Gran Turismo 7 is now fully playable after server issues forced the game’s primary features to be disabled for more than 24 hours
Gran Turismo 7, one of the year’s most popular PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games, is back online following a 30-hour outage. Yesterday’s server repair took longer than expected, leaving users upset with Gran Turismo 7’s limited offline option.
For 30 hours, much of Gran Turismo 7, including the career mode and multiplayer, was unavailable, and developer Polyphony Digital took more than 24 hours to provide an update on the issues following the maintenance extension. Polyphony Digital has since apologized for the issues, and the game has been restored to full functionality with the addition of a new and functional 1.08 update.
Additionally, the defective update altered the rewards system for some events, resulting in Gran Turismo 7 users receiving fewer credits. This makes it much more difficult to save up in-game currency for the best automobiles and significantly increases the game’s grind factor.
It is unknown what future adjustments to Gran Turismo 7 will be made to the credit system, but Yamauchi says it “pains” him that he cannot discuss them in detail at the moment. “We would be extremely grateful if everyone could keep an eye on the evolution of Gran Turismo 7 over a longer period of time.”