The Gran Turismo franchise has been one of the cornerstones of racing games since the first game was released on the original PlayStation, and now Polyphony Digital explains why Gran Turismo 7 needs to be online — even if you’re just playing the campaign..
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi explained why the developers decided to go for an online requirement for the sequel — in order to prevent any cheaters or mods from exploiting the game’s date.
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.
And just to update on the feature itself, there’s two functions to it. One is to direct the user to the next objective meeting, and also to get them to get involved in collecting some of those cars. And the other is, when they come back with the cars they’re asked to collect, it gives a little bit of background history for the culture, and the history behind these significant cars that they have added to their collection.
Gran Turismo 7 is set to race out this March 4, 2022 on the PS4 and PS5.