Gran Turismo 7 players are fighting back against reward nerfs

This story about rolling with the punches, boiled down, in 1:38 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Racing gamers are up in arms because they’re getting reduced rewards from playing in a longstanding racing game. They’ve taken matters into their own hands.

The situation

Believe it or not, the above picture isn’t real-life — it’s from Gran Turismo 7.

  • Since 1997, the Gran Turismo franchise is a series of racing simulation games developed exclusively for the PlayStation.
  • Fans love the games for its hyper-realistic graphics and simulated racing mechanics, making it the most successful PlayStation-branded property.

This year’s Gran Turismo 7 was panned for its heavy use of microtransactions despite already being a fully-priced game.

Boiling it down

Gamers who played racing games of old relied on being able to earn in-game cars as podium rewards or having the option to buy them via in-game credits.

  • The modernization of gaming, often include=ing in-game microtransactions, reared its ugly head into the racing genre as well.
  • Modern racing games try to incentivize their player to shell out more money to pay for cars by making it harder to earn in-game credits through gameplay.

User-created scripts (i.e. lines of code) are unauthorized by game developers, often leading to users getting banned.

  • Players can use these often simple scripts to automate certain parts of games, such as allowing a digital car to drive itself.

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