Sony’s newly released Gran Turismo 7 was essentially unplayable for almost 24 hours as constant server maintenance prevented GT7 owners from accessing the game.
The issue has been pinned to an issue related to the most recent patch, but there have been no further updates from the Gran Turismo team in the last 16 hours and the game remains offline.
Due to an issue found in Update 1.07, we are extending the Server Maintenance period. We will notify everyone as soon as this is likely to be completed. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience while we work to resolve the issue. # GT7
– Gran Turismo (@thegranturismo) March 17, 2022
Unfortunately, despite its heavy single-player focus, Gran Turismo 7 requires an always-online internet connection to play. With servers unavailable, players cannot access their personal inventory and garages, nor race, hot laps, participate in licensing events, or even customize umbrellas. their bowl. There are only two modes available in GT7 when the game is offline: an arcade mode with some small cars, and an eccentric and very limited Music Rally mode.
This prolonged server outage comes after heavy player criticism of the latest update for a series of notable drops in the amount of credits awarded for specific races. . Shrinking payouts for some single-player events will make buying GT7’s most expensive cars even longer than it used to. GT7’s Metacritic User Rating is currently free.
These newly reduced payouts also come after heavy criticism over the GT7’s surprisingly robust micro-reaction model, which was only activated after GT7 reviews were published. . While the cars in the 2017 GT Sport are offered for sale individually (priced from US$1 to US$5), the GT7’s cash-in solution means players are tempted to speed up their vehicle collection. Their GT7 using real money is being asked to pay up to US$40 for a single vehicle. These cars We available in-game by grinding credits, but the latest update has ensured that it takes longer.
IGN’s Gran Turismo 7 review noted the stunning graphics, great ride, and plenty of racing options made it the best movie since PlayStation 2 dominance, but said the single-player mode Its always online seems unnecessary punishment.
Luke is the Games Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. You can chat with him on Twitter @MrLukeReilly.
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