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DriveClub’s getting a hardcore mode

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DriveClub is one of the greatest tragedies of this generation. It’s a racing that’s centred around being socially connected – but its launch was mired with server issues that kept it offline and barely functional for months. It’s the sort of thing that’d be a death knell for just about any game – but as the premier, platform exclusive racing game on the PlayStation 4, it had a lot to prove.

All it proved, unfortunately, is that Sony and Evolution don’t do enough testing. And it’s a pity, because underneath it all, DriveClub is a pretty damned good racing game.

As we said in our review:

“From a technical perspective, DriveClub definitely has a few “wow” moments that will have you staring at your screen wondering when games started looking this good. Cars flying through the desert at twilight look absolutely incredible as their lights bounce off of each other and the glow of their tail lights warm the part of your brain that likes pretty looking things. It’s not consistently as beautiful as its best moments, but overall it’s still the sort of game you want to show off to your friends. “

Since then though? The game has gone from strength to strength, adding new modes and features – like some seriously impressive weather, and a standalone bikes expansion that halves the number of wheels on the road.

And it’s getting even better, particularly if you’re the sort who prefers your racing games to not be quite as arcadey. There’s a new hardcore mode coming to the game, which will allow petrolheads to turn off things like assists, traction control, and stability.

This is not for me – as I have a tough enough time staying on the road in games of this sort as it is.

Last Updated: January 25, 2016

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  1. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 25, 2016 at 15:33

    Perfect header is perfect


    • Hammersteyn

      January 25, 2016 at 15:48

      I looks like a Lions paw, cannot unsee. Also if the one tumbleweed represents Drive Club then I guess the other has to be Evolve, Titanfall, Hardlines and Battlefront


      • Pieter Kruger

        January 25, 2016 at 17:45



        • Hammersteyn

          January 25, 2016 at 17:58

          LIES! ………okay maybe


  2. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    January 25, 2016 at 15:40

    I’ve been playing Dirt Rally lately with a proper 2.5 turn steering wheel etc., I haven’t had a workout like that in years, it is unforgiving in every sense, but what a pay off… Seeing this mode introduced in Driveclub gives me hope for games that are labelled as arcadey…


  3. HairyEwok

    January 26, 2016 at 08:10

    Clan Tumbleweeds… They’re so hardcore they roll over the road without looking left and right first…


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