Perhaps I'm missing something. Or maybe my positive bias for the game is clouding my eyes. But the section of the blog post in question has only 3 paragraphs, the last of which reads: "This doesn’t mean you’ll need PlayStation Plus though. As with all PlayStation titles, PS Plus will only be needed for the online multiplayer, portions of the Arcade Mode, including limited two-player split screen, single player races on select tracks and time trials can still be played offline." "can still be played offline" - and yet you are using the term "always online". "PS Plus will only be needed for the online multiplayer" - and yet you suggest it will be required for "what appears to be the majority the gameplay". Perhaps you guys know something that you can't tell us. But it's confusing how people reading the same words can come up with two almost polar opposite versions of what's been said.