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You'd think Driveclub would want to stay away from the word 'buggy'


It's more tolerable in this context, though
Apr 01
// Brett Makedonski
Driveclub will most likely be remembered for its promised, yet non-existent free PlayStation Plus version. The primary reason this never came to fruition is because Evolution Studios had to spend a significant amount of...
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Driveclub

Driveclub developer hit with layoffs; game now considered a service


So no more MotorStorm then?
Mar 19
// Robert Summa
The life of Driveclub has not been easy. From delays to broken promises, what was to be a flagship title for the PlayStation 4 has become somewhat of a joke -- whether actually deserved or not. And even though we can debate i...
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Driveclub

Driveclub update lets us know the PS+ version isn't dead


You can't kill that which does not live
Mar 12
// Robert Summa
The dream of a PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub remains alive thanks to some careful wording in the latest March update announcement by Evolution Studios. After detailing all the changes coming for those who already bou...
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Driveclub

Driveclub getting Lamborghini DLC


New cars and tour coming this month
Mar 09
// Laura Kate Dale
Later this month Driveclub is going to be getting some new Lamborghini-themed DLC. The Lamborghini DLC pack, which comes with four new cars and a dedicated tour, is due out at some unspecified time later this month alongside...
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Driveclub

Still no sign of the PlayStation Plus Driveclub, but you can play five new tracks for free soon


Coming this month
Jan 16
// Chris Carter
It really is a shame what happened to Driveclub. Although many games last year fell victim to glitches or tenuous online services, one of Driveclub's biggest selling points was a PlayStation Plus version of the game that pro...
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Driveclub

Driveclub is getting an extreme weather patch today


1.4GB
Dec 08
// Chris Carter
Driveclub is still having quite a few issues, and Sony is still not giving us any concrete details on the PlayStation Plus program status. Today it's getting a 1.4GB patch that adds a ton of dynamic weather improvements,...
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Driveclub

Maybe Evolution should focus on getting Driveclub to work instead of free DLC


Driveflub
Nov 21
// Brett Makedonski
We're rapidly approaching the two-month anniversary of Evolution Studios' Driveclub's release. What makes this significant is that the multiplayer component of the game doesn't consistently work. Two. Months. Later. We won't ...
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Driveclub

Driveclub's PS+ version has been a disaster


Sony, what?
Oct 31
// Chris Carter
For many, Driveclub was one of the crowning exclusives for the PlayStation 4. I remember the first time I saw that presentation by the creepy (yet awesome) guy who looked over every painstaking detail, from the feel of t...
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Driveclub woes

Driveclub PS Plus Edition delayed until Evolution fixes the full game


Trial version postponed 'until further notice'
Oct 30
// Jordan Devore
Evolution Studios' long-delayed Driveclub released on October 7 but its saga is far from over -- the game still has online issues, and the slice of game for PlayStation Plus subscribers isn't out yet. Sony Worldwide Studios p...
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Driveclub

Driveclub's 1.04 stability update is out, fans still reporting issues


It hasn't been a great launch
Oct 17
// Chris Carter
Driveclub is finally out, but Sony hasn't had a very smooth launch so far for Sony and developer Evolution Studios. Along with a multitude of crash errors, Sony also took the PlayStation Plus version of the game offline ...
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Crash...into me
[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.] Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode ...

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PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 software sales have surpassed 30 million games in retail stores


I'd probably buy two more just to play The Phantom Pain
Aug 13
// Brittany Vincent
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 software sales are impressively strong, with more than 30 million games sold in retail stores and digital downloads as of August 10. Software sales are anticipated to continue to grow...
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Driveclub

I'm not the first to say this but Driveclub looks gorgeous


Team-based racing sounds really appealing
Aug 12
// Alasdair Duncan
The last racing game to really hook me was Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit thanks, in no small measure, to the Autolog. Racing against friends was compulsive and really fun, so if Driveclub can do the same but let me race with m...
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Driveclub

Europe's rewarded for love of racing games with special edition of Driveclub


And its love of Sony
Aug 12
// Brett Makedonski
In preparation for the imminent beginning of gamescom, videogame billboards and posters are plastered all over Cologne, Germany. Many of PlayStation's efforts are centered around promoting Driveclub. Europe does enjoy its rac...
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Driveclub

Enough talk: Here's Driveclub's fancy weather system in motion


Yep, it's impressive
Jul 08
// Jordan Devore
Those screenshots of Driveclub back at E3 -- where Evolution Studios demonstrated its dynamic weather system for the PlayStation 4 racer -- looked slick. But they were mere images. A month later, we now have footage of this s...
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PS4 bundle

Save a bit on Driveclub with this PS4 bundle


Rollin' coal
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
If you are European and absolutely sure you want Driveclub at launch and a PS4, then Sony is happy you exist. Here's the bundle. It's just a PS4 (with controller) and a copy of Driveclub for €439.99, which...
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Driveclub

Driveclub doesn't want you to rage quit if you suck, loser


It's not all about winning
Jun 02
// Steven Hansen
Losing is a lot more interesting than winning, but the win -- in games and in life -- is incentivized and held up high. Driveclub is aiming to stick a shiny participation medal on your coat for the things that got you into f...
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Driveclub made quite the impression on me with these 4 new videos


Hoping this is an appetizer for E3
Jun 01
// Abel Girmay
After missing it's expected launch release date, Driveclub retreated into the dark before resurfacing recently. Driveclub continues its coming out party this week, releasing four new videos. The first three are the expected ...

It looks like Ill be playing Driveclub this fall

May 22 // Dale North
Driveclub (PS4)Developer: Evolution StudiosPublisher: Sony Computer EntertaimentRelease Date: October 7, 2014 I played a challenge race sent directly from the game’s director. He had just finished a race and used the post-event prompt to instantly create a challenge for his friends and opponents. Though you can create challenges like this at any time, it’s pretty neat to be able to do so off the back of a race. Imagine feeling especially good about your times and being able to use your performance a challenge to all others. You can also search through your race history and start a challenge from any past performances. I took on his time in an Audi V8 R10, racing around a nice looking mountain/forest course against other AI opponents. I found that the racing feel sat heavily on the arcade racing side, being less fussy with turns and braking than a sim racer. It feels something like a forgiving sim racer with all assists switched on, so you won’t have to worry about spinning out much. But I appreciated that its roots are still grounded in realism somewhere, at least enough so that it won’t disappoint fans of, say, Gran Turismo or Forza. I also enjoyed that Driveclub has nothing in the way of racing lines available as an assist, though those used to following them might not be as pleased with the omission. It wasn’t long before I raced past the AI pack in my first time around the track. Evolution says that they’ve spent a lot of the development time on the game’s AI, working to make it dynamic and aggressive. I was only able to play a few races, but I found it almost too easy to take positions, blowing past all but the top three or so racers. Granted, I was driving an incredibly fast car. I’m glad to say that I had no issues with locked trains of cars, and that there was no evidence of rubber banding in the top positions. I’m really not that worried about the AI anyway as I’m hoping to take on other real racers.  A bit down the road, the track threw a curve at me — literally. A short length of the course called a challenge zone had me trying to drift through it for score. I didn’t know it was coming up, but was more than ready for it the second race.  Driveclub constantly scores racers, with point notices going up with just about any action. Overtaking a car for position gets you 500 points, for example. But going off-track will dock your score the same amount. Vehicle impacts seemed to range from 100 points up to 600 or more. And in that second time around, my drafting attempts were adding to my score with smaller numbers. So you’re racing for time, as always, but you’re also racing for score.  It sounds like the bulk of the work put into Driveclub is on its social and connectivity sides. Evolution is aiming for immediacy and seamlessness with online play. They want it so that it’s as easy as possible to connect online, join friends, create clubs, and race the day away.   We got a full walkthrough of the Driveclub dash and online features, and it looks like the options to connect and play are pretty robust, but we’ll have to get it in our office to really get a feel for how buddying up will work. We do know that all players are instantly put into a party, and that you’ll sat in one at all times. Through the game’s always active social hub you’ll be able to jump into an activity that interests you. With that running party already active, those in yours will automatically be prompted to join the activity you’ve chosen. If you’re not out to create your own races or challenges, events will be suggested for you, putting you up against racers of a similar level, or against others in your club. A mobile app called My Driveclub will let you live stream the gameplay of your friends or club mates, All of your stats and placements will also be available in the app, giving you plenty of updates to keep you in the game even when you’re out. You’ll be able to create and schedule events as you please, with the backend taking care of invitations to your party and friends. Through the event creation options you’ll be able to set locations, difficulty, opponent types, and much more. Even the time of day can be set, and through time lapse options you can even set the speed of how day turns to night.  I saw a custom day/night cycle in my test laps, complete with some pretty incredible lighting and reflections. The reflection of the track on my car’s hood was easily the best I’ve seen on a console — I could easily make out trackside features like trees and road markers. Driveclub runs at 1080p, with no scaling tricks. But it runs at 30 frames per second, a choice which Evolution Studios says lets them push visual distances as well as beef up physics and audio.  A couple of challenge races around a single track was enough to have me feeling better about that first showing at E3 last year. This version of Driveclub looks and plays much better, and has plenty of social connectivity hooks that I’m sure I’ll be getting into. I had a good time going up against other previewers last week — I quickly tuned into the driving feel and was able to place second by my second lap, and was happy to jump back in again to try to top it. If I got that much from just one challenge, I could see getting much more out of the full experience. 
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Hands-on with the latest build
It’s been about a year since I’ve played upcoming PS4 racer Driveclub. It debuted at E3 last year; I found myself rushing to my PlayStation appointment to get my hands on it. I can’t tell you how disappointe...

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Driveclub will have microtransactions, because of course it will


It seems like it's a new staple for racing games
May 13
// Chris Carter
Remember that one conference where that guy was lovingly talking about how realistic Driveclub was, down to the real looking leather on the seats? That's how I imagine executives talking about microtransactions. There's proba...
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Driveclub

Driveclub PS Plus Edition's full-game upgrade is no longer terrible


Original upgrade model 'was not appropriate'
May 09
// Jordan Devore
Evolution Studios detailed the PS Plus version of Driveclub and the offer sounded good. Mostly. With a membership, you can play every game mode, 11 tracks, 10 cars, and one location at no extra cost. Then, if you like the gam...
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Driveclub

Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition detailed


$49.99 to upgrade to all game content, but there's a catch
May 07
// Jordan Devore
Ahead of Driveclub's October 7 launch on PlayStation 4, here's a video breaking down the game's normal, full-price version on PSN and Blu-ray compared to the free-with-a-membership PS Plus Edition. The latter offering comes ...
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Driveclub

Evolution Studios explains why it delayed Driveclub


'We won't compromise on quality to rush it to you'
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
Evolution Studios' long-delayed Driveclub came back with week with a new trailer and what will hopefully be the final release date: October 7, 2014. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, director Paul Rustchynsky spoke about why t...
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Driveclub gets a new release date: October 7, 2014


New trailer shows off their work
Apr 29
// Dale North
Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida has laid out a new Driveclub release date for PS4: October 7, 2014. That makes this about a full year delay for what was supposed to be a system launch racer.  Yoshida also announced that Paul R...






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