Gran Turismo 5 DLC Causes Fan Uproar; Locked to one Account

Posted By | On 18th, Oct. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


Yeah if you are planning to buy the Gran Turismo 5 DLC, please keep in mind that it is locked to one account. Yes, if you use any other account on your PS3, you cannot access the content. This has caused a huge uproar in the PS Blog and forums like GT Planet and Neogaf.

People are asking for refund due to this and looks like it wasn’t a ‘mistake’. It was intentional from Polyphony Digital as you can see in the picture below.

That's got to hurt the unsuspecting buyers.

One user in GTPlanet said, Can’t use a legaly bought DLC. I bough my PS3 when living in Europe and have move back to Canada, i have always use my “main PSN” for all my game since we can’t change the country.

“Now i have bought a 11.99€ DLC which doesn’t work and i can’t get a refund for a product which haven’t give me any warning of any type of “region locking“.

People are planning to start a Petition soon, which shows how grave this problem is. I really have no idea why Sony would do this considering each and every DLC has been region free till now, and only GT5 DLC causes this issue. Is GT5 a special game that gets treated differently?

One poster in GAF responded angrily, “They are going to loose lots of money with this stupid decision.I know a few other people who also have separate accounts for buying and gaming.”

Kazonuri Yamauchi, the producer of Gran Turismo 5 is getting blasted on his Twitter account as we speak, and this mess has got really serious now. The US launch has been delayed till October 25th as we covered here, so they still have chance to minimize the damage a little bit.

From another user in the PS Blog.

Have you encountered problems with the Gran Turismo 5 DLC? You can bombard Kazonuri’s Twitter account here, if you don’t like this. Please tell us in the comments section below and yeah, I know Spa Francorchamps is awesome.


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