In response to the highly unpopular reduced payouts of some races in Gran Turismo 7, players have created a way to earn credits without in-game intervention, and that involves not actually playing.
Credits are required to purchase high-end cars from the store, and by making it more difficult to earn free credits solely through gameplay, Polyphony Digital instead encourages the purchase of in-game credits with real money – a decision that GT7 players are not happy with.
Spotted by VGC, PSN profile user Septomor posted a hands-off AFK script for farm credits. It’s only usable with Windows and PS4 Remote Play at the moment, and the script essentially runs the same race with the same car over and over without any user intervention.
GT7 was also criticized for an extended maintenance period. Explaining why the game has been offline for so long, Polyphony Digital explained that they discovered a major bug “where the game was not starting correctly in some cases on the product versions for the PS4 and PS5”.
With the combination of reduced credits payouts for some races and longer-than-expected maintenance, GT7’s Metacritic score plunged. Players are expressing their displeasure with the recent in-game change by bombing the game. GT7’s user score currently sits at 1.8.
In our Gran Turismo 7 review, Alex Goy rated it 8/10. He said: “It comes as close to driving a real car as you can get on a console, and kind of like squeezing a few seconds off your commute or playing your favorite road in the real world, the game takes you attracts with challenges, physics and sumptuous visuals.”
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