Gran Turismo 7
Ben Borthwick by on Mar 25, 2022

Gran Turismo 7 giving one million Credits to players to apologise for last week’s downtime

Polyphony Digital’s making amends for last week’s downtime in Gran Turismo 7 that rendered much of the game unplayable for over a day.

Over on the PlayStation Blog, studio president Kazunori Yamauchi apologised for the “frustration and confusion” caused by the outage. “We know that this is not the Gran Turismo experience you expect and we will be making a goodwill gesture in the form of a non-paid credit pack of 1 million Cr. available to those players who may have been affected.”

Yamauchi also apologised once more for not explaining recent adjustments to the in-game economy. The patch was apparently intended to fix an issue with “inconsistent reward payouts” for World Circuit Events. Yamauchi revealed, however. that the entire rewards system needed to be recalculated. This was, Yamauchi says, “to re-establish the intended equilibrium and provide more accurate rewards based on time investment and completion”.

To that end, Polyphony has promised a “considerable” patch for Gran Turismo 7 at the beginning of April. This update will also increase the number of events, and will re-establish the reward system. The intention here is to provide “greater balance throughout the game to benefit all players.”

This update includes an increase in rewards in the latter half of the World Circuits by about 100%. Polyphony also promise the patch will increase the number of cars on offer, and add eight new one hour Endurance Race events. Polyphony has also promised changes beyond this April update. They’ll include more World Circuit additions, the addition of 24 hour races, Online Time Trials & more.

To claim your 1million credits, players will have to have owned Gran Turismo 7 prior to today. They’ll have until Monday April 25 at 8am UK time to do so by logging into the game.

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Gran Turismo 7

on PlayStation 5
Gran Turismo 7

Release Date:

04 March 2022