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Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode

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On Tuesday, October 17, the long-awaited Gran Turismo Sport arrives for the Playstation 4. This seventh installment of one of the world's best-selling games franchises introduces a number of updates designed for high-end TVs, virtual reality, and e-sports enthusiasts. Although we've had a copy for a few days now, you'll have to wait a few more days to read a proper review.

In large part, that's because Sony's Gran Turismo Sport servers were down for the past few days. Since being connected to those servers is such an integral part of the game, there's very little left to do if you're offline.

But let's not pretend like we weren't warned. In a blog post last month, Sony revealed that "[i]n order to ensure fair racing for all, GT Sport will require an Internet connection for the majority of functionality. This connectivity requirement is to ensure that progress, car availability, and driver ratings are properly maintained at all times."

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Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will

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The release last month of the Better Together update for Minecraft brought together Minecraft players on most of the game's many platforms: the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR versions of the game now all use the same engine and can all play together without borders. Servers and content will be accessible from any Better Together platform. Microsoft has also announced that this version of the game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it, too, will be able to join in the cross-platform play.

But one major platform is being left behind: PlayStation 4. Minecraft players on the PlayStation 4 will only be able to play with other PlayStation 4 users. Not because of any technical constraint, but because Sony won't allow it.

Speaking to Gamespot, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Sony regards platform lock-in as a way of driving sales and "that reason [for blocking cross-platform play] is not going away." Spencer doesn't hold out much hope for things changing, either: "I'm never going to call anything a lost cause, but I think some of the fundamental reasons and certain scenarios—they're not really going away."

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You can download the PS4 5.00 update now – here’s what you need to know

PS4 5.00 update

Following a month or so of beta testing, PS4 system software update 5.00 is now rolling out to the public. If your PS4 is set up for automatic downloads, you might already have the update installed, but if not, just power on your PS4 and you should receive a notification. Weighing in at just 375 MB, it shouldn't very take long to download.

Once you've installed the update, you'll probably want to check out what all has changed. We've covered some of the modifications and improvements in a previous article, but we'll focus on all of the big changes below.

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Sony’s updated PlayStation VR headset has an improved design, new features

PlayStation VR: New model

On Monday, Sony updated the PlayStation VR FAQ on the PlayStation Blog to reflect the fact that a new model of the hardware will be launching in the near future. Dubbed CUH-ZVR2, the updated model features a number of welcome changes, including a modified design with stereo headphone cables integrated into the headset and what Sony refers to as a "slimmer, streamlined" connection cable that won't be as obtrusive as the original model.

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Nintendo Switch outsells PS4 and Xbox One in the US once again in August

Nintendo Switch vs. PS4, Xbox One sales

Nintendo's incredible rebound year got even better this week as The NPD Group on Thursday released its sales report for the month of August, revealing that the Switch once again outsold the PS4 and Xbox One in the US to take the top spot in console sales. This marks the fourth time in the past six months that the Switch has earned the title, with the PS4 beating out the Switch in May and June.

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