After going offline, most of its features are not playable to any user for more than 24 hours, Gran Turismo 7 supported, with its developer, Polyphony Digital, explaining what happened.
In one Posted on the game’s website, Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi explains that what should have been a simple update has resulted in its latest PlayStation-exclusive racing title not being available during a day. “Shortly prior to the release of update 1.07,” reads the post, “we discovered an issue where the game would not start properly in some cases on product versions for PS4 and PS5.” The developer went on to explain that this bug may have somehow affected the user’s data saving, resulting in the game crashing.
“This is a rare issue that is not encountered during development hardware tests or pre-release QA sessions, but in order to prioritize the safety of user save data, we have decided to interrupt the release of update 1.07 and to make a fix update 1.08… I sincerely apologize for the late reporting to everyone. ”
Yamauchi went on to explain the reasoning behind some of the upcoming changes Gran Turismo 7 in its latest patch, which includes adjustments to credit rewards at the end of events and races. “In GT7, I want users to enjoy multiple cars and races even without microtransactions,” explains Yamauchi. “At the same time, the price of cars is an important factor in conveying their value and rarity, so I think it is important that it is linked to actual prices.”