If you’re reading this then you most likely already know that Gran Turismo 7, despite receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews, has had some issues since launch on the PS4 and PS5.

Update 1.07 reduced the amount of credits that certain events would grant you. Almost as soon as 1.07 hit, GT7 went down for almost 30 hours, leaving players with next to nothing to play due to a majority of the game requiring online connectivity.

Kaz quickly apologized which ultimately meant nothing, as he tried to explain what happened and why GT7 is the way it is. Fans weren’t and still aren’t happy with what update 1.07 brought with it.

Now today a massive update along with a ‘state of the game’ has been issued regarding GT7 and its immediate future. First off, anyone who has played the game between release and today will receive $1 million in free credits in their account.

Here’s the ‘small print’ regarding the $1 million credits:

Limit 1 per person. Must own a digital or physical copy of GT7 for PS4 or PS5 prior to the publication of this post  (Friday, 25 March at 1:00am PST)  and log into Gran Turismo 7 between Friday, March 25 at 5:00pm JST/8:00am GMT/ 1:00am PDT and Monday, April 25 at 5:00pm JST/8:00am GMT/ 1:00am PDT to receive the free credit pack.

Many events and Circuits will see an increase in the amount of credits rewarded after the recent decrease starting with updates in early April.

These are those updates:

  • Increase rewards in the events in the latter half of the World Circuits by approximately 100% on average.
  • Addition of high rewards for clearing the Circuit Experience in all Gold/All Bronze results.
  • Increase of rewards in Online Races.
  • Include a total of eight new one-hour Endurance Race events to Missions. These will also have higher reward settings.
  • Increase the upper limit of non-paid credits in player wallets from 20M Cr. to 100M Cr.
  • Increase the quantity of Used and Legend cars on offer at any given time

Update throughout April will include new cars, tracks, layouts, and balancing. Seeing as how this is most likely one of the ten GaAS titles for Sony, this is key in keeping players.

Kaz also talked about upcoming updates in the ‘near-term’.

  • Increase the payout value of limited time rewards as we develop as a live service.
  • Further World Circuit event additions.
  • Addition of Endurance Races to Missions including 24-hour races.
  • Addition of Online Time Trials and awarding of rewards according to the player’s difference with the top ranked time.
  • Make it so cars can be sold.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.09 changelog:

Improvements and Adjustments

1. Daytona International Speedway
 - Fixed an issue where swerving suddenly into the pits on the Tri-Oval and Road Course caused the pitstop sequence to be skipped, and the car going straight to the exit.

2. Sport & Lobby
 - Fixed a very rare issue where an application error would occur in an online race or Lobby when entering a race event.

3. My Page
 - Fixed an issue where the stats for Clean Races, Fastest Laps, Pole Positions and Victories in the “Sport” category in the Profile section would not display correctly.
 - Fixed an issue where the value for the “Races” statistic in the “Sport” category in the Profile section was displayed as double the correct amount.

4. Others
 - Fixed a rare issue where the game progression would reset if the game was started with an unstable network connection.

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