GT5 single-play scuppered by “extreme online traffic congestion”

Thursday, 25th November 2010 07:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt


GT5′s single-player component is being lagged up by “extreme online traffic congestion,” according to a Kotaku report.

While the the problem lasts, users are being warned that normal offline structural elements, such moving through menus can result in delays of “several minutes”.

Problems are hitting the game’s offline segment, ostensibly because it isn’t offline: problems are also prevalent “when starting the game and during the various screen displays in GT Mode”.

The fix? Disconnect your PS3 from the internet, according to Sony, who is trying to “temporarily alleviate” the problem by cutting off all user access to the viewing of logs, and in some cases changes to user profiles and changes to friends lists.

For the record, Sony turned on the GT5 servers on Tuesday. The game released yesterday after approximately six years of development.

We’re saying nothing.



  1. Rhythm

    This was affecting me last night – the load times between areas were taking up to a few minutes. Tried it again this morning and things must have calmed down as the loading is super-quick

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Mike

    I know I know nothing, but that sounds like the biggest load of fucking bollocks I’ve ever heard. A single player campaign being affected by the amount of people playing online.

    Bungie must be fucking pissing themselves laughing.

    “noobs” etc.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse


    #3 4 years ago
  4. themadjock

    @2 it was affecting the menus because it was trying to connect to the servers and was pausing until it timed out. It doesn’t actually lag the SP races themselves

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Mike

    Still, it’s a joke. Lightyears behind the competition.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk


    #6 4 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    That’s just embarrassing.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mathare92

    @Mike Exaggerate much?

    #8 4 years ago

    Oh dear.

    Now that’s bad.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crysis

    Can’t you just simply disconnect from the internet? Or no one understands how to disconnect an ethernet cable or go to the network settings & disable the internet anymore?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The_Red

    Talk about weak or broken netcode.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Mr Tom

    Yet I bet the PS3 fanboys will still trot out the same line about how PS3 is superior due to free online.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    I am with Mike on this one. This type of stuff shouldn’t have even happend last generation. Then again when xbox racers were online last generation GT wasn’t. So if the shoe fits.

    Very amatureish.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Michael O’Connor

    It does sound like pretty weak design, but really, let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill. These things happen, and it will relax itself within a few days.

    Go outside and get some fresh air until then – I hear it’s good for you.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Kuwabara

    dumb xbots

    #15 4 years ago
  16. undeadwolfy

    @15, dumb Xbots indeed. Do people not know about this magical power called “PATCHES” which are mystically “DOWNLOADED” to the console to electromagnetically “UPDATE” the game and without any explanation somehow “FIX” these problems? Its like people think the games cant be fixed nowadays… -.-

    #16 4 years ago

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