DriveClub offers free premium DLC as an apology

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Another game that hasn’t had the best of launches this year, has to be DriveClub.. The game was meant to be Sony’s next big franchise, a first step into a gloriously realised online racing world. Instead, that side of the game has essentially become the post office strike, with DriveClub now entering week six of ongoing online feature delivery issues. Naturally, folks are angry. So prepare to be appeased.

Because the game will be handing out plenty of its premium DLC that demands a pretty penny, for free. According to the game’s Facebook page, players will get access to the November DLC pack, which gives them the following goodies:

These premium DLC packs – The Ignition Expansion Pack and Photo-Finish Tour Pack along with two livery packs – will give you a total of five new cars, 22 new tour events, 10 new trophies and 10 new livery items to play with online and offline.

Sounds good, right? If you happen to be a season pass holder, you’re probably fuming right now, thinking that you’re getting a gimped selection of goodies thanks to these appeasement protocols. Worry not however, because the season pass will be extended to feature four new packs of DLC in July according to developer Evolution Studios:

The Season Pass will be extended to include four extra packs in July 2015 to ensure players who purchased the pass get everything that was promised. So on top of the free DLC in November, the Season Pass will still include 38 cars, 176 tour events and 80 unique liveries.

Tuesday sees the latest title update released for the game which includes a photo mode, tuned multiplayer collisions and various other tweaks. There’ll also be some new tracks on offer which include circuits in India, Scotland and Chile. I like Driveclub, I really do. The core game is fast, fluid and carries that Project Gotham Racing DNA that I like so much, while encouraging me to drive like a proper gentlemen and nie soos a p**s jy weet?

It’s not a bad game at all, but it needs to fix the deal-maker attached to it, because there’s little else to elevate it above several other rather superb racing games available right now.

Last Updated: November 17, 2014

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