Gran Turismo 5 Update 2.06 Brings Photo Stream, New Features, & Bug Fixes

May 22nd, 2012 by Jordan Greer

A new update for Gran Turismo 5, version 2.06, has just been launched and is now available for download.

The file weighs in at a hefty 475MB in size (that’s nearly half a gigabyte!), leading many to suspect it may contain a bit more than what’s outlined in the official list of changes. With Twin Ring Motegi having already been confirmed as part of the GT Academy 2012 mini-game, fans have good reason to be optimistic.

New information has also been released regarding the availability of prizes earned in the GT Academy 2012 challenges: they’ll be available on July 4, 2012, and will consist of the cars used in each round along with a special black driving suit, as seen here.

For now, here’s the official list of changes according to Polyphony Digital:

Updates and New Features

  • It is now possible to adjust the race BGM and sound effect volume from “Quick Options” during a race.
  • A save data backup feature has been added.
  • Compatibility for the sequential shift mode of the Guillemot “TH8 RS” gear shifter has been added.
  • A “Performance Difference Adjustment” has been added to the rewards for seasonal events (Applies only to seasonal events held after this update).
  • Force feedback for the “Driving Force GT”, “GT FORCE Pro”, “G25 Racing Wheel”, ” G27 Racing Wheel”, and ” T500 RS” steering wheel controllers have been improved.
  • A car with racing modifications applied are now categorized as a Racing Car (previously Tuned Car).
  • The off-track shortcut penalty has been tweaked.
  • The GT5 Photo Stream service has just been launched for all players worldwide. To view the latest images taken and shared in the game are now available here.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a problem where Karts and Ferrari F1 cars could drive together with other cars in the Lounge
  • Fixed a rarely occurring issue in which the system freezes when exiting the lounge
  • Fixed a problem where you could purchase tires for the 125 SPL racing Kart in the tuning parts shop (Tires purchased previously will now become invalid)
  • Fixed a problem in which the straight-line stability of the Lancer Evolution X was decreased when using a steering wheel controller
  • Fixed an issue where wrong color dirt and snow tire wheels were displayed on some cars when the wheels were changed
  • Fixed delay when launching electric cars using controllers other than a steering wheel controller pedal
  • Fixed a rarely occurring issue where the system would freeze at the end of a race
  • Fixed an issue where it becomes difficult to hear your own car when driving with other race cars in online races, etc.

Thanks to Dooblewasur for the quick tip!

GT5 Photomode image by hawk2201.

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  1. May. 22, 5:36pm

    The New Force_feedback for the DF-GT is stunning – Thank you PD.. Nope! I’ve got nothing more to say Hehe :o)

  2. May. 22, 5:16pm

    wth i didn’t even know about the glitch…damn that would’ve been fun

    • May. 22, 10:21pm
      No Sorrow 13

      Pushing them down Route X in LMP cars was fun

  3. May. 22, 5:08pm

    The Ferrari f1 is a glitch- PD and Ferrari agreed that the f1s would only be able to race each other. Stop whining, if they didn’t fix this we might have lost ferrari.

  4. May. 22, 4:53pm

    FFB “G25 Racing Wheel”, ” G27 Racing Wheel”, and ” T500 RS” steering wheel controllers have been improved. WOHOO best news ever!!!

  5. May. 22, 4:07pm

    FINALLY i can use my sequential shifter!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait to try the new ffb out to!!!

  6. May. 22, 3:52pm

    Thanks for the update PD! Now on another note content I’d like to see in upcoming DLC-PREMIUM MUSCLE CAR PACK, CTS-V, BMW M5 F10, 13′ VIPER, 13′ GT500, ACURA NSX & I ALMOST FORGOT THE ZL1 Just to name a few!

  7. May. 22, 2:59pm

    •Fixed a problem where Karts and Ferrari F1 cars could drive together with other cars in the Lounge

    This is not a “bug” that should have been “fixed”!!

  8. May. 22, 2:32pm

    I think there are a couple new in-race songs

  9. May. 22, 2:15pm
    JDM Bart

    Premium Toyota Supra mk4 DLC PLEASE!

  10. May. 22, 2:07pm
    RB26 2jz

    Too bad I lost my GT5

  11. May. 22, 2:01pm

    Need more A-Spec Kaz!! but bug fixes and new features are always good.

  12. May. 22, 1:02pm

    Force feedback for the “Driving Force GT”, “GT FORCE Pro”, “G25 Racing Wheel”, ” G27 Racing Wheel”, and ” T500 RS” steering wheel controllers have been improved.

    weheeeee !!! oh yeah !!

  13. May. 22, 12:43pm

    Wow. Great update pd. The performance differencce adjustment sounds interesting.

  14. May. 22, 12:24pm

    I would like to see racing rules implemented for on-line and A/B spec. I think turning on rules would keep arcade racers out of “real racing” rooms. Some do not realize that their actually are rules in racing.

    So would like the damage physics to be tweaked. During an on-line race, when a car has massive damage that car is moved to the pits and the course goes under yellow. During this time cars can pit, and the speed is controlled by the game.

    Then have the game re-start racers in their proper positions with a running start.

    The damaged car is finished for the rest of the race. Black flags for racers who ram other cars. I know that might be hard to enforce, but it’s really needed in free run and racing.

  15. May. 22, 12:15pm

    They should add a feature so that the user who took a picture got his name mentioned next to the picture or something!

    • May. 22, 4:55pm

      the point of thotostream is that it’s anonymous, though.

  16. May. 22, 12:09pm
    Rocket Racer

    Wow, “Performance Difference Adjustment” sounds great, will make seasonals more interesting. Also looking forward to the new content, hope there will be new cars as well, not only GT Academy Versions ;-)

  17. May. 22, 11:59am

    Is it too late to start playing GT Academy for prize collection? can I download it say, tonight, and start from round 1, or are some events now closed?

    • May. 22, 12:04pm

      You still have 34 days left to qual. Some events are still locked. I was on yesterday and for me, the fourth event of round one was still locked. So yeah, go for it.

    • May. 22, 12:44pm

      Yeah, you can still play it. The rounds don’t close until GT Academy ends. I started right when rounds 3 and 4 were released. You still get rewards, too. You can’t advance to later rounds until you get a medal in every event in the previous round.

  18. May. 22, 11:57am

    Well, seeing how Diablo 3 has destroyed my computer from shutting it down repeatedly 10 minutes into gameplay, looks like I will come back to my old love afterall. Thx PD.

  19. May. 22, 11:20am


  20. May. 22, 11:16am


    Are you using digital or analog input? I am think you might need to let the processor on the speaker system do the decoding instead of the PS3 and GT5 in game options.

    If you have the cabling to let you do so, change between digital and analog connections.
    This is just troubleshooting so you can find where the problem is.

    Most surround processors will take a stereo signal and split it into 5.1 or 7.1 pseudo signal. Thus properly mixing the multi signals and sending them to the correct speakers.

    You might also try making the PS3 and GT5 do stereo just for a test. Just to see if the Logitech will send sound to the correct speakers.

    If the sound changes, then go back to PS3 and change sound output and see if problem comes back. If not, then go to the GT5 sound setup and adjust. If it changes for the worst, you know what to do. Hope this helps mate.

    • May. 23, 1:08am

      I’m using an optical cable from my PS3 to the logitech z906. Tried different games and there was no problem with the sound, but in GT5 I get almost no sound from the front speakers? I’ve tried different speaker layouts like “auto”,”5.1″, and virtual surround. Perhaps the problem is that I’m using triple screens? Everybody else seem happy with the new sound. I don’t think I’m the the only one who plays in cockpit view with a 5.1 dolby digital/dts surround system!?

  21. May. 22, 11:01am

    ”Fixed delay when launching electric cars using controllers other than a steering wheel controller pedal”
    What the hell is it, better acceleration? It should be. The Tesla should be doing a 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, not 5 seconds.

  22. May. 22, 10:51am

    I thought there was something wrong with the Evo X. I thought is was me, but this was the only car I noticed it on. RacingManiac’s description is pretty much what I was experiencing, nearly impossible to drive straight. Hope it’s fixed now.

    • May. 22, 5:51pm

      i made the evo’s driveable before the update with removing the “torsion controller” (not sure how its called ingame) by installing the differential (LSD).

      worked perfectly well with the evoX and also on its race modded version…

      i apply the lsd nearly generaly on every tuned car
      and very often on race cars
      most of the time it works perfectly without changing numbers
      its essential for drifting anyway…

      (hmmm i should do an ad)


    • May. 22, 6:43pm

      Yes, using a normal LSD instead of Yaw Control fixes this. But that is beside the point. The Yaw control implementation works on all the other Evo, just not the X…

  23. May. 22, 10:45am

    Yes thank you so much for this amazing update PD, I love it. :D Wonderful photo too hawk2201, it hypes me up to test out the new update. :)

  24. May. 22, 10:41am

    Did they finally fix Evo X? Anyone confirmed? It is hugely disconcerting that you are basically driving in a sinusoidal wave down a perfectly straight line…

  25. May. 22, 10:34am

    Can someone explain me what is “Performance Difference Adjustment” for?

  26. May. 22, 10:29am

    •A “Performance Difference Adjustment” has been added to the rewards for seasonal events (Applies only to seasonal events held after this update).
    WOW, you guys really do listen to your gamers! I know I’d seen this very feature asked for several times!

  27. May. 22, 10:26am

    Good to hear… apart from the kart and ferrari F1 change. I loved having kart v car races :( oh well haha

  28. May. 22, 10:15am

    No why did they fix the bug with changing the tires on the 125 SPL kart :(

    Now we can’t use it in any seasonal events (500PP) or upcoming Time Trials !!

    And everyone knows that there are no different if you put comfort or Racing tires on, when it comes to the Karts….

    • May. 22, 4:01pm

      A real shame. especially the ‘bug’ that would let you race karts and cars in the same race which was super fun :(

    • May. 22, 4:30pm

      so whats the issue? if they feel no different anyway why would you want them?

    • May. 22, 7:25pm


      So it was possible to get in to some of the Seasonal events / TT with changing the tires your moron !

    • May. 23, 8:52am

      Ok you tw@

  29. May. 22, 10:09am

    WOW I IN CANADA TILL SATURDAY. Well this is very great news im very excited

  30. May. 22, 9:22am


    Are you using 5.1 or 7.1 surround processor? You may have to use “simulated surround” setting.
    I am currently using simulated surround on my HDTV. And I had issues with the sound until Saturday which was before update 2.06. Normally I use Dolby Digital 5.1 processing via Harmon Kardon HK520 reciever.

    • May. 22, 9:36am

      I´m using the logitech z906, tried both the DTS and the 5.1 settings. Double checked settings on PS3 and in game!

  31. May. 22, 9:11am

    After missing over a month of game play due to a broken Blu Ray drive, I finally was able to use GT5 Saturday the 19th. I had some issues with the feel of the game, sound of the cars and the tail view camera. Especially the way car sounded when driving using over the hood view and to some extent in cockpit view.

    I have to say the general feel of the game has improved. The handling feels more natural. I have no more issues with the sound when driving with the over the hood view or in the cockpit. They’ve sorted it out PD has.

    Installing a full control transmission no longer make the car sound like a high speed blender. The same is true of different exhaust and intake parts. The engine sounds are proper. Tire ware and handling are just better. This is again prior to the release of update 2.06.

    I think the progress can be traced to GT Academy mini game. The general feel of that game is what the entire GT5 feels like now. I am pretty sure that PD has continued inserting their famous “Ninja Edits” when ever possible. And to this point they have done a fantastic job. And before I get crucified for being a “FAN BOY” please understand that I have been critical of PD and Kaz in the past. But I tried to be constructive, never mean or disrespectful.

    The feel of GT5 pretty much sucked for most of the release up till now. The look of the cars and tracks though pretty good, was not really high definition. I also think they may not be putting in the time and effort they originally used to create the cars in the game. But that just like everything in this post is just what I think and it may not be true for everyone.

    I think once GT Academy is most of the way done we will start seeing new cars, tracks and some select standard cars become premiums. Although there are still some pixel issues with cars and tracks, I can see how this will be made better in the next major release (GT6) of the game. I believe PD changes the server side software and perhaps even upgrades the server hardware pretty often. They do not have the chance of upgrading the client side (what our PS3’s run) because some of the PS3 hardware would have to change. And that is not going to happen until the new (PS4) machine releases.

    Overall, despite the lack of Porsche and other cars, paint (livery) options PD and Kaz have been loyal to their users. I know it’s hard to always see, but this game has always been about what you felt as much as what you saw. These guys are still upgrading way more than a year after release. And no matter how angry you and I get about lack of cars or tracks, you can’t find another gaming company that is even close to PD in terms of life cycle support. Just like in the real world, sometimes (most of the time) updates break stuff that you like, or stuff that you didn’t realize was there until the update broke it.

    But to their credit, PD has tried to fix each mistake. And for the most part they have done so without charging the customer money. Truth be told in this day and age that is pretty damn amazing. Make no mistake we will pay for some things. But what PD and Kaz are all about is getting it right. So when it’s time to pay for something at least we know it’s done right. And if it’s not right it will be put right in the end yeah?

    Credit this site and the posters who come up with good suggestions. But you have to give props to Kaz for having his company listen to the people who use the product. So after all these years we find out there is a Santa Claus.
    He created Grand Turismo he loves cars and he drives at the anual 24 hour Nurburgring race. Who knew?

    • May. 22, 9:47am

      Cheers mate! Absolutly aggree with what you said concerning product lifecycle. Its unique among all console titles.
      Can’t say anything about the update in particular bcause I havent tested it yet. But your statements sound promising. Looking forward to the evenin’

      Keep Racin’

    • May. 22, 10:10am

      I always say that, the Premium cars are not all that bad, true theyre not photo realistic but they’re ok. I still dont see why its such a gripe to the point people are screaming holy rage!

      I’ve always felt more strongly for driving feel than if a certain wheel arch is rounded off enough in a reply.

    • May. 22, 10:20am

      Word! It’s all about the driving feel. I won’t mention Race Pro here ;) That game had best motorsounds on consoles and a great driving model, too. It looked like a mess and was buggy to the bone, though. But it kept us racing like hell…’s all about how you feel during a race, the way tyres wear off, how the car weight changes etc. Except the sounds, GT5 comes closer and closer to that fascination. I am curious about the feel of the game after the recent update…

    • May. 22, 10:29am

      I was also having sound issues, all i did was reset sound setting’s. Seems to have fixed problem.

  32. May. 22, 8:53am

    This all sounds good to me, now if only they could screen the rooms for idiots. lol : )

  33. May. 22, 8:50am

    forcefeedback update… cool!
    but some setups on my cars (especially for drifting) are messed up.
    drifting over all became harder… but feels a bit more realistic now.
    did they do something to the grip parameters?
    good thing. but i´m a little bit afraid of redoing all my perfect setups.

  34. May. 22, 8:44am

    They really messed up the sound this time!!!!!!!!!!!! All the engine sounds is now coming from the rear speakers only! Tried different FR cars…. The GT-Rs GT500 cars are ruined!!!! Buttkicker doesn´t work as good anymore.

  35. May. 22, 8:38am

    I believe update like these with the addition of new features are more important than DLC (More cars).

    PD needs to start working on more race modes, especially for online. Something to do with the cars we already have is would be much more relevant than just having more cars imo.

    • May. 22, 9:10am

      Absolutely. We don’t need new cars, we need new game modes and an event creator.

    • May. 22, 6:20pm

      That’s what I’ve been saying; cars don’t increase the replay value that much; maybe they’ll give you some fun for a week or two, but they just become bland like the rest of the cars. Tracks are a little better, but they’ll become bland too, eventually. And these additions don’t need to be so hard; an event creator seems plenty doable, just select parameters, tracks, and maybe which cars are available or which opponents you’ll be racing against. Even easier, just release an A/B-Spec pack. Add more parameters to the track generator. Add in a basic livery editor; something as simple as just adding a stripe or two. Add more rims, aero kit options, and race (for both standard AND premium cars). All of these are simple, (well, the event generator may not be) and would MASSIVELY increase the replay value of GT5, while not taking too much away from GT6.

  36. May. 22, 8:27am

    Thank you :o)

  37. May. 22, 8:26am

    Looking forward to checking out the new force feedback this evening. Pretty cool about the cars for getting gold in GT Academy as well – I’ll have to get busy on that.

  38. May. 22, 8:19am

    Take the game out ,re-install it without the updates the game is easy and enjoyable to play ,put all the new patches on it the game is a miss match and pathetic online particuarly on speedways with the new tyre model where control is a must 2 years down the line they have taken this game from bad to worse ,and its nearly 20 years since the first GT came out ,it looks the same plays the same (except online) and half finnished and now they abandon this game to work on the new game

    If there working on a game engine that will radically improve the graphics ,physics ,the tired and very limited tuning section then i wish them the very best ,but i`ll guarentee right here right now that it will be more of the same that will have 300 over powered GTRs(299 of which will be premium)the fastest production car the veyron will still be a standard and every elusive exotic model will be on Forza 5 so fantastic news if your a fan of japeneese cars and dont think wheel size or tyre pressure is an issue to the supposed REAL DRIVING SIMULATOR but for the rest of us ,i think its time we started looking elsewhere

    • May. 22, 8:36am

      ”Looks the same as 20 years before”. First off, first GT was launched in 1997, 15 years ago. Secondly, GT1 cars were 300 polygon models and GT5 ones are 200 000 polygon ones. GT1 used a really cheap-ass lighting system. GT5 uses an advanced Dynamic lighting. GT1 used a really bad physics engine, GT5 uses brand new and really good one. ”same” you say, you should probably get glasses.

    • May. 22, 9:28am

      “cheap-ass”, “really bad”

      I know you mean otherwise, but watch your words. You’re better off with “outdated”.

    • May. 22, 9:32am
      Cote Dazur

      Is the Bull your nick name our the title of your post?

    • May. 22, 11:35am

      I have to say after buying FM4 several things are apparent.

      The lighting and physics of Forza are vastly inferior to GT.

      The sound in FM is a bit contrived, but still much more accurate *and* enjoyable than GT5.

      Loading up the time-change Nurburgring, setting the time to just before dawn, and racing into the sunrise is something that Forza just cannot hope to approach.

      However, Forza has a much, much broader appeal. The list of cars is encyclopedic even if it contains technically less than GT5. They are ALL interesting cars. GT5 has so many repeats and questionable entries, even in the premium category. In this regard FM4 blows GT5 away.

      My ideal game would have the car list from FM4, a combined track list from both games, and the physics and rendering engine of GT5. And the audio quality of PGR4. On PS3 so it doesn’t blow up of course.

    • May. 22, 4:21pm

      I dont agree with you bull i think the updates have improved the game a lot (plus its a little contrascending to say you dont like the new tyre models because you have to drive with caution, then for you to say they should take wheel size and tyre pressure etc.. into account), I know im whining about the standards to become premium a lot but i thought this was planned from the get go, and im still waiting….. @ upmass if you notice bull says “almost” twenty years ago he rounded 15 to 20, you normally do this in math its called rounding to the nearest ten. so dont go getting on your high horse about it you PD brown noser like a lot of the guys here, perhaps you should learn how to do math a little better before you go casting your criticism or perhaps you miss-read it in which case “you should probably get glasses.

  39. May. 22, 8:12am

    Ate you sure about that?

  40. May. 22, 8:09am

    Wow, this DANfourTWENTY is a whining kid….

    Good update, definetly happy about the FF – Changes and the EVO X Fix. It was almost unbearable.

    • May. 22, 4:05pm

      whoa this 20832 is a PD brown noser.

  41. May. 22, 7:57am

    – It is now possible to adjust the race BGM and sound effect volume from “Quick Options” during a race.

    Oh my god, yes. Thank you!

    • May. 22, 8:20am

      Dream come true for me

    • May. 22, 10:26am


  42. May. 22, 7:55am
    Mac K

    That last bug update is miuch needed! Thanks Kaz and PD. Not bad at all.

    • May. 22, 7:56am

      another brown noser, stop kissin there a55 and let them have both barrels.

    • May. 22, 9:09am
      Pit Crew

      Mac K is one of the coolest GT5ers and im sure he can race rings around you DanFourTwenty. Actually your name explains alot.

    • May. 22, 5:00pm

      yeah the name says a lot im a major stoner, lol when did this turn into “im/hes faster then you” argument? the fact you say mac k would race rings around me says a lot for your confidence (or lack of) of racing rings around me, but feel free to prove me wrong. DANfour20 is my psn.

    • May. 25, 3:01pm
      Pit Crew

      i didnt call mac k a brown noser, cuz he supports gt5 in a positive manner. so why would I wanna race an angry person like you.

  43. May. 22, 7:50am

    I had a problem with the wheels on my GTR always had the dirt wheel caps on the wheels

  44. May. 22, 7:39am

    “Fixed an issue where it becomes difficult to hear your own car when driving with other race cars in online races, etc.”
    One of my biggest pet peeves.

    • May. 22, 7:55am

      not the gt4/psp model cars? thats my biggest peeve.

    • May. 22, 8:01am

      The fact it’s your peeve doesn’t mean it’s a concern to all of us.

    • May. 22, 8:09am

      yeh,i dont care

    • May. 22, 8:22am

      Yeah it really bothered me too since I mostly shift up or down by ear, and not by looking at the rev

    • May. 22, 9:05am
      Pit Crew

      was constantly missing shifts around other cars. a much needed and appreciated update. thanks PD.

      so what you think bro’s new seasonal aspec and new rewards this week? im a lil stoked.

  45. May. 22, 7:37am

    half hour after uploading new photo’s i found one on the website,eu/us page the same too

  46. May. 22, 7:36am

    no more karts vs. roadcars? wtf ………. FAIL

    • May. 22, 7:53am

      its been fail after fail with the last few updates, IMO the best was the one which brought us to spec 2.0 where we could put rims on the standard models. PD should work on GT5 its not finished by a long way!! Standards become premiums with no charge is what i want, as well as what we were promised im sure. (maybee we werent promised it, problem with people hypeing games when they dont know what they are talking about)

    • May. 22, 8:00am

      You can want whatever you want. But if I were PD, I wouldn’t give anything to a whining kid like you.

    • May. 22, 9:22am

      Do you honestly think an update that big was merely a bug fix? There’s probably some DLC in it that will be available later.

  47. May. 22, 7:35am

    @ BUZZ17091991

    if your rite and it comes out in 2014-2015 then it would have only been 3-4 years since there last game. judging from what they achieved in 6 years we can expect a shockingly poor gt6. however i dont think its going to come out until at least 2018. how can they even work on a game for a console which hasnt even had its specs publicised? they could expect too much from the ps4 and have some severe framerate issues when it cant handle gt6 or vice versa they could underestimate the power of the ps4 and put out a game which will be outdone within a month or two because its way below the standard of the new consoles, either way that will meen a delay by about another 3 years while they fix there errors for jumping the gun.

    • May. 22, 7:59am

      You’re horribly wrong with your words, GT6 was in developement before GT5 was even launched. Some even expect it to be a PS3 title. And PD of course is one of the first studios that get their hands on PS4 reference models, because they work at Sony. Some say Xbox whatever reference models are already out in the open. The developement of GT5 was a mess, that’s why it took so long overall to make. It seems like you’ve forgot how fast they have made their previous titles. It’s not like they’re going to go GT5 style with GT6. They have the physics and lighting engine ready, they just have to Code it again. You are an ass if you really think it’s going to be out in 2018.

    • May. 22, 8:10am
      Mac K

      Hey, you’re pretty funny dude!

    • May. 22, 9:03am

      @DAN: You really need to get it together if you think it will be out in 2018. Waiting 8 years for any game is stupid.

    • May. 23, 6:55pm

      ^ Agreed, it really it.

    • May. 23, 6:55pm

      “is” I meant. Ugh. :p

  48. May. 22, 7:05am

    – It is now possible to adjust the race BGM and sound effect volume from “Quick Options” during a race.
    – Fixed a problem where Karts and Ferrari F1 cars could drive together with other cars in the Lounge

    Thank you PD!

  49. May. 22, 6:26am

    Pretty weak update, no new gameplay content as usual.

    • May. 22, 6:40am

      Don’t expect any new content dude. All work is being put into GT6 and monitoring GT Academy as GT5 is on its way out.

    • May. 22, 6:56am

      and when is GT6 due? 2020 if were lucky perhaps lol, was it only me who thought PD was going to get round to updating the standards to premiums? If I had of known they had no intention of doing so then i would have probably steered clear of shelling out 50pound for it on release.

      When GT6 finally does come out i expect its going to be the same old story of them releasing it before its ready (6 years should have been enough time to get every car to premium detail) maybee kaz should stop tugging over hentai skyline images and pull his finger out.

    • May. 22, 6:57am

      I think, thta GT6 will be released in 2014-2015 on PS4.

    • May. 22, 7:29am

      Me and coworker were just discussing GT5 and the latest update and why it drives us crazy (no pun intended). Sooooo much potential left in this incomplete game and it’s just ignored. PD has a detached sense of reality about what could make one of the best games eve over the top…I’m still playing it but it could have a lot more Fun Factor.

    • May. 22, 7:30am

      GT5 will be the base for GT6, as PD said, so don’t think you’ll have to wait extremely long anyway.

    • May. 22, 8:09am

      “Don’t expect any new content dude. All work is being put into GT6 and monitoring GT Academy as GT5 is on its way out.”

      If that is indeed the case you have to wonder why they bother at all. These weak updates are not going to draw back anyone to the game that’s stopped playing it and the people that are still playing it obviously see something in it already that those don’t, so why bother with these updates that do pretty much nothing to the core gameplay?

    • May. 22, 9:34pm

      @Simon K:

      Ok, REALLY, this was just a “bug fix” update; they’re not necessarily trying to bring in more people with it, they’re trying to fix or update things that are broken/improving what’s there. THAT’S the point of it, and that’s what’s so great (and unfortunate) about games nowadays – unfortunate, in that games don’t seem to be made to the standard of classic games, and are believed that they can be patched to be a “perfect” or “classic” game. What SHOULD be going on, (which CAN be one now with the all-powerful internet) is games being made with the same standards, and then streamlining things to insane efficiency, and adding in new features over time. I don’t understand how you think the Spec II update and most of the post-2.0 updates are “Weak” or won’t “bring people back” – because as stated, the point of most updates are to fix bugs/improve features, though they can add content sometimes. DLC is the main thing that brings people back (per say).


      I agree, there could be a bigger fun factor. That’s one thing I don’t understand about PD – theres SO MANY little and simple things they could do to make the game so much more fun for a longer period of time; and in fact, most of them are even more important than any DLC we’ve gotten so far. These could include a minor livery editor (as little as adding a single stripe or two), an A-Spec pack, or more parameters in the track generator.


      I don’t think that GT6 could be all that far off; at MOST I could see it out in about 3 years. I’m quite sure PD will be using the same engine that they built from the ground up for GT5, so THAT should take a few years off of it. I don’t see any reason to start all over again – the engine is great, i just needs to be edited a little bit. Then it’s basically updating everything to “Gran Turismo” standards, the standards that GT5 failed to live up to: EVERY feature is complete and thorough, and he game lasts for several years without requiring an online component. (Though, a fully-fledged online component could just about make the game infinitely replayable, and give PD MUCH more time for GT7.) Then, PD would start adding features; who knows what. I’d MUCH rather PD “drop” support for GT5 (I don’t mean give it up; I’d still want a small workforce releasing bug fixes and maintaining the servers.), and put most of the workforce on GT6. Think about it; would you rather have a longer time waiting for GT6 and being stuck with a less-than-satisfactory GT, and the potentially several MORE years with potentially ANOTHER less-than-satisfactory GT (if, for some reason, Sony forces an early release of GT6), or a much shorter time with less-than-satisfactory game, and a stronger likely hood of getting a GT meets all of the “GT standards”, possibly and-some?

      Sorry I had to write a novel, everybody.

  50. May. 22, 6:04am


    You are right with “F1 2010 in the wet looks way better than GT5 in the wet regardless of resolution (no rain splatter on screen, or drops on the cars even, how lame.)” but remember that some game even don’t have these things. In NFS Shift 2 there only races in the Night, no races with rain or Day/Night-Change, although this aspect could be more used in GT5.

    • May. 22, 6:12am

      NFS Shift 2 is a game i wouldn’t consider even purchasing (im into sim not arcade racing, no offence) you hit another great point with the day night change/weather change, It needs to be available for all tracks in GT5, oh here i go again with f1 2010 you can have any of the tracks on that game in the wet (not dynamic weather but the option for wet is there). Oh and something else is missing from GT5 “engine swaps” how i would love to put a 1.8 or 2.0 litre into my CRX SiR. Forza has been doing this since its first game (i think, you could deffinately do it in forza 2 lol)

    • May. 22, 6:26am


      Maybe you are right and Forza is in this point besser, no doubt. But I’m tired to read how the gamers complain about Polyphony Digital. PD maade mistakes but they fix them and improove things and add some new things.

    • May. 22, 7:11am

      Point is dude they aint fixin enough, hence why people are complaining. I dont for 1 minute think that forza is a better game (they dont even do the car models themselves so each is of varying quality, not to mention the handling of cars is very strange) but forza allows you to do a lot of the things i would expect as standard in a current gen racing sim. engine transplants, the ability to add bodykits and decals/liveries, all of these things GT5 is missing. and me, like everyone else was expecting GT to be the dogs gonads of racing sims, but it isn’t and people should stop sticking up for PD because your cutting your nose of to spite your face, as they say, do you think if we dont complain and act like GT5 is perfect then it will get any better??? No it wont you PD brown nosers.

    • May. 22, 10:02am

      yeah, but Dan, your whole style comes off as bitchy, and negative. Ever heard of constructive critisism? That doesnt just imply emphasizing the nice things while mentioning the bad things- it means using your words in a more tactful, positive manner when addressing the issues that you feel need remedied.

      You gotta massage these guys a little bit. When you just go off on someone, anyone, about something that they’re doing that you don’t like- do you really expect them to respond in any kind of meaningful way to your boisterous demands? C’mon dude.

      Class, the word of the day is: Tact.

      Learn it. Use it. Don’t come off like a screaming biotch.

    • May. 22, 9:37pm

      ^THERE. Someone FINALLY defined “constructive criticism” PROPERLY.

      +1. Or some other large number.

    • May. 23, 6:29am

      @Dan: What do you use to play Forza? I use a Fanatec CSR and Forza feels excellent. And varying quality of car models? I don’t know what you mean by that but are you forgetting where 800 of GT5’s cars are from?

    • May. 23, 6:59pm

      +1000 researchALLwars. :D

  51. May. 22, 5:56am


    • May. 22, 8:32am

      Dude you need to to come to grips with the fact that its never gonna happen. It was a false promise by Kaz (like many others). Some say, he might’ve meant that for GT6. If you’re tired of GT5, play something else like I do, Until GT6 gets released. iRacing, GTR-2 (GTR-3 coming soon), also check out ProjectCARS, All great games, and there are many more.

      I think PD will blow the industry away with GT6, and most of the time I actually really enjoy GT5, but if for whatever reason I feel like I need something different, there is quite a lot out to hold me over.

  52. May. 22, 5:56am

    Damn it, they fixed the glitch of “Fixed a problem where Karts and Ferrari F1 cars could drive together with other cars in the Lounge” my friends and I figured that out and t was good, now it isn’t. :(

    At least they don’t know about the other glitch we have. Hehe!

    • May. 22, 6:03am

      Yeah man, they let you take an FGT or X2011 into anylounge where it hasnt been restricted by the host but they cant let you get in a F1 or go-kart. whats with that.

    • May. 22, 7:52am

      Yeah I know! What’s up with that?? It’s a dumb restriction of u ask me.

  53. May. 22, 5:52am

    Another load of crap, I want my crappy standard cars updating to premium models (not as DLC which i have to pay for like the xjr race car, Robbing gits PD) or how about some decent rain effects for wet tracks? F1 2010 in the wet looks way better than GT5 in the wet regardless of resolution (no rain splatter on screen, or drops on the cars even, how lame.) Or they could put some work into the below par rally aspect of the game. PD you really are a let down! getting on for 8 years since GT4 now and the improvements are not enough. F1 2010 or 2011 for F1 racing (and wet racing), Dirt (any of them) for rallying and GT5 for dissapointment!

    • May. 22, 9:07am

      Drops on the screen? like on the windscreen or you mean the actual picture? I dont think this is really an issue, because PD would do the rain as realistically as possibly if they had the correct amount of rain hitting every camera the only one you would be able to use is in car view, as its the only one that would clear the rain… hence you wouldnt beable to see.

      I do remember one of the GT special events having a wet track that reflected the car and sunlight brilliantly (great for photos) but it seems to have gone now… wonder why? :S

    • May. 22, 12:58pm

      The rain DOES collect on the windshield, and in fact, on the car as well… I don’t know what you’re ranting about… unless you want to have rain hitting the camera in 3rd person view… And this was just a minor update, what did you expect? It simply isn’t physically possible to update ALL of GT5’s standard cars in this time frame; it’ll likely take 2-5 YEARS (with no bug fixes and DLC in between), even if all of the GT5 department’s workforce focuses 100% on it. Even if they did, it’d take up a MASSIVE amount of space; remember how Spec II was 1.1 GB? This’d likely be a 10+ GB update. Honestly, updating GT5 to where it should have been vs. working on GT6 is an OBVIOUS choice. It’s funny how we’ve got PLENTY of FREE NEW cars, yet you’re complaining about ONE standard to premium upgrade that you had to pay for… I agree, the rally and F1 support aren’t so great, but you should already know why. I’m hoping that these features get fully-fledged in GT6, and that we get at least a little support with GT5 until GT6 is released.

  54. May. 22, 5:36am

    Best patch ever! For these:
    It is now possible to adjust the race BGM and sound effect volume from “Quick Options” during a race.
    Fixed an issue where it becomes difficult to hear your own car when driving with other race cars in online races, etc.
    And I hope they will do this properly:
    A “Performance Difference Adjustment” has been added to the rewards for seasonal events (Applies only to seasonal events held after this update).
    Force feedback for the “……..” G27 Racing Wheel”…… steering wheel controllers have been improved.
    Oh, my! PD keep up the good wok! Yeaaah!

    • May. 22, 10:08am

      Agreed. Thank goodness that GT5 is not being allowed to fade away. 6 may be a long ways off, fellas…

    • May. 22, 12:59pm

      Oh come on, this isn’t the BEST update ever – what about Spec II? I’d have to say THAT has ben the best update so far. This is mighty big for bug fixes, though…

  55. May. 22, 5:31am

    and still no DLC, way to go Kaz, you really are on the ball this time. so much for DLC every 2 months.

    • May. 22, 1:01pm


      If you read the article back then, you’d know that PD wanted to “try to get content out around every two months OR SO”.

      Why does everyone think they “promised” a schedule?

    • May. 23, 9:22pm

      ^Sorry man, I was fed up with hearing the rants on the “2 month schedule”… I’m sorry if I offended you.

  56. May. 22, 5:26am

    I noticed a bit of a change with the photo filters, they seem to be a bit more detailed/effective. The cool filter is really looking absolutely amazing now.
    I can tell it isn’t the same as it used to be.

  57. May. 22, 5:09am

    times like these playstation plus is worth it, switched on my ps3 patch downloaded already.

  58. May. 22, 5:07am

    Nice surprise today! Sounds very interesting, some stuff I wanted is there!

  59. May. 22, 5:01am

    As Daniel Bryan would say, “Yes! Yes! Yes! “

    • May. 22, 5:57am

      As The Miz would say, “Really? REALLY!” lol

  60. May. 22, 4:46am

    Dude where’s my car

    • May. 22, 1:04pm

      Which car?

  61. May. 22, 4:25am
    HKS racer

    Many Thanks PD for the update. I wasn’t expecting it. THANK YOU

    But please give us the chance to choose AI cars in arcade mode. Please.

  62. May. 22, 4:18am


  63. May. 22, 4:13am

    I’m keen to see how the ‘Performance Difference Adjustment’ works out. I hope it applies to both A and B spec, as it’ll encourage me to try a few different cars instead of the usual suspects!! I know there’s nothing to stop me from trying different cars anyway, and I do that from time to time anyway, but it’s nice to have a bit of an incentive to choose an underpowered car!

  64. May. 22, 3:25am

    How come I cant find the, Academy demo in PS store, has it been regionally restricted (I live in Denmark)?

    • May. 22, 3:31am

      I see it now but not at first.

      To get it I logged in with an alter-ego “living” in the US and it may be I see it in the shop because I have it already.

    • May. 22, 3:31am

      I suspect if this is 475 meg in size it will already have the cars and ,if at all the twin ring motegi track (if we are indeed getting it, it’s not even been cOnfirmed). The cars will become available after July 4th.

    • May. 22, 3:53am

      jo det er der, du kan bare ikke downloade det.

    • May. 22, 4:02am

      Hey! No academy demo for Denmark but you can Download it from ex. Uk psn, and install/play it on your normal Danish account.

    • May. 23, 1:39pm

      Mange tak!

  65. May. 22, 2:38am

    YESS!!! The force feedback is way better and harder to turn! PLUS hopefully DLC is on its way!

  66. May. 22, 2:29am

    “Fixed a -rarely- occurring issue in which the system freezes when exiting the lounge”

    That was a good one :D

    • May. 22, 5:09am

      It wasnt rare for me about 7 times out of 10 I got it :)

      will see did they fix it later.. will post later on with the news!

  67. May. 22, 2:28am

    I’ve been doing Nurb 24hrs B-spec recently, if I update will I have to start again? I know somebody asked this, but it wasn’t exactly what I asked.

    • May. 22, 1:06pm

      Do mean if you update mid-race? I don’t think it’s possible to update DURING a race… If you mean “will it delete my progress?” then no, no it doesn’t delete anything…

  68. May. 22, 2:28am

    Why did this update to GT5 just put me back to zero!!!!!!!

  69. May. 22, 2:20am

    I found some new skylines… i think.

    • May. 22, 5:51am

      Spot on….

    • May. 22, 6:14am

      Like we really need anymore?? :(

    • May. 22, 1:07pm

      Did you compare them to the car list?

  70. May. 22, 2:13am

    any ladies out there who like small things!!….bigger the better i say

  71. May. 22, 2:12am

    did anyone else have issues with the Logitech DF Wireless wheel being totally oversensitive after the last update, mine went from 200′ to about 30 ‘ lock to lock making it unusable. it’s not the wheel as it still works fine in GT4/GRiD etc. i’ll try it again later after this new patch.

  72. May. 22, 2:10am

    Generally happy, still need a button to change music tracks while driving (could at least be in the pause menu)

  73. May. 22, 2:10am

    Great news, might not be DLC but atleast something for the plenty other people who cannot partake in the GT Academy. I’m very interested in finding out more about the “Performance difference Adjustment”….?

  74. May. 22, 2:07am

    Finally, the ‘photo stream mode’ goes worldwide :D

  75. May. 22, 1:58am

    Sigh….so many whiners here. <_<

    • May. 22, 2:05am

      God forbid letting people share their thoughts on the update.

    • May. 22, 2:49am

      ooHHH yeahhhh

    • May. 22, 2:51am

      i’ve been waiting for the music and sound effects volume adjuster to be available during races since the game’s been out. YEEHAWWW!!! Yeah DAWGIE!!!

    • May. 22, 1:10pm


      I understand constructive criticism, but people asking WHY HAVEN’T CONVERTED ALL OF THE STANDARDS TO PREMIUM YET? isn’t really feedback… or helpful…

  76. May. 22, 1:58am

    And no Nurburgring fix? I cannot play it atm due to it not rendering the track about 2/5 of the way around and subsequently freezing..

    • May. 22, 2:45am

      I think that may have more to do with your disc, not the game because I have never come across this for the year and 4 months I’ve had this game.

    • May. 22, 4:49am

      Agree with Azura
      Must be a problem with your PS3, not the game software, as I never saw that kind of problem reported

    • May. 22, 12:51pm

      I’ve seen other people with the same problem though.. The PS3 doesn’t have any other problems.. Disc is a possibility though :(

    • May. 22, 1:12pm

      Try wiping you’re disk with an adhesive wipe; my game started to freeze up on most tracks, and after I cleaned it, they were all fixed.

  77. May. 22, 1:56am

    So we might get some bonus for doing seasonals below pp limit. It’s great really. And any even minor updates to online play are very welcome.

  78. May. 22, 1:56am

    “Fixed a problem where Karts and Ferrari F1 cars could drive together with other cars in the Lounge”

    This sounds more fun, than it is a problem.

    • May. 22, 2:36am

      Oh it was massive fun playing tag with Go-Karts and normal cars…
      I was so sad when I read that :(

    • May. 22, 2:45am


    • May. 22, 3:38am

      Oh dear, this PD’s idea of what a problem is…lol

    • May. 22, 1:13pm

      Yeah… I’d rather be able to race the F1’s and Kart’s with other cars… If ANY cars had an exclusive class, I’d rather it be the X1’s…

  79. May. 22, 1:54am

    “Force feedback for the “Driving Force GT”, “GT FORCE Pro”, “G25 Racing Wheel”, ” G27”

    Yeahh! Hopefully FFB is just like before 2.04.

    • May. 22, 3:40am

      Agreed, I was about to throw a temper tantrum when driving the f10 today. Hopefully they will allow individually adjustable steering lock settings, then I’d be a happy man!

    • May. 22, 5:23am

      Hey Rait! Yeah the ffb feels like it gained some weight. A little too early to be sure, but having fun checking it out:D

  80. May. 22, 1:50am

    Lovely with an update at my b-day! :D

    • May. 22, 2:14am

      Happy Birthday! :D

    • May. 22, 2:52am

      Birfday tu yewwww!

    • May. 22, 7:18am

      Happpy birthday

  81. May. 22, 1:46am

    For the love of god PD make an update that involves a better race creator or at least make seasonal events that don’t use PP to determine what car you can enter but rather reward driver skill by having the the rewards based on a system that allows you to use any car that fits the platform class i.e awd, ff, fr, and then make it so that you get BIG rewards if you enter and win in a car that is below the PP of the top car in the pack and next to no rewards if the car entered has a stupidly huge advantage over the pack. i have so many of my babies gathering dust in the garage because i only use the cars tailor made for the stupid seasonal events taht are just clones of each other and nothing better… BORING!!! than and i dont like multiplayer races because there and too many knobs who ruin it out there making that off limits to me. i am sure there are others who feel the same.

  82. May. 22, 1:44am

    I am in the middle of Le Mans 24hrs, or actually more than middle: almost 17hrs in. It’s a saved game. Will this update kill my saved game?

    • May. 22, 1:52am

      don’t log in to psn
      you will still get your bonus

  83. May. 22, 1:41am

    WOW! I didn’t see this coming; but there’s GOT to be some sort of DLC coming, I mean, what else is Motegi going to be used for? And what about the NSX? June or July is looking like a likely date – maybe with the GT Academy awards pack/download. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but it’s getting a bit difficult now!

    I saw a few of these changes coming when I played GT Academy, too…

    • May. 22, 3:43am

      Oh, I would live to have the nsx, and while they’re at it they could add its big brother the hsv-10GT, that would be amazing. Certainly have a more balanced super GT field, whenever I race it’s always just one supra, one or two Lexus, then the rest are GTRs.

  84. May. 22, 1:37am

    Finally some good updates. But 475MB is a bit much if it holds only that. Let’s hope it has the twin ring motegi track with it.

    • May. 22, 2:47am

      Maybe gold round 8 or gold all gt academy and you get twin ring? Or maybe mini DLC along with gt academy prizes… Hmmm

    • May. 22, 1:16pm

      ^I don’t think you’d be able to win a track, but maybe a new car if one is added… like a Juke. Probably not, though.

  85. May. 22, 1:21am

    Wow, screen freezes right after update. Glad it was fixed PD. :(

  86. May. 22, 1:08am

    “Fixed a rarely occurring issue in which the system freezes when exiting the lounge” “Fixed a rarely occurring issue where the system would freeze at the end of a race”

    Ehh I don’t know what you guys are smoking but that was NOT a rare occurrence……. lol

    Oh & this update still fails because YOU NEED TO ADD MORE CARS!!!!! I think new cars should be added every month! Keeps this game interesting & it stays up to date with new cars that are coming out in the car industry

    • May. 22, 1:26am

      Yeah, it was quite a common occurance for me the past couple months.
      Last night I froze in one room after 3 races, went to a different room and froze after 3 races, and then I went back to that room and my friend who had been in that room the entire time froze.

  87. May. 22, 1:08am

    The first bug fix was not an issue.
    The third one was kinda strange but now I can’t use karts in 500pp b-spec and TT seasonals unless it’s at sport softs :(

  88. May. 22, 1:08am

    I was hoping for Kaz’s N24 Nissan in this patch… :(

    • May. 22, 1:36am

      You really thought it could’ve been designed that quick? look at when we got his last car in relation to the N24HR… I was more surprised that we didn’t get the NSX.

    • May. 22, 2:55am

      haha it wasn’t even finished 2-3 days before the race/qualifications. It’ll be another 4-6 months before we get it, or we’ll have to wait for the next GT.

    • May. 22, 1:17pm

      Maybe not, they’ve had SOME time to develop it, but it likely won’t be in the next DLC/Update.

  89. May. 22, 1:07am

    Hmm FFB have been improved? time to try after work. My T500 in GT5 needs more FFB

  90. May. 22, 1:03am

    I don’t think these patches hold DLC. I used to, but then I realized each patch is 250mb< and that my total install is 11 gigs. And there's what, 2 new tracks and 11 new cars? 11 GIGS? I'm beginning to think that PD are just atrocious patch developers and don't have any respect for our hard drives with their bloated size/minor change updates. Now I do love updates, but 50 mb an update would be a much easier pill to swallow.

    • May. 23, 2:08am

      Uhh, THREE tracks – don’t forget Kart Space. Plus, there were PLENTY of free cars added, not just the DLC cars… and there was more than just 11 cars in the DLC alone. Plus, bug fixes can amount to a lot, especially the rim interchangeability on standard cars. PD (or any software developer) will NOT just give you several gigs of useless code to ruin you drive space – that’s nearly an electronic crime. You can’t just “shrink” an update, code is code, data is data, and that’s that.

  91. May. 22, 1:01am


  92. May. 22, 1:00am


    I know the “I only race with no audio cause real racing doesn’t have it and I drive manual” people will get mad at me for enjoying such a small yet very important new feature.

    Heck I race manual with music on and I have zero problems, other than when the exhaust sounds are a tad too loud to hear the music and vice versa.

  93. May. 22, 12:59am

    “Fixed a rarely occurring issue where the system would freeze at the end of a race”
    Cant remember how many times it happened to me!! Nice to know it wont happen again =)

  94. May. 22, 12:58am

    Pretty weak update IMO.

    • May. 22, 2:57am

      I think so too. I’m mainly happy for the improved FFB and the BGM volume adjusters during gameplay.

    • May. 22, 1:18pm

      It’s just a bug fix update… I’ve got a feeling that something bigger will be coming after GT Academy.

  95. May. 22, 12:58am

    “Fixed a problem where Karts and Ferrari F1 cars could drive together with other cars in the Lounge”
    tha not a problem T-T was fun !….

    • May. 22, 1:03am

      Totally agree. I once did an experiment with my friend where I used a fully detuned X2010 on CH tyres against a fully worn in F2007 which had a 50 or so PP advantage (the X2010 was overwhelmingly faster, probably doesn’t take the fan into account for its PP). We can’t do stuff like this anymore. We also used to play a game with karts and a tank car. (you can probably work out the rest. lol)

  96. May. 22, 12:56am

    FINALLY we can adjust sound options during a race. FINALLY.

  97. May. 22, 12:55am

    The last bug fix is probably the best one .

  98. May. 22, 12:53am

    wheres the DLC :)

  99. May. 22, 12:53am


  100. May. 22, 12:52am

    Here come the DLC whiners…

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