Developer of upcoming racing game, Gran Turismo 6 by Polyphony Digital has revealed that a big update will hit the game on its launch day in December 2013.
"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," said Kazunori Yamauchi, series creator in an interview to Eurogamer.
"I think for the 12 months following the release we'll continue to update the software. Because in Gran Turismo 6 we're preparing a lot of different things we haven't even touched on yet."
He also said that the studio plans to make improvements on the game's multiplayer mode in the launch day patch.
"I can be almost certain that there'll be a day one patch applied. The online features are already working - we'll be updating it with a day one patch, and we're still overflowing with stuff we'd like to do. So I think the day one patch will be a fairly large patch."
Yamauchi also spoke on the change in game development and addressed how the studio is moving from boxed product to service, "I think you're sort of right in that we've really changed how we make games now. 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. I think it's a possibility that one day these types of update will be continuing for our titles. More recently, the speed of our output is much, much faster."
The studio released its first game for PlayStation in 1998 and it is celebrating Fifteenth Year Anniversary of Gran Turismo with a documentary: with a new documentary titled "KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide," CVG reported.
The game will hit PlayStation 3 on Dec 6, 2013.