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At the start of the month, Sony and Polyphony Digital launched the PlayStation 5 debut for Gran Turismo, with Gran Turismo 7. One issue the game is currently facing lay within its career mode. To stop cheating effectively the campaign side of the game requires a constant online connection. So if you have issues with an online connection or the game encounters server problems, it’s not playable.

For the past thirty hours roughly fans of the series experienced just that. The servers were down rendering the game unplayable due to the issue of an online connection needed. And this affected all gamers regardless of a digital or physical copy. The problems for Gran Turismo started when the recent patch was released.

The Issues Post Update For Gran Turismo

Kazunori Yamauchi the Polyphony Digital CEO explained what the problem was. He posted on the official website an explanation and apology for the problem. This is what he’s said on the matter

I wanted to explain what happened in this update.

Immediately before the release of the 1.07 update, we discovered an issue where the game would not start properly in some cases on product versions for the PS4 and PS5.

This was a rare issue that was not seen during tests on the development hardware or the QA sessions prior to the release, but in order to prioritize the safety of the save data of the users, we decided to interrupt the release of the 1.07 update, and to make a 1.08 correctional update.

This is the reason for the delay.

My sincere apologies for the late report to everyone.

Kazunori Yamauchi on the issues

Now that the services have been restored but the question is should a single-player aspect needs an online connection. The reason for it as we know is to stop cheating but for a single-player experience, issues like this affect everyone playing. We’d love to hear from you about this news. Do you feel the always online is a poor move for single-player content?

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