Gran Turismo 6 Online Services Shutting Down on March 28

Gran Turismo 6 Online Services Shutting Down on March 28 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2018 / 4,879 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it is shutting down the online services for Gran Turismo 6 on March 28, 2018 at 12:00 UTC. 

Starting on January 31, 2018 Sony will also stop selling DLC that can be used in-game. 

Read the complete details below:

Warning Regarding In-Game Credits

If you have deleted your game data after purchasing credits from the GT Store, please make sure to install/redeem the credits again before the end of the online service to have them available in-game. The installation/redemption of credits can be done in-game from [My Home] -> [GT Store] -> [Purchased Content]. It will no longer be possible to install/redeem credits after the end of the online service.

How to re-download Credits when your game data has been deleted

Even if you accidentally delete your game data after the end of the online service, it will still be possible to re-download and re-install the credits. To re-download them, go to the [Download List] in the PlayStation Store, or go to [PSN] -> [Account Management] -> [Purchase History] -> [Download List] from the PlayStation 3 XMB (Cross Media Bar).

Regarding the “Track Path Editor”

With the end of the online services, the distribution of the “GT6 Track Path Editor”, currently available on “Google Play” and the “App Store”, will also end as of 28 March 2018. After the end of the online services, it will no longer be possible to transfer track data created with the “GT6 Track Path Editor” to Gran Turismo 6.

Gran Turismo 6 launched for the PlayStation 3 in December 2013.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Xen (on 28 December 2017)

Yet another game will now become forever incomplete, unless, of course, you hacked your console or some such.

KeithC1990 (on 29 December 2017)

Sony have always been fairly aggressive with taking games offline, this does surprise me abit though considering we don't even have Gran Turismo 7 yet, (Sport doesn't count, it's a half baked game)

StreaK (on 28 December 2017)

Wow, shitty...NFS Hot Pursuit - a 2010 game - still online and going strong actually. That game just keeps getting played because of how phenomenal it is. Honestly, possibly the best online racing I have played.

Errorist76 (on 29 December 2017)

Not sure if serious.

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StreaK (on 30 December 2017)

I have never been more serious in my life! 300+ online hours I have racked up on that damn game. No game even comes to that for me. Not even my favourite games, which I play usually once to twice a year.

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Ka-pi96 (on 28 December 2017)

Hope it doesn't affect the trophies! GT5 is already unplattable, don't make another one unplattable as well!

AlfredoTurkey (on 29 December 2017)

Pretty sure "unplattable" is not a word Chachi.

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Ka-pi96 (on 29 December 2017)

And "Chachi" is? :P

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AlfredoTurkey (on 29 December 2017)

Chachi is a proper noun lol

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Mr Puggsly (on 28 December 2017)

So incase you were still enjoying this online, too bad and go play GT Sport.

Libara (on 28 December 2017)

And here you can still play Forza 2 online lol.

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John2290 (on 30 December 2017)

Jesus, I read this as Grantourismo sport services will be shutting down, my heart skipped a beat, I keep putting off entering sport mode. Pretty sickening for gt6 fans but alas, they're are many and more Sim racers on console these days no need to rely on GT sport and forza for us anymore.

ironmanDX (on 30 December 2017)

4 the gamers...

malistix1985 (on 30 December 2017)

To bad because its a superior racing game in almost every way compared to GT:sports :(

Masked_Muchaco (on 30 December 2017)

It nas more contente, and that's it.

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Masked_Muchaco (on 30 December 2017)

It nas more contente, and that's it.

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slab_of_bacon (on 30 December 2017)

It always hurts a little to know the global connectivity to a game is being cut off like this. I await the day I have to homebrew my Wii U....

Masked_Muchaco (on 28 December 2017)

They could've at least waited until December, give the online mode full 5 years. I guess the number of players really don't compensate for the servers costs anymore.

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ROCKY223 (on 28 December 2017)

I dont think anyone still plays this

Zkuq (on 28 December 2017)

I got it late and my backlog is huge, so I'm still in the progress of playing this. It's been some months since I last played, I think, but I've played it this year and plan to do so again as soon as other games let me.

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Errorist76 (on 28 December 2017)

You really shouldn't play GT6 for the online though.

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