Gran Turismo 7’s most expensive car could cost you in the region of a whopping £160! More than 2x more than the actual RRP of the game.
As reported by Eurogamer, the microtransactions in Gran Turismo 7 have come under a lot of scrutiny in the days following the game’s launch. Sure, microtransactions are an everyday part of modern video games. However, Sony has been rather sneaky in how they implemented them.
Prior to its release, microtransactions were not included in the game during its review period. Meaning that those that had an embargo review were not able to mention the microtransactions. Simply because they never existed until the game officially launched to the public.
Following the launch of Gran Turismo 7, the option to purchase in-game currency was implemented on the PlayStation Store. To purchase the in-game currency, the prices range from £1.99 for 100,000 credits, £3.99 for 250,000, £7.99 for 750,000 and £15.99 for 2,000,000. Now, at a quick glance that perhaps doesn’t seem too bad.
However, while you can earn credits in-game simply by playing GT7, it is incredibly grindy. For example, I have put in a lot of hours into Gran Turismo 7 so far, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of getting anywhere near buying the premium cars in the game.
The grind is real
Furthermore, I am really tight with my credits and other than the starter car, I’ve not spent my in-game currency on buying a car yet. As much as I love this game, you can put in a lot of hours into GT7 playing its various modes, but it feels like the currency progresses at a snail’s pace.
As talked about on Reddit, even the in-game RNG roulette tickets seem to reward players with low-tier gifts on most occasions. Not to mention that unlike previous games in the series, you cannot sell cars in GT7 to raise more currency. All these factors might urge the player to spend some added real-world money to acquire the best cars.
So, what about that most expensive car selling in the region of £160? Well, there’s a special car dealership on the world map that sells Legend Cars. These cars are rotated, so you will often see a different line-up of purchasable cars on any given day.
20 million credits!
The most expensive car is a 1929, Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer which will cost you 20,000,000 credits! Broken down in microtransactions, that will cost you just under £160. Sure, you could grind and save up the 20,000,000 needed to buy the car through gameplay, but Gran Turismo 7 might look a little outdated by then on your PlayStation 6.
In our review of Gran Turismo 7, we said: “While it certainly does a great job of onboarding newcomers warmly, it does so at the risk of boring its more eager fanbase. That makes Gran Turismo 7 a difficult game to recommend unless you love cars and their culture with your whole heart.”
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