In a weird turn of events, games that were originally founded as core single-player experiences are now being tied to constant internet connections to function. Previously, Gran Turismo 7 alongside its microtransaction debacle was also criticized heavily for asking players to stay online to play even the single-player portion of the game.
Similarly, developer Arkane Studios most notorious for its single-player experiences, requires its users to be online even for solo play story mode. Noted, the developer in a later statement shared it has plans to undo this, but it seems the damage has already been done. And now with Forza Motorsport officially on the way this October, fans are about to find similar news once more.
According to developer Turn 10 Studios, creative director Chris Esaki explains that while free play asks for no internet connection, career progression on the other hand will. You can view the segment of the discussion in the video below:
“The game has been designed to easily adjust and add new content over time, and to that its really to ensure a really secure experience anywhere in the game,” Esaki says. “So any progression in the game will be stored on our servers to support the integrity of the overall game experience. And there are options for playing offline – so things like free play is always available, but any progression requires an online connection.”
As for more news on Forza Motorsport, Turn 10 Studios did share the official cover art for the upcoming title. Both the 2023 No. 01 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R & 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray are featured on the official packaging for the game. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Forza Motorsport launches on October 10, 2023 for Xbox Series X|S & PC.