After a five year hiatus Gran Turismo 5 for the Playstation 3 finally went on sale yesterday with thousands of gamers queuing across the land to get their hands on something that they hoped would be perfection. However after they got home, loaded the data and started to play some gamers discovered that all is not well with GT5 and much like Call of Duty: Black Ops requires a patch.
Gamers have discovered issues with online updates, basically when the game performs the update it causes such a strain that the game slows down and in some cases crashes completely.
Thankfully the patch is due to be released on Saturday 27th November 2010, three days after initial launch and aims to ‘refine usability’ to make the game a more enjoyable and realistic experience. The admission came from Kazunori Yamauchi, head of Polyphony Digital – the creators of Gran Turismo.
He also said “We’re going to perform an update on the 27th that will include things like max power restrictions and weight restrictions. It’s like a living creature, dynamically growing as we speak.”
“Online updates are planned of course for leader boards and matchmaking – all planned in the process of evolution,” added Yamauchi. “The data centre was set up to handle 500,000 connections but the number of connections we received greatly exceeded that amount and there was a high chance of experiencing problems as a result.”
So basically the server could not cope with the initial strain of millions of gamers updating at the same time, today seems to be a little quieter but people are still experiencing major delays with some fans reporting loading times of over an hour.
Have you experienced any problems when updating your data?