Over 24 hours in the past, Gran Turismo 7 went down for normal scheduled upkeep, with developer Polyphony Digital saying that the game’s servers could be down for about an hour. Shortly afterward, nevertheless, the developer stated that after having discovered a problem with the game’s recently-released replace 1.07, it was extending the upkeep interval.
“We are going to notify everybody as quickly as attainable when that is more likely to be accomplished,” the studio wrote in a press release on Twitter.
It has been over 24 hours because the game’s servers went down, nevertheless, and so they’re nonetheless down, whereas the aforementioned assertion was the final communication by both Polyphony Digital or Sony.
That’s important, in fact, as a result of Gran Turismo 7 is an always-online game that requires gamers to be related to its servers, even to entry its single Player content material. With the game’s servers being down, gamers have been unable to play the overwhelming majority of the game for over a day.
Gran Turismo 7 noticed a profitable launch, having fun with essential and business success proper out the gate, however the wheels have rapidly begun coming off within the time since then. Along with the server points, the racing sim has additionally been criticized for its monetization.
Somewhat than addressing these points, Polyphony Digital has as a substitute seemingly doubled down on the game’s aggressive monetization by slowing down in-game development and pushing gamers to spend actual cash to hurry up the method. That is for a game that already prices $70 on the PS5.
As a result of a problem present in Replace 1.07, we will likely be extending the Server Upkeep interval. We are going to notify everybody as quickly as attainable when that is more likely to be accomplished. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask on your endurance whereas we work to resolve the problem. #GT7
— Gran Turismo (@thegranturismo) March 17, 2022