Video games are always changing and evolving. What was popular five years ago could all be different in five years' times, it's the nature of the industry. Free-to-play online games are the flavour of the day, with titles like Fortnite, Warzone, and even Fall Guys being massive successes.
But what about series like Gran Turismo? As these games have multiplayer but single player is still its bread-and-butter content. Well, here's what we know so far.
The cornerstone of GT games
Through the PS1 and PS2 eras, Gran Turismo was a solely single-player game series. Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 was the first game in the series to have multiplayer and all of them since have had it. This peaked with the most recent game in the series, Gran Turismo Sport, where multiplayer has become a much larger section of the experience.
However, the majority of content in GT remains in the offline single-player sections of the game. This is likely to remain the case as well, as Polyphony's CEO stated earlier this year that GT7 will be more like a "classic GT" than GT Sport was.
Racing against your friends is fun and online multiplayer will no doubt remain in GT7. So too will the offline races, as testing yourself against the AI in a classic "Man vs Machine" contest is something that GT will never abandon.
The proof is in the pudding
There are still a lot of details regarding GT7 that we don't know, but something we're pretty certain about is single-player being a part of the game. A good way to tell for sure though, is to inspect the home screen menu that we've seen a few times in the game's trailers.
It's not overly clear what a lot of these logos symbolise, but some are pretty obvious. The three people in the bottom-right of the screen must mean multiplayer, while single-player races are likely chosen using the yellow wheel in the bottom-centre.
Why would GT7 have a multiplayer option if the game is entirely online? That wouldn't make sense. While single-player hasn't been out-and-out confirmed for GT7, it's a very safe bet that it will be a large part of the game, if not a majority of its content.
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