Game news Gran Turismo 7: Still unplayable, teetering between disappointment and public anger
But what happens at Polyphony Digital? While the launch of the game was a success, since yesterday morning, Gran Turismo 7 does not seem to be doing well. An incident that could cost Sony dearly.
EDIT: Playable again!
It’s 16:12 now, Gran Turismo 7 is back to play on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 for a few minutes. In a few minutes, a special news item will be posted outlining the changes made by this maintenance.
Gran Turismo, no tourism
Since its release on March 4, Gran Turismo 7 has been releasing one update per week to improve its performance, fixing bugs here and there and optimizing certain mechanisms. It is for this purpose that Polphony Digital released patch 1.07 yesterday morning.a description of which you can also find at this address. In this case, server maintenance also took place early in the morning, initially for two hours, which made the game unavailable because it requires a mandatory connection.
It was only then that what should have been a simple random freeze turned into a kind of technical chaos. As of 8:00 am yesterday morning, the Gran Turismo 7 servers are still not restored and the game is simply not available worldwide.
Why exactly? The developers posted a post during the day to explain… a bit.
Due to an issue found in the 1.07 update, we will be extending the server maintenance time. We will let everyone know as soon as possible when this is completed. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience while we work to resolve the issue.
The simulator is still in the garage
While the public does not stop expressing its dissatisfaction, the Japanese developers were clearly trying to find a solution today. The result was another patch, naturally named 1.08.which can already be downloaded and installed on your console. The problem is that absolutely nothing has changed: the servers are still closed and it is still impossible to access the content of the car situation.
Discontent begins to be felt on social networks. The sheer number of players, which could easily number in the millions, simply can’t play the game they sometimes bought at full price: €69.99 on PS4, €79.99 on PS5 and even €99.99 on the 25th Anniversary Edition.
And again, this is only part of the argument, sincea real buzz around an annoying topic: microtransactions are starting to rise.
Forced microtransactions causing scandal
Because yesterday’s patch 1.07 description did state that some single event rewards have been adjusted. If it is impossible to check what exactly, the game is not available due to long-term support, some players, however, were able to briefly access the contents of the software, apparently slipping through the cracks and giving disturbing feedback.
As such, Polyphony Digital has drastically reduced the amount of credits for certain events, to half of what it used to be. The problem is that the previous reward was already abnormally low compared to the reward in Gran Turismo Sport, and this is in a logical perspective: encourage players to draw a blue card and complete microtransactions.
With further reductions in rewards for single events, purchasing certain vehicles will become almost impossible, or at least very time consuming.the fundamental principle on which all Gran Turismo 7 is based. So to say, cars that could be bought directly for 2.99 euros in a sports episode now cost an unimaginable amount of about 40 euros. And for a legendary car priced at 12 million in-game credits, you need to be ready to pay now… 120€.
A completely biased economy, if true, after the return of the servers, which could very well make the situation unbearable for casual players. (and God knows they are). We will of course keep you updated on the situation.
No server, no singleplayer, so this is the future of everything connected, are there really people who advocate this always connected policy? So the GT7 deserves to be commended and re-tested by the JV press. #PS5Share, #GranTurismo7 pic.twitter.com/ETiF03SpRw
— ShinCloud 🐼 (@PandaShinCloud) March 17, 2022
TO Max_Dodgerjeuxvideo.com journalist