As you may have heard from last week’s PlayStation Showcase, Gran Turismo 7 is roaring its way to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 this March. Polyphony Digital’s latest looks to be the best entry in the series to date, highly detailed and loaded with great technical driving.
However, it’ll have a requirement – an online connection. And this isn’t just for multiplayer, as it appears to be needed for the campaign as well. But according to series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, there’s a damn good reason for it.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Yamaunchi explained, “The requirement for the online connection isn’t specific to the Cafe per se. It’s just to prevent cheating overall from people trying to modify the save data, so that’s the reason for the online connection.”
This also carries over to the campaign. “The online connection is required for the campaign mode.”
He did note that the arcade mode won’t have an online requirement. However, it appears that, like Gran Turismo Sport before it, saving will. So you’ll have to make sure you’re connected for that.
That may not please all fans, but, hey, we’ve seen this connectivity with Sport before. We’ll see how Gran Turismo 7 fares when it arrives on March 4, 2022!
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