It is almost a week ago now that we brought our readers an article about a new patch that was on its way for Gran Turismo 5, although we couldn’t really bring many details as information was a bit scarce. However, we can now tell you that the v1.03 update has gone live and is available to download.
According to a recent article by Garrett Hartman over at ripten.com, the new patch is 149MB and although we still don’t really know much more than we previously did, we can tell you that an option for mechanical damage has now been added to the online race settings.
Players will now be faced with three options when preparing to race online — None, Light and Heavy. If they choose the “None” option they won’t have any mechanical damage, while “Light” means slight mechanical damage that will be automatically repaired after a short period of time.
As for the “Heavy” option, this of course means severe mechanical damage that can only be repaired by making a quick pit stop. As reported by Jordan over at gtplanet.net, Gran Turismo 5’s online servers were offline for a short time last night, to allow for the update.
Are you happy with what’s involved in the latest GT5 patch? What mechanical damage option will you choose?