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News video games 17 September 2021, 13:59

author: GRG

Gran Turismo 7 Will Require Internet Connection Due to Cheaters

The game's lead designer explains why Gran Turismo 7 will require a constant internet connection.

Gran Turismo 7 will require a constant internet connection, as we have writter here. A part of the community was very unhappy with this decision, and speculated as to why.

During the interview with the game's lead designer, a question was asked regarding this issue. Kazunori Yamauchi answered that only the Arcade mode will not require an internet connection. The Campaign, Vehicle Editor, GT Cafe and other features require it and this is to protect the game from cheaters. Saved game states will not be stored locally to prevent modification. This is especially important in light of the upcoming announcement of GT Cafe - collecting cars and learning about their history will be at the heart of the new series.

A view of GT Cafe tasks. Source:

Users on Reddit describe situations from previous installments of the series, where it was possible to modify saves and, as a result, add all the vehicles to your collection. However, they fear that gameplay will suffer as a result of problems with the servers, as was the case after the release of Driveclub or MLB: The Show 21, where players lost achievements and scores due to connection problems.

It doesn't appear that the developers of Gran Turismo 7 have changed their minds about requiring players to be online. We can only observe the situation and hope that the game's servers do not fail.

The release of GT7 is scheduled for release on March 4, 2022. The game will be released exclusively on PS4 and PS5 consoles.