Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has took to the game's official Facebook page in order to issue an apology.
Speaking on the site, Yoshida said, "Hi everyone, I wanted to provide you with the latest update on DriveClub. Unfortunately, the road to launch has been a little rocky, and we are truly sorry that so many of you have not been able to enjoy everything that we had hoped DriveClub would deliver.
"We have been listening to your feedback and realise that patience understandably is running out. Evo is working around the clock to close the gap, and we have deployed additional engineering resources to help resolve the remaining issues as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the time frames required to roll out the fully connected experience will be longer than anticipated and we do not have an exact time frame for when they will be resolved. We will continue to update you on progress and you can find the latest info on the DriveClub Facebook page.
"We are also very conscious that we have disappointed so many of you who were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing DriveClub. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice.
"On behalf of WWS we are enormously grateful for your patience and we thank you for the continued support and encouragement. Again, we sincerely apologise for the delay. We are committed to giving you the best racing experience on PS4 – it’s taking a little longer than we hoped."
It comes to something when the boss of worldwide studios has to come out and issue an apology, but it seems Sony are firmly on the case, so hopefully it won't be long before things are up and running fully.
Our recent tests on the DriveClub servers show that connecting is generally pretty easy, although there are still some issues in that not every feature is switched on.