CEO of Polyphony Digital Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed in an interview with Inside PlayStation, that Gran Turismo Sport would have dedicated servers, but only in the “Sport” mode. These servers will support up to 20 players, and work to maintain a consistent level of connection quality and overall fairness while racing.
As “Sport” is the key game type, which has all players starting at a beginner ranking, playing against those in a similar class and, in theory, making competition balanced and races close, the absence of dedicated server support for the other game modes shouldn’t be too disappointing for players.
On the other hand, without dedicated server support, other modes will use a Peer-to-Peer system, which will not be able to support 20 players at once, and so numbers will be reduced.
If you missed the latest bit of Gran Turismo Sport gameplay, shown during E3 2016, click here for the full 9-minute demo.
Gran Turismo Sport releases November 15 in North America and November 16 in Europe for PS4.