Polyphony Digital has apologized for Gran Turismo 7’s bumpy start by offering players free credits and a “major” fix coming next month.
In a post on PlayStation Blog, Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi apologized for “the frustration and confusion caused last week” when the developer reduced the rewards players could earn after the game’s release – what prompting many to say that the developer pushed them into microtransactions.
The community quickly became annoyed as they now had to play more to unlock the same rewards or pay up to $40 for a single car, and the game was also unplayable for a day since the servers were down after the update failed.
Unfortunately, Polyphony Digital is giving away a little over $10 worth of one million free credits that will be automatically awarded to anyone who played the game before March 25th and plays it again before April 25th.
Also, an update will be released in early April to improve the economy of Gran Turismo 7 and implement the following changes:
- Increase rewards by around 100% on average in events in the second half of the World Circuits.
- Added high rewards for completing Circuit experience in all Gold/All Bronze results.
- Increase in rewards in online races.
- Add a total of eight new hour-long endurance race events to the missions. These also have higher reward settings.
- Raised the cap on unpaid balances in player wallets from 20m Cr. up to 100 million cr.
- Increase the range of used and legendary cars at any time.
While these updates will be arriving over the next few weeks, Polyphony Digital will also be managing a number of other updates “in the short term.”
These include increasing limited time event rewards, adding more World Circuit events, adding endurance and 24 hour races, adding online time trials and adding the option to sell cars.
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