On Wednesday Gran Turismo 5 was finally released after six years in development and numerous delays.

Polyphony Digital now promises frequent upgrades of GT5 in the future. An upgrade for the online mode was available via the PlayStation Network on Wednesday, and a new upgrade that improves the online mode will be available this coming Saturday.

The new upgrade will make it easier to regulate the online races. As it is now, it’s hard to take advantage of the enormous car park, since people generally are free to choose which car they want to use. The new upgrade will include things like max power restrictions and weight restrictions, according to Eurogamers interview with the game’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi.

“It’s like a living creature, dynamically growing as we speak.”, he said.

Sony has had major problems with the online experience of the game since it was launched, and has actually advised players to turn off the network connection to get a better gaming experience. Even the single player modes of the game was affected by this problem, due to the online integration of the game in general.

“Yesterday the online service was kind of in a critical state,” Yamauchi told Eurogamer. “The data centre was set up to handle 500,000 connections but the number of connections we received greatly exceeded that amount and there was a high chance of experiencing problems as a result.”

The upgrade on Saturday will be the first of several from Polyphony Digital. According to Yamauchi there will be constant upgrades to improve all aspects of the game continuously.

“Online updates are planned of course for leaderboards and matchmaking – [they’re] all planned in the process of evolution.”

Gran Turismo 5 is developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game is now available on the Playstation 3.

(via Spill.no, Eurogamer)