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PlayStation Plus version DriveClub still some time away


It sounds like the PlayStation Plus version of DriveClub may be some way off still.



Answering a fan on Twitter who was curious why we’ve not heard an update really, the developer replied with some not so positive news.

“We’re getting there, but there’s still a lot of server development needed to support the PS+ Edition.”

It sounds like it will happen one day. But why wait? DriveClub is getting cheaper by the day and it's an incredible game, so if you are interested, why not pick it up now?

Edited On 13 Feb, 2015

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JoeToots 2 years ago
Milk the consumers for everything they have after promising them a free version at launch... Smooth..
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superniceguy 2 years ago
What server development is needed for it? You either play a shorter version for free or buy the game and have more content. I would think the free playstation plus version would require less work as there is less game to play. Sounds like a BS spin to me. I have no intention on buying this until the free playstation plus version is available, as obviously Sony must think its current performance is not good enough.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
absolute disaster
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jaijai 2 years ago
I finally bought it ,and though its still the worst launch ever and still no free version ,its a fantastic game and looks great They should just drop an offline demo as after playing it more people would buy it anyway .Apart from the waiting between games its flawless for me
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inspector 74 2 years ago
Keep it thanks, thats your version thats getting cheaper by the day and your ps plus version sony : )
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
"I finally bought it ,and though its still the worst launch ever and still no free version ,its a fantastic game and looks great They should just drop an offline demo as after playing it more people would buy it anyway .Apart from the waiting between games its flawless for me." - Yep, this has been my experience with the game also. I avoided it until it was fixed, and when I did pick it up it was probably the best arcade racer I've played in ages, in addition to being the best looking game I've played. Anyone stuck waiting on this mess of a demo is really missing out at this point.
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Dead 2 years ago
' it was probably the best arcade racer I've played in ages, in addition to being the best looking game I've played. ' You never did play MK8, did you?
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Neil 2 years ago
MK8 lol I think PS should give up on teasing fans for the PS Plus version of this game, it's a complete sour entity now...
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
Although MK8 is an awesome game, as far as looks go it doesnt come close to DC
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
MK8 lol PMSL
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Lol don't be upsetting Gloria, She'll start pulling these MK8 game of the year articles out of her bag now..
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
hehe
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superniceguy 2 years ago
Mario Kart 8 and Driveclub are very different games, but Mario Kart 8 was the better developed game with less bugs / problems. The true rival for Driveclub is Forza Horizon 2, and that still leaves DC for dust. Drive club allows less features than FH2. http://gamervets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Forza-Horizon-2-vs.-Driveclub-Features-21.jpg Forza Horizon 2 has a club size of 1000, and Driveclub has a club size of 6 (unless some updates have changed this?) which is pathetic for a game called drive CLUB! We were made aware of DC a year earlier than FH2, but FH2 manages to get released first. MS manages to bring 2 awesome racers to the console before Sony could bring theirs, and we are still waiting.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
I am not missing out, as it will be better to play it when it is fully operational than it is now - The reason that Sony has held back the PS+ version is because they know that millions will come and play it, and then not want to buy it. One game that I did miss out on in the Xbox 360 time, is Cars Race O Rama, I dismissed it as a crappy kids racer, but it is actually quite ahead of its time, as it is like Forza Horizon, with a bit of Mario Kart style action all rolled in to one. The Handling is not that great, but as it was released 3 years before Fozra Horizon, I may have liked it better back then. The absence of a rewind system and the poor handling make it quite a tough racer, even on easy.
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Hymeleon 2 years ago
No shit game with number "8" in title has less bugs on launch than a brand new title. Did you figured it out yourself, Tony?
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superniceguy 2 years ago
@H I did not need to figure anything out as it is common knowledge that DC is a shit game. It is understandable that there may be problems at launch, but launch was over 3 months ago, and the game was also delayed a year. I do not think they will ever fix it, and by the time they do, the whole game would be ripe for given out free in a month of free PS+ games, rather than a bite sized version. They only mentioned it as they were being nagged about it. I think they will just learn from it and make DC2, like Ubisoft did not fix Unity but will make sure the next AC is better. Also Nintendo have higher quality standards than Sony or MS so even new IPs from Nintendo rarely have any issues.
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Jason 2 years ago
So glad I was one of the few who never got sucked into the 4thegamers rubbish and stuck with Xbox as PS4 has been a shambles. Xbox One is a truly fantastic console now, this isnt just because of this article but its just one of the many reasons SONY are a total fail
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Danny_936 2 years ago
Jason you can't be serious? The Xbox one as a console is fairly weak, The UI runs a lot slower then the PS4's UI, Most 3rd party games run in lower resolution compared to the PS4, Xbox one's Xbox live goes down every single week, It constantly has party, friends, achievement and game save issues, I have had my Xbox one since release and I am currently saving money up to buy the PS4 which I should of got instead of the Xbox one but because I was use to the Xbox platform I paid zero interest to the PS4 in the beginning and just got the Xbox one, When I do get my PS4 at the end of March I will be using it as my main console to play all 3rd party games and I will just keep the Xbox one to play a few exclusives mainly the upcoming Tomb Raider game.
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Danny_936 2 years ago
Also Jason if you are saying that the PS4 is a fail simply because of DriveClub's launch then maybe you should look at Halo MCC's launch, Ya know the franchise that helped Microsoft launch Xbox and Xbox live? Halo MCC was released 3 months ago and the multiplayer is still a gigantic mess when trying to search and games with friends plus its still missing its ranking system and so many other things, Just have a browse through here reddit.com/r/halo/ and you'll soon see what I mean.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
Most of that is load of nonsense. I have both PS4 and Xbox ONE. The UI on the PS4 is a mess and is actually slower for me, Xbox ONE dash is pretty awesome, shows everything with ease and MS show fun videos, eg they highlighted a video where someone jazzed up the greenhill track from Sonic, whereas Sony is just all business with "Buy me Buy me" ads plastered all over the UI. Live does not go down that often. Games are not that much better on PS4, they may be slightly better resolution but not as smooth, and more often jerky than Xbox ONE. Xbox ONE is still my main console. MS gave a free month of Gold due to Halos problems, Sony has not given a free month of PS+ for Driveclubs issues. Sony is on top, and do not need to do much now to acquire more sales. I bet if the Sony were behind in the console war, Driveclub would have been fixed before Christmas. Now they are just raking the sales in and taking their time with the fix for DC. The Order 1886 is not a game, it is an interactive movie. Scream Ride is going to be an awesome fun game.
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Neil 2 years ago
I also have both consoles but prefer the UI for PS4. I like that you can come out of what you're doing for the Xboneand it stays in that dashscreen which is cool but looking for the software eject, did they remove that functionality?? Also gotta say the PS4 currently has the edge on game availability and looking to be the better for upcoming exclusives. Not feeling that jerkyness you mentioned, not had any issues with either console...
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Danny_936 2 years ago
Well for me and a few people the Xbox one has been more of a chore for gaming because of its constant problems with the friends list, party's and game invite system, I'm guessing you don't play online with friends and you mainly just play solo offline games? For me and some people the social problems with Xbox one and Xbox live for multiplayer games are a deal breaker so much so that one of my friends recently got a PS4 the other day and has said nothing but praise about how much better games run, how much faster and responsive the UI is compared to the Xbox one and he's has had his Xbox one since launch, I plan on buying the PS4 at the end of March as I am currently saving up for it and another friend is planning on getting the PS4 in April, I have only bought one game for the Xbox one this year (Dying Light) as I want to play new games on the PS4 because nearly all of them run in a higher resolution, I regret buying Dying Light on the Xbox one as it only runs at 900p when I should of just bought it for the PS4 as it runs at native 1080p along with so many other games and TBH I'm just sick and tired of paying the same price for games that run at lower resolutions or FPS on Xbox one compared to the PS4. Originally I never cared about any games resolution or FPS but as time has gone on and all I keeping seeing or hearing is that such a game run or performs worst on the Xbox one compared to the PS4, I can't help but feel like a fool or mugged off, Combine that with the constant social problems with Xbox one's Xbox live and the sluggish UI and you soon get fed up of it and I've had enough with is why when I get the PS4 it will become my main console and I'll just use the Xbox one to play some exclusives, I don't mean to go on a rant but that's just how I feel.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
PC MASTER RACE
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Wow Anthony your idiotic fanboyism knows no bounds to suggest the Xbox UI is brilliant is just laughable, its terrible you have to dig through lots of menus to find half the options the UI has completely crashed on me multiple times to where I have to hard reset the console.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Lets be honest both UIs have there pros and cons. Like the ease of navigation on the PS4 but then also you have the nice side bar on the xbox one.
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Why would Sony owe you a month on PS plus due to driveclub? It isn't like you paid money for Driveclub, did you? Comparing that to ms giving a free month of gold thanks to their king franchise having problems is just salty.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
The options and stuff on Xbox ONE is only difficult if you choose not to use the pins, and then you can put stuff where you want. You can not do that on PS4, and every time I turn on the PS4 I struggle to find where everything is. The games are all neatly sorted in one place. On the PS4 they are all random. Maybe I need to more practice, as use the Xbox ONE more so got used to it. I suppose if you use the PS4 more you get to know where everything is.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
Sony do not have to give a free month then neither did MS. I would not qualify for a free month as I did not buy it, but those who did should have. I only got the free month from MS as I bought Halo, those who did not, did not get the free month
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RTLF 2 years ago
To be fair they did give a load of DLC for free to DC owners that was originally supposed to be paid for DLC. The price/value of this DLC would've most likely been higher than a month of ps plus but whatever
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Both of the UI could do with an upgrade to be fair, neither are that great. Though I will say that the xbox has improved a lot more with the UI since launch compared to the PS4.
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RTLF 2 years ago
This is true Zombie but tbf it needed to improve a lot more than the PS4's UI did (since launch)
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Supernicetroll, if you are struggling finding things on the PS4, you may have a problem. Everythings listed in the order you last played them, or if that is too difficult, there is the library with every one of your games in alphabetical order.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
At the end of the day everyone is entitled to there own opinion. We'd be boring if we was all the same.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
That is true. Neither were clearly ready for launch when they did more so the xbox one. Hell the xbox one didn't even have a battery indicator for the controllers when it first released. The one thing I really don't like about the PS4 is the layout of the PSN store, I think it just feels awkward.
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
I've never liked any store. From PS to Steam to XB. They all try to do too much in them. Never make it easy to find what you like and browsings even worse.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
That is true, I hated it when all the rock band/ guitar hero stuff was coming out and it was clogged up in them. The look of the game store on the xbox one is a bit better now there are four different sections in a row one for new releases, coming soon, add-ons and demos. I have never really tried searching for anything on the xbox yet but I don't like the way the PS4 does it with having to pick a letter and scroll down to the next, just give me a dam keyboard.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Also not really keen on the most recent steam one it seems that they try and push too much on you.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
There is no need for the 'tude or the name calling, but cheers for the info. I have now finally found the Library on the PS4, I mistook it for an unwanted app. I thought the Library would have been in the options section at the top of the screen. On the Xbox ONE everything was a mess too with all the games and apps merged in to one area without any sorting, but with the pins ability you could make it whatever you like. With the PS4, now if we can get the library pinned to the left of the screen next to the the "Whats New" is pinned to the left, then things will be better, as having to scroll to the far right is just lame. On the PS3 everything was lined up neatly, and just scrolled along. You can not see the options screen on the PS4, it is hidden at the top with no indication of anything above. There is an arrow for stuff below
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superniceguy 2 years ago
Also I forgot to add the PS4 gets noisy, and sounds like Jumbo Jet when the games get going. I did a search on the internet and is a common problem when you have the console vertical, which I do.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
TONY to be fair now it looks like you're just looking for an excuse to slate the ps4..
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Standing the PS4 on its side will be blocking the ventelation. No wonder it makes more noise.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
The PS4 seems like a weird shape to want to stand on its side. It doesn't seem like it would be very stable. Nothing will beat the first 360s in terms of noise though, I remember upgrading to the slims and realising how noisy they were.
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
First 360s were mental. Sounded like tinfoil was stuck inside getting hit by the disc constantly.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
My ps4 runs completely silent, has done since day 1 , it only becomes noisy if your not taking care of it
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
my new style 360 soundslike a lawnmower lol
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
my day one ps4 sounds like a jet taking off when playing AC unity yet most other games it does not seem to do it herd on the net its a common thing and yes its out in the open with plenty of room and lying flat and cleaned every month lol
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I think I speak for ever PC Gamer when I say this. It's awesome to see you all fight among yourselves for our amusement
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
lol, I have kids, PC gaming , Bad idea, Console gaming, kids leave me alone, enough said
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
also any console vertical is a bad idea, puts added pressure on the components , hence life loss
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
also ive noticed that console gamers are usually better people, with families but PC gamers tend to be the more selfish only care about themselves type people pmsl
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superniceguy 2 years ago
I only have it vertical as I have no room for it horizontal, and when you see pictures of the console, they are mostly vertical, and looks to be designed to be used vertical as the PS logo on the right side (or top if horizontal) can be seen properly otherwise when horizontal the logo is sideways.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Way to put everyone in one box there Jay.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
pmsl
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Bindiana 2 years ago
he didnt, he put them in 2 boxes console gamers and PC gamers
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
actually its 3 boxes , THE GOOD - ps4 and xbox - THE BAD - pc - THE UGLY - Wii U
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
lol
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
I Kid, i love the Wii U, makes me feel like im 4 years old again
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JoeToots 2 years ago
The WiiU is a great console to be fair.
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Bindiana 2 years ago
I have PS4, Xbox One and Wii U so I must be a good ugly lol
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Danny_936 2 years ago
I's like to be able to play Mario on anything other then an Nintendo product, Not buying a entire console or handheld for one game, Other then Mario I don't see a real need to own an Nintendo product as there doesn't seem to be any 3rd party support for it, I'm not even sure if it has a Digital Optical out for decent headset or if it has party chat or any form of achievements/trophies system?
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Mario Kart is the best console game atm for me.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
Its good, I love playing on it with the kids, bored as hell when im on my own, so its just a casual console to me, but im more of a serious gamer so preference takes over and I prefer my ps4 , but I do get lost in zelda, my all time fave franchise
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JoeToots 2 years ago
I know what you mean, i seem to only play Mario Kart when the girlfriend wants to play or else i'd pick something different

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