all for free. Does that logic fit here? Someone tell me if I am wrong.

    • The fact that the play-ability of the product is being improved and many of the requests made by the online community are being fulfilled all without charge to the user is quite remarkable this day and time. I don’t see this with the NFS and NASCAR 2011 franchises. Of course, they are both primarily for the arcade market, not the sim folks.

    • kris8583

      What im saying is that, yes the update is good and we should all be thankful for it.

      GT5 is a great game but as so many people, reviews etc have pointed out it does feel unfinished. I acknowledge PD are making the effort with regualr updates and now DLC and that is great customer service.

      Surely during development of GT5 the team would have discussed including some of the elements that are missing and overlooked others, my point is why were so many things not included or overlooked in the first place.

      Dont give all the balls about I dont realise how long things take etc because I do understand how long minor changes can take.

      Argue all you want but I feel that the game was delivered unfinished with alot of room for improvement and to be the “ultimate driving simulator” the attention to detail has to be superb from the opening cut scene all the way through to the credits. Im sorry but PD have failed in delivering a finished product that they would then proceed to add to by using DLC, and not complete.

    • Injured

      whatever. You’re really not getting that they couldn’t have done more with the time they were given. If they could have, they would have.

      If they could have, they would have made us pay for it like Turn 10 sells DLC the day OF launch. And then a month later.
      That’s great support, isn’t it?

    • Kris8583

      I think 5 years is long enough to incorporate some of the features that gamers wanted and expected from this title.

    • Turbo S

      Can you just give it a rest already, This is October “2011″ and your still going on about that? Kides could sure cry alot when ready.

    • daics69

      @kris8583 – KRIS!!! i don’t believe you’re unaware and that no one’s filled you in?! get your facts straight!! KAZ stated shortly after the game was released that although it took some 5 years in the making the game was unfortunately not 100% complete and he DIDN’T want to release it last year but was forced into it by SONY to boost its sales, hence the constant improvements and updates. now get some tissues and wipe the tears you hater!!

    • viejaloca

      Nononononono, its not that 5 years wasnt enough time, its just PD tried to out-do themselves. They tried to cram in as many features as the community wanted and came up short. As a result, sure they got 200 premium, BUT the other 800 were standard.The tried to put damage, but came out with a so so model. They tried weather, but only on a few tracks. If you’d ask me, it looks like PD bit off more than they could chew. they should’ve focused on nailing ONE feature when making the game and if that was done before the deadline, start another feature. Then focus on new features in the next game. Kris DOES have a valid point in some way. Stop defending a video game from ONE person’s comment. As if they need it…

    • Turbo S

      Then STOP the COMPLAINING then, we’re SICK of it. Capiche?

  96. LazyYouth

    After reading the list I can only say one thing:
    YES!

    • LeroyJunior

      hmmm, Im happy, but could be happier

      1. New Nascars are good
      2. 2 More Nascar Tracks please
      3. PD shouldn’t of wasted time with the interior views, 90% of peeps use don’t use em
      4. Allow mods to standard cars like new rims
      5. New bodykits/paintjobs/decals to ALL cars
      6. New Tracks please

    • Kingsly1998

      90% of peeps use don’t use em

      I’m sorry but dont say that
      maybe since there are interiors for standard cars people will use them

    • Injured

      Yea. What a false and ignorant statement.

      I hear people all the time that say they dislike standards bc of no cockpit view.

    • Goshin2568

      @LeroyJunior

      What??? That is one of the most false and ignorant statement s I have ever heard…
      I can almost guarantee that at least half of the people who play GT5 use cockpit view most of the time. I bet more than 80% uses cockpit at least sometimes.

    • HuskyGT

      @Kingsly1998

      I use Cockpit 90% of the time(20% is for standards or when I´m enjoying a good exhaust note). Cockpit view is made for true car lovers that enjoy the immersion that only GT5 can give. Sure, you´re not that fast in cockpit, but who gives a damn! It´s only a game(the best one, btw). Life´s not going to end if you are not able to beat that other couch potato that´s miles away from where you are. Enjoy the game already! PD worked hard on those interiors, and no other game has come close to it!

      As for the other points that you mention, I do agree.

    • HuskyGT

      The las comment was meant for LeroyJunior. Sorry, Kingsley.

    • @HuskyGT I think your maths is slightly out mate, unless you have 110% of the time in the world? ;) haha

      Maybe I should be calling you the Doctor, Doctor Who! lol

    • HuskyGT

      @ Doc

      Yep, a big mistake there. I blame me for being up until 4am posting comments half asleep.

      You know what I meant anyway.

  97. So, basicly the best free update a racing game has ever senn. Thanks, PD.

    • seen*, herp derp.

    • Custer85

      The best update for any racing game since Burnout Paradises free weather and motorbikes Update. SpecII is a close second in my book, but I might rethink it as soon as it is finally released.

    • cameronduck

      The update is going to be great. I hope they include new car manufacturers in the DLC. I would love to see Kia Motors in the game. They have some nice product and have won a racing championship in their second year of compedative racing in north america. I want a Forte Koup, Forza has Kia. Why can’t GT5? I want to race my Kia Optima Turbo in the game!!!

    • Who wants to drive a Kia? Lol. You would have to pit every lap to get the parts that have fallen off put back on. They may as well put Datsun and Saturn in at that rate.

  98. Jay4275

    Can’t wait for this!! Defiantly purchasing all DLC too.

    • Darkdice

      In his tweets said that the dlx packs are free

    • GOTMAXPOWER

      @Darkdice he didn’t that was a bad translation, he hasn’t said they’re free.

    • no he means version 2.0 is free, not dlc

    • gamerGT5

      I’m noticing that the dlc will have racing car packs. Will the dlc have stock cars?

    • I was thinking that too, I hope theyre not strictly racing cars as I’m more of the stock road car type of guy… either way that track pack is a purchase!

    • Gustave154

      I will buy all dlc because of the free updates.

    • sandboxgod

      Yeah same here I will buy them gladly

    • Magic Ayrton

      Me too.. I will buy ALL DLC :-)

    • WTFnews

      i will buy the track and the cars dlc but not the suits unless there is the stig suit.

  99. Oh yes! I might play again!

    • Team_MoFF-No2

      Ya I probably would too :0) It All sounds amazing.
      Could be nice with:
      1. Sharing setups in a quick way. ( snap of a finger )
      2. 3 different setups or more like in GT5p.
      3. Skin Creator for Cars – use of own Logo/images from USB.
      4. Creating PSN: AVATAR of Photo taken from GT5
      5. More Night Races
      6. that it all will be released this weekend for free :P

  100. Smilenator

    Wow

    • Injured

      aha that was thee very first thing I said when I read the first line. I called it. I Called iT!

    • Injured

      I was hoping for Kaz’s car. OMG!

      This is pure awesome. Good job, Jordan, providing us with this news so quickly.

      :tup:

    • Nice it’s looking like a good one

    • Corolla96

      to be able to b-spec those pesky a-spec endurance races would still be a help

    • TheLoveNinja

      Fantastic! Interior views for “ALL” standards :O
      I. just. came.

    • 7Costanza

      Just ordered the G27, very happy that full support is a week away. Next let’s see how it stacks up with Forza 4 (same launch date)…

    • gamerGT5

      I’m sure this game will come with a spec III next year. Can’t wait!!!!

    • Gustave154

      Wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowoweeeeeeeeeeeee

    • sandboxgod

      oh snap! I’ve been begging for standard cockpits. These cockpits look much better than I could have hoped for too! Amazing!!!!

    • And on the 11th of october, the lord gave us lowly humans salvation.

    • Tenacious D

      Thank you, Kazunori-sensei.

    • Yakuzah

      Cool! Will PD fix all the thrustmaster wheels they broke in patch 1.11?

    • SleezyE19

      I hope the kornisegg ccx and ccr are added in a car pack

    • What do they mean by simplified interiors? Will the graphics on the standards be boosted or no?

    • superb16

      I’ll download this stuff…as soon as I get home from buying Forza 4, that is.

    • @Yakuzah
      You kidding right? Tell me your kidding!
      It’s One thing for PD to nerf the Logitech G2x Wheels, but your saying that the managed to screw up their ~preferred~ Wheel(s) too.

      Now that’s what I call Coding!!

    • Falken iDrift

      I’m not very pleased…
      They Should have added bodykits, customizable decals, and a lot more but I know it would take A LOT longer for that to happen. Now we have to wait for 10 more soft updates until 3.0..
      They need to update EVERYTHING for each community in the game, not just Nascar. When I say Community I mean: Drift, Drag, F1 etc.. Since they also added OWNED Nascars, they should add OWNED drift cars like Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 2010 Mustang at least like they did in the FIRST NFS:Shift..

      Okay I’m done.

    • This is why the GranTurismo series, and especially GT5 are so enjoyable to play.
      The developers listen to their audience, provide photo-realistic gameplay, realistic cars, modifications and overall experience of racing. They are aware of what we want, as well as what new technologies they can bring into the Gran Turismo world. Games like Forza Motorsport 3 just don’t compare to a game like this. Although one aspect of Forza I like is the vynl modification process and car online sales etc. If “GT6″ looks into these features against its competitors and tries to fix the small things like this. Then I can see the GranTurismo fan base building dramatically over the next year or so. I will certainly be purchasing the next GranTurismo upon its release. Games like this should live on forever.


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