New for Gran Turismo 7, the PlayStation Store will offer in-game purchases of additional credit packs in order to purchase in-game content at a faster rate.
The credit packs come in at 100,000 cr, 250,000 cr, 750,000 cr and 2,000,000 cr. If you’ve played Grand Theft Auto V, it’s similar to how Shark Cards work.
These packs are not necessary to complete the game, but rather offer a method to advance faster by buying credits as opposed to earning them through playing.
The packs weigh in at £1.99 | $2.49, £3.99 | $4.99, £7.99 | $9.99, or £15.99 | $19.99 respectively.
The math adds up to where it is better to purchase the highest pack than to buy multiple of the smallest pack. Because I like charts, here’s a helpful one:
|Bundle Amount||Regular Cost||Matching up to the next level|
|100,000 cr||£1.99 | $2.49||3x purchase = £5.97 | $7.47|
|250,000 cr||£3.99 | $4.99||3x purchase = £11.97 | $14.97|
|750,000 cr||£7.99 | $9.99||3x purchase = £23.97 | $29.97|
|2,000,000 cr||£15.99 | $19.99||Still £15.99 | $19.99 for 1x = 2,000,000 cr|
If you buy 20 of the 100,000 credit bundles, that would be £39.80 | $49.80, nearly triple the price of buying a single top level pack.
GRAN TURISMO SPORT VS GRAN TURISMO 7
It’s a bit different to how it worked in Gran Turismo Sport. In GT Sport, you could spend a specific amount of money to purchase the car itself. In GT7, you spend money to buy the credits themselves, which can then be used towards the cars and other in-game purchases.
In GT7, when attempting to purchase a car from anywhere in the game, it will allow you to use what you currently have in your virtual GT wallet, or if you want, you can choose to “Top-up” on the PlayStation store where it will take you to the PlayStation menu.
One thing in GT Sport, however, was the fact that the top-tiered cars, those that cost around 20,000,000 credits, could not be purchased with real money at all. Seemingly in GT7, this could be an option by just buying enough credit packs, plus the credits can go to other features in the game.
EXPERIENCES MAY VARY
Of course, credits can be obtained through normal gameplay, by winning races or completing tasks around the many different areas in the game. Whether you buy credits or earn them, the option is there regardless. If you pre-ordered the title, you’ll might even have a code included for extra credits depending on which version you got.
It’s all optional in the end of the day. How you progress through the game, whether you just pay for the base price of the game or you want to spend some extra money to advance quicker, is completely up to you. The option to purchase is there, but the ability to progress the title without the monetary boost is also there.
Gran Turismo 7 is now available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles. For more GT7 news, be sure to keep it pinned here at Traxion.GG.
GRAN TURISMO 7 CREDIT BUNDLES AND PRICES:
- 100,000 credits: £1.99 | $2.49
- 250,000 credits: £3.99 | $4.99
- 750,000 credits: £7.99 | $9.99
- 2,000,000 credits: £15.99 | $19.99