People are playing Driveclub right now

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Driveclub suffered a massive delay late last year, with developer Evolution stating that there were massive technical issues with the racer. After playing it last year, I think there was a lot more wrong than just technical issues, but that’s hopefully why the delay was so long. We’re close to the release date, and some players have already dived into Driveclub.
Well, at least it seems that way. Several PlayStation players have received invitations to a Driveclub beta, something which Sony has been completely quiet about. A few screenshots show the game in action, as well as previously unseen tracks.

The beta is apparently called “Cupcake” (yummy) and right now there’s no way of knowing how people can get in. Some users on NeoGAF have suggested that the beta is exclusive to those in Sony’s Beta Test Program, which would explain why there is no sign-up sheet anywhere.

It isn’t clear whether Sony will be having an open public beta ahead of the game’s October release, but it does definitely look like Driveclub won’t be suffering another delay. Although I’m already uninterested enough to know that it’s one of the games I’ll be skipping that month.

That, and I still don’t have a PS4. That factors in somewhere along the line I think.

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Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • FoxOneZA

    Lets hope the Beta goes well before the name DelayedClub starts to stick.

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Dat scooby! Much Wow!

  • L337J1MB0B

    You guys would benefit from doing a bit more research before you write. Firstly, the game wasn’t delayed earlier this year. It got delayed end of 2013 as it was going to be a console launch title. Secondly, the delay had very little to do with “massive technical issues”. It was actually more about re-focusing after early hands impressions weren’t positive. Apparently a lot of focus since the delay has gone into improving interface and social elements of the game.

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      Yes, the delay was primarily so that Evolution could improve a social feature so that seamless connection to other players and challenges was better. Evolution weren’t happy with the system they had in place and thus went back to the drawing board, in a sense.

      However, a few days ago Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida was quoted during a talk at Gamescom, citing technical issues as the reason for the delay. Of course, this could just be another way of saying the menu feature Evolution wanted to implement was a technical hurdle.

      You are absolutely correct about the delay though, it was last year and not earlier this year. My error, thanks for pointing it out 🙂

      • L337J1MB0B

        Cool.. shot for replying.

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