Will play Gran Turismo 7 is possible again, while the racing game was unplayable for 30 hours due to an unexpected maintenance and which especially lasted much longer than expected. The problem is that the game requires an internet connection to work and the connection could not be done since the servers were under maintenance.
Back to normal for Gran Turismo 7 after long maintenance
Polyphony Digital, which is developing the PlayStation-exclusive game, took more than 24 hours to share news about the issues. The studio apologizes for the hassle and the game is back online with a new working 1.08 update.
“Immediately prior to the release of Update 1.07, we discovered an issue where the game was not starting correctly in some cases on PS4 and PS5”explains Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital. “This was a rare issue that was not seen during testing on development hardware or pre-release QA sessions, but in order to prioritize the safety of users’ save data, we We have decided to discontinue the release of Update 1.07, and proceed with a patch update 1.08 ».
A change in the in-game economy
This problematic update also changed the reward system for some events, which means that players from Gran Turismo 7 get fewer credits. This makes it even harder to save in-game currency to buy the best cars
“In Grand Turismo 7, I would like users to be able to enjoy many cars and races, even without microtransactions”says Kazunori Yamauchi. “At the same time, the price of cars is an important element that conveys their value and rarity, so I think it’s important that it be linked to real-world prices. I want to make Grand Turismo 7 a game where you can enjoy a variety of cars in many different ways, and if possible, I’d like to try to avoid a situation where a player has to mechanically replay certain events over and over.”.
If you are a player Grand Turismo 7install the 1.0.8 update to be able to play again.