Gran Turismo 5 DLC pushed to October 25

First paid content pack for Polyphony Digital's racer misses announced launch date; now coming next week with special bonus.

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The Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update hit last week delivering a host of new features, with a new downloadable content pack to follow. That DLC had been expected to hit the PlayStation 3-exclusive racer today, but the add-on has now been pushed to next week in North America.

Gran Turismo 5 DLC will stay in the garage an extra week.

Sony announced the delay last night via a post on the official PlayStation Twitter account. The apologetic message promised that a "special bonus" will be included with the pushed-back DLC.

Four separate content packs are slated for release on October 25: Course Pack ($4.99), Car Pack ($7.99), Racing Gear Pack ($1.99), and Paint Pack ($1.99). The four DLC packs will also be available as a bundle for a discounted price of $11.99.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Gran Turismo 5.

Discussion

45 comments
BLKGZUS04
BLKGZUS04

OK WELL WHERE IS THIS UPDATE???????????????????

Thing1232
Thing1232

@JohnF111 Might wanna try going to the GT5 UK (or equivalent) website. That's the American one. Idk if they released a code over there but it's worth a shot.

nickyparmar92
nickyparmar92

Everything in this DLC should have already been put in the original game

JohnF111
JohnF111

@Thing1232 Im in UK and the code didn't work for me, so this might be the extra thing you guys are getting.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

You mean they delayed something GT5 related? o.O

grungeman91
grungeman91

Not a surprise at all considering they delayed the game but it's really ridiculous when they have to delay the DLC packs as well.

shaks101
shaks101

Not bothered much, glad they even bringing a DLC anyways.

Triton
Triton

Sad thing is you know we all will still buy the DLC. I must admit I was a little bummed with the very, very generic cockpit views. Like I said this will just delay my purchase if F4.

NodakJo2010
NodakJo2010

@ZoTrAcK Its a myth...full damage is the start....I just turn the cosmetic damage off since the actual damage modeling is lame.

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

so, does anyone unlocked full damage since the game went out?

NodakJo2010
NodakJo2010

Sooo many people blaming Polyphony instead of SCEA...All I ask is why?

NodakJo2010
NodakJo2010

Call me crazy from reading that comment but I like collecting each and every NSX model...different ones of course...Then I'll probably switch to the GTRs since they are my 2nd favorite GT Car. Eventually I'll obtain every NSX and Every GTR MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

NodakJo2010
NodakJo2010

Hey guys......you do realize the USA is getting the Stealth NSX for waiting a week also? Because that is the truth and I am happy about it...finally I can have every GT NSX that is available...

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

The thumb system is kinda stupid and archaic. All it does is add to the comment wars that are already bad enough. They should get rid of the thumbs down and change the thumbs up to a standard "like" button. Then the people that speak their mind at least won't see how much they were scorned for it, and the people who say something relevant get their comment noticed easier.

uncagedpaul_86
uncagedpaul_86

hang on, i downloaded all of the above today. This must be only delayed in the states?

jcbullen
jcbullen

@CaptainHerlock Don't get too bent out of shape there buddy. Why do you care about all the thumbs down you got anyways? BTW, you so much as mention thumbs, you get thumbs down. Watch, it'll happen to me too.

apollo333
apollo333

Here's some vital info for people considering this DLC next week: The DLC will be limited to ONLY the PSN account that it's purchased with! So if you have multiple accounts for leagues, or you wanted to share with your family, they want $12 per account! I think that's pretty ridiculous. It's also sad that gaming news sites fail to report important information like that, or like whose responsibility it was for the delay.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

I guess the bonus would be an appreciation for Dan Wheldon, which is nice.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

And for those who vote "thumbs down", how cynical are you? Is your life that tied to a video game that it's throws your entire existence off kilter for an entire week? Or is it that you're playing the outraged game card to the hilt?

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

Big freaking deal. You have to wait a week. Is that really going to kill anyone? Go about your life until the 25th.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

For those who are saying they are choosing to play Battlefield over Gran Turismo I have one question; Why? Where is it written in the Great Tenets of Gamer Logic that you can't enjoy more than one game at a time? Or is that ADD has decayed attention spans to the point where you've forgotten how to play a game after a couple of hours?

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@Dragonsingh3000 I thought that too, enough to try again accidentally paying twice.... You have to go on GT5 and click on the red circular emblem (bottom right corner at main menu) added since the spec 2.0 update entitled "downloads" or something along those lines, it's there to be installed.

Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

i just bought the combo pack, and NOTHING has happened, no downloading NOTHING the store just took my money freaking well pissed off....

apollo333
apollo333

@Joedgabe I don't know what you're talking about. I never said whether I had BF3 pre-ordered or not, nor do I see the relevance. My point is that I (and a ton of other people) will be playing BF3 on that day, so putting in GT5 and getting the DLC will be the last thing on our minds. And with other huge games coming out soon after, there's a good chance people will just forget about it. Whereas if the DLC was out today, not much has been out lately that I wanted so I might have bought it.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

At least these people wait to push the DLC, too many games ship with the DLC available before the game ships....

djforlife84
djforlife84

battlefield 3 will be taking up my time next week. sorry PD and Sony. you made BIG mistake on this one. bunch of idiots.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Aaahhh, too often it's the other way round, nice to see us Europeans got it first for once.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

@apollo333 How does it make any sense if you were already planing to get the DLC and BF3 how does it make any difference if you get BF next week? If you're going to get BF3 why didn't you pre-order it to get the elite edition instead of a regular copy like the rest of us that are planning to get it and had the money already? ._.

apollo333
apollo333

First of all, this is Sony's fault, NOT Polyphony Digital's, just to make that clear. The head of PD had no idea it was going to be delayed, and the content of the DLC was already downloaded with the last update--it just requires unlocking by Sony. Second, what a HUGE mistake economically! I don't know about everyone else, but on Oct. 25th I'm getting Battlefield 3, and chances are I'll never get around to buying this DLC, which I was strongly considering getting today.

gorounreal
gorounreal

Saw this available on the australian store last night lol.

redskinStu
redskinStu

Just means it's going to be better.

jcbullen
jcbullen

That, is f'ing hilarious.

tarikm92f
tarikm92f

i downloaded it today.. i mean my brother did..

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

Maybe the special bonus will make the DLC worth it. I'm sort of disappointed with the cars&track packs and honestly that's the only two I care about.

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

LMFAO!!!!! This studio cant get one damn thing right!!!

MrVette427
MrVette427

Too little, too late! Just scrap GT5 and start working on GT6 from scratch! and please, PLEASE, don't screw the next one up!!!

crossdudu
crossdudu

The only thing I have to say is: Deja vú