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Gran Turismo 7 is finally online after a 30-hour outage


Inadvertent problems were introduced by a defective patch.

Image: Polyphony Digital/Sony Interactive Entertainment

It’s been 30 hours since Gran Turismo 7, one of the year’s most popular PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 titles, went down. Gran Turismo 7’s restricted offline mode was the consequence of yesterday’s longer than planned server maintenance due to a faulty upgrade.

It took Polyphony Digital more than 24 hours to offer an update on the difficulties after the maintenance extension rendered the majority of Gran Turismo 7 unusable for 30 hours, including the career mode and multiplayer. A fresh and working 1.08 update has been released by Polyphony Digital, and the game is now back online.


Game creator and CEO of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, says, “We found an issue where the game would not start correctly in certain situations just before the 1.07 update was released.” In order to emphasise the safety of the save data of users, we decided to halt the delivery of the 1.07 update and to produce a 1.08 corrective update. “This was a rare problem that was not noticed during testing on development hardware or QA sessions before to the release.”

Image: Cameron Faulkner

Gran Turismo 7 users will get less credits as a result of the faulty update’s changes to the reward structure for select events. Consequently, saving enough in-game cash for the best automobiles becomes much more difficult, making the game a lot more of a grind for gamers.

A large number of vehicles and races are part of Yamauchi’s vision for GT7, he explains. The cost of automobiles is a crucial factor in conveying their worth and uniqueness, thus I believe it’s necessary to relate it to real-world values. With GT7, I’d want to make it feasible for players to experience a wide range of vehicles in a number of different ways while also trying not to force them into mechanically repeating the same events.”


Gran Turismo 7’s credit system hasn’t yet been overhauled, but Yamauchi says it “pains” him that he can’t go into more detail. If you could keep an eye on the development of Gran Turismo 7 over a longer period of time, it would be really appreciated.

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