Gran Turismo 5 DLC account locked, and DLC delayed for the US
Eager GT fans learned something new when they purchased the latest DLC of Gran Turismo 5 in Asia and Europe stores. If you're planning to get the latest Downloadable Content(DLC) of Gran Turismo 5, and have multiple accounts in PSN, buy the DLC on your main account, because that DLC will be locked to that account.
Specific DLC's can be locked to a specific region, but content being account locked? that's a new one for PS3 owners out there, on top of that Polyphony Digital didn't mention the account lock before the DLC release. The DLC is now out for Asia and Europe, but some gamer's actually bought the DLC with an alternate account hoping to share it with other accounts.
A lot of gamers are now complaining about this arrangement, who wouldn't really. In the official website of Gran Turismo 5, they posted a notice finally informing gamer's about the DLC's account lock. Pretty late to tell people. Fine, locking the DLC on one account, but consumers should know about the restriction before it's release.
This is a notice regarding the Gran Turismo 5 DLC, for those who have multiple accounts on the PlayStation® Network.
The DLC released on October 18 is tied to the Account ID used to purchase the DLC. It is not possible to use the DLC with accounts other than the one that was used to make the actual purchase. Therefore please make sure to purchase the DLC with the account that is used to play Gran Turismo 5
So people planning to buy the DLC from the Europe or Asian PSN Stores, make sure you purchase it for your main account.
Aside from learning about the account lock, the DLC has been delayed for the US. They announced the delay via tweet, now the DLC will be arriving on the North American PSN Store on October 25 with something extra they say. Shocked about this sudden delay? Kaz Yamauchi tweeted that he just found out about the delay himself. Not a good day for GT fans indeed.
[Source: GT Planet]