Gran Turismo 6's microtransactions were always a controversial feature. Some people just don't like being asked to grind for in-game content when they know that the barrier to their prize could be waved with a few quid, while others appreciate the optional shortcut. Critics of the model will be delighted to learn that it's all for naught at the moment, as a glitch has been discovered in Polyphony's latest racer that can earn you a cool 20 million credits - about Ł120 / €150 - in under three minutes.
As discovered by YouTuber Radical Dreamer and verified by our own Rich Leadbetter, there are four simple steps to this economy-breaking process:
- Ensure you have the 1.01 patch installed and at least 1,000,000 credits.
- Buy Mercedes-Benz Concept from GT vision.
- Delete the GT6 game data from the dashboard under Game Data Utility (i.e. not the save data).
- Launch the game again and sell this car - now listed as model "2055" - for a whopping 333,993,856 credits. Of course, the game caps your credit count at 20 million, so it just gives you that instead.
Granted this essentially breaks the game as you'll never have to work for anything ever again, but if you really want that sweet Jaguar XJ13, you know what to do. Obviously this exploit will get corrected in the near future, so if you can't resist the lure of the dark side you'd best act fast.
For more info on Gran Turismo 6's microtransactions, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida called them "an alternative path for busy people." Our Martin Robinson further clarified in his Gran Turismo 6 review that "if you weren't aware of their inclusion beforehand, you wouldn't know they're there at all. The economy is, to all intents and purposes, identical to Gran Turismo 5's."