Evolution Software has updated DriveClub owners on the current state of the game, as well as revealing that all those who purchased the game will be given the premium DLC for November for free, as an apology for the issues so far.
"The team at Evolution continues to work diligently to resolve all of the server issues. We know you have all been extremely patient and understandably frustrated during DRIVECLUB’s launch, and to show our appreciation for the support during this challenging time, we will be offering the premium DLC packs for November (25th November-SCEA/26th November-SCEE/27th November-SCEJ) free to those who purchased the full game.
"These premium DLC packs - The Ignition Expansion Pack and Photo-Finish Tour Pack along with two livery packs – will give you a total of five new cars, 22 new tour events, 10 new trophies and 10 new livery items to play with online and offline."
The Season Pass will be extended to include four extra packs in July 2015 to ensure players who purchased the pass get everything that was promised. So on top of the free DLC in November, the Season Pass will still include 38 cars, 176 tour events and 80 unique liveries.
In addition to the above, on Tuesday, Evolution will also be releasing the next game update which includes the first round of player requested feature updates.
In addition to Photo Mode, Evolution will be adding:
• Improved multiplayer collision physics to reduce frustrating spin-outs
• Adjustments to soften the corner cutting penalty system
• Options in the club menu to view everything your club has unlocked
• A fix to allow all club owners to update their club badges
This update also includes the first new tracks, announced back in September as part of the studios plans to keep supporting and expanding the game. These include the following free new tracks for online and offline play (also playable in reverse):
• India – Yedepalli
• Scotland – Wester Ross
• Chile – Los Pelambres
Although currently Evolution does not have an update regarding the timing for the launch of the PS Plus Edition, it says that its continually working on improving the server capacity to enable it to launch the PS Plus Edition as quickly as possible.
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