That’s it people. We knew this day would come, and now we finally have a date. On March 28, 2018 at 12:00 UTC, the Gran Turismo 6 online servers will be shutting down.
On 28 March 2018 at 12:00 UTC, the online services of the PlayStation®3-exclusive software Gran Turismo 6 will come to an end. Prior to this on 31 January 2018, we will also end the distribution of downloadable content that can be used in-game.
After the end period, it will no longer be possible to utilize online services such as the Community, Open Lobby, Quick Match, and Seasonal Events. The offline portions of the game can still be played.
We would like to thank the many users of the Gran Turismo 6 online service since its first launch in 2013. From here on, we will continue to further improve the online services for the currently available title “Gran Turismo Sport”.
This shouldn’t come as a shock to Gran Turismo fans as the same thing happened to Gran Turismo 5 servers. However, unlike GT Sport, you will still be able to play GT6 offline. Just not against other players, unless they are on the couch next to you. Also, Community, Open Lobby, Quick Match, and Seasonal Events will no longer be available.
However, there are some important details you’ll need to know. These contain to purchased credits and the “Track Path Editor” app.
Any game data that you may have deleted after purcahsing credits from the GT Store must be installed/redeemed again. Once the servers go offline you will not get another chance and will loose them. To do this go to [My Home] -> [GT Store] -> [Purchased Content].
However, once this is done you can still delete your game data and get all your credits back. You will not have to worry about accidentally deleting your game and loosing everything if you did the step above. Just go to [Download List] in the PlayStation®Store, or go to [PSN] -> [Account Management] -> [Purchase History] -> [Download List] from the PlayStation®3 XMB (Cross Media Bar).
Track Path Editor
The GT6 Track Path Editor app allowed you to make your own custom tracks. You could make virtually anything you wanted (see video) and be able to drive it in-game.
However, since it is also an online component of GT6, it to will be shutting down. After March 28 you will no longer be able to transfer tracks to GT6. If you haven’t tried out the editor yet make sure to do it soon. March seems far away, but will be here sooner than you think.
If you were waiting for the very end to get GT Sport you finally have a date. Might as well get a PS4 and GT Sport now before March. GT Sport is always adding new cars, tracks, and features, and is a lot of fun. The addition of a much better photomode, called Scapes, and the ability to make a custom livery are also two really cool features.