A returning feature from previous Gran Turismo games, players of the seventh numbered version will soon be able to sell cars for extra credits.
A curiously missing feature when Gran Turismo 7 launched was the ability to see cars, but that has now been confirmed as something coming soon.
With over 400 cars in the racing title right now, you get a lot just by playing license tests and cafe menu books. You can also earn in-game credits to purchase vehicles from Brand Central, the Used Car Dealership, and the Legend Cars Pavilion.
With credits not exactly flowing, not being able to sell cars removed a revenue stream that existed in previous Gran Turismo titles – excluding the more recent GT Sport.
Description of PlayStation Store
This was curious because since launch, the PlayStation Store description for Gran Turismo 7 specifically mentioned the ability to “sell your way through a single player campaign”.
When I wrote a polemic about “Five Gran Turismo 7 Features That Hopefully Will Be Improved”, I brought up the issue of not being able to sell cars. I then received a tweet highlighting the description of the Store.
Although it then makes the rounds on social media, Reddit, the resolution of the store description remains inaccurate. Now it turns out it can stay that way.
Throwing cars in Gran Turismo 7
Currently, if you want to get rid of your Mazda Demio diesel, or duplicate your Toyota 86 Gr.4, go to your garage, and select the “Discard” option.
You receive no credit for this action. Sure, your car collection roster is now split, but that all seems pretty superfluous. Surely there must be a way to sell cars and not affect the Pokédex-style Car Collection section, with its satisfying red dots?
Car sales are coming back, soon
Today’s (March 25) confirmation that selling cars will be a feature in Gran Turismo 7 is welcome, but when that specifically happens is still unclear.
“We also want to take this opportunity to showcase some of the near term updates we are working on. We cannot confirm an exact date or details yet, but will let you know in advance via www.gran-turismo.com,” series creator Kazunori Yamauchi explained on a PlayStation Blog post.
One of them was to “ensure the cars could be sold”, alongside 24-hour endurance races, other World Cricuit events and online time trials.
Every Gran Turismo 7 player will receive 1 million in-game credits today as an apology for the recent downtime, and new cars, tracks, and features will arrive in April. There is no time frame for selling cars other than ‘short term’.
Hopefully this will provide a boost in credits for players trying to save up for some tuning mods, or buying a car, only to receive it on a roulette ticket further down the line.
Clearly a clear roadmap for future changes, as this has been lacking since day one of Gran Turismo 7. This, combined with reduced in-game payouts, an obvious lack of communication and maintenance extended from the server, combined to create a perfect storm of disgruntled players.
Being able to sell cars in a single item towards a return to form for the game – hopefully that will happen in due course.