Polyphony Digital has revealed a tentative Gran Turismo 7 roadmap that covers the next couple of major updates for the game. Said updates will bring better player rewards, abolish the limit on freely-earned credits, and much more.
What's in this Gran Turismo 7 roadmap?
Over on the official PlayStation blog, Polyphony president Kazunori Yamauchi begins by apologizing to the game's community. Last week, the studio explained its rationale behind changes made to Gran Turismo 7 microtransactions in the latest update. Players were unhappy with that explanation and with the update itself, which reduced payouts for certain races, making it harder to earn credits to buy content in-game. As part of the Gran Turismo 7 roadmap announcement, Yamauchi says all players will be given a million credits as compensation. To claim that reward, you'll have to log in between today and April 25th, and you'll need to have purchased your physical or digital copy of Gran Turismo 7 prior to today.
In addition to this apology, Polyphony also says it's rolling out a "considerable" update at the beginning of April. This update isn't adding new cars and circuits, which we know are on the way, but is instead focused on improving the player experience when it comes to earning credits. According to Polyphony, the April update will increase rewards from latter-half World Circuit events by 100% on average, and will also add high rewards for clearing Circuit Experience in all Gold or all Bronze results. Online Races will have their rewards increased, and eight new Endurance Races, each lasting an hour, will be added to Missions, all of them with higher rewards. Credits you've earned for free by playing the game will now be capped at 100 million instead of 20 million, and more Used and Legend cars will be on sale at any given time.
Looking ahead to the future, Polyphony also details what's coming to Gran Turismo 7 in later updates. Limited-time rewards will have their payout value increased, and there will be more World Circuit events added to the game. More Endurance Races will be added to Missions, including 24-hour Endurance Races, and Online Time Trials will also be added with a view to award rewards based on the player's time. Additionally, Polyphony says it'll make cars able to be sold. As you can see, there's plenty on its way to Gran Turismo 7, so hopefully, these changes will go some way towards addressing community complaints. You can read the full post over at the PlayStation Blog if you want more details.
What is Gran Turismo 7?
Gran Turismo 7 is the latest game in the long-running Gran Turismo racing series. It brings back a lot of classic series elements that were missing from 2017's Gran Turismo Sport, including the Driving School, Championships, and Special Events. Returning features from Sport include the titular GT Sport mode, the Brand Central feature, and Discover, among others. Gran Turismo 7 was originally due to launch in 2021, but was delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, eventually being released on March 4th this year.
You can pick up Gran Turismo 7 right now on PS5 and PS4. We still don't have a concrete release date for the update that's coming at the beginning of April, nor for any of the subsequent updates, so make sure you stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info about this.