If you passed on Gran Turismo 5 when it released late last year, now's your chance to rectify the situation.
In a great update at the PlayStation Blog , we find out a number of things: our most anticipated is the new downloadable content for the racer; it'll include new vehicles and tracks, "plus some additional surprises." Here are a few details from Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi:
"The coming Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2 update is an update that contains the feedback from the users playing GT5 online every day. We have added cars such as the newest NASCAR race cars, but many of the updates are those that improve usability and expand the field of game play. I believed from the initial release of Gran Turismo 5 that it would be the users that would make the game grow thereafter, and we added things like interior views for the standard models because there was a lot of request for it from our users. You could say that this update is the shape and form of GT5 that was created through the opinions of our fans."
Now, as for the upcoming free update: all the cars in the game will now have interior views, although the detail you see will be based on the car you choose. Other improvements include "greatly reduced load times," faster menu response time, and adjustable opponent AI in Arcade Mode. Players will also be able to save their progress during really long racing events, which should come as a huge relief. Makes those marathons seem more accessible, right?
The Photo Mode has been updated to allow players to take pictures with their personalized avatars. You'll even be able to fast-forward and rewind race replays. Last but certainly not least, the game will drop to $39.99 this week. This all makes GT5 bigger and better in just about every possible way…is now the time to give it a try?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5