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Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode (no saves, unlocks, etc..)

shandy706

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There's a really good game here...but for those that it may affect...

(obviously things may change with patches)

https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/10/gran-turismo-sport-offline-mode/

If the servers are down or your PS4 is not connected to the Internet, no other parts of the game are available and no progress can be saved. (This means you'll lose any in-game credits or level progression earned in Arcade mode.) Obviously, online matches depend on the servers. But so, too, does the rest of the game—stuff that has always been available offline in the past. Campaign mode (the career mode that includes the notorious Gran Turismo driving school) is off limits while offline. Also unavailable offline: buying new cars, viewing your garage, editing car liveries, and even the "taking photos of fancy cars in exotic scenery" mode.



I've just played while waiting for the update (12gb) to download in the background, it said that it won't save when I started the game.
Each time I start an arcade mode track, it gives me 3 connection errors/unable to save in a row before loading. After restarting the game (update still not complete),none of my times were saved.

No, it doesn't save offline, at all.

Yamauchi says 85% of content offline. Only 15% of game online focused.

Youtube video of the conversation/event.


**Edit: The above is for those saying the game was always said to be mostly online. However, that's not really the point of this thread. The thread was to inform, and to point out that (for now) single player content is lost if you're offline, and possibly if servers or your internet goes down. Perhaps someone can run a 30min offline race and then disconnect before winning. See if it saves, or if you lose a half hour of play?
 

ethomaz

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It is like SFV... you can’t earn credits if you are offline.

That is fine.
 

Skulldead

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No saves? Fuck off.

These kind of games need a "Requires Plus membership" sticker on the cover.

$60 for a demo, disgusting.

You can be connect online and don't be a Plus member.

But yeah this is not cool if you can't save progress without online...
 

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I was wondering about that sticker on the front when we got our copies in, since I can't imagine why you wouldn't just straight up require online connectivity to play the game. If it's just for a technicality so you can say "WE'RE PLAYABLE OFFLINE, SORT OF," they went about it the wrong way.
 

paragonpro

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Christ between forzas loot garbage and this, project cars 2 and mk8 seem to be the only racers this year without a "but"
 

JaggedSac

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So Yamauchi looked at the Xbox One reveal and thought, "yeah, this is the gamer reaction I want."
 

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(This means you'll lose any in-game credits or level progression earned in Arcade mode.

I was waiting for the other shoe to drop once that single player mode was revealed. People kept saying there is the Arcade mode if you want to do offline single player content. That is complete and utter BS!
 

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Aand GT Sport no longer exsist for me.
I hate this trend of games locking stuff behind online services and crippling the offline game.
Imagine if you could only play severly crippled versions of your old nes and snes games?
 

shandy706

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I'm actually ok with online only games (although single player content should NOT be locked behind it) if that's the direction one takes.

Multi-player being online only is a a given, people need to know that the "single player" content is affected too.
 

rawd

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you know sony is going to shut down this game in a few years too. sony has been absolute garbage this gen

lol

gonna skip GTS and hope for a 'real' GT... I'm still not over the fact there is no used car market anymore. That was my fave :(
 

FeD.nL

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No saves? Fuck off.

These kind of games need a "Requires Plus membership" sticker on the cover.

$60 for a demo, disgusting.

Online = not the same as requires PS Plus

Yes you need an internet connection to sync your account progress. No you don't need a PS Plus sub to save your progress against the AI.
 

epmode

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Wait, reviewers didn't mention this at all? This is the first I've heard about forced online.

(Well, forced in the same way that Hitman handles it)
 

ethomaz

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Yet, people keep telling me that it has a single player offline mode....... Which one is it?
You can play offline most of the modes... it just won’t track progress like SFV.

The servers went down in the demo and I couldn't do anything so I closed the demo and didn't return. Terrible.
The demo was online required.

The final game is not... you can play offline... you just won’t earn credits, level, etc.
 

bombshell

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No saves? Fuck off.

These kind of games need a "Requires Plus membership" sticker on the cover.

$60 for a demo, disgusting.

PS+ is only needed for multiplayer races. It requiring an online connection for the mentioned stuff is different.