Polyphony Digital has once again come under fire after fans learned that Gran Turismo 7 update 1.15 has raised the prices for many Legend Cars. This is mainly due to the game’s partnership with Hagerty’s, a car insurance company whose evaluation of classic cars in the real world impact the in-game price of cars in the Hagerty Collection within GT7’s Legend Cars Dealership.
How Gran Turismo 7 car prices will likely increase over time
A thorough list of cars in the Hagerty Collection, as compiled by Eggstor on the GTPlanet forums, reveals that 27 of them have had their prices increased since the update. Among those whose in-game credit price were raised the most are the 1952 Mercedes Benz 300 SL (W194) that went from 11 million to 13 million and the 1992 Ferrari F40 that nearly doubled in price from 1.35 million to 2.6 million credits.
Fans on Reddit have generally reacted to this revelation with frustration. It’s not too surprising that these increased credit prices happened, since the evaluation of classic cars rarely goes down, but some fans believe that this is an instance of a game feature being too realistic. While it’s understandable that the update also fixes the Tomahawk, a car which some players have been exploiting to earn credits, the general feeling is that the grind in Gran Turismo 7 is only getting worse (or returning to what it was at launch). Some fans fear that these increases will elevate the fear of missing out as certain Legend Cars enter and leave the rotation in the store, pushing players toward the game’s microtransactions.
Those who play the series so they can live out their dreams of being a car collector feel turned off by the new price adjustments. Given that these classic cars are projected to become even more expensive as time goes on, future GT7 updates will likely come with more price hikes.
Currently, there’s still no option for players to sell excess cars in their collection despite wanting the feature since launch, and the in-game roulette wheel still has fairly low rates for new cars. In Sony’s recent investor relations presentation, Gran Turismo 7 was curiously not included as part of its first-party live-service game catalog.
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