GT5 update adds remote racing browser and multiscreen action, rental and map-sharing service.
Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong recently announced a new online update for Gran Turismo 5 that is now available upon starting up the game. The new update adds a slew of features, including remote racing between PSN friends to level up their drivers.
To use the new features, players set their AI drivers created from B Spec mode and then host remote races within their circle of PSN friends for rewards and experience points. The remote racing feature can now be displayed on the game's official website (granturismo.com) and displays results and progress charts for players to keep track of.
The other highlight of the update is the ability to connect multiple PlayStation 3s and monitors to initiate a multi-monitor display mode for a wide-angle playing view. This requires one PS3 for each monitor (up to a maximum of five monitors for a 180-degree field of vision), along with one copy of the game.
With the new update, players will now be able to play car salesman, renting or loaning out cars to their online friends, as well as sharing the tracks made in the Course Maker to the public online.
@kavadias1981 they said that since the 1.05 update, that they were raising the money prices only for a while and then bringing them how it was suposed to be from the beggining, but they raised the experience and that is the hardest to get once you are a high level. Money is so easy, in 40 minutes with the redbull you can get a million or even more. the experience only (for me) with the endurance races, since the rest of the races give to little to make a difference
@F-14-D_TOMCAT Good luck in finding a good ISP, it would drive me nuts if i had a connection as bad as yours lol :)
@Askanishkillo With this update, for the life of me, I can't understand why they reduced the credits you get for each race. Doing the American Championship at the Indianapolis used to give you 117,000 for 4 minutes work. Now its only 97,600. Bloody gits.
@kavadias1981 they fixed the dealership check thing, less loading times, really improved there, the AI is not as stupid as before (still not the best but better), and I'm on you on the credit things on the endurance races. I did the Indy 500 on b-spec and they give me around 80k credits, that is what I get for doing 5 laps on Indy in the "Like the wind", and takes me less than 3 minutes on the red bull. so I get more money in 10 minutes doing that race, than in the whole race of Indy 500. but appart from that, I really like the update, and the game in a whole. almost finished it XD
@F-14-D_TOMCAT and i thought mine was bad, seems like i cant complain about my internet anymore :( takes me a few minutes for 1 gig (by a few i mean about 7 ish) just whatever you do dont get eye of judgment!!! it has a patch that i had to leave my ps3 on over night for :(
@kavadias1981 - v1.06 includes that. When I go into the dealership, if I own that car, a check appears next to the thumbnail of the car.
@fkbwii I mean when you are actually in the dealerships and you want to buy a new car but you have to go right out again and into your garage and do a search in order to check if you already own that model or not. Personally i wanted to try and collect every car but having to go in, then out, then in again became very tedious. When you are in the dealerships, if you already owned a particular model, a little icon to indicate existing ownership would have been very useful.
@DarkNeoBahamut Actually to try to speed up the slow ps3 downloads I connect the internet cable directly to the ps3 so my pc has no internet when the ps3 is downloading. @Adema83 608 mb in 15 minutes only ! Now thats a proper broadband connection. The biggest update I've downloaded was like 300 MB and it took me around 8 hours to finish, and that was on the 2nd try coz the 1st try got timed out halfeway @ almost 60%(like 4 hours), I felt like smashing the thing to bits. Anyway you are right the problem is my ISP and I intend to get a new isp with real broadband soon.
@F-14-D_TOMCAT: try not downloading files in your PC at the same time that you download things from PSN ;)
@F-14-D_TOMCAT Took me about 35min to D/L 1.05 on the day it was out, i would check your ISP because on the whole i have great download speeds from PSN..
@luna_chanfui and progamemania Let's all hope that they learn from all our complaints and get GT6 nigh on perfect. Otherwise GT5 will remain my one and only purchase of a GT game.
Great, am yet to download v1.05 due to the ps3's slow download speed and according to my ps3 the dl will take a ridiculous amount of time of more than 2,000 minutes to finish. btw v1.05 weighs in at a massive 608 MB and now v1.06 shows up, am afraid to pop in the disk and find out how big my new download will be. Anyone got a link to download the update patch .pkg files for asia version(BCAS-20151) via pc ?
the thing that should change is the half-baked used car availability system. I spend hours and hours waiting for a certain car then it might not even show up. Man this has got to change.
Wow, what a pointless bunch of updates. What we need is for them to release an update so that they can repair exisiting features, e.g. broken PS eye support, no indication of which cars you already own when in the car dealerships, somehow reducing the massive loading times, sorting out the daft AI, increase the amount of credits you receive for endurance races. The list goes on.
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