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Gran Turismo 7 has been offline for more than 24 hours

Published: 14:26, 18 March 2022
Updated: 15:14, 18 March 2022
Gran Turismo 7 finally has a release date
Gran Turismo 7 finally has a release date

Sony's racing simulator is launching in offline mode for the past 24 hours due to an issue with the latest update. In the meantime, a hotfix has been deployed but the servers are still down. 

UPDATE: Polyphony CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has released a statement on the official Gran Turismo 7 website , explaining the issue with the update. Yamauchi also mentioned the prices of the cars, saying that "it’s important for it [pricing of cars in game] to be linked with the real-world prices." 

Original story: Sony's latest PlayStation exclusive, the sim racer Gran Turismo 7, has been unplayable for over 24 hours. The game is starting in offline mode since yesterday when the developer Polyphony Digital released an Update 1.07 and shortly after that found an issue that needs resolving.

"Due to an issue found in Update 1.07, we will be extending the Server Maintenance period. We will notify everyone as soon as possible when this is likely to be completed. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your patience while we work to resolve the issue," the dev team said on March 17.

At the time of writing, the servers are still down and Gran Turismo 7 is only available in offline mode, allowing players to race with the worst car in the game, only on a single track.

Sony Gran Turismo 7 screenshot showing a cockpit view Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 requires an uninterrupted internet connection which is something that disappointed many PlayStation fans. Basically, if, for some reason, your internet is down, you won't have access to 99 per cent of the content in Gran Turismo 7.

Players are already criticising Sony for this practice, especially since they seemed to be going in a different direction in the last-gen. PlayStation's old tweets , where they state that disc games don't need internet to work have been surfacing on Twitter, making the whole situation a PR disaster for the company. 

At the time of writing, update 1.08 has been deployed on PlayStation 5 but the servers are still offline.

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