Kazunori Yamauchi and Co. have expressed their long-standing dedication to making Gran Turismo 5 better, and yet another patch has arrived .
This big enhancement comes in at a hefty 149MB and will update GT5 to v1.03, which is a must-do for any hardcore fan. The biggest addition is the new option for mechanical damage in online races, which is bound to make the simulated racing experience even more authentic…and even more challenging, as a direct result. Once you have the update, you can change the settings as you see fit:
— “None” – No mechanical damage.
— “Light” – Mechanical parts can be damaged, but will “automatically be repaired after a short time has passed.”
— “Heavy” – Mechanical damage will be more severe, and can only be repaired by making a pit stop. Damaged parts will be indicated with on-screen icons.
Yamauchi has often said that GT5 will continue to progress with the help of such updates, and if future improvements are like this, racing aficionados ought to be satisfied. Although one could complain that such features should've been included in the final product – especially given the lengthy development time – we won't complain about what we have. We're just interested to see what GT5 will be like in a few months time…
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5