During an interview with Eurogamer, Kazunori Yamauchi answered some questions about Gran Turismo 7 by revealing some aspects of the game and clarifying outstanding issues. A big question mark that had left a bad taste in the mouth of many fans over the past few weeks was the need for a constant online connection for the GT7 Campaign, which has sadly been confirmed.
It appears that internet usage is required to prevent tampering with save data, so any game mode accessing saves will require a permanent online connection. The only mode that apparently can be played offline is the Arcade, as it does not affect the saved data.
“The requirement for connecting online is only to prevent people from modifying save data by cheating, this is the reason for connecting online,” Yamauchi reports. “Online connection is required for Campaign mode. The only part of the game that doesn’t require an online connection is Arcade mode, because it doesn’t affect save data. But everything that has to do with save data requires a connection “.
During the interview, Yamauchi also talked about other interesting aspects of Gran Turismo 7. Among the salient points, we point out the presence of dynamic weather changes and the time simulated in real-time, influencing the game physics.
“Changes in the weather can affect players’ cars on the track. For example, rain would create a water level on the track. When a car passes over it, it sprays on the side, and thus the racing lines will dry out faster than the others. parts of the track. It is something that is simulated and consequently affects the grip of the course over time and the track begins to dry out in different places. Also the air temperature, humidity and therefore the temperature of the road surface will be affected by these climate changes “.
Yamauchi also mentioned an improved version of GT Sport’s damage model and made cross-play between PS4 and PS5 official. Yamauchi also said he is interested in implementing features from the old chapters of the past, but it is not yet clear if and when they will arrive. Unfortunately, there were no comments regarding PlayStation VR support.
We remind you that Gran Turismo 7 is expected for March 4, 2022, on PS4 and PS5.