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Gran Turismo 6 to receive significant day-one patch, Yamauchi confirms

Wednesday, 18th September 2013 10:25 GMT By Dave Cook

Gran Turismo 6 will receive a large launch day patch, Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed.

Yesterday we reported that Gran Turismo 6′s enhanced audio functions may not be ready in time for the game’s launch and could be patched in after release.

This seems to be the case, but audio aside, Yamouchi has told Eurogamer that other features and enhancements will be patched in on launch day.

Speaking with the site, he said, “It’s the same every time. Everything’s very tight. It’s an incredibly tight schedule. As to being able to include everything we want to on day one, we probably won’t be able to. I think for the 12 months following the release we’ll continue to update the software. Because in Gran Turismo 6 we’re preparing a lot of different things we haven’t even touched on yet.”

When asked if this update stream has changed the Gran Turismo series from a boxed product to a constant service, Yamauchi replied, “I think you’re sort of right in that we’ve really changed how we make games now. Even now when we’re near the end of development [on Gran Turismo 6] we’re still creating features that will be provided in this game in updates later on. I think it’s a possibility that one day these types of update will be continuing for our titles. More recently, the speed of our output is much, much faster.”

What’s your take on the patch situation?

Gran Tuismo 6 hits PS3 on December 6 across the US, UK and Europe.

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9 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    Same as Forza 5 then.

    Are Sony fanboys going to ignore this, while jumping all over Forza when they announced the same thing?

    Time will tell.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. CyberMarco

    Good, so it means I wont buy the game until there is a complete edition (like GT5 Academy Edition) or wait for GT7 on PS4.

    So much incompetence in the industry these days…

    #2 10 months ago
  3. AngryConsumer

    @2 just wait for the gt7 on the ps4, is my advice… gt6 is like gt5 2.5 anyway.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    ^
    You surprise me, young boy.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. DrDamn

    @1
    Slight difference when one is a patch to actually complete the game though isn’t it? GT5 evolved a lot through updates and when it’s adding features and not just fixing things that’s good. I think Polyphony have serious development issues though – they don’t seem to be able to manage features and delivery dates very well at all. Something Turn 10 are much better at – Forza V is an exception because it’s a launch title.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Dragon246

    ^http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphony_Digital

    They have released games every 2 years for past 15 years (gt6 being an exception as its 3 years in the making).

    #6 10 months ago
  7. DrDamn

    @6
    From Feb 2006 to November 2010 (almost 5 years of development) they released …

    Gran Turismo HD – demo
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue – a bit more than a demo
    Gran Turismo (PSP) – very feature light mobile game
    Gran Turismo 5 – Proper bona fide release

    Turn 10 bang out a new Forza main game every two years without fail, no delays. If Polyphony did that they’d have released GT5 in 2008, GT6 in 2010, GT7 in 2011 and be looking at GT8 on PS4 for launch.

    I do like the GT series. I much prefer the variety and content compared to Forza, but stuff like GTHD, GT5 Prologue – they shouldn’t be an excuse for taking a long time and delays for a full title.

    Actually for PS4 I’d like to see them release a title simply called “Gran Turismo” next year with the basics and update it with smaller paid for feature packs and updates throughout the life of the console. I think a lot of games should take that route.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Arnvidr

    @7 NOOOOOOOO! No more reboots with the same title as an older release. It is confusing and unneeded.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. AngryConsumer

    @7 dont forget ‘gran turismo 5 academy edition’, that was the real finale proper bona fide release of gran turismo 5(it include a whopping 2,5gb update&bug fix patch on the disc!).

    #9 10 months ago

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