Originally set for two hours starting at 6am UTC on March 17, the server maintenance period scheduled for Gran Turismo 7's 1.07 update is still going almost 18 hours later.
Making matters worse, Polyphony's decision to make the entire single-player campaign require an internet connection means that players are unable to play the game, apart from a limited arcade mode with no rewards.
Very little has been communicated at this stage, apart from this update:
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.
Despite being unable to play the game, some of the community are already outraged at the adjusted event rewards – in particular the popular Dirt Champions event at Fisherman's Ranch dropping from 65,000 Cr to 35,000 Cr.
The full list of reward adjustments are posted on this ResetEra thread.
Even Steve Brown, better known as the YouTuber Super GT, has noted the miserly rewards in this instalment of Gran Turismo:
I did 4 hours of online races yesterday and got less than 200,000CR. Enough to afford half a Gr.3 car.
Full patch notes are below:
Main Features Implemented
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 Customizable Manual Transmission or a Fully Customizable 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.
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 & Licenses
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.
Fixed an issue wherein for some events the wind direction and speed display were set to 0.
5. Licenses / Missions / Circuit Experiences
Fixed an issue wherein the specified tires would not be equipped on the vehicle for the following events:
[A-8] Dirt Driving: Beginner (Dirt Tires)
[IB-5] Dirt Driving: Intermediate (Dirt Tires)
[IA-3] Dirt Driving: Expert (Dirt Tires)
[S-5] One Lap Time Attack (Dirt Tires)
The Magic Mountain
Jeep Night Safari (Dirt Tires)
Beyond the Horizon
Beginner Drifting 1
American Wilderness (Dirt Tires)
Beginner Drifting 2 (Comfort: Medium Tires)
Gone with the Wind
Divine moves on the Spa
Intermediate Drifting 2 (Racing: Heavy Wet Tires)
The Sun Also Rises
The White Winged Beast (Racing: Soft Tires)
Colorado Springs (Dirt Tires)
Fishermans Ranch (Dirt Tires)
Sardegna - Windmills (Dirt Tires)
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
World Rally Challenge
Colorado Springs Lake
GT Cup Gr.4
High Speed Ring
Brands Hatch GP Circuit
GT Cup Gr.3
Autodrome Lago Maggiore
Clubman Cup Plus
High Speed Ring
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your continued support and please enjoy Gran Turismo 7!
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