Gran Turismo Sport has not long just come out this year on the PS4, and following that will see the Online services for 2013’s Gran Turismo 6 come to an end in 2018.
Developed by Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 6 got a news post over on the official website in which it was announced that the racing car simulation title will no longer have Online services as of March 2018.
The news post states an official date for the shutdown of it’s online services, and that date is the 28th of March 2018, at 12:00 UTC. This will see services such as Community, Open Lobby, Quick Match, and Seasonal Events being unavailable to play, and connect too.
While the Online side of the game will be unplayable, players will still be able to play the game in an Offline state, but will no longer have access to the GT Store, and be able to purchase any new elements for the game. I imagine that you’ll be able to purchase new elements prior to the services offline date and use them after the services have shut down.
The news post also states that players should redeem and install their credits purchased from the GT Store before the shut down date as it will be no longer available to install or redeem credits for Gran Turismo 6 after the shut down date, and there’s a paragraph explaining how players can re-download credits if they’ve deleted their game data.
Another service to be ending with the Online services is the GT6 Track Path Editor, the tablet application available that allows players to draw their own tracks and make them playable within the game. Once the services are killed, players will not be allowed to transfer their creations to Gran Turismo 6.#
Gran Turismo 6 was originally launched on the PS3 back in 2013, and hosted 838 standard cars, as well as 388 premium cars, and 100 tracks.
Thumb Culture writer, Roy had some time with the latest 2017 release, Gran Turismo Sport, you can read his experience here.