Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 Update Live, PS3 DLC Hits October 18th
Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced today that the Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update is now live, and confirmed that the PS3 DLC arrives on October 18, 2011.
To quote: After revealing last week all of the great free content coming to Gran Turismo 5, which dropped to $39.99 as of last week, I'm happy to report that the Spec 2.0 update is now live for everyone to download and explore.
And if you're a PlayStation Plus member and have Automatic Downloads enabled, the next time you turn on your PS3 you might find that the update has already been installed. Otherwise, you can launch the game now and update GT5 to Spec 2.0.
The Spec 2.0 update enables you enjoy a new and improved GT5, including interior views for all standard cars, improved physics and AI, faster menus and load times, additional functionality and control in the online racing mode, updated 2011 NASCAR cars, a gorgeous new opening cinematic movie, and much more.
I mentioned last week that we also have a slew of downloadable content releasing on the PlayStation Store. Here's an update on the content you can expect next week on October 18th.
The Course Pack ($4.99), will include two courses completely new to Gran Turismo. The first course is the world-famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps located in Spa, Belgium. At 7km long, this course is widely known as one of the most challenging race courses in the world due to its many twists and turns and elevation changes. And every inch of the track has been painstakingly recreated as only Polyphony can.
The second course is a flashy indoor karting arena designed by Polyphony Digital, and comes with two layouts to race. Lit with neon lighting, the kart arena not only showcases the beauty of GT5's graphics and lighting engines, but also adds a crazy twist to the outdoor karting areas that shipped with GT5.
Racing Car Pack
The Racing Car Pack ($7.99) adds 11 custom PDI-designed custom touring editions of fan favorites like the Mazda RX-7, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Nissan GT-R, Honda CR-Z, and even a race tuned Toyota Prius, among others. The pack also includes three new racing karts.
But what makes the Racing Car Pack really cool is that it also features the never-before-seen Red Bull X2011 Prototype vehicle. The Red Bull X2010, a machine built for pure speed, was the ultimate prize in Gran Turismo 5, and the Red Bull X2011 Prototype is the next evolution in design. In other words, that's 15 new vehicles to add to your collection and master.
Racing Gear Pack
Also available will be the Racing Gear Pack ($2.99), which features 90 pieces of racing gear, including racing suits and helmets, for your in-game drivers. Included are GT original design helmets and suits, white and black Alpinestars suits, the official 2010 and 2011 season racing suits and helmets of 4 top NASCAR drivers, and racing gear of 4 other celebrity race car drivers including Sebastien Loeb and Peter Solberg.
And last but not least is the Paint Pack ($1.99), featuring 100 paint colors to customize your cars with. The pack includes new shades of matte, chrome and aluminum colors. It's time to breathe some new life into your car collection.
While you can buy individual DLC packs, you can also buy it all at once as a bundle for just $11.99. PlayStation Plus subscribers will also get a nice discount on the bundle for the first month of release - more details on that soon.
And if you haven't heard, this week is your chance to grab the Red Bull X2010, Sebastian Vettel model, which we are giving away for free this week to commemorate Vettel's historic F1 championship win over the weekend. The Red Bull X2010 is a racing machine built for pure speed (up to 280mph, 0-60 in 1.4 seconds), built as a special partnership between Polyphony Digital and Red Bull Racing.
If you haven't completed all of the in-game challenges to unlock it in the game on your own yet, this is your chance to add this speed demon to your collection. See here for instructions on how to add it to your garage. This promotion is good this week only, so be sure to grab it before time runs out!
Finally, don't forget to watch GT Academy Tuesdays on SPEED, and download full episodes from the Video Store side of PSN. Episode 4 debuts tonight at 7:00pm PST on SPEED and will be available this week on PSN, with the thrilling final episode premiering next week.
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I am exited about update 2.0. That sounds awesome, but I am bitterly dissapointed with the DLC! Only 2 tracks, one of which is for karting? Give me a break! i won't be getting the DLC but the update is a must have.
(Licks His Chops)
Yeah, the update is awesome, but the DLC is a little bit overpriced, c'mon, 2.99 for racing gear and 1.99 for colors?
I just had to download an update today....
Oh fail. Nvm.
DLCs - MEH! They're milking it again Anyone care post the size of the update? I'm near to my monthly limit sadly so need to watch those calories ... I meant ... MBs ...
The update is 1192MB ....
That's a large update file , but hopefully it's worth it.
They're milking it again? It's been almost a year since we have had any new content. All the additional features have been free via updates to the game. Besides, $2 for 100 colours and $3 for 90 pieces of gear isn't too much to ask for, that's what, a hamburger at McDonalds? -.-
i really would like to platinum this game on my psn account. i'm close but still got the 24hr a specs and the rallys n red bull chall... i don't know anyone who has this platinum... without cheating on some cfw save file.
i'd like to cain around the kart track.. please sony make our price fair in the aussie store comparison to us store for once..
or shove it in your exhaust !!