You'll Have To Connect To The Internet To Save Your GT Sport Game

It wasn't just a feature of the demo - the full game will also need you to be online if you want to save
You'll Have To Connect To The Internet To Save Your GT Sport Game

During the demo of Gran Turismo Sport, some players noticed that if they wanted to save their game, they had to be connected to the internet. Even though the game has a heavy focus on online modes, the online saves requirement was probably just a quirk of the demo, right? Surely the full game would implement an offline way of storing your progress…?

Nope. The game manual was recently published online ahead of the game’s launch on 18 October and indeed confirmed that you’ll need to be connected to PlayStation Network to save the game. It reads:

Gran Turismo Sport only supports online saving. Your game progress data will be stored on the online server. Please be aware, therefore, that any progress you make while offline cannot be saved (certain contents are saved onto the PlayStation®4 console’s hard disk drive.) If you are playing offline, you will be able to use previously saved game progress data.

You'll Have To Connect To The Internet To Save Your GT Sport Game

The reason for the online-only saving system is theoretically to prevent players from editing saves and cheating, which makes sense given how seriously the developers are with the game’s online content. GT Sport does feature a sizeable chunk of offline single-player content however, which means that if your connection drops out for a long period of time you won’t be able to save what you’ve done - online or offline.

This isn’t exactly new to games, and in 2017 having a stable internet connection shouldn’t pose a problem for most people, but how the GT Sport servers cope is another matter. The demo worryingly featured quite a few periods of downtime, and way off in the future players could find themselves unable to save at all if Polyphony Digital decided to shut the off the servers.

Source: GT Planet



To the Polyphony Digital guy who thought this would be a good idea:

10/14/2017 - 06:35 |
164 | 4
click ok to ok

In reply to by [Flux]

My completely random guess is that, people used to mod saves on older GTs for better cars (sometimes ridiculously OP with the likes of 10k+HP for drag racing). Thing is, now that GT has a partnership with the FIA for more legit online racing (e-sport they say), they must provide balance.

And with modded cars in the fray, BOP may go all phooked up and glitch. And if it is disabled then lmao. Anyway they might have wanted to avoid this situation altogether.

10/14/2017 - 11:13 |
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Anas "SadButStillSad"

In reply to by [Flux]



10/14/2017 - 14:31 |
4 | 0

This feels like the inability to end police pursuit in Need For Speed Most Wanted 2005. Very annoying thing to do.

10/14/2017 - 06:40 |
4 | 2

Haha, I just pressed Alt+Supr whenever I was in trouble

10/14/2017 - 07:33 |
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Nishant Dash


as long as we get free online multiplayer, who cares??

10/14/2017 - 06:53 |
8 | 8

PS4 has an online subscription, though

10/14/2017 - 07:51 |
12 | 0

You’ve heard of the WiFi juicer, now get ready for this!

10/14/2017 - 07:03 |
6 | 0

Turn 10: We make the most internet-dependent games in the racing franchise

Polyphony: Hold my beer

10/14/2017 - 07:32 |
70 | 0


10/14/2017 - 09:05 |
0 | 0

As long as it’s only for saving I’ll be fine with it. Nothing is worse than the first Test Drive Unlimited where you wanted to smash your computer because your 200km single player race gets ruined 1km before the finish line just because the damn server connection got lost again.

10/14/2017 - 15:39 |
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Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

Xbox One E3 release intensifies

10/14/2017 - 07:34 |
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CZ 69% Muscle

Well ain’t that a load of sh it? Feels like skipping out on GT Sport has been the right decision thus far

10/14/2017 - 07:54 |
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Ryan van Steen

This made me lose some cars, credits and acievements in the beta which was really anoying. I basically lost an entire day of progress because it wasn’t able to save. I think you should be able to save it offline because relying on the internet for saving is still too unreliable…

10/14/2017 - 08:27 |
4 | 2

Well to be fair, on a certain day (11, the first one I played lmao), servers were drowning in quicksands so pretty much no one could save.

10/14/2017 - 09:26 |
2 | 0

It’s like having a blackout when you’re 90% of the way through a 24h Endurance Race on GT4. I know the feeling. You want to rip every wire out of your PS2 with your teeth. A bit extreme but that’s just me.

10/14/2017 - 08:35 |
20 | 0

That’s really, really bad, but still not extreme enough to get the Toyota endurance experience. You’d need to get your connection to fail at the last lap.

10/14/2017 - 16:17 |
8 | 0


10/14/2017 - 09:06 |
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