You may be wondering “is Gran Turismo 7 Offline for everyone or just me?” If in the last 24 hours you’ve tried to start the game at all, you’ll be met with error messages and messages saying ‘No, you can’t play the game properly now.’
As noted by publisher Sony and developer Polyphony Digital, the game went offline as expected on March 17, 2022. It was only supposed to go down between 6am and 8am UTC – but has remained offline since then. Oops.
At the time of writing, that’s over 24 hours of downtime for two hours (and at one point most people wouldn’t be awake).
You’d think that wouldn’t be too much of a problem for people who would like to play it offline, right? Not correct. Since most of the game works from the online servers, the only playable elements of the title are the music rally, world circuits, and single-player races against the AI (only if you’ve unlocked enough content, of course). It’s a far cry from the single player offline arcade modes of yesteryear, isn’t it?
Given that this is a premium title that many PS4 and PS5 players have paid top dollar for, there is understandable anger in the racing gaming community right now.
A quick look at the game’s Reddit page shows that people aren’t happy; In addition to players asking how to get refunds for false advertising through the PS Store, there are videos theorizing how the 1.07 patch broke the game, and more. There is even a suggestion that all in-game save data has been wiped from the servers. whoops Note, however, that there is no formal comment from Sony on the matter at the time of writing.
All we have is an official statement stating: “We are extending today’s planned maintenance for the Gran Turismo 7 servers. We ask for your patience while we work to complete the maintenance.”
If you’re still keen on the game – whenever it works again – you can read our Gran Turismo 7 review at the link.
https://www.vg247.com/gran-turismo-7-offline-unplayable 24 hours later, players who purchased Gran Turismo 7 are still unable to play it