An Update to Our Players
Dear Gran Turismo Community,
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 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 you all.
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 Credit Ticket worth 1,000,000 Cr. available to those players who may have been affected*. You will see this hit your accounts shortly. Make sure you log into the game before April 25 to redeem the ticket.
The Update previously deployed was intended to rectify an issue with inconsistent reward payouts within some of the World Circuits events. But, to re-establish the intended balance and provide more accurate rewards based on time investment and completion, it was necessary to recalculate the rewards system as a whole.
To improve the player experience, we will be rolling out a considerable Update in the beginning of April. The number of events will be increased, and we will re-establish the reward system with greater balance throughout the game to benefit all players.
Changes that will come into effect beginning of April:
・Increased rewards for the latter half of the World Circuits events by approximately 100% on average;
・Addition of large rewards for clearing the Circuit Experiences with all Gold or Bronze results;
・Increased rewards for the online races;
・Addition of eight new one-hour Endurance Race events to Missions. These will also have larger rewards;
・Increase the player's wallet upper limit of non-paid Credits from 20,000,000 to 100,000,000;
・Increase the quantity of Used and Legend Cars on offer at any given time.
Beyond this there will be a few additional Updates deployed between now and the end of April which will add new cars and course layouts, as well as implementing some other fixes.
Finally, we also want to take the opportunity to lay out some of the near-term Updates we are working on. We can’t confirm an exact date or specifics yet, but will give advance notice via www.gran-turismo.com:
・Increase the reward payout of limited-time events as we develop as a live service;
・Addition of more World Circuits events;
・Addition of more Endurance Races to Missions, including 24-hour races;
・Addition of online Time Trials with rewards based on the player’s position in the online rankings;
・Being able to sell cars.
We want to thank you for your continued patience and valuable feedback as we grow and evolve GT7 to make it as enjoyable and rewarding for as many players as possible. We always want to keep communication lines open with our community so that we can work together to build the best racing experience possible.
President of Polyphony Digital, Creator of Gran Turismo
*Limit 1 per person. Must own a digital or physical copy of GT7 for PS4 or PS5 prior to the publication of this post (Friday, March 25 at 1:00am PST) and log into Gran Turismo 7 between Friday, March 25 at 5:00pm JST / 8:00am GMT / 1:00am PDT and Monday, April 25 at 5:00pm JST / 8:00am GMT / 1:00am PDT to receive the free Credit Ticket.