Playground Games Confirms Forza Horizon 4 is Not Always-Online

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 4' started by GTPNewsWire, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. iGeaux_Psycho

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    Excellent!
     
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  3. Ameer67

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    Thank god .
     
  4. FireEmblem10

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    Looking more and more like it's time for me to get back to the series.
     
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    It was pretty obvious it wasn't. But it's good to have gotten confirmation from PG themselves, so hell yeah!! :tup:
     
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    Being able to play against drivatars instead of blood-crazed randos eases my concerns. I don't understand why developers are all moving to always-online anyway.
     
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    This is a blessing.
     
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    I will likely never play this game but I can tell you this is the best news ever. Hope other studios follow suit.
     
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    (best of) both worlds. Player choice. I like it.
     
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    Guessing this shared world would require Xbox Live.
     
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    Just to help some people. If you're on PC, and considering how the past two Forza titles worked, you'll still have to connect with the Xbox App to boot the game, so you could say that, on PC, internet is required to at least start the game. If you want to have working offline permissions and be able to start playing without any connection, I would play it safe and get the Xbox version, if possible.
     
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    IIRC, FH3 did allow offline gameplay on PC. I think there was a glitch that prevented the game from loading past the startup screen and had to be patched .
     
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    As far as I know, neither were patched or, at least, patched successfully. I'm still unable to start either game without a connection already in place and yes, I have offline permissions turned on for the PC I use. That's why I'm sticking to Xbox One X this time round.
     
  14. Oyashiro-sama

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    Only PD thinks always online is the way to go... ugh.. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow. I just checked right now and I am also unable to start the game offline. Either my head is messing with me or it used to work a while ago. Damn.
     
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    See? People have been complaining about it for ages and one response a guy got from Microsoft was: "Maybe we should add 'Internet connection required' to out product page". In other words, they don't intend to change that. They don't trust the PC gaming community, I guess.
     
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  17. bremics

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    Eh? The Crew? Fallout 76? EA in general?

    Only Playground Games seems to get it, or at least acknowledge it.
     
  18. desmodan

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    Another nail in the coffin of GT sport.