Street dates are always broken. Given the fact that retail is run outside of the publisher’s control, unlike in digital storefronts, that is bound to happen. That’s what makes the early release of Gran Turismo 7 so exciting. Due to its online requirements, player experience is limited for the time being.
US online users have started reporting that Amazon has sent early copies of the Gran Turismo 7, with pictures posted as evidence. Copies have started arriving early on February 25, although there is still a chance for it to arrive in the coming days. If you have pre-ordered through Amazon, you should check the status of your order.
While it’s exciting to get a hold of a major title a week before its official release, it should be noted that Polyphony Digital announced Gran Turismo 7 has online requirements for the majority of its game modes. Modes of access to any kind of save data are locked according to this official server request, including campaigns, liveries and even scan mode.
With that said, these early owners were able to access more than just arcade mode, indicating that there’s more offline content available, or that its servers have already started rolling out ahead of launch. This would make sense considering integrated with Gran Turismo Sportwith automatic transfer of user data starting February 15.
Twitter user JakX62 posted footage of license tests and existing car collection. JakX62 also confirmed that he can progress through career mode. Reddit user Getting_fresh was able to enter the garage and get the car from the dealerDeclare that nothing else lives for them. Another user in the same thread claims that they can also participate in license checks and Progress through car collection missions.
While there seems to be a difference in what different users have reported having access to, it’s clear that arcade mode isn’t the only content accessible right now.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/gran-turismo-7-copies-have-been-sent-out-early-but-there-are-limits Gran Turismo 7 copies were sent early, but limited