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There Will Be No Microtransactions In Gran Turismo Sport

No pay to win here.

Gran Turismo 6 was a game that introduced microtransactions into the racing franchise, but it appears that the practice will not be present within the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport. According to GTPlanet Kazunori Yamauchi spoke at a PlayStation Experience event in Malaysia, and he was asked about plans regarding post launch DLC and in game items.

One of the questions posed was about microtransactions and whether they would be in the game, with Kazunori Yamauchi responding with a no. How future DLC will be handled for Gran Turismo Sport hasn’t been made abundantly clear, but at least paying for credits won’t be an option. GT Sport will be released on October 18th for PS4.

Source: GTPlanet

14 Comments
  1. Avenger
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    And no cars to buy, no upgrades to buy, and no cosmetics purchases either.

    Gee, I wonder why there are no microtransactions :o

    Comment posted on 10/08/2017 at 20:08.
  2. camdaz
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    That’s great news, but what isn’t great news is Kazunori Yamauchi said in an interview (for an Australian website) that he has no plans for GT7.

    Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 07:56.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      That’s cos GTS is moving to the “Games as Service” model where the base game will run for a good number of years and they will continue to update that with new features and vehicles rather than doing another game. It also means there is one stable base game for esports, which is what GTS is also aiming for. Same thing they’ve done with Street Fighter, essentially.

      Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 09:57.
      • Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        Has that been announced per chance, or is it speculation? Strikes me asva bit odd, not heard that’s the plan.

        It’s worth noting that there are no plans for GT7, but that could change in 6 months. It does seem that they’re solely focused on this FIA sport gubbins though. They’re way past making a game or sim racer and into doing whatever they like.

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 10:55.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Its not been officially said but’s its heavily implied. Lots has been said about this being online racing and including the FIA certified e-racing championship.

        It’s something Polyphony can release and then can update in small increments over the years while making actual GT7 for PS5 and PSVR 2.

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 11:30.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Of course there are no plans for GT7. Because it’s coming in October (unless it’s delayed). It’s just called something else.

      But yes, great news that there’s no stupid microtransactions. Along with a sensible number of cars. Well, a less ridiculous number than previous games. And the photo mode looks interesting because you can take photos of your cars just down the road from me. (I’ll let anyone who’s seen the video of the photo mode, which I think IGN had, work out roughly where I live. It’s not one of the interesting places ;)

      Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 10:04.
      • Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        Yeah, no, Sport is not GT7. If it was, people would be up in arms about how limited the game is. Trust me, 150+ cars with at least two dozen of those being duplicates is not sensible. Absence of Skylines does not necessarily make a car count sensible.

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 10:59.
      • MrYd
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        So when he said it was one of the main games in the series and you could consider it as GT7?

        Yeah, it’s GT7.

        Admittedly that was last year, so it’s possible he could have changed his mind by now.

        But no, it’s GT7 even if it’s not called that. And probably the only one we’ll get for the PS4 (unless they decide to release the next game on the PS4 after the PS5 appears, which would be stupid ;) The next one quite probably not being GT8. Or GT7. GT Sport 2 maybe? Or just “Bernard”?

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 11:30.
      • camdaz
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        It’s completely different to the other GT games, Kazunori Yamauchi said that GT6 was the end of the first chapter and Spirt is the first in a new chapter.

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 13:22.
      • Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        lol ‘Spirt’. Pure class.

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 14:18.
      • camdaz
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Oops a slight typo there.

        It looks like GT Sport series will be around for a while as Mr Yamauchi told the reporter “it’s been built to work on a theoretical PS5” and “it’s been built in a way that it can naturally exist in an 8K environment”.

        Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 18:02.
  3. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Works for me. Micro transactions suck. Would much prefer a more “traditional” gaming experience

    Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 12:13.
  4. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    I think everyone is keen to avoid the shambles that was Forza 5.

    Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 16:08.
  5. billyboyblue666
    Member
    Since: Aug 2017

    I clearly remember reading an interview with Kaz where he stated that GTSport was essentially GT7, albeit not in name and that it was a complete reboot of the series from the ground up.

    I think we’ll see content steadily added to the title over the coming few years until PS5 releases whereupon the whole thing will probably bleed over. Certainly if his comments regarding all the assets being 8K and beyond PSPro display capabilities are to be believed.

    Time to wake up and get with the program. If people don’t like his ideas, then there are a plethora of alternatives now…

    Comment posted on 13/08/2017 at 10:21.

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