Polyphony Digital President Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed in a PlayStation Blog post that the Gran Turismo 7‘s single-player campaign would require a permanent online connection to play (small print at the bottom of the post). A requirement that certainly won’t make fans of the series happy.
It is not clear why the need for an internet connection, and Polyphony Digital has not yet reported anything about it at the moment. The online connection may be used to update the game content every day, or the AI of the opponents during the races could communicate in some way with the servers. There are many technologies and mechanics that the team could implement and therefore explain a permanent online connection.
However, it could also be that the internet connection only collects user data for DRM or other less interesting reasons. One thing is certain the GT Campaign cannot be played offline, and this dependence on connecting online for a purely single-player experience could also alienate some fans from the series. What do you think are for or against the question?
We remind you that Gran Turismo 7 will be released on March 4, 2022, on PS4 and PS5.