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Some Driveclub Features, Modes Removed As Evolution Continues Server Work

by Mike Futter on Oct 10, 2014 at 09:43 AM

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Evolution Studios has provided an update on the troubled launch of racing game Driveclub (our review). In order to get more players online, the developer has disabled some of the game’s functions.

“Some functions are temporarily unavailable including challenges and social updates, but for those of you that can connect, you will still be able to participate in clubs, leaderboards and online multiplayer races,” Evolution posted on its Facebook page. The studio says that tour mode, custom solo events, and car customization are available when not connected to the servers.

Additional server updates are planned for the coming days. These will impact the availability of online functions.

[Source: Driveclub on Facebook]


Our Take
Driveclub’s tale is starting to sound too close to SimCity’s. The removal of features as a way to increase server capacity doesn’t inspire confidence. This is a terrible look for Evolution and publisher Sony, as this is one of the few retail PlayStation exclusives this fall.