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Driveclub Has No Clutch Support and No Horns; You can Drive With a Wheel from the Get Go

If you like to drive your racing games with the clutch or prefer to be able to toot your horn, the upcoming PS4 exclusive Driveclub is going to require a bit of getting used to.

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KinjoTakemura662d ago

Who in the hell has ever heard of a street racer using a horn?

D3ATH_DRIV3R_777662d ago

I sure haven't.

OT: i need a steering wheel for this. I would careless about using a clutch!
i like pedal shifters more.

xHeavYx662d ago

That kind of sucks, the clutch makes you feel like a racer. Hopefully they will add support in the future

tbone567662d ago

Holy jeez. Drive club is an unfinish mess of a game. Too focused on graphics not enough on actual gameplay or content. Smh. Should have been delayed another year.

Utalkin2me662d ago

@tbone567

Really you have played the final retail of Driveclub? To say it is a "unfinished" mess of a game. There is other racers that offer half the content as Driveclub does.

InTheLab662d ago

The game is an unfinished mess like Tbone said. Wonder what the next article will be about because these last few have killed all excitement for this game.

What's the point of having racing wheel support but missing the clutch? Why have manual at all?

Again, why was this game delayed a full year? What were they working on? Clearly nothing but graphics.

Giul_Xainx662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

Only hardcore racers use clutchs. This game isn't gran turismo.

But what other game resembles a cross between outrun and need for speed.

SilentNegotiator662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

People are still complaining that Driveclub isn't a full on sim?

r2oB662d ago

I wonder how many people complaining about clutch support actual have, or intend to buy, the only compatible racing wheel that has a clutch which retails for about $600. My guess is not many. My other guess is that many people here are complaining just for the sake of complaining, about something not relevant to them.

I also wonder if people complain about a certain next gen racing game having clutch support, but no racing wheel available with a clutch to support it. So what's the point?

MysticStrummer662d ago

I thought we already knew about the lack of a clutch. Either way, I've never used a clutch in a racing game, even in Grand Turismo.

I don't understand why people are still surprised that this isn't a sim.

Elwenil662d ago

$600 for a racing wheel with a clutch? Try again.

badz149662d ago

horns LOL!

F1 at the moment sure is in need for it I think!

clutch is important and would be a kick in the balls IF they've promised DC as a SIM but it isn't so, I think I understand.

btw, I've been driving AT cars since I got married and have kids, so I kinda take "no clutch" for granted now. but I sure am missing MT cars. AT with pedal shift alone just doesn't cut it.

cannon8800661d ago

@ tbone567

You're such a freaking xbox fanboy. Just reading your comments-all you have to say is negative things about sony and glorifying the xbox. Grow up.

Tempest317661d ago

@ r2ob
Well originally we were all assuming that driveclub wpuld support logitech wheels, and afaik they still havent 100% confirmed the list of supported wheels. And I indeed would be using one if they are supported. Therefore clutch support would have been nice to have

r2oB661d ago

@ tempest

so you are disappointed because you assumed something? Even IF Drive Club supported clutch there is only one racing real PS4 compatible that has a clutch. So you are saying you would have bought that wheel for clutch support? You would have shelled out upwards of $500?

That's my point. People are complaining about no clutch support, but most of them wouldn't not have been able to utilize it anyway. Let's be real, only the hard core racing fan or rich people are going to spend $600 for something they can only use for a handful (or less) of games. The average gamer will not benefit from clutch support for this game.

Elwenil661d ago

The G27 can be had for less than half of what some of you are claiming a wheel with a clutch can be bought for. No, it's not the best wheel available, but it does work well and is plenty for the average console racer.

shinrock661d ago

So your preference should be a reason for palyers who like to use clutch and horns in their racing games to be ok with this? Ego much?

r2oB661d ago

@ elwenil

I'm not sure it could be put in simpler terms. As the article stated, THERE IS ONLY ONE RACING WHEEL WITH A CLUTCH THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE PS4. Guess what, it's not the G27. So your point of it being inexpensive is irrelevant since IT DOES NOT WORK WITH THE PS4.

FanboyKilla661d ago

My home boi always talking about a clutch. Really, it is good for street racers. But i bet alot of you are like me who gives a flying one about a clutch. And a horn wtf. Beep beep lol

tommygunzII661d ago (Edited 661d ago )

You really only use the clutch for stopping and taking off. Most racing gearboxes have dog-engage, straight cut gears and drivers will usually "straight shift" since there is no delay.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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The_Infected662d ago

No clutch kinda sucks but no horn? Who cares lol

theXtReMe1662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

Not good news for the hard core, though only one wheel will a clutch anyways... and that wheel is $500. Even more with the clutch at over $600. So, it would take the hard core to even notice it missing. Its good they put their resources into something else for the moment and can patch it at any time. I dont know of one person who ever used the horn, in any racing game. So, its understandable they left it out. Again, if there is a large request for it, they can always patch it in.

Cant wait for this game, the graphics look insane and if it is anything like Project Gotham Racing 1, Im going to be playing it for a long time to come. I just hope we get some cities thrown in to the mix, possibly mixed in with the countryside tracks weve seen.

iamnsuperman662d ago

They really should have clutch support at launch.

Death662d ago

But did you see the realistic rain? ;)

iamnsuperman662d ago

And that should also be available at launch

GTgamer662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

Lmao Death always shows his true colors ;)

Death662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

The rain effects on Driveclub were hands down better looking than Horizons which looked out ofplace since they were static. Moving rain will add much more immersion. A working horn is always that button you accidently hit while checking out to see what each button does that you never hit again. As for a working clutch, that's kind of weird and I'm not sure what to make of it. In real life I prefer manual shifting. In games I need every competitive advantage I can get. I'm the a-hole running the Viper Competition Coupe against the stock FWD 4 cylinder cars.

Oner661d ago (Edited 661d ago )

Death ~ "I'm the a-hole running the Viper Competition Coupe against the stock FWD 4 cylinder cars."

Yeah...your description of yourself sounds about right.

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toddybad662d ago

What racers do you imagine would use a clutch shift in real life?

Tempest317661d ago

Ever heard of heel-toe shifting? That was developed for shifting in high performance situations...so at least someone uses a clutch. I've watched hundreds of youtube videos over the years of racers with a proper clutch. Just because most high performance cars today have paddles is hardly indicative of racing as a whole, where clutches have been used for decades

jukins662d ago

is clutch support really that important for something thats not a full on sim?

UbiquitousClam662d ago

Its just a weird decision, If there going through all the effort of allowing people to use proper racing wheels why would they not just allow clutch support.

InTheLab662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

Dude...go to a bowling alley or anywhere that has arcades and look down at the floor of any of the racers there. There's almost always a clutch. Games from 2 decades ago have a clutch....

jukins662d ago

yea but in those type of games it just kinda feels like its there its not realistic just something else to do to "complicate" the process so you throw in more quarters. besides as the article said only 1 racing wheel supported has a clutch. At least there's hope for later support.

marlinfan10662d ago

kinda wish there was clutch support but its not a big deal.