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You can now play Gran Turismo 7 again thanks to the Version 1.08 update

The Version 1.08 patch is now available on both PS4 and PS5, fixing the error that rendered the game offline for nearly 33 hours.

Following the Version 1.07 update yesterday (17th March), Gran Turismo 7 developer Polyphony Digital extended the planned server maintenance, which meant the majority of the game’s features were rendered unplayable for nearly 33 hours. Now, Version 1.08 is released, and you can continue your career once again.

The new update is available to download now, 354.4 MB on PlayStation 5 and 222.8 MB on PlayStation 4.

The Version 1.07 update promised to fix the error where for certain Licence Tests, Missions and Circuit Experiences, vehicles were fitted with the incorrect tyres. It was also set to reduce the number of in-game credits paid out for several races, including the popular Fisherman’s Ranch Dirt Champions event – the easiest way to earn a quick buck.

However, while the update was downloadable, upon booting the game, the servers remained offline until just before 3 pm GMT / 4 pm CET on 18th March.

The official statement read: “Due to an issue found with Update 1.07, we are extending the current server maintenance period. We will confirm the completion time as soon as possible.”

Today’s new Version 1.08 carries across all of the promised 1.07 features, which we’ve re-listed below, alongside two further tweaks:

  • Fixed an issue wherein the lineup of cars would not appear in the Used Cars and Legend Cars dealerships;
  • Fixed an issue wherein in some cases the game would not progress to the World Map, making it impossible to play.

Kazunori apologises

The game’s lead producer, Kazunori Yamauchi had this to say about the delay and connection errors:

“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.”

Gran Turismo 7 Subaru Rally Jump

Rewards still reduced

The 18 events that were set to see changes to the reward payouts will remain that way. Once again, these are listed below, but Yamauchi was also at pains to explain the decision.

“In Gran Turismo 7 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,” explained the Gran Turismo figurehead.

“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.”

Nissan Sileighty, Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 uses a Used Car Dealership and Legend Cars Pavilion, which are updated in some form each day, for the vast majority of its available vehicles. This delivered an engaging gameplay loop, with players logging in each day to see what is updated and if the elusive Nissan Sileighty is available, for example.

However, the lack of communication surrounding the changes to event rewards, plus the error that forced the servers offline, combined to create a perfect storm suggesting to some that a push for further microtransaction sales was being implemented.

The Fisherman’s Ranch Dirt Champions event has reduced its winnings from 65,000 credits to 30,000 credits. A Clean Race Bonus has been reduced from 97,500 to 45,0000 credits.

Gran Turismo 7 Fisherman’s Ranch Dirt Champions

More content coming soon

With the change to smaller race rewards, comes a promise from the development team that more content is on the way soon. We’ve previously reported on the planned updates earlier this month, but Yamauchi today once again highlighted that more is on the way soon.

“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.”

Today’s Used Car Dealership and Legend Cars hot picks

The new-to-Gran Turismo Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Coupe ’54 makes its GT7 debut over in the Legend Cars pavilion, a snip at just 4,000,000 credits for the 2012 Pebble Beach award winner.

The Chevrolet Corvette (C2) ’63 is now also available for a comparative bargain price of 178,000 credits.

Gran Turismo 7 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Coupe '54

Over in the Used Car lot, those after the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ’78 can now pick one up for 96,300 credits.

Gran Turismo 7 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am '7

Challenge tyre changes

It’s not just dirt tyres that have been added to the relevant Licence Test and Circuit Experiences, as the ‘Beginner Drifting 1’ and ‘Divine moves on the Spa’ Missions now have the correct rubber. We’ve updated our list below:

EVENTS NOW WITH THE CORRECT TYRES

  • Licence [A-8] Dirt Driving: Beginner (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Licence [IB-5] Dirt Driving: Intermediate (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Licence [IA-3] Dirt Driving: Expert (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Licence [S-5] One Lap Time Attack (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Mission The Magic Mountain – Jeep Night Safari (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Mission Beyond the Horizon – Beginner Drifting 1 (‘Comfort: Medium’ Tyres)
  • Mission Beyond the Horizon – American Wilderness (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Mission Rolling Stone – Beginner Drifting 2 (‘Comfort: Medium’ Tyres)
  • Mission Gone with the Wind – Divine moves on the Spa (‘Racing: Heavy Wet’ Tyres)
  • Mission Gone with the Wind – Intermediate Drifting 2 (‘Racing: Heavy Wet’ Tyres)
  • Mission The Sun Also Rises – The White Winged Beast (‘Racing: Soft’ Tyres)
  • Circuit Experiences – Colorado Springs (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Circuit Experiences – Fishermans Ranch (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
  • Circuit Experiences – Sardegna Windmills (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
Gran Turismo 7 Mission Gone with the Wind – Divine moves on the Spa

Do you feel complete again now that the main career in Gran Turismo 7 is accessible again? Let us know in the comments below.

GRAN TURISMO 7 VERSION 1.07 and 1.08 PS4 AND PS5 UPDATE CHANGELOG

MAIN FEATURES IMPLEMENTED

1. Options
 - Added a [Broadcast Mode] option to the ‘Sound Volume’ settings within the ‘Global’ tab of the Options menu. For details, please refer to the ‘Broadcast Mode’ Added to the ‘Sound Volume’ Settings‘ article.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND ADJUSTMENTS

 1. Car Settings
 - Fixed an issue wherein an application error would occur when selecting a Setting Sheet from the Quick Menu > [Car Settings] > [Detailed Settings] screen within ‘World Circuits’ while being in Offline Mode;
 - Fixed an issue wherein copied Setting Sheets would disappear when the Car Settings were opened and closed;
 - Fixed an issue wherein the Ford GT Race Car ’18 would only go into 1st gear when a ‘Fully Customisable Manual Transmission’ or a ’Fully Customisable Sequential Transmission’ were installed;
 - Fixed an issue wherein cars would be considered ‘within regulation’ even though they did not meet the Balance of Performance (BoP) regulation.

2. Lobby
 - Fixed an issue wherein some Assist Settings, such as Auto-Drive, were able to be changed or saved even when ‘Limit Driving Options’ was set to ‘Prohibited.’

3. Missions & Licences
 - Fixed an issue wherein the modified Assist Settings in some events would be saved and would not go back to the default value even after leaving the event.

4. Missions
 - Fixed an issue wherein for some events the wind direction and speed display were set to 0.

5. Licences / Missions / Circuit Experiences
 - Fixed an issue wherein the specified tyres would not be equipped on the vehicle for the following events:

 ■ Licences
 [A-8] Dirt Driving: Beginner (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
 [IB-5] Dirt Driving: Intermediate (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
 [IA-3] Dirt Driving: Expert (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
 [S-5] One Lap Time Attack (‘Dirt’ Tyres)

 ■ Missions
 The Magic Mountain
  ・Jeep Night Safari (‘Dirt’ Tyres)

 Beyond the Horizon
  ・Beginner Drifting 1
  ・American Wilderness (‘Dirt’ Tyres)

 Rolling Stone
  ・Beginner Drifting 2 (‘Comfort: Medium’ Tyres)

 Gone with the Wind
  ・Divine moves on the Spa
  ・Intermediate Drifting 2 (‘Racing: Heavy Wet’ Tyres)

 The Sun Also Rises
  ・The White Winged Beast (‘Racing: Soft’ Tyres)

 ■ Circuit Experiences
 Colorado Springs (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
 Fishermans Ranch (‘Dirt’ Tyres)
 Sardegna – Windmills (‘Dirt’ Tyres)

6. World Circuits
 - Adjusted the rewards for events inside ‘World Circuits’ according to driving time and difficulty. The adjusted events are as follows:

 World Touring Car 800
  ・24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit
  ・Monza Circuit

 World Rally Challenge
  ・Alsace Village

 Dirt Champions
  ・Fisherman’s Ranch
  ・Sardegna Windmills
  ・Colorado Springs Lake

 GT Cup Gr.4
  ・High Speed Ring
  ・Brands Hatch GP Circuit

 GT Cup Gr.3
  ・Spa Francorchamps
  ・Suzuka Circuit
  ・Autodrome Lago Maggiore. Full

 Clubman Cup Plus
  ・High Speed Ring
  ・Tsukuba Circuit
  ・Goodwood

 American Clubman Cup 700
  ・Special Stage Route X

 American FR Challenge 550
  ・Blue Moon Bay Speedway
  ・Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca
  ・Willow Springs Raceway

7. GT Auto
 - Fixed an issue wherein opening the Livery data from [Open Design] > [Design List] of the Livery Editor would make all the applied decals disappear;
 - Fixed an issue wherein the ‘Open Designs’ and ‘Styles’ of the Livery Editor could not be opened until the game was rebooted if the temporary data were deleted.

8. Garage
 - Fixed an issue wherein on rare occasions an application error would occur when purchasing cars from ‘Brand Central’, ‘Used Cars’, and ‘Legendary Cars’, or when receiving a car as a prize.

9. Physics Simulation Model
 - Adjusted the model to reduce the grip lost when cars with high downforce are passing over a kerbstone while cornering at its limit.

10. Other
 - Fixed several issues that would occur when there was not enough free space available for temporary data downloaded from the network:
  ・The ‘Used Cars’ lineup would not be displayed;
  ・The ‘News’ on the Title Screen would not be displayed;
  ・The ‘Styles’ could not be applied;
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

 - Fixed an issue wherein the lineup of cars would not appear in the Used Cars and Legend Cars dealerships;
 - Fixed an issue wherein in some cases the game would not progress to the World Map, making it impossible to play.

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