Gran Turismo 5: New Update to Bring In-Race Game Saves

By Tina Chubb - Mar 2, 2011

If you’re a fan of the Gran Turismo video game series, you will know that the game features endurance races that can last up to 12 or 24 hours. This of course can cause a problem for those of you that don’t really have the time to finish a complete endurance race at once.

However, according to a recent article by Kevin Schram over on the website (via Joystiq), Kazunori Yamauchi – the CEO of Polyphony Digital – has just revealed that gamers will soon have the ability to save the GT5 game during those all important endurance races.

The announcement came about after a Twitter user complained to Yamauchi that they just didn’t have the time to complete Gran Turismo 5’s lengthy endurance races. Kazunori replied by stating that in-race game saves are currently in development.

The upcoming feature is one that has been requested the most by fans of the Gran Turismo franchise. The Forza racing games (Microsoft’s equivalent to the GT titles) also feature endurance races, but these are considerably shorter at about 2-3 hours long.

As you can imagine there are a few people that have already complained about the upcoming feature, stating that allowing players to save the game in the middle of a 24-hour endurance race just defeats the object of the long lengths of the said races.

Are you happy that you will now be able to save the game during endurance races?

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  • Nate

    Real 24 hr races are raced by teams anyway.

  • John

    People on welfare without girlfriends are the only ones complaining.

  • Owen

    I agree…if you are playing any game for more than 2-3 hours at a time, then you need medical help, or you are going to need it in few years from now…

  • jay

    its needed what idiot is gonna play gt5 for 24hrs straight!!