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DriveClub will keep you from rage-quitting

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Yo other gamers, I’mma let you finish, but f*** y’all, I’m rage-quittin’! If you’ve ever gone online to play any game, then you’ve most likely experienced a sore loser pulling the plug and exiting before recorded defeat. This is a problem that is especially prevalent in racing games. But the folks behind DriveClub want to have less of that when their game arrives.

“With DriveClub, if you’re racing online and you make a mistake it’s not game over. You don’t lose everything and you’ve still got dynamic Face-offs to keep playing for,” DriveClub game director Paul Rustchynsky  said to the PS Blog.

What Rustchynsky just mentioned is a system in the game that issues players with instant challenges, from keeping your speed at a reckless pace on the course through to Tokyo-drifting around highlighted corners. Complete the challenge, and you’ll rack up more ‘Fame’ which are used in lieu of experience points in the game. “We tested an early version of our challenge system in [Motorstorm] RC,” Rustchynsky explained.

It was a lot of fun and we got some great back-and-forth rivalries going between players, but we always found that after a while one of the players would reach their physical limit and the competition would dry up.

Even so, we saw players repeat the same challenge hundreds of times in a single day. That surprised us. We didn’t think people would get that hooked. And with DriveClub we’re taking it further and making it easier to compete and have fun.

Since the initial delay, Evolution Studios has been rejiggering the game for a revised launch on October 7. It’ll be available in retail therapy forms as well as a stripped down free version for PS Plus members. Should be interesting to see how it stacks up against other upcoming racers.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

10 Comments

  1. Hehehe, header lulz!

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 12:52

      LOL yeah!

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  2. Jonah Cash

    June 3, 2014 at 12:38

    Did you just say free for PS Plus members????? That is awesome!! I like to grind to get to where the pay guys are!! Just look at my Hearthstone times!!

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  3. CAE9872

    June 3, 2014 at 12:55

    The trailers I saw recently make me want game even more now. I do like them racing games.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    June 3, 2014 at 12:59

    I’m not the biggest fan of MP games mostly because I don’t find it relaxing but also by the time you play there are hordes of people waiting to trounce your ass and our internet isn’t the best in the world.

    That being said it takes patience, a lot of patience to learn every single aspect of any game you tend to spend time with and slowly you get better and better as weeks progresses. I learned this all from Planetside so I might actually pour time into more MP games like this armed with this knowledge.

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    • Pieter Kruger

      June 3, 2014 at 13:07

      Depends on the mechanics. “Oh, you accidentally just crashed into that player, no worries, instead of penalising you, do it 3 more times and you’ll get a bonus!”. VIOLA, game just got turned into a crash derby multiplayer free for all! ????

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 3, 2014 at 13:19

        I’m pretty sure it won’t work like that

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      • FoxOneZA

        June 3, 2014 at 13:46

        You be talking about GT5 there 😉

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  5. FoxOneZA

    June 3, 2014 at 13:46

    Drive Dub vs Forza Horizan 2… Fight!

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  6. Matewis Jubilai

    June 3, 2014 at 15:01

    Damn, lazygamer staff have got some weird superpowers. All somehow related to creating header images…

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