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Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray?


7:00 AM on 08.22.2013
Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray? photo



I know it sounds like an easy choice. Free is the best price, right?

 PS4 title DriveClub will be available on launch day for racing fans, but there's a choice to be made depending on what level of content you'd like. At a gamescom behind-closed-doors showing of the game, Evolution explained that the PlayStation Plus free version of DriveClub will have access to every mode and feature that you'd get in the full Blu-ray version of the game. The only thing missing are some of the cars and tracks.

The Blu-ray, though, has access to everything. All content. This gives you the complete experience with no further costs. Evolution calls this the best approach to DriveClub. They said that everything in the game is something you're going to want to see. Cheeky. 

While they're not talking prices yet, we do know that there will be multiple entry points. Evolution said that they want players to have plenty of purchase options, and that they're not out to trick players into paying more money through the free version or anything like that. 

And from what we've seen, DriveClub looks like one you'll want to grab on day one if you dig racing. I saw a demo of a battle between two players -- one using a PS4 and another playing via Remote Play on a Vita. What made things interesting was a companion phone app that allowed another player to send a challenge to these two friends. The challenge was instantly sent to their systems, popping up on their activity feed.  The players worked to beat the top time in that challenge, with reports coming back to the app user post race. They've worked to make Driveclub as social as possible, and with free availability at launch for all PS4 owners, it's going to have a huge network of gamers to play against from the first day. 

DriveClub is still in development, but it's looking pretty sharp already. Evolution claims to have packed in "ridiculous amounts of detail," covering everything from asphalt textures to star simulations for the nighttime sky. They used 18 microphones to record every aspect of the sound, and have processed that data for a head positioning simulation for the cars' interiors. There's a damage system that goes farther than just dents, including modeling for carbon fiber and metal damage, deformation in panels, and more. 

 Here at gamescom, DriveClub is showing at 30 frames per second. Evolution says that they're still aiming for 60 frames per second, though. They say that changing frame rates clauses irregularities in the physics system, so they want to nail it down one way or the other. There's still some time left for them to achieve this before DriveClub's PS4 launch day release. 

 

Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray? photo
Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray? photo
Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray? photo
Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray? photo
Will you get DriveClub for free? Or on Blu-ray? photo




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Upcoming Driveclub car will peel your face off photo


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5:30 PM on 03.19.2015
Driveclub developer hit with layoffs; game now considered a service

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...more



8:00 PM on 03.12.2015
Driveclub update lets us know the PS+ version isn't dead

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...more



7:00 AM on 03.09.2015
Driveclub getting Lamborghini DLC

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...more



3:45 PM on 02.12.2015
Upcoming Driveclub car will peel your face off

To tease one of the upcoming cars arriving for Driveclub this month, the developers decided to give us a sneak peak via a video showing off the terrifying speed the unnamed four-wheeled machine can do -- at least 242 mph. You got what it takes to hit that kind of speed and not end up a stain on the road? We'll have to see in the coming weeks.  more



10:30 AM on 01.16.2015
Still no sign of the PlayStation Plus Driveclub, but you can play five new tracks for free soon

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...more



11:00 AM on 12.08.2014
Driveclub is getting an extreme weather patch today

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,...more



1:30 PM on 11.21.2014
Maybe Evolution should focus on getting Driveclub to work instead of free DLC

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 ...more



9:30 AM on 11.05.2014
Injustice, inFamous: First Light coming to PS Plus

Sony has tipped its hand a tad, revealing some of the games PlayStation 4 owners can expect out of PlayStation Plus in the months ahead. In December, subscribers can get their fists on superhero fighter Injustice: Gods A...more



10:00 AM on 10.31.2014
Driveclub's PS+ version has been a disaster

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...more



3:30 PM on 10.30.2014
Driveclub PS Plus Edition delayed until Evolution fixes the full game

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...more




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5:30 PM on 03.19.2015
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