Gran Turismo 7 is a delightful game and if you own a PlayStation 4 or a PlayStation 5, I heartily recommend that you go wild with the racing game.
Still, not all is gold that shines in Gran Turismo 7. For example, there are some comments about the prices of cars in the game and how much real money you would have to use to buy certain cars. And then it doesn’t help that a new patch affects the purchasing power of gamers.
Gran Turismo 7 loses purchasing power
Purchasing power is something we’ve been hearing more often lately. As everything gets more expensive and income doesn’t grow that way, so you have fewer opportunities to buy things. Well, that’s what’s happening in Gran Turismo 7. The new patch has lowered the income. In various races, you now get less revenue when you win a race. And because of this, the already expensive cars are just a little further away from you. So that means you now have to run more races to buy a particular car. On VGC they have made a list with the different races that now have less income.
Gran Turismo 7 (Image: Sony)
In doing so, the first two races in this review feature precisely more credits. That really feels like a problem that has been solved. But the rest of the races are thus less income in Gran Turismo 7. The left hand side is the old amount, the right hand side is the new amount.
World Touring Car 800: 24 heures du Mans Racing Circuit: 5,000 Cr – 70,000 Cr
World Touring Car 800: Monza Circuit: 5,000 Cr – 70,000 Cr
World Rally Challenge: Alsace Village: 50,000 Cr – 30,000 Cr
Dirt Champions: Fisherman’s Ranch: 65,000 Cr – 30,000 Cr
Dirt Champions: Sardegna Windmills: 65,000 Cr – 40,000 Cr
Dirt Champions: Colorado Springs Lake: 65,000 Cr – 40,000 Cr
GT Cup Gr. 4: HIgh-Speed Ring: 65,000 Cr – 35,000 Cr
GT Cup Gr. 4: Brands Hatch GP Circuit: 65,000 Cr – 45,000 Cr
GT Cup Gr. 3: Spa Francorchamps: 75,000 Cr – 50,000 Cr
GT Cup Gr. 3: Suzuka Circuit: 75,000 Cr – 50,000 Cr
GT Cup Gr. 3: Autodrome Lago Maggiore: 75,000 Cr – 50,000 Cr
Clubman Cup Plus: High Speed Ring: 35,000 Cr – 25,000 Cr
Clubman Cup Plus: Tsukuba Circuit: 35,000 Cr – 25,000 Cr
Clubman Cup Plus: Goodwood: 35,000 Cr – 12,000 Cr
American Clubman Cup 700: Special Stage Route X: 30,000 Cr – 15,000 Cr
American FR Challenge 550: Blue Moon Bay Speedway : 15,000 Cr – 10,000 Cr
American FR Challenge 550: Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca : 15,000 Cr – 10,000 Cr
American FR Challenge 550: Willow Springs Raceway: 15,000 Cr – 10,000 Cr
So in this way, you have to spend more time in Gran Turismo 7 to unlock a certain car. Fortunately, the racing is very good, but it’s a shame that the developer implemented these points. It feels a bit like a thief of your own wallet.