Sony has hit the ground running with the start of 2022. Two of its great exclusives such as Horizon Forbidden West or Gran Turismo 7 are already offering hours of fun on PS5 and PS4. However, the simulator PolyphonyDigital you are having a serious problem.
And it is that after the 1.07 update of the title, the development team has detected a problem in the patch that has forced to extend the disconnection time of the servers. A maintenance process that has been going on for more than 20 hours and that causes most modes in Gran Turismo 7 are unplayable.
Therefore, one of the most tricky issues that have surrounded the conduction work returns. Before its release, Kazunori Yamauchi had to clarify that the arcade mode was the only one that could be played offline, arguing that maintaining the connection is necessary to “prevent people trying to modify saved data from cheating.”
Right now, we can only play the aforementioned arcade mode and Music Rally mode, so the rest of the options are not available. This has resulted in a wave of criticism on social media and that we can also see reflected in the Metacritic users’ note. A 4.2 that shows the anger of the community.
Today… Gran Turismo 7 proved this was a lie. https://t.co/QpkLDZ53La
— Direct-Feed Games (@DirectFeedGames) March 18, 2022
Today… Gran Turismo proved this to be a lie
– The Gran Turismo has been in maintenance for 13 hours without being playable.
– They have halved the rewards of each race to encourage the purchase of micropayments.
– The online mode is totally pay2win.
And all this at the low price of €80 pic.twitter.com/jwCpdJVtA9
– Poliwar (@poliwar_93) March 17, 2022
I finish the works of the master 😀
I present the final work 😎
I buy Gran Turismo 7 and get a PS4 🤪
And the (mandatory) servers are down all day 🤡 pic.twitter.com/S8GVIfK7Kd
— NANOALPINE 💙 (@nanoalpine) March 17, 2022
Great launch of Gran Turismo 7 gentlemen. Require internet connection to play almost all game features WHICH ARE OFFLINE. Servers currently offline so you can’t play and what’s worse… CORRUPTED GAMES and you have to start from 0.
– Angel (@SargentoTITO) March 17, 2022
@PlayStationUK The grand tourer 7 with server maintenance at 7 pm? And since it’s mandatory online, I CAN’T PLAY or offline, now you can update this, what a shit!
– Jonás Conde (@jconde92) March 17, 2022
Gran Turismo 7 today is an ABSOLUTE shame, all day without being able to do ANYTHING in a game focusing on OFFLINE competition because they are doing maintenance by screwing up the game with the latest patch, that added to the economy and transactions, no It may be so.
– Jesús Barberá ⚡ (@JBGarridoF1) March 17, 2022