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Driveclub Servers Still Not Fully Operational, Free DLC Incoming

by Mike Futter on Nov 14, 2014 at 09:26 AM

Sony has announced that Driveclub owners will be getting some free DLC to compensate for the ongoing problems with the title. The PlayStation 4-exclusive racer launched on October 7 and has suffered from server issues that have impacted purchasers and indefinitely delayed the PlayStation Plus version.

In order to compensate for the issues, Sony is giving away the November premium DLC packs to anyone that has purchased the game. The new content includes five cars, twenty-two events, ten trophies, and ten livery items.

The season pass will be adjusted to include four additional packs in July 2015. This means that total promised content counts will remain the same following the mea culpa giveaway.

Evolution will be adding a Photo Mode on Tuesday, as it rolls out adjustments to the title. The update will address collisions and spin-outs, adjust the penalty for cutting corners, and fixes for some club problems. Three new tracks will also be added, taking players to India, Scotland, and Chile.

The PlayStation Plus version is still in the distance a bit. "We are continually working on improving the server capacity to enable us to launch the PS Plus Edition as quickly as possible," the company says. For more on Driveclub's problems, check out our previous coverage.

[Source: Driveclub on Facebook]


Our Take
It's not a good sign that the game is still unable to support a PlayStation Plus version and interested players. At this point, the ship has sailed, and Driveclub is a failure. Spending money on the game now seems like taking a big risk that things won't break again.