Since Gran Turismo 7 was released earlier this year to a bit of a tumultuous launch, with complaints and even a review bomb campaign by disgruntled fans of the popular racing series. The complaints stretched far and wide and even affected gamers in the 3Bit community. Some of the issues are inconsistent payouts of in-game currency, a lack of endurance races, the inability to sell cars and even a massive server outage with their most recent patch.
But Polyphonic haven't been ignoring what the community is saying it would seem, as in a new addition to the PlayStation Blog, Kazunori Yamauchi, the President of Polyphony Digital and Creator of Gran Turismo, has released a statement about a new update coming this April. Yamauchi acknowledged that "We know that this is not the Gran Turismo experience you expect". And with the patch update will be giving players 1 million Cr (in-game currency) to affected players. To claim this you will need to log in to Gran Turismo 7 before April 25th 2022.
Additionally, Yamauchi gave details of the new update coming to Gran Turismo 7 at the start of April (date not specified). This "considerable patch" will include the following an increase of rewards from events in the latter half of the World Circuits by approximately 100% on average, the addition of high rewards for clearing the Circuit Experience in all Gold/All Bronze results, an increase of rewards in Online Races, Inclusion of a total of eight new one-hour Endurance Race events to Missions, these endurance races will also have higher reward settings, an increase in the upper limit of non-paid credits in player wallets from 20M Cr. to 100M Cr. A higher quantity of "Used" and "Legend" cars on offer at any given time.
Yamauchi has also given us a glimpse into the near future of Gran Turismo 7 with a few features that will be coming in future patches to which you can check out in the list below taken directly from the PlayStation Blog.
Increase the payout value of limited-time rewards as we develop as a live service.
Further World Circuit event additions.
Addition of Endurance Races to Missions, including 24-hour races.
Addition of Online Time Trials and awarding of rewards according to the player's difference with the top ranked time.
Make it so cars can be sold.
But are all these fixes that are planned enough? That we will have to wait and see on. Be sure to join us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to let us know in this article's comments. If you want to read Yamauchi's full statement, you can do so by following the link to the PlayStation Blog post here. However, before you go, click that follow button below as we continue to bring you all the latest from across the gaming world, along with other great pieces of content from our community!
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