In a surprising turn of events a new update is available for Gran Turismo 5, version 2.17. This update modifies the game so that it is no longer necessary to connect to the discontinued online servers in order to download previously purchased DLC packages.
Polyphony Digital has announced that Gran Turismo 5’s online services will be unavailable for a brief period of online maintenance next week, starting at 03:00 GMT/UTC (convert this to your local time) on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and lasting approximately two hours.
Polyphony Digital has announced maintenance for Gran Turismo 5’s online services next week, starting Tuesday, July 16, at 03:00 GMT/UTC (convert to your local time here) and lasting approximately two hours.
Amid all the GT6 excitement at E3 last week, Polyphony Digital quietly announced a new online service maintenance notice for Gran Turismo 5, scheduled June 18, 2013, between the hours of 03:00 and 05:00 GMT/UTC (click here to convert this to your local time).
Polyphony Digital announced a special maintenance notice earlier today regarding Gran Turismo 5’s online services, which will be offline for approximately two hours starting January 15, 2013, at 20:00 GMT/UTC.
Many gamers have been reporting patchy online performance from Gran Turismo 5 in the last couple of days, with random disconnects from online lobbies and “Error Code: 268” when trying to join. There was even a succinct message added to the in-game news feed yesterday afternoon:
Polyphony Digital has taken an unusual – though certainly welcome – opportunity to announce scheduled downtime for Gran Turismo 5’s online services through mid-September. While it is not clear what, if anything, these maintenance periods will bring with them in the form of software updates, it’s worth noting the release of new GT5 versions have frequently been released after network downtime.