Sometimes completely impressed, other times inexplicably angry, Gran Turismo 7 has barely had a smooth launch since its release in March. Of course, in 2022, everything that works fine on a big budget video game on day one is more of an exception. is a rule. GT7 hardly alone in that phenomenon. However, there is still this unpleasant feeling, if not a few crazy design decisionsWith an emphasis on microtransactions and glaring feature omissions, Polyphony Digital’s newest sim has most likely gone down to its best, rivaling GT4.
Alas, that is not the game we have today. And the more time goes by, the harder it is to imagine that people will even notice when GT7 finally feel fulfilled. It’s amazing, the game still doesn’t allow multiplayer to store the ability to change tracks without starting a new lobby, although Polyphony has told media it’s working on fixing this exact issue three months ago.
A modder named Nenkai claims to have broken GT7 Open and look through the game’s code. On Wednesday, Nenkai tweeted that they found the track change and other deeper lobbying features – like modifying the race regulations – actually exist in the game for the time being, but locked to people end user via a debug switch.
As Nenkai writes, this can be seen as reassurance that developers are still working on these important features, although it’s anyone’s guess when these features will be activated. Nenkai also got some details about the game annoying roulette system (any results you will get are predefined, just rotate the knife) and say they found references to “several dozen pieces“In the code is not yet available to players.
Summarized, all paint a picture GT7 was released in a rather unfinished state. That’s believable, given how many basic multiplayer features we still don’t have and the fact that Polyphony can’t seem to update the game with new content without it. Break what’s already there.
It doesn’t have to be this way; Of GT7 predecessor GT Sport is a polished model with few (if any) bugs and a solid framework for online racing. Five years separate the releases of those two games, but nevertheless, GT7 feel distinctly undercooked.
I love racing online with friends and strangers alike in GT Sport. Unfortunately, Of GT7 The vacated lobby features have appreciated the enthusiasm of the community – even among the game’s best players, like Kenni Hansen, a former FIA Gran Turismo World Championship competitor from Denmark . “Online is completely stripped down,” Hansen told me, “lacking a lot of features. Even just organizing a fun hallway with friends is frustrating.” Here’s hoping these fixes will drop soon, ideally without causing additional headaches in the process.