Some believed that one of the main reasons Gran Turismo 7 required a persistent online connection was due to the GT Café. The GT Café is a hub where players can come together to show off their cars, livery creativity and more.
However, the GT Café appears to not be the main reason why Gran Turismo 7 will require a near-persistent internet connection. The main reason why Gran Turismo 7 requires an internet connection is to stop players from essentially cheating, such as modifying save data.
You got to stay connected
Details of why Gran Turismo 7 requires a constant internet connection were revealed during an interview with Eurogamer.
‘The requirement for the online connection isn’t specific to the Cafe per se,” said Yamauchi. “It’s just to prevent cheating overall from people trying to modify the save data, so that’s the reason for the online connection.‘
“The online connection is required for the campaign mode,” continued Yamauchi. “The only part of the game that doesn’t require an online connection is the arcade mode, because that has no effect on the save data, so that’s possible. But anything that has to do with the save data requires a connection. For example, things like the livery data as well – that’s something that is downloaded from the online server.”
However, Yamauchi did also reveal that an internet connection will not be required for Gran Turismo 7’s arcade mode. Apparently, the reason being is that arcade mode does affect save data. So, in a nutshell, any mode that requires a save function in Gran Turismo 7 will need an online connection to access it.
Gran Turismo 7 will release for PS4 and PS5 on March 4th, 2022. Will the requirement of a near-persistent online connection in Gran Turismo 7 be a deal-breaker for you? Let us know across our social media channels.
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