Japanese, experienced studio has a lot of work to do with the latest installment of the iconic racing series. After the chaos caused by the introduced patches, the devs apologize and announce a set of changes – including compensation for aggrieved players.
Gran Turismo 7 was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated items in the first half of 2022. Sony, however, cannot talk about a problem-free release period – changes in the calculation of prizes for winning races, microtransactions and temporary problems with the servers meant that fans of the genre had reason to complain.
Polyphony Digital, however, is aware of any inconvenience. In the latest entry, Kazunori Yamauchi confirms a number of changes that will take place in Gran Turismo 7. The main developer also apologizes for the recent unfortunate changes that were dictated by the desire to balance the economy of the game. Recalculation of the rewards system was necessary and the update was intended to fix an issue with inconsistent prize payouts in some World Circuit events.
“Thank you for your continued support and feedback on Gran Turismo 7, your voices have not gone unheard. I would like to apologize for the frustration and confusion caused last week with our patch updates which resulted in, not only a server outage but also adjustments to the in-game economy which were made without a clear explanation to our community.”
Yamauchi reported that players who have suffered losses as a result of the modifications will receive a free credit package worth 1 million Cr. The prize will soon go to the accounts of racing enthusiasts.
The next patch will be available in early April. The developers will provide more events (including eight new one-hour endurance races) and the number of used and legendary cars available will be increased. The team will introduce a higher limit of unpaid loans in players’ wallets from 20 million Cr. up to 100 million Cr., but most of all it will refine and increase the prizes obtained in the struggle.
“To improve the player experience, we will be rolling out a considerable patch in the beginning of April. The number of events will be increased, and we will reestablish the reward system with greater balance throughout the game to benefit all players.”
Moreover, from now until the end of April, there will be some additional fixes that will take into account new cars, tracks, and a few other amenities.
The studio is working on the next aspects of the game, including Increasing the value of reward payouts for limited game time, adding more World Circuit competitions and endurance races, introducing online time trials and the possibility of selling cars, but so far does not specify specific dates for the changes.