The next update for Gran Turismo 7 will be released on Thursday, June 9, 2022, according to an official announcement on Polyphony Digital’s website.
As usual with updates, the game’s servers will be offline for maintenance approximately two hours starting at 06:00 UTC (convert to your local time here).
What the update will contain remains a mystery, but the notice does mention “Performance Points (PP) requirements for some events may change with this update”. This suggests there may be some adjustments to the Performance Points calculation system itself, but we won’t know for certain until the update arrives.
Arguably the most pressing issue is the reduction in force feedback strength affecting Gran Turismo’s officially-branded wheels from Thrustmaster and Fanatec. Polyphony Digital claims this was a “temporary emergency measure” designed to prevent injuries, but it understandably outraged many of the game’s best and most-invested players.
Our community figured out ways to help mitigate the problem, but it will still be top-of-mind for affected wheel users as they hope to learn just how “temporary” this “emergency measure” actually is.
Ahead of the most recent update on May 26, Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi teased three new cars. However, his Twitter account has been quiet over the past few days, suggesting the next update could be light on content.
In terms of upcoming features, one of the most hotly anticipated is the ability to sell cars. This Gran Turismo hallmark was conspicuously absent from GT7, but Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed it would come to the game back in March and now would be as good a time as any…
Stay tuned: we’ll be keeping a close eye on the update and will bring you more news as soon as it’s available.