The appearance of microtransactions in Gran Turismo 7 is not surprising, but over the weekend many people have expressed their concern over the pricing because as it turns out, they can get pretty expensive.
Where in GT Sport, players were able to purchase cars individually, Gran Turismo 7 offers players the option to top up credits for a set amount. The amount can cost anywhere from $2.49 for 100,000cr to $19.99 for 2,000,000cr, which isn’t so bad when you take it as it is, but comparing it to car prices in the game is when things start to unravel.
Some cars in Gran Turismo 7 can cost a pretty penny, charging players upwards of 1,000,000cr for the faster models. Considering the price conversion of real-life money to in-game credits, cars in the game can easily cost $20 or more.
In fact, there is an in-game store for legendary cars in partnership with valuation company Hagerty (spotted by GT Planet) where prices can fluctuate based on real-world demand. GT Planet goes on to say that the cost of these cars can range from $150,000 to $20,000,000, so you can just imagine how pricey these will be if you choose to purchase them with real-life money.
Although the microtransactions themselves are optional, the choice is there to actually spend. An alternative to raising the money is to grind wins on the track, but players who don’t have the patience might consider topping up if their wallets are deep enough.
Gran Turismo 7 is now available for the PS4 and PS5.