One final update for GT5 has been released, version 2.16. This update modifies the game to function without connectivity to online services, which have now been discontinued.
This impacts several features, including:
- DLC menu
- GT Life
- Open Lobby
- Seasonal Events
- Online Car Dealership
- Car Delivery
- Community Menu
After an often dramatic build-up to its eventual release in November 2010, GT5 (and GT5 Prologue) will be remembered as significant milestones in the series’ history, being the first to introduce vehicular damage, wide-scale online play, interactive community features such as car, paint, and ticket trading, and online updates which brought major new features post-release.
Dynamic “Seasonal Events” were another major introduction to the series, which brought more than 800 new races to GT5 throughout the lifetime of the game. Croatian GT fan “KimiHR” has gathered some impressive GT5 Seasonal Event statistics, and has created a comprehensive database of all the events in the GT Surgeons forums. Nice work, Kimi!
Gran Turismo 5 sold over 10.6 million copies worldwide and, as of July last year, more than 100,000 people played the game on a daily basis.
Goodbye, GT5, and thanks for all the fun times!
GT5 Photomode image by superstreet556.