In an interview with Eurogamer today, Gran Turismo 5 creator Kazunori Yamauchi addresses technical problems currently facing the title.
“Yesterday the online service was kind of in a critical state," he said. “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.”
Earlier today Sony issued a statement regarding the issues, which have forced the company to limit certain features of GT5 such as the updating of the Community Log.
Yamauchi detailed some of the measures being taken to resolve the situation: "The design of the GT game really integrates the online and offline parts. So the problems online actually affected the offline play as well. Right now we've changed the number of simultaneous connections that are possible to one million, doubling the number, and we're trying to gauge what will happen, but we don't know at this point in time."