Gran Turismo Sport is the first instalment in Polyphony Digital’s series to have a heavy online focus. With the title enabling players to earn an authentic FIA license, there’s a level of integrity that needs to be maintained within the game. This means that the title has some huge online restrictions which have been outlined clearly in the past, but still seem to be taking some fans by surprise. As such, we’ve decided to outline exactly what you can and can’t do in GT Sport without an Internet connection.
Can you play Gran Turismo Sport offline?
Technically you can, but it’s not recommended. When you’re offline, you can access Gran Turismo Sport’s suite of Arcade features, which includes races, time trials, drift trials, split-screen multiplayer, and PlayStation VR races. You will, however, not earn credits or experience points while offline, and your progress won’t be saved.
You need to be online to access the remainder of Gran Turismo Sport’s features, such as its single player campaign, photography mode, and – it should go without saying – online multiplayer. As such, while you can technically play Gran Turismo Sport offline, you’re essentially getting a tenth or so of the package. It’s better to think of this title as online-only, similar to Destiny 2 and Overwatch.
Do you need PlayStation Plus to play Gran Turismo Sport?
No. While you will need an active PlayStation Plus membership to play online multiplayer races, you don’t need one to experience the rest of the game. So you’re free to play the single player campaign and access all of the other non-competitive features without a PlayStation Plus connection, but as mentioned above, you do still need to be connected to the Internet.
@Cpt_Price Its a long list of challenges and driving school style lessons. It all depends on whether you are aiming for gold every time or not. It's sizable, but how much time you spend wholly depends on your patience.
@Cpt_Price @Shellcore It's more than that, there are full races, too — including Endurance ones.
Then it's a no from me.. meh.. what happened to full games these days?
@Apczak Do you consider Overwatch and Destiny 2 to be full games?
@get2sammyb Multiplayer only games like Overwatch? No.. Multiplayer used to be a part of a game.. now it seems to be full game.. Destiny 2... maybe?
@Apczak It's a full game. Don't worry.
@naruball I'm not worried at all. Me and my wallet are actually quite happy
A bit of a shame they went online only with a single player campaign. Seems to be more and more prevalent in today's gaming landscape of "service based" games.
@Apczak The big companies have realised online only lifestyle games with regular dlc supplemented by coin systems are the way forward due to the success of angry birds, minecraft, pugb, gta online etc.
Unfortunately they are proven to be correct due to dwindling retail sales of AAA games which is in turn a self fulfilling prophecy as the games have less content, are more expensive and customers are fed up.
To operate dlc, loot boxes, continual updates etc you need to be online. Suffice the lack of content and bare bones nature of the offline game.
the honorary degree awarded to Kazunori Yamauchi marks the consecration of the gaming industry as an authentic cultural expression of modernity.
The Dean of the University, Prof. Angelo O. Andrisano explained that Yamauchi-san is a manager and a technician who is leaving a mark in the history of Gran Turismo car design, and on the development of driving simulators, which actually echoes in the automotive industry.
Guess it's not for me. shrug
I must be old-school (I turned 39 on the 11th Oct lol) but I still prefer the Horizon type games which are single player campaign only. I am useless at any game once I play online multiplayer, it just frustrates me and takes the fun out of gaming. Your article on micro-transactions is another thing that turns me off online only games. Feeling the need to improve my gameplay by purchasing add-ons just seems ridiculous to me. On a single player game you level up and progress in the game and get better as you play. I've tried doing this in the online games (destiny, CoD, SW B) and still today I just can't play the same as I do offline. I played the demo for GT sport and didn't try one online race or event, I just spent my time doing the licenses and tests etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience but hearing that my option of gameplay is only a tenth of the game has turned me off purchasing the game. And I've always loved GT.
Please Need for Speed Payback don't be online only😭
I don't understand why save game is tied to online, I mean you can access it without plus but if my internet is down I can't play gts. I still want to buy gts because the single player content is good (already try the demo) but it's annoying.
@Apczak I do i played atleast 100+ hours im a big fan off singleplayer but sometimes a multiplayer is just a lot of fun. But i hope there will be a singleplayer of Overwatch because the lore is awsome.
@themcnoisy Naughty Dog they only sold 8 million copies of Uncharted 4. I think its what kind of marketing is used for the game the same goes for the quality.
@Flaming_Kaiser not to mention on VGchartz the top 2 selling games this year so far (at retail) are Zelda then Horizon, in fact 4 of the top 5 are single player games with only the slightly ambiguous Mario Kart 8 muddying those waters.
Actually just noticed that Xbox only sold 5 million more games than the Switch, when you consider the gap in consoles out there it makes you wonder what people are actually doing with there xbox's
Wasn't expecting this kind of implementation.
That's a hard pass for me then and time to finally pick up Dirt 4 instead. Shame really, it looked kinda nice.
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