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Polyphony Digital hosts Gran Turismo 5 Online Event Finale

Polyphony Digital is hosting Gran Turismo 5 Online Event Finale, a month-long online event to see out the end of its PlayStation 3 racing game Gran Turismo 5, according to a post on the series' official website.

Beginning April 30 at 8:00 p.m. PDT until May 30 7:00 p.m. PDT, players will be able to participate in two online events:

  • Online Event Finale Stage 1: Mazda Roadster Touring Car '11 / Top Gear Test Track
  • Online Event Finale Stage 2: Nissan GT-R N24 Schulze Motorsports '11 / Nürburgring 24h

Participating players will have the chance to receive five cars for Gran Turismo 6, the Abarth Grande Punto ‘09, Renault Sport Megane R.S. Trophy ‘11, Nissan Fairlady Z (Z34) ‘08, Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance ‘12 and the Subaru S206 NBR Challenge Package ‘12.

To receive the cars, users are required start GT6 on the PS3 between June 2 11:00 p.m. PDT and June 29 8:00 p.m. PDT while logged in with the same SEN ID used to register the events lap times.

Sony will shut down online support, including seasonal events, online lobbies and more for GT5 on May 31. Downloadable content for GT5 will no longer be available in the PlayStation Store after April 30. Services for Gran Turismo TV in GT5 will end March 14, 2015.