PS4 Exclusive Driveclub Won’t use the PS4 Camera; Lack of Performance Customization Explained, More

Driveclub Game Director Paul Rustchynsky answered today quite a few questions from the fans, sharing more information about the upcoming PS4 driving game.

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nicksetzer1811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Wow no car customizations? I feel like this game is missing a lot for such a long delay. Only 50 cars and no weather at launch either. I am sure the game would be great, but those are features I like a lot.

@imt did you read my comment? I said "at launch." (And a year delay, mind you) Also, I wouldn't consider paid DLC (instead of a larger lineup) a plus....

Also, realize what you said, PS2. I am not saying any of those are required, but when the direct competition (the crew, project cars and forza horizon 2) offer more cars, full customization, etc. You kinda get bummed seeing it missing is all.

imt558811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Let's say that You have Pagani Huayra in real-life. Perfect supercar. You want to tune this car? I see no need or any reason for tuning powerful cars in game.

@Bonkerz :

barely any customization in a CAR RACING GAME, the disappointment in this title will be very strong.

And? Did your ever play Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. CAR RACING GAME and no car tuning. And game is quite good.

nicksetzer1811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Yes, I like to tune my cars for drifting, drag racing, circuit races, etc. Not to mention creating amazing paintjobs. If you don't fine, but don't try to fool yourself into thinking a missing feature is better than having it.... options > no options.

Also, let's be clear real life != a video game.

EDIT: @Zueanimals project cars, forza horizon 2, forza 5, nfs rivals and the crew all have car customization put that in perspective, every announced and released current-gen racing game (of any genre) has had/will have car customization to some extent, other than driveclub.

Again, though, I am not saying it is REQUIRED it is however, disappointing to see it missing.

system22811d ago

That's part of realistic racing. You adjust your ride height, tire pressure, downforce etc depending on the track, weather, surface etc. that's like choosing players for your football team. Part of the strategy. That's why sims are so much more engaging and interesting to me. Also why I was getting disappointed about this game. Too arcade.

zeuanimals811d ago

@Nick and system:

It's an arcade racer, only sims allow you to tune the cars. Some arcade racers allow you to upgrade cars with generic all-encompassing parts, but most just give you a stock car with its own specs and that's it.

Sitdown811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Haha.... That has to be the best spin I have seen in a while. Could just be me...but when I think of clubs and driving, I typically think of tuning.

Future_2015811d ago

''Let's say that You have Pagani Huayra in real-life. Perfect supercar. You want to tune this car? I see no need or any reason for tuning powerful cars in game''

biggest damage control line i have heard for a racing game

No_Limit811d ago


LOL, I remember you posting this.
imt558 + 67d ago
P-CARS are also 1080p/30fps on PS4/XO, confirmed last week. much visual fidelity, so much stuff going on @rock solid 30 fps... I'm fine with that. At least this game has NO DOWNGRADES!"

You are right, it has no downgrade, it just didn't upgrade to match what should be standard in racing games now a Performance Customization.

NextLevel811d ago

Yeah, cause Forza 5 is such a sim, compared to Driveclub.

PS, The GT6 one is a glitch, but still absolutely ridiculous.

zeuanimals811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

@Nick:This game is channeling Project Gotham Racing, one of Xbox's most beloved arcade racers. Those games didn't have any customization beyond paint jobs and you know what? They were still amazing. Hell, people are demanding for a new one and most people who want a new one don't want customization because they want it to keep true to the franchise. Well, Driveclub is the closest thing to Project Gotham Racing we're gonna get.

Destrania811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Trolls... Trolls EVERYWHERE!

People who have no interest in Driveclub should stay off Driveclub related articles instead of pointless bashing on a game that will no doubt be visually superior than any other racer this year, and more importantly, be an exciting and fun experience. Car customization =/= gameplay. There are other racers coming this year and next that will have a focus on that sort of thing. Does that mean that the actual racing will be better? Heck no. All the off-base hate is just a sign of jealousy imo.

liquidhalos811d ago

@imt let's say in real life you have a pagani that you use on the race track for, well you know, racing. Would you want to increase performance through tuning?

No_Limit811d ago


LOL, it sounds so ironic and comical coming from you.

You sure didn't think twice when you trolled on Forza Horizon 2 (on a Drive Club article, at no less).
Destrania + 25d ago
"Except Forza Horizon 2 looks like poop in comparison and probably handles as such. Dat cross-gen amazement /s. Want a next-gen arcade open-world racing game, Ubisoft has you covered with The Crew. At least Driveclub is different, astonishingly beautiful and with intense and exciting racing, which is really what matters most. PGR fans should be very excited"

Please, the old saying, if you can't take it don't dish it out. smh

Destrania811d ago (Edited 811d ago )


I think your key words there are 'in a Driveclub article'. At the very least I don't go out of my way to bring people down who are excited about another game. Sometimes I don't respond in kind to trolls who are on PlayStation related articles, and for that I am sorry. I just get sick of it every once in a while, and don't always keep a cool head when hateful people make blatantly wrong, wholly biased, and often dillusional statements.

Now, if you don't mind, back to Resogun.

Giul_Xainx811d ago

When it comes to new racing franchises everyone thinks. OH! I CAN FJNALLY PUT A HALO KITTY ON MY CAR!

Grow up kids. It is a brand new game. Car customization is patented by an older racing game found on the Nintendo 64.

Not even midnight club or need for speed had any good customized paint job settings.

Grand Theft Auto doesn't have customizable paint jobs either. And when it comes to the amount of actual customizatikns in any racing game they never have anything that I like anyway. Nothing looks as cool as the real life custom rides you see at car shows.

PS. Wipeout doesn't have customization options either.

All I see is a little kid who wants to drive an anti aerodynamic flintsy flossy bright neon pumped shiny engine block down a race track.

I don't.

And if they do add customization in the game, force the player to choose between tune ups for their car versus cosmetic changes. Weigh them out so it emulates real life pricing indexs and prize money.

marlinfan10811d ago


when most of us talk about customization we aren't talking about the paint job. were talking about building the cars. go look at how detailed forzas car customization is, its sad they couldn't be bothered to put anything in DC. especially after a year delay and only 55 cars

ovnipc811d ago

Sheep. This is a game. And in a racing game I want options. The thing I like the most on a racing game its to customise the car. Different engines, adding a turbo, making a car twin turbo when is single. Tuning up a civic that can match a Ferrari. Don't bee blind. Forza and grand tourismo offers that options.

ALLWRONG811d ago

"People who have no interest in Driveclub should stay off Driveclub related"

You mean like how you make comments in Xbox related news? hypocrite.

JackBNimble811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

well I was interested in this game until now!

It could have been a hit , but I think I will be a big miss. Pro sony over here, but Drive Club will never be in my library until they fix this.

@Giul_Xainx... you can paint your car in GTA V, you can even modify your car. I don't know what you are talking about, but there is customization in GTA V.

bigbic811d ago

Honestly, as someone who has been excited for this game, I don't understand this. This game has been delayed for so long and they don't have even basic customization? The social aspect of this game better be revolutionary, because that's where the resources are going...

LonDonE811d ago

EXACTLY!! the damage controlling of some fan boys is laughable.
the more i hear about this game the more i think WTF?? Forza Horizon is going to destroy drive club when it comes to content! seriously just what have they been doing? its not even open world like forza horizon its nearest competitor and still its 30fps? yes forza is 30fps but being open world its understandable, but for a non open world racing game? LOL

I am not a hater i play and own all platforms but come on man Sony is blatantly repacking this playstation plus game as a full retail release! its obvious it was supposed to be a psn plus downloadable and now Sony is trying to charge full price for it! Forza horizon is going to be awesome and drive club is going to look stupid going up against it!

marcofdeath811d ago

It's shit Do to you SONY FAN BOYS saying it was in the same class as FMS5 or FH2, we now know that it's not even close. FMS5 was a downgrade/ or ran out of time , it's still doing 2x the work of DC with the 2D clouds. 30 VS 60fps. DC is great looking cake until you take a bite and it's cardboard on the inside.... So how's that PS4 50% power looking now. ..

Kingthrash360811d ago

I'm no racing gamer...but even I'm disappointed in this lack of tuning your car..IMO its like half the fun...bad move Sony.

Xsilver811d ago

all you guys attacking DriveClub about Tuning have clearly never been interested in DriveClub because Since Last Year Evolution Said they would be No tuning in all those article about DC :/ so did you guys get amnesia or are you guys looking for reason to bash DriveClub I wonder.

Forn810d ago

People realize that a long time ago this was confirmed right? This isn't new information, I'm not sure what people expected. I agree it's kind of a bummer, customization is always fun. That doesn't mean they can't add it later, and it also doesn't mean the driving gameplay suffers in any way. Is there something wrong with a pick up and go type of racer? No, not imo.

otherZinc810d ago

Now see...more "downgrades".

This is getting ridiculous. They were hyping this game for a
long-time, now what?

With all these omissions, cutbacks, & changes why is Drive Club not 1080p 60fps?

Wow at some of the excuses around here...
I'm glad some SONY boys are being honest about these Drive Club omissions, cutbacks, & changes.

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TAURUS-555811d ago

who cares about the camera ? only xbox fans care about such childish things

timotim810d ago

Why bring Xbox into this? I think the more important thing is that at last year's E3, the camera was in fact used on the show floor to take pictures of the players to put in the game. That picture would pop up during the seems as if that feature was removed...

And yes, I care about Kinect on X1. If Kinect Sports Rivals removed the ability to use Kinect to scan yourself into the game, I would have been pissed. Luckily, they didn't.

testerg35810d ago

I thought the PS4 cameras were sold out and hard to find? Obviously Sony fans care for their cameras too.

zerog811d ago

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing but did want to point out that this is the same devs that gave us motor storm. It didn' t have any customizations either outside of picking your paint job but it was an awesome racing game and I bet the core game play in drive club will be just as good. The customization options are nice to have but I've always had the feeling in the back of my mind playing games that have them that I'm spending too much time doing that then racing so it don't really bother me too much. It being an online social game the option to give your car its own unique look would be the only thing to really matter to me in customization.

AnotherGamersOpinion811d ago

You said 50 cars? Seriously? 50 cars? Thats it!?!? Why?

strifeblade810d ago

Oh that's because they want to sell u dlc.horizon 2 has over 200 cars.

elninels811d ago

Be patient, Gran tourismo will be hear some day. Just wait.

MysticStrummer811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

"Wow no car customizations?"

I thought we knew this for awhile. Maybe not. People still seem surprised that it's not a sim too.

"when the direct competition (the crew, project cars and forza horizon 2) offer more cars, full customization, etc. You kinda get bummed seeing it missing is all"

I'm not sure I'd call those "direct competition" since they're all a bit different from DC. Open world and/or more sim oriented. I guess maybe you mean when they're released.

Either way, DC will at least get a lot of people to try it out because of the PS+ edition. If it's fun, people will probably buy it, though maybe not right away. I'm not all that into sims, though I usually feel compelled to buy at least one Grand Turismo per generation, and the open world racing thing doesn't appeal to me so I'll check out DC and maybe get Project Cars later.

As for the number of cars, I'm actually more interested in the number of tracks. Between 55 tracks and the weather/time variations I think I'll have a lot of fun with DC.

showtimefolks811d ago

This game is a love child of Evolution studios along with developers who made Project Gotham Racing. Last time i checked PGR didn't have a lot of these options yet it was an amazing series

I personally can't wait to play Drive Club, i think we will see many updates after release to add a lot of stuff.

masterfox811d ago

You can try it for free first if you have plus, if you like it upgrade to a full version if you don't simple don't buy it.

Knushwood Butt811d ago

It was never announced as being in the game previously, so why throw your toys out of the pram now?

Wait, this game isn't a sim??!! Well, I'd rather eat my hat than put down my hard earned cash on this abomination.

bennissimo811d ago

This game had a lot of promise at reveal...

Now? Not so much.

frostypants811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

I like the idea of no car performance customizations. Makes the game more about who the best driver is than who's the best at digging up car setups all day on Google. Also, it makes sense if their fundamental design philosophy is to get you into a race ASAP. Hopefully this means that they've got the inter-race load screens to a minimum as well. That's what always kills me about some racing titles...the eternity between races.

DoctorXpro810d ago

50 cars compared to over 200.
12 person car clubs compared to 1000 person clubs
No dynamic weather at launch, compared to fully Dynamic Weather, lighting in FH2
No damage or ability to tune your car in DC, full ability to do both in FH2.

BallsEye810d ago

I bet it's all just to meet today fanboys standards which is 1080p at atleast stable 30 fps. Wish they would polish the gameplay more, add depth etc not just push graphics graphics graphics. Turn 10 is about to release their SECOND big next-gen racer with huge open world, dynamic lighting, dynamic weather, 200+ fully customizable cars, 700+ events, seamless online, drivatars and much more. Driveclub got delayed like twice, it has very few tracks, 50 cars. no dynamic stuff and now we hear no customization. How does that even compare? DELAYED TWICE FOR WHAT? 1 milion trees in the background??

truefan1810d ago

We have been able to customize cars for several generations now, I can't even call Driveclub a last gen game. No car customization just sounds weird with racing games we have played for 10 years now. At least ps+ gamers get a majority of the game free, because it definitely doesn't sound like a game worth $60.

BallsEye810d ago

Since when gameplay and depth matters? 1080p is what makes a game/s

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imt558811d ago

Did you read the article :

"...there will be “plenty” more cars and tracks coming after release..."

I remember when i played NFS Hot Pursuit 2 on PS2. There is no car tuning in that game. You just drive super cars as they are in real-life and i enjoyed the game.

The_Infected811d ago (Edited 811d ago )


Did you read the article :

"...there will be “plenty” more cars and tracks coming after release..."

Yea it's not like the game was delayed nearly a year.

Bonkerz811d ago

I know they seem to forget that this game was supposed to be a launch title. They still seem to try and defend it over and over again, why cant we just understand that Driveclub honestly should of just been canned. The game is launching half done, no weather, barely any customization in a CAR RACING GAME, the disappointment in this title will be very strong.

IVanSpinal811d ago

Even on BF4 you can tuning your car

darksky811d ago

"...there will be “plenty” more cars and tracks coming after release..."

Will the cars/tracks be free though?

DigitalRaptor811d ago

Forza 5 is a racing sim and only launched with only 200 cars.

Pathetic, right? Probably.

DriveClub has the standard number of expected cars and tracks for an arcade racer (like Xbox exclusive Project Gotham) and doesn't charge an extra $50 to get the rest of the cars that should've been in there from that start.

The disappointment was strong when people first got their hands on it last year. Unfortunately for you, the recent previews have been solid and people are very, very happy with how it's come along.

"Will the cars/tracks be free though?"

That would be nice, but why should they be free? It's not like DriveClub lacks content by the standards of most arcade racing games.

tuglu_pati811d ago (Edited 811d ago )


"Did you read the article :

"...there will be “plenty” more cars and tracks coming after release..."

so you mean to say that you are ok with buying an incomplete game even after a year delay. There is no excuse, this news are a little disappointing.

MysticStrummer811d ago

"the disappointment in this title will be very strong."

I doubt that, but we shall see.

It wasn't ready at launch, and Sony honestly had no reason to force it out there earlier this year, given PS4's sales. After seeing the results I'm glad it was delayed and look forward to playing it. What we've been shown looks amazing, so the test will be how it handles.

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Multiplatguy811d ago

And will those "plenty" more cars cost us to get or will they be free DLC?

GodGinrai811d ago

"You just drive super cars as they are in real-life and i enjoyed the game."

You do realise people tune super cars in real life too, right?

Gamer666811d ago

Microtransactions confirmed!

LamerTamer811d ago

So basically they sell you half a game on disc, then expect you to run to the internet to download the rest. That is pretty lame especially since you can't back up game patches. This is getting out of hand. Can you imagine if you replace your HDD or have to delete stuff for space how long it will take to re-download all of these stupid patches again (providing they are still available)?

This reliance on internet downloads to fix/complete games is ruining gaming. Remember when you bought a game and got the whole thing right then and it worked? Those were the days.

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jay2811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Pathetic stuff! a year delay for a 1/4 done game? NO

RichardDawkins811d ago

You're driving top performance cars.. Why would you want to customize them?

Dewitt811d ago

Is this a serious response because customization is the only thing that differentiates people's creations online. So basically it is just going to be copies of the same vehicle online. So boring..

RichardDawkins811d ago

I didn't have that problem when I played Burnout Revenge.

frostypants811d ago

No PERFORMANCE customization. They didn't say no visual customization.

hkgamer811d ago

a lot of people dont mod supercars is because it deprecciates the value of the car. however if you see rich people who dont care about that then you would see some crazy mods.

go to abu dhabi or other places and you will be amazed.

doolin_dalton811d ago

If I drove a top performance car, I probably wouldn't drive it in the rain or snow either, but many here think it's a sin to exclude bad weather racing from certain games.

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