It’s been nearly two weeks since Evolution Studios PlayStation 4 exclusive DriveClub was released to retail. While it’s certainly a fun and fluid racer that even a racing neophyte can enjoy, the server issues and the resulting lack of online connectivity have left it a soulless husk of the game it should be. Those issues are very nearly sorted – but is it too little too late?
While some people are still unable to get the most out of DriveClub, the majority of players are now online. Here’s the latest from Evolution Studios:
“We’re still improving server performance to get all of you enjoying full online connectivity together, but the majority of DriveClub players should now be able to connect and play online,” Evolution said on Facebook.
“More server updates and upgrades are coming online over the weekend, so while this work continues you may still experience some issues with connectivity but please keep trying. When you do get connected you can go online, play for your club, use your club cars, play multiplayer races, compete in face-offs, and compare your best times and scores with everyone on the leaderboards. This is in addition to playing in Tour mode, creating your own single events and customising your cars in your garage (which you can do offline too).”
“We are working flat out to get online sign-in, multiplayer racing and leaderboards running smoothly for everyone, all of the time. We can’t thank you enough for your messages of support and feedback during the past week, so please keep talking to us and sharing your thoughts about the game while you play.”
While the game works just fine offline, it strips the game of everything that makes it fun, interesting, and even worthwhile, like the clubs that make up its the latter part of the game’s name. If I’d have purchased the game, I’d be pissed about now. Unfortunately for petrol-headed PlayStation 4 owners though, there’s little else in the way of racing games, especially now that Project Cars has been delayed to next year.
If you bought DriveClub, do you still care – or have you moved on to something else? Can the allure of the game working the way it’s supposed to bring you back? Are you perhaps still waiting for DriveClub’s “free” extended demo PlayStation Plus edition before you make up your mind?
Last Updated: October 20, 2014