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there are 30mins+ of unskippable movies, menus and dialogues on first game launch lol, before you get to the first real menu. that's *after* it puts you into a "music rally" drive mode while does the last 20mins of loading. never ever change, polyphony digital
― goole, Friday, 4 March 2022 21:34 (one year ago) link
yesterday the game was down for a full day. a server maintenance window was extended indefinitely while they sorted out something. due to always-on internet requirements only a small fraction of arcade races were playable.
the mood in the playerbase was already testy, as the patch notes for the update were mainly reductions in rewards, for a game that is already shaping up to be excessively grindy and pitched towards microtransactions.
today it's up again after a 2nd update, with this amazing statement:
I wanted to explain what happened in this update.
Immediately before the release of the 1.07 update, we discovered an issue where the game would not start properly in some cases on product versions for the PS4 and PS5.
This was a rare issue that was not seen during tests on the development hardware or the QA sessions prior to the release, but in order to prioritize the safety of the save data of the users, we decided to interrupt the release of the 1.07 update, and to make a 1.08 correctional update.
This is the reason for the delay.
My sincere apologies for the late report to everyone.
Also in this update, some event rewards have been adjusted. I wanted to also explain the reasons for it and our plans going forward.
In GT7 I would like to have users enjoy lots of cars and races even without microtransactions.
At the same time the pricing of cars is an important element that conveys their value and rarity, so I do think it’s important for it to be linked with the real world prices.
I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy a variety of cars lots of different ways, and if possible would like to try to avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again.
We will in time let you know the update plans for additional content, additional race events and additional features that will constructively resolve this.
It pains me that I can’t explain the details regarding this at this moment, but we plan on continuing to revise GT7 so that as many players as possible can enjoy the game.
We would really appreciate it if everyone could watch over the growth of Gran Turismo 7 from a somewhat longer term point of view.
― goole, Friday, 18 March 2022 19:27 (one year ago) link
So disappointing. I would never touch micro transactions anyway but this has soured my whole demeanour towards playing. Sad because I was enjoying it before this but it is a bit of a slap in the face towards some loose principles I have
― hrep (H.P), Saturday, 19 March 2022 10:57 (one year ago) link