Gran Turismo 6 will launch alongside a hefty day one update because it just isn't possible to squeeze everything into the game's tight production schedule, its creator Kazunori Yamauchi has told Eurogamer.
"It's the same every time," said Yamauchi. "Everything's very tight. It's an incredibly tight schedule. As to being able to include everything we want to on day one, we probably won't be able to.
"I think for the 12 months following the release we'll continue to update the software. Because in Gran Turismo 6 we're preparing a lot of different things we haven't even touched on yet."
The patch is likely to affect both the offline and online modes, says Yamauchi.
"I can be almost certain that there'll be a day one patch applied," he confirmed. "The online features are already working - we'll be updating it with a day one patch, and we're still overflowing with stuff we'd like to do. So I think the day one patch will be a fairly large patch."
Gran Turismo 6 will be released December 6.
Let's hope the patch isn't too big as it'll likely take an age to download and install, which is the last thing you'll want to do when you finally get your hands on the game.