Gran Turismo sequence creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, has detailed why Gran Turismo 7 would require an always-online connection. Whereas this has followers riled up, Yamauchi says the connection is critical for save information and livery information.
In a brand new interview with Eurogamer, Yamauchi was requested about PlayStation’s latest announcement that GT Cafe will at all times require a web based connection.
Yamauchi defined that the web requirement is not particular to only GT Cafe, however each facet of the sport aside from its Arcade mode. He additionally touched on why such a requirement is even needed within the first place.
“The requirement for the web connection is not particular to the Cafe per se — it is simply to stop dishonest general from folks attempting to change the save information, in order that’s the rationale for the web connection,” Yamauchi mentioned. “The one a part of the sport that does not require a web based connection is the Arcade mode, as a result of that has no impact on the save information, in order that’s attainable.”
He continued and mentioned if part of the sport offers with save information, it should require an always-online connection.
In a separate interview with gtplanet, Yamauchi additional touched on the always-online debacle, including that “one other facet is for the liveries.”
“Livery information is downloaded from the servers even once you’re taking part in offline,” Yamauchi mentioned. “So, a web based connection is one thing that’s wanted just about all through the sport. One a part of the sport that does not require any on-line connection is the Arcade mode, as a result of there is no interplay with the save information and there are not any liveries concerned, so it does not require a community connection to try this.”
Whereas this always-online connection sounds needed (a minimum of in response to Yamauchi), followers have not been comfortable since phrase concerning the requirement was revealed.
If it’s single participant mode that wants a web based connection, the builders have made an objectively dangerous resolution, not just for folks taking part in it at launch, however by way of future preservation, as a result of as soon as the servers go down… https://t.co/SIf8mOQEGY
— 🏳️⚧️ Remy ~w~ (she/they) 🏳️⚧️ (@RemyRaccoonYT) September 14, 2021
The at all times on-line requirement kills any hope I had for getting GT7. In the event that they’d have made it so I might play the marketing campaign totally offline however clearly with out the web associated options like in GT5/GT6 then I might be completely fantastic with that.
— 🏴🏳️🌈Thomas🏳️🌈🏴 (@ShadowRush2112) September 16, 2021
I didn’t purchase the earlier GT due to its at all times on-line bs, GT7 i can’t be getting additionally.
— Curtis (@Meday354) September 11, 2021
Firms have reversed always-online connection necessities earlier than — Microsoft’s Xbox One stands are most likely the most important instance of such a reversal — so maybe Yamauchi and the remainder of the GT7 group will choose to do away with the requirement. Based mostly on what Yamauchi has mentioned, although, it appears needed for the sport.
Gran Turismo 7 hits PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on March 4, 2022. Whereas ready for the sport, learn IGN’s interview with Yamauchi about bringing 25 years of historical past to Gran Turismo 7 after which watch the Gran Turismo 7 PlayStation showcase 2021 trailer.
Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. You’ll be able to comply with him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.