Gran Turismo 7: Unsuccessful Free Updates Disappoint in Revitalizing the Game Path

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Despite months of post-launch enhancements, players continue to express disappointment over the ongoing issues plaguing Gran Turismo 7 (GT7), a once-dominant racing game franchise.

As an ardent gamer and an expert in the field, I’ve been keenly observing the trajectory of GT7, particularly its monthly content updates. Despite optimistic expectations, the frequent patches by developers Polyphony Digital seem to be doing little to appease the racing community.

A Marathon of Unfulfilled Promises

Though initially greeted with high praise, GT7 has seen its reputation tarnish over time. Most player grievances focus on the game’s lack of satisfying and rewarding content. Adding new cars, for instance, has failed to address the inherent game dynamics that limit how these vehicles can be employed.

The Mirage of Free Content

Polyphony Digital has been providing free updates, a commendable practice on the surface. The main additions usually come in the form of new cars and tracks, with the most recent track addition to February. However, these updates often appear hollow as they fail to remedy the core issues haunting the game.

Lack of Valuable Additions

Despite the introduction of new cars and races each month, the game still suffers from a severe scarcity of events in which to utilize them. Consequently, many high-cost cars, some reaching up to 20 million credits, become mere showpieces rather than functional elements in gameplay.

Insufficient Solutions to Deeper Issues

Polyphony has made attempts to rectify certain problems with these updates. But, more often than not, they seem to be applying band-aid solutions rather than addressing the root cause. As a result, while the game occasionally sees marginal improvements, the overarching issues continue to loom large.

In conclusion, despite the frequent, free updates, GT7 has been struggling to regain the credibility it once held. Polyphony Digital would do well to remember that, even with no direct cost to players, poor content additions can disappoint and alienate the player base. As a dedicated fan and expert, I believe we have the right to expect more from this iconic franchise.

Update at 3:08 - 31/07/2023
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