The new patch Gran Turismo 7 reduces foreign currency rewards, feeding more criticism on microtransactions
A new update for Grand Tourism 7 has been posted today, pupcing the Title PlayStation 5, PS4 to version 1.07 and bringing many minor adjustments as well as the introduction of the mode of diffusion. However, a certain note of updating already arouses controversy within the race simulator community, because it has become clear that a selection of races have seen their rewards in reduced appropriations. The official website of Gran Turismo describes the change as an adjustment of “rewards for events inside the ‘World Circuits’ depending on the driving time and difficulty”.
Of course, the complaints surrounding the approach of the game of boiling microtransactions already after its launch, the decision to reduce credit rewards has been considered as a way to push real purchases to customers. While two events have actually seen their earnings after the race increase dramatically, 16 others saw their gains reduced by half or more.
The DISCOR DDM user shared price changes in their entirety (via VGC), and we have translated this information into the table you see below.
|Event||Original credit reward||New credit reward|
|World Touring Car 800: 24 Hours of Le Mans Racing Circuit||5 000 Cr||70,000 CR|
|World Touring Car 800: Monza Circuit||5 000 Cr||70,000 CR|
|World Challenge of Rally: Alsace Village||50 000 Cr||30 000 CR|
|Champions of dirt: the fishermen’s ranch||65 000 Cr||30 000 CR|
|Dirt Champions: Sardinia Windmills||65 000 Cr||40 000 CR|
|Earth Champions: Colorado Springs Lake||65 000 Cr||40 000 CR|
|GT Cup Gr. 4: High Speed Ring||65 000 Cr||35 000 CR|
|GT Cup Gr. 4: Brands Hatch GP Circuit||65 000 Cr||45 000 CR|
|GT Cup Gr. 3: SPA Francorchamps||75 000 Cr||50 000 CR|
|GT Cup Gr. 3: Suzuka Circuit||75 000 Cr||50 000 CR|
|GT Cup Gr.3: Autodrome Lago Maggiore||75 000 Cr||50 000 CR|
|ClubMan Cup Plus: High Speed Ring||35 000 Cr||25 000 CR|
|Clubman Cup Plus: Tsukuba Circuit||35 000 Cr||25 000 CR|
|ClubMan Cup Plus: Goodwood||35 000 Cr||12 000 CR|
|American Clubman Cup 700: Special Route x||30 000 Cr||15 000 Cr|
|American FR CHALLENGE 550: Blue Moon Bay Speedway||15 000 Cr||10,000 cr|
|American FR CHALLENGE 550: Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca||15 000 Cr||10,000 cr|
|American Challenge EN 550: Willow Springs Raceway||15 000 Cr||10,000 cr|
The criticism of the approach started the day of the exit of Gran Turismo 7, on March 4, 2022, when a range of microtransactions has been put online parallel to the game. Currently, on the Boutique PS , you can buy up to 2,000,000 credits for $ 15.99 £ / 19.99. Then there are other options like 250,000 credits for $ 3.99 / $ 4.99 and 750,000 credits at $ 7.99 / $ 9.99.
As we noted in our Gran Turismo 7 test on PS5 , the option to buy more credits on the PS Store is directly under your overall credit balance. “With the” Refill on the Playstation Store “icon previously displayed under your credit balance, it is clear that you can pay your way immediately to the best cars of the game. During the review process, we are not Never felt in digital money. However, the reduction in the number of credits rewarded on several events could change this and encourage more players to consider yielding to microtransactions.
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