Gran Turismo Sport gets microtransactions to buy cars

Jul

31

2018

The latest update of the Gran Turismo racing game has introduced micro-transactions, among other things. Players can acquire more than 200 different cars by buying them with real money. Only the very best cars are excluded.

In English PlayStation Store, players can purchase a whole range of sports cars , such as the Ferrari Enzo for 3 dollars or the Honda Civic Type R for 1 dollar. All cars cost a minimum of 1 dollar and a maximum of 3 and can only be purchased as long as they cost less than 2 million in-game credits. This change, which introduces patch 1.23, is already live in Asia and the US; in other parts of the world it will be available on 2 August.

The introduction of microtransactions in Gran Turismo Sport is striking, because the developer Polyphony Digital CEO in 2017 said during an interview that no microtransactions would be added, as was the case with previous titles in the series.

Polyphony Digital says in so many words that there is no question of a pay-to-win situation, partly because the very best vehicles can still only be purchased with in-game credits. So drivers still have to show their performance on the racetracks to get the most special cars.

The company says that making the more than 200 cars available as dlc will meet the needs of players who are busy with work or have just started the racing game, and do not have as much time to unlock the cars by racing a lot.

Gran Turismo Sport Collector’s Edition, PlayStation 4

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