End of the line for Gran Turismo 6 in March 2018
With Gran Turismo Sport out the gates, Polyphony Digital is ready to wheel Gran Turismo 6 back into the garage for good. Online services for the PlayStation 3 title and it’s companion app, GT6 Track Path Editor, will end on 28 March 2018.
Community, Open Lobby, Quick Match, and Seasonal Events will no longer be accessible once the servers shut down. Additionally, DLC distribution will cease by 31 January. You’re free to redownload your game data and play its offline features, however, and the developers have put out a notice regarding in-game credits.
Warning Regarding In-Game Credits
If you have deleted your game data after purchasing credits from the GT Store, please make sure to install/redeem the credits again before the end of the online service to have them available in-game. The installation/redemption of credits can be done in-game from [My Home] -> [GT Store] -> [Purchased Content]. It will no longer be possible to install/redeem credits after the end of the online service.
How to re-download Credits when your game data has been deleted
Even if you accidently delete your game data after the end of the online service, it will still be possible to re-download and re-install the credits. To re-download them, go to the [Download List] in the PlayStation®Store, or go to [PSN] -> [Account Management] -> [Purchase History] -> [Download List] from the PlayStation®3 XMB (Cross Media Bar).
Gran Turismo 6 featured partnerships with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Ayrton Senna Institute, the FIA (International Automobile Federation), and even NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), marking a first for the latter two — for those wondering, players got to explore the Moon on a Lunar Rover.
That said, it’s time for fans to focus on Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4. A holiday update was released on 22 December, adding the single-player GT League, a new layout for Kyoto Driving Park, as well as a wide variety of new vehicles.