A controversial patch ensures that a new game for PS4 and PS5 is bombarded by fans with low valuations. It achieves a new negative record for Sony. Even the unpopular battlefield 2042 now cuts off better.
New PlayStation game: Players See Total Dash
Actually, Gran Turismo 7 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 had a good start. The new racing simulation received good reviews of the press and the players also found praise for the impressive graphics and the realistic driving experience. With a controversy patch on March 17, the developer Polyphony Digital has now driven the goodwill of fans against the wall.
The patch reduces the profits, can win the players through races . As a result, it becomes more difficult to unlock new cars without having to resort to micropransaktions. In addition, the online compulsion, through the numerous players could not play almost at all, while the game was offline shortly after the patch for more than 24 hours. The rage of the fans reflects in the evaluation on Metacritic. The users currently give the PS5 version of the game the catastrophic evaluation of 1.7 . According to the VGC page, no game is rated by Sony on the page worse. (Source: VGC / Metacritic) This is now easy for unpopular shooter Battlefield 2042. He achieves a rating of 2.1 . (Source: Metacritic)
Gran Turismo 7: Developers defend the decision
Also prominent community members speak against the unwanted changes. Steve Alvarez Brown writes, for example, on Twitter that Gran Turismo 7 is at a point where it would be unreasonable for a normal player “unreasonably long to get credits” . (Source: Twitter)
Meanwhile, Kazunori Yamuchi , the CEO of Polyphony Digital, reacts to the controversy:
“I want the players to have many cars and races in GT7, even without microstransaktions. At the same time, the price of the cars is an important element that reflects their value and their rarity, which is why it is important to be with the prices in the to connect real world. “