Update: Sony has now rolled out the version 1.13 update. As expected, the three cars are confirmed as the Subaru BRZ, Subaru BRZ GT300 and the Suzuki Cappuccino while the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24h track has unexpectedly seen a new layout added. The new update is approximately 2.66GB on PS5 and 4.6GB on PS4.
Original Story: Gran Turismo players across PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 are in luck this week, with the 2022 racing simulator set to receive a new update that is completely free to anyone that owns the game.
While details of what exactly will be included as part of this new update are a little sparse, Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi did tease (via Twitter (opens in new tab)) the arrival of three new vehicles. These new cars are expected to be the Subaru BRZ GT300, the Subaru BRZ ZD8 and the fan favourite Suzuki Cappuccino.
Over 400 cars were available at launch with the developer Polyphony promising that "new cars and course layouts" would be added to the game in the near future. This was revealed by Yamauchi shortly after the release of GT7, in response to the backlash it received from the implementation of microtransactions and grinding (repetitive tasks) needed to access high-level cars.
"In GT7 I would like for users to enjoy lots of cars and races even without microtransactions," he wrote (via a blog post (opens in new tab)). "At the same time the pricing of cars is a relevant element that conveys their value and rarity, so I do think it’s important for it to be linked with the real world prices. I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy a variety of cars in a lot of different ways, and if possible I would like to try to avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again."
GT7 players were awarded one million credits (in-game currency) as part of the apology to spend on any cars they wished. The new April content drop is the first of what is expected to be several new free updates over the coming months. The new update is rumoured to go live today (April 25th) due to Polyphony taking server maintenance, which likely will be in preparation for the new features.
Gran Turismo 7 is available across PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 with the new update expected to roll out on April 25th (today). Shortly before release, Sony unveiled a "superhuman AI agent" for GT7 that looks set to change racing forever.
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