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Gran Turismo 5 Creator Outlines Possible Post-Release Updates

Because Gran Turismo 5 needs more content, obviously.

It took six years to get Gran Turismo 5 into people's hands, and the generous amount of content in the game, to some degree, validates the long development cycle. But even after six years, creator Polyphony Digital wasn't able to get all that it wanted into the racer. Studio head honcho Kazunori Yamauchi is using his Twitter account to talk about his ideas for features that might end up in future updates to the game, the first of which he says is scheduled for release at some point this month.

Andriasang has translated a select group of these tweets, some of which are responses to players who are requesting for more features to be put into the game. For example, a user (or users) want YouTube video uploading functionality. Oddly, this was actually in the game at one point, "but it required a lot of time for rendering" because of memory restrictions, so it was cut. Yamauchi says the studio is, however, looking into dropping it back in at some point. 
 

Yamauchi also said that it's possible a "no HUD" option might be added down the road, as well as new Lounge functionality and a credits and experience system for online play. We apparently won't see the latter feature (which happens to be the most exciting of what has been translated) for a while.
 
Madness? I don't know. It's obvious that Polyphony Digital wanted to put as much as it possibly could into GT5, and it looks like even the cutting room floor stuff is back on the table post-release. As long as the content works, I don't see the harm. Who can argue with more bang for their buck?
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Posted by BradNicholson

It took six years to get Gran Turismo 5 into people's hands, and the generous amount of content in the game, to some degree, validates the long development cycle. But even after six years, creator Polyphony Digital wasn't able to get all that it wanted into the racer. Studio head honcho Kazunori Yamauchi is using his Twitter account to talk about his ideas for features that might end up in future updates to the game, the first of which he says is scheduled for release at some point this month.

Andriasang has translated a select group of these tweets, some of which are responses to players who are requesting for more features to be put into the game. For example, a user (or users) want YouTube video uploading functionality. Oddly, this was actually in the game at one point, "but it required a lot of time for rendering" because of memory restrictions, so it was cut. Yamauchi says the studio is, however, looking into dropping it back in at some point. 
 

Yamauchi also said that it's possible a "no HUD" option might be added down the road, as well as new Lounge functionality and a credits and experience system for online play. We apparently won't see the latter feature (which happens to be the most exciting of what has been translated) for a while.
 
Madness? I don't know. It's obvious that Polyphony Digital wanted to put as much as it possibly could into GT5, and it looks like even the cutting room floor stuff is back on the table post-release. As long as the content works, I don't see the harm. Who can argue with more bang for their buck?
Posted by BrownNote

Madness

Edited by keithfreitag

WHY CAN"T I JUST GET 1st so I can stop refreshing the page!!! ARGGGHHH!!!!

Edited by JoeGJ

I totally already have this quest 
 
Huh, it appeared as first when I typed this. Oh well, doesn't matter, cause I already have it!

Posted by Sinful

cool. Thinking about picking this game up.

Posted by eunao2

lolz 

Posted by BasketSnake

I'm not one of those that care about DLC for the game at all but to be able to remove the HUD with the click of a button....they KNEW players wanted it. At least that could've been included.

Posted by wwfundertaker

Dear Santa I would like a NO HUD option for Xmas.

Posted by nickux

"  Who can argue with more bang for their buck?" 
 
This is the internet. Trust me, people will complain about this game no matter what.

Posted by Sin4profit

things that need to exist: PS3 + GT5 Bundle, Fanatec racing wheel that works on all 3 systems (Turbo S is sold out)

Posted by IronScimitar
@nickux:
 Sounds about right.
Posted by KaosAngel
@Sin4profit
things that need to exist: PS3 + GT5 Bundle, Fanatec racing wheel that works on all 3 systems (Turbo S is sold out)
Uh...they already have bundles in Asia and Europe.
Posted by LegionVsNinja

I want more races.  With the number of cars and classifications, it feels like there aren't enough races for them.  It feels like a waste to drop a ton of money into a car and then use it for only 2 or 3 races.

Posted by WolfmanJenkins

I think I'll just wait about 5 more years to play GT5 when they eventually release the GOTY edition.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@KaosAngel said:
" @Sin4profit
things that need to exist: PS3 + GT5 Bundle, Fanatec racing wheel that works on all 3 systems (Turbo S is sold out)
Uh...they already have bundles in Asia and Europe. "
So what if you happened to live in the US?
Posted by KaosAngel
@tlj101010 A new type of race Events open up around level 25.
Edited by Blair

What this game needs is more cars.

Posted by KaosAngel
@wolf_blitzer85
@KaosAngel said:
" @Sin4profit
things that need to exist: PS3 + GT5 Bundle, Fanatec racing wheel that works on all 3 systems (Turbo S is sold out)
Uh...they already have bundles in Asia and Europe. "
So what if you happened to live in the US?
Import it. Region free PS3, my fellow duder.
Posted by buft

agreed, unless its more buck for my bang

Posted by Kaigan

Should've promised a product recall and fixed the game instead of tacking on more unnecessary features.
 
I'm not at all unreasonable.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@KaosAngel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85
@KaosAngel said:
" @Sin4profit
things that need to exist: PS3 + GT5 Bundle, Fanatec racing wheel that works on all 3 systems (Turbo S is sold out)
Uh...they already have bundles in Asia and Europe. "
So what if you happened to live in the US?
Import it. Region free PS3, my fellow duder. "
In that case, I would say that blue PS3 bundle they have going on in Japan seems pretty slick. 
 
Also after a little more research it looks like they have a GT5 bundle at Best Buy. So I guess look out for that too for anyone looking for a bundle stateside.
Posted by Sin4profit
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85
@KaosAngel said:
" @Sin4profit
things that need to exist: PS3 + GT5 Bundle, Fanatec racing wheel that works on all 3 systems (Turbo S is sold out)
Uh...they already have bundles in Asia and Europe. "
So what if you happened to live in the US?
Import it. Region free PS3, my fellow duder. "
In that case, I would say that blue PS3 bundle they have going on in Japan seems pretty slick. 
 
Also after a little more research it looks like they have a GT5 bundle at Best Buy. So I guess look out for that too for anyone looking for a bundle stateside. "
blah, bad deal, for that price i can just buy the PS3 and GT5 separately for less...and don't have to suffer the embarrassment of owning Grown Ups on Bluray.
Posted by CallOfButy500

sweet car

Posted by PrivateIronTFU

I'm not one to nitpick a game to death, but all I really want changed are those blocky shadows. They get distracting. Maybe some better sound effects. But overall, can't really complain.

Posted by Robin_Gr

Needs a third tier of cars that is just wire frames and a dude making car noises for the sound effects. 8 trillion of them.

Posted by thecrowes

I can't imagine what the out-of-the-car mode would be like... Carmagedon?

Posted by Milkman

How about an update that makes the interface less god-fucking-awful?

Edited by ROBOTTI2009

How about a complete rewamp of the godawful user interface? In addition to looking like a myspace page, the UI is slow as hell, riddled with usability problems and has no consistency whatsoever. Prologue had this better under control but now it's just all over the place.

 
Posted by neocringer
@WolfmanJenkins said:
" I think I'll just wait about 5 more years to play GT5 when they eventually release the GOTY edition. "
 
That is pure Gold
Posted by Bobbzor

Really nice! It sure will keep me playing the game longer.

Posted by Norusdog

never thought I'd say a GT game looks like garbage..but GT 5 looks like shit.  From the year long load times, to the copy/pasted half-ass cars...
 
this will be the first GT I do NOT purchase (other then GT Prologue but that doesn't count..it was a paid demo).  What a bunch of shit.

Posted by LegionVsNinja
@KaosAngel:   Ah, well that's good to know.  I think I'm only up to level 15 at the moment.  Thanks!
Posted by StaticFalconar

Only thing thats needed are things like leaderboards, and earning money for wins online (or have a wager matches). Eitherway just some way that ensures GT5 is fun to play online so the game will keep surviving. 

Posted by charlie_victor_bravo

How about not making me wait for my turn in rally events (after long loading)?

Posted by MisterMouse

what about an update to the menus?

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish
@Norusdog: I became very negative towards the game pre-release, but once I had it in my hands I was glad I took the plunge - Now I'm 100% sure this will become my most played game on my PS3. You don't know what you're missing. 
Posted by Siphillis

Gran Turismo 5 will eventually win the racing sim war Forza Motorsport 3 started.  Forza 4 is another matter entirely.

Posted by FongGhoul

can't believe they didn't include YouTube uploading

Posted by mrmovat

I'm sure people will find a way to agrue with more bang for their buck, I mean we are talking about Gran Turismo 5

Posted by Binman88
@ROBOTTI2009 said:
" How about a complete rewamp of the godawful user interface? In addition to looking like a myspace page, the UI is slow as hell, riddled with usability problems and has no consistency whatsoever. Prologue had this better under control but now it's just all over the place."  
You really think it's that bad? Which areas of the interface did you find unusable or inconsistent exactly? I'm not trying to be smart, I'd genuinely like to know what it is the UI is doing that's ruffling everyone's feathers, because apart from the annoying load screens, I have no complaints about the UI at all. Everything seems fairly straightforward and obvious to me.
Posted by diggity_dan
@Binman88:  
 
One thing I cant stand is how some options are located in seemingly "wrong" places.  For example, the # of laps for an arcade race is set under the general options menu (where you tweak video and controller settings). WTF wouldn't they give you the option, or even MAKE you choose the # of laps before each arcade race? I'd want to change the # of laps depending upon the track , type of car etc.  
 
The settings for your camera in photo mode reset every time you exit. annoying
 
It generally takes forever to move from one menu to the other. Unloading a car from the garage, getting it upgrades, getting oil changed etc just take forever. They should let you tweak cars from the garage if you ask me.  
 
Can you save the game in middle of a championship series? I think GT4 let you do that. 
 
These are just a few from the top of my head
Posted by Chubbaluphigous
@Binman88: I am with you.  I don't see where all the hate is coming from.  There are more menus than there really needs to be, and some stuff is in odd places, but people are getting so worked up over this.  People need to just chill the fuck out. 
Posted by heatDrive88

 I don't get the whole premium car thing still. I hate to play the comparison game, but in Forza 3 every car had a modeled interior (to a very reasonable detail level without being a CRAZY PERSON) and with cockpit view. Is there something drastically different with GT5's cockpits or interiors? They didn't look that different in the quick look.

Posted by SomeJerk

I'd like to ask those who play with cockpit view..
 
How the hell do you do it?
 
I cannot do anything but bumper-cam in any racers if they allow it, rare cases third-car-person if it requires it like Outrun 2. Is it a simulation-freak thing? I cockpit in flight sims since the days of F-15 Strike Eagle II but cars..

Posted by Nick75

If people could just get passed the shadows and menus and all the other small things getting their knickers in a twist they would see GT5 is the best racing sim ever created on a console, maybe even the greatest racer of all time.  
 
Just driving a car in this game is exciting, more so than any other racer I've played.
Posted by sins_of_mosin

If it looks like it came from a PS2, they can keep it.

Posted by VisariLoyalist

I seriously don't understand why they didn't keep their online structure from prologue, not only did it allow you to earn credits while playing online but it also effectively tiered the games based on the capability of your car.

Posted by GamesPlayer
@Nick75 said:
" If people could just get passed the shadows and menus and all the other small things getting their knickers in a twist they would see GT5 is the best racing sim ever created on a console, maybe even the greatest racer of all time.   Just driving a car in this game is exciting, more so than any other racer I've played. "
I completely agree...but seems like its much easier to hate than enjoy this greatness
Posted by White_Silhouette
@somejerk said:
" I'd like to ask those who play with cockpit view..  How the hell do you do it?  I cannot do anything but bumper-cam in any racers if they allow it, rare cases third-car-person if it requires it like Outrun 2. Is it a simulation-freak thing? I cockpit in flight sims since the days of F-15 Strike Eagle II but cars.. "
Because I always drive my car to work from behind the wheel. So in a driving sim does it not make more sense to drive i the way you would actually drive he car?
Posted by Don_Prudenzio

Maybe it does. But to be completely honest, I also prefer a more third-person view when playing car games. I don't know actually why, but maybe it's because of the feedback. The feedback you get when driving a car in real life, which I unfortunately have to do everyday to get to work, is definitely not the same as in a game. Despite the level of simulation in gran turismo. But that's just my personal experience.

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