Gran Turismo 5 Spec II coming later this month

Improvements, cars, and features to be added.

Sony is preparing a major update for Gran Turismo 5 later this month. The ‘Spec II’ update will add new improvements, cars, and expanded features to the Polyphony-developed racer. Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has been tweeting about it.

Here’s the list of confirmed updates, as compiled by NeoGAF member Metalmurphy:

  • Simplified interior view added to all standard cars.
  • User control of the weather change feature.
  • Added a setting sheet feature allowing you to save multiple car settings.
  • Spec 2.0 Opening movie.
  • Improved UI response and usability.
  • Replay front forward/rewind.
  • Mid-race save feature for endurance races.
  • Expanded online lounge features (narrowing down car types, shuffle races).
  • Expansion of the B-Spec remote race you can play from GT.com (a graph display now shows changes in race rankings).
  • Expanded Photo travel features / You can now take photo’s of cars together with your avatar.
  • Added a “NASCAR Pit Scene” stage to Photo Travel.
  • Added eleven 2011 model NASCAR cars.
  • Added the Nissan GT-R N24 Shulze Motor Sport.
  • Improved physics and AI.
  • Support for the Logitec G25/G27 Steering wheel.

The update will launch for free during the third week of October. Additionally, Polyphony is preparing paid downloadable content, including a race car pack, a course pack, and a race gear pack.

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