GT5 Prologue Gets New Lease on Life (Until September)

As you may recall, today (June 30, 2011) was supposedly the last for GT5 Prologue‘s online services. For unknown and unexplained reasons, Polyphony Digital has announced the service’s end-of-life has now been delayed (yes, there’s a lot of jokes to be made there) to September 30, 2011.

Of course, you’ll still be able to play the game after that date, but you won’t be able to enjoy the randomized online racing or the game’s leaderboards (which are still notably absent from Gran Turismo 5).

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Comments (49)

  1. infamousDee

    PD desperately aiming to comply to everyone’s wishes for the game was GT5’s downfall. GT5 Prologue with more cars and tracks would have been massively superior to the GT5 we have now. Here’s hoping that PD go back to basics with the next GT, as opposed to listening to the so-called “fans”‘ smart-ass remarks: “omg it’s got no damage so it’s not a sim!!1!” Pathetic.

  2. Rumblina

    I guess this means Leaderboards will be impliemented in GT5 sometime between now and September, as that is the only reason I can see for them to continue the support for GT5P(to satisfy those who are living on the leaderboard system).

  3. Bien Cien

    I can explain this. See in my country I only had money for one racing game so I bought GT5P and played ever since. That was more than 3 years ago and now I’m trying to save up money for GT5. I pleaded with Polyphony not to cancel online play. I said: “Please PD, let me continue playing with my joyous and happy friends online.”

    Then they said, “Sure no problem. I think it’s cheaper to keep the servers up and running till September than to actually send me a copy of GT5.”

  4. SKOT Free

    I get the Feeling That PD is using GT5P for testing. When is Forza coming out? Let’s see if we get another big update at some point!

  5. HoffY

    When do we get online fast lap times in the real GT5? (surprised no one has echoed this one yet!) I was super bummed this wants in GT5 because it was one feature i seriously wanted in GT for years. Save me having to “save” out my fastest replays and keep track of them all the time.. auto save fastest legal replay and time stats. DONE!

    But no… PD are slack fks and its not even in GT5!

    1. Doc

      The lap times are a clever idea and such, but they are doing that through the medium of the online events. If they just hard normal online rankings it would be filled with idiots driving their redbull x2010 because they think they’re cool.

      it’d be a complete waste of space IMHO

  6. Tim Marshall

    I guess that means GTP is still holding strong on it’s server traffic. We are in economic stressed times in many areas of the world. Perhaps these are people who love GT but haven’t had the means to get GT5 yet. I for one got more hours out of GTP than any other ps3 game. Cheers to PD for keeping it alive for those who still want it.

  7. occasionalracer

    There’s probably still hundereds of thousands of people who have Prolouge laying around, but haven’t bought GT5, so it’s stil a godd promotional tool.

    1. Belisario93

      @Retro flasback 2009 I was gonna say I coulda sworn I saw working reverse lights at one point, but now that I’ve looked at your name… nice one good sir.
      @fitftw so you suck if some a-hole punts you in a wall? Not that I personally care for reverse lights, though it’s nice to have them for novelty purposes. I’d rather have reverse lights than better trees.

  8. Piotrov

    Why would they even bother keeping it open? How much traffic can there still be on the prologue servers?

    1. benja

      lets hope they have some plans for the server space and being PD they aren’t ready yet….. i’m sure once GT5P’s server goes offline alot of peeps will be expecting the old style TT boards or something to that effect, i personally am expecting more thrilling updates over time as GT5 feels as tho it’s lacking something that should have been in the final build….. anyways here’s hoping that GT5P’s servers going offline (later) actually means something for GT5.

    2. Zuel

      @Benja
      GT5 wasn’t complete on release from what I understand. I think the helmets and suits are just a small part missing. There’s no telling what’s next.

    3. GamerGT5

      @benja

      GT5 wasn’t finished at all. That’s why Kaz wanted another 2 years. He only release the title because of Sony and the fans. So we got an unfinished product. There were many feature that were taken out of. Even the Kart feature wasn’t supposed to be in GT5 it was meant for GT6. I’m sure prologue is still up because there’s still players playing on the online feature. I’m also expecting big updates also.

    1. Stigsblackcousin

      I played yesterday just because I knew(thought) the servers would be closed today. If you think GT5 has its problems, play Prologue, you’ll be thankful of what you got now.

    2. Narutone66

      At least all the cars in GT5 Prologue are premium. I still play it from time to time in my old fat PS3.

    1. anonymous

      It shows that there are WAY too many immature people on this site.

      What is the point of posting a “first” comment when nothing good really happens?

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