Gran Turismo 5 Getting More DLC and Update 2.02 Next Week
Written Thursday, December 15, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
The second round of DLC for Gran Turismo 5 is on the way next week, bringing a new car pack alongside an update that brings a variety of interface and gameplay tweaks. Car Pack 2 adds new rides like the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the new 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition R35, and anyone who downloads the update 2.02 will also get the Toyota FT-86 2012 for free.
Also, as a special gift to those who downloaded the first GT5 DLC, there'll be the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards unlocked for free as part of this second DLC pack. Refresh Cards return a car to a 'good-as-new' state without affecting any of your modifications or customisation. Update 2.02 meanwhile, offers tweaks to the following:
- Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
- The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
- In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
- Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
- Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
- In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
- In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
- In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now star marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
- Improved racing sound effects
- Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked
Finally, those who purchased the course and/or vehicle DLC released in October will be able to download Family Upgrade unlocks for free from the store. So, if you bought the Racing Car Pack, Course Pack, or the ‘Complete Pack’ that contained both of these, by downloading the free Family Upgrade items, "the content will now be accessible to more than just the user account that purchased the content".
The Gran Turismo 5 Car Pack 2 and Update 2.02 is out on December 20th in North America for $3.99 and December 21st in Europe for €3.99.
[Via US PlayStation Blog]