After more than a year of waiting, Gran Turismo 7 has officially arrived to store shelves. From its original summer 2020 announcement, the game went on to face an uncertain wait time with the delay it was given later on. The most surprising discovery was finding the game to be a cross-generation release between PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 after the title was showcased to be unique for the newer hardware.
In our review for the game, we found the game to be a sequel many fans needed for a new Gran Turismo installment. “Gran Turismo 7 succeeds, in part, because it remembers those old ways and strikes a fantastic balance between the competitive racer and the lazy Sunday driver who wants a chill mocha and drive. […] Hardcore racing sim fans and casual used car enthusiasts are in luck, Gran Turismo 7 is back and better than ever.”
However, as embargos for the game were lifted and reviews were already published, Sony Interactive Entertainment/Polyphony Digital waited until launch this past Friday to open microtransactions for the game. Video Game Chronicles found the pricing for in-game cars to be alarming when compared to previous games like Gran Turismo Sport.
The prices for its credits are: 100,000 credits – $2.49 / £1.99, 250,000 credits – $4.99 / £3.99, 750,000 credits – $9.99 / £7.99, and 2,000,000 credits – $19.99 / £15.99. But, what is surprising is that even buying the highest tier for the virtual currency for Gran Turismo 7 still might not be enough compared to the 2017 title that came before.
Cars such as the Porsche 919 Hybrid 16 & Audi R18 TDI ’11 which originally cost $4.99 in Gran Turismo Sport now translated to 3,000,000 credits in Gran Turismo 7 ($40). However, there are others that cost more like the Aston Martin Vulcan ’16 for 3,300,000 credits and McLaren P1 GTR ’16 for 3,600,000 credits that were originally priced at $4.99 on the predecessor too.
The publication goes on to note a previous State of Play for Gran Turismo 7 has referenced on car to cost as much as 20,000,000 credits, but such a price has yet to be revealed in the final release. Howbeit, there is no certainty if the original pricing has been revised or to be added later down the line asking for roughly $200.
Are you surprised by the decision for the microtransactions in Gran Turismo 7?
Gran Turismo 7 is out now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Source: Video Game Chronicles