The patch piles on the news that Gran Turismo 6 won’t have updated audio by the time of the release, creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed.
"It's the same every time," Yamauchi said. "Everything's very tight. It's an incredibly tight schedule. As to being able to include everything we want to on day-one, we probably won't be able to.”
Yamauchi said software updates could follow Gran Turismo 6’s release for up to a year, as the development team hasn’t even touched on a lot of the game’s different elements.
The day-one patch will be a “fairly large” one because they will also be updating some of the online gameplay, though the online features are already working, Yamauchi said.
The last installment of the series, Gran Turismo 5, also had a large day-one patch to update the game with multiplayer.
“The system we had in Gran Turismo 5 was hard to understand,” Yamauchi said. “In Gran Turismo 6, it’ll be more clear cut.”
Yamauchi said that software updates and patches seem to be the way of the future in gaming, as developers are adding features up to the last minute on games.
“Even now when we're near the end of development (on Gran Turismo 6) we're still creating features that will be provided in this game in updates later on,” Yamauchi said. “I think it's a possibility that one day these types of update will be continuing for our titles.”