Following the controversy linked to the last update of Gran Turismo 7, Sony has decided to open its cash drawers… virtual of course.
A few days ago, Gran Turismo 7 fell out of favor with many players following a very controversial update. Following a technical problem, Polyphony Digital had to carry out an emergency maintenance, thus blocking access to the servers for all players for more than 24 hours, which also includes the single player mode. Once recovered, Gran Turismo 7 has yet again made its own.
The players have indeed realized that it was even more difficult to be able to buy vehicles, which now require a lot of credits. This therefore pushes them to go to the cash register by spending their real money against virtual cars, or to redo the most profitable races to complete their collection of racing cars. Today, Sony has the answer to all your ills.
In a press release, the firm explains the recent incidents on Gran Turismo 7. Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, said: “I would like to apologize for the frustration and confusion that was caused by our update last week, which not only crashed the servers but also resulted in adjustments to the in-game economy that were done without giving a clear explanation to our community.
The previously deployed update patch was supposed to rectify an issue with inconsistent rewards in a portion of World Circuit Events. But, to re-establish the desired balance and offer fairer rewards, based on time invested and on completion, it was necessary to recalculate the entire reward system.”
Will the players pass the towel?
Faced with the reception of this new calculation method, the studio explains that a series of updates will be introduced from April aimed at creating more events and restoring the reward system with better balance. Players who were also affected by last week’s incident should all receive a credit pack worth 1 million Cr. per person. The studio obviously calls on players to understand its long-term vision. Will these free credits succeed in passing the pill?
As for updates, here’s what the studio has planned in the coming weeks:
- Increased rewards in the second half of Worlds Circuits events by around 100% on average.
- Added high rewards for completing the Circuit Experience with All Gold/All Bronze results.
- Increased rewards in Online Races.
- Inclusion of a total of 8 new one-hour Endurance Race events in Missions. These events will also give greater rewards.
- Increased the maximum limit of unpurchased credits in players’ wallets by 20M Cr. at 100M Cr.
- Increased amount of Used and Legend cars available at all times.