Evolution Studios made a gutsy move delaying DriveClub last year despite the reaction and backlash from racing fans, but with their recent updates and announcements for the socially interactive game, the studios gamble may just pay off in the end.
Not really in to the fact that Driveclub is being advertised as a racing game even though its not really about coming actually winning the race. Racing games are all about skill at the end of the day and though its great to reward drifters with achievements i there should be some special section for people who can actually win races.
I did consider that too, but figured they are trying something new. Not every one is an expert racer, this should give them access to being able to compete socially at least.
Seeing the vast improvements they have made to the game it was absolutely the right decision, I applaud them for not releasing something they were not happy with and giving PS4 owners the game they deserve Well played Evolution well played.
If they actually did release drive club on launch day do you know how much fail that would be?! Graphics were terrible and only at 30fps too and Gameplay wasn't impressive either.. It would have gotten butchered by the media as well as gamers... So yes, they made a damn great choice to delay it cause it has truly come a long way and is looking very good now.
"Not really in to the fact that Driveclub is being advertised as a racing game even though its not really about coming actually winning the race." - WTH are you on about??? You get rewarded for doing both. You don't just get points for doing challenges like having the best drift an x corner. Winning is still going to be important.
Like anything new thaw never been done before people get all antsy and wonder if it will be any good. I actually like the way Evo are marketing this as just beyond winning races. It opens it up to other people interested in the genre.
I get the whole idea winning both, but lets face it. actually winning a race should be the ultimate prize in a racing game. I mean imagine real life racing, where every one is put on the same peddle stool just because some one raced the fast track, or some drifted the longest. Winning should be the penultimate prize is what i am saying.
@ginalee554 "Winning should be the penultimate prize is what i am saying." - How do you know it isn't? iirc there isn't anything showing that this is not true. For all you know winning is needed to unlock cars. We don't know to the full extend how rewards are done.
I'm glad you cleared that up because for a moment there I thought that above comment was true :/
@ginalee554 peddle stool lol
yeah idk wtf hes talking about! It still is a racing game, one that is trying to be even more realistic adding social features. May not really be a sim but its definitely a racing game. As for the delay, yes it was good they delayed it because the game has made a complete 180 from the state it was before and now is close to reveal trailers. However that is kind of a catch 22 because Sony messed up by promising us this game at launch and many were hype about it so they screwed us over and let us down, either way im glad they polished it up.
You must be good at racing games then. Not everyone is, Evo are aware of this and trying to facilitate people who may good at other things.
you're not alone. personally as a sim racing fan, i want to be interested in DC as there aren't any "good" racing games on the ps4, but its just shallow to me and doesn't touch on the areas of the sport that actually make it strategic and competitive. they spent all this effort making sure that light reacts properly on all these surfaces realistically, made streaking rain drops look realistic etc but didn't bother to make the physics of driving as realistic, or the ability to tune your car for certain tracks/setups or even the ability to customize your cars... on top of what you mentioned. it looks really pretty but at the end of the day its just another PGR with slightly different goals and a fresh coat of paint. i'll pass. hopefully project cars will be the first proper racer on the ps4 that will satisfy actual enthusiasts of the sport and not just fanboys who only care about ps4 graphics.
"as a sim racing fan".....then this OBVIOUSLY shouldn't be your game. This isn't supposed to or never was supposed to be a sim. It has been billed, from the beginning, as an arcade racer with "slightly more realistic" handling. It's more like every other racer and less like GT, Forza, and Project Cars. Those are (and will probably be) great games. But, there has to be something to satisfy the middle ground. Those of us that don't necessarily like the total and complete realism of sim racing games.
I will be playing in a club of 1...me. Then after my first playthrough i will play in a full club. Problem solved.
I think it is about winning and scoring the most points. The point system will act like a bonus points. I think each course have different sections that will make you do different things inside those sections. Winning just by being first will not count unless you have the points as a padding for you to safely keep first place. I think this is kind of genius for team play, since the race is dynamic enough where you need each player with certain strength to be on your team to compete to win.
I am waiting patently to play this, but looking forward to solo modes more than anything else. The multiplayer aspect is a bit worrisome.
Whats worrying about it dude? Unless you don't like playing others online. I relish the challenge. Even if I don't win at one thing i think its great to rank on the boards for something else. jet my two cents.
Its so funny how my friends were going crazy after hearing Driveclub was delayed along with Watch-Dogs, difference is it looks like the guys at Evolution actually went and did real work on their game while Ubisoft undid most of the great things to dazzle us during their E3 promo.
i hope their gamble pays off. I know it certainly didn't for watch-dogs
and whose to say it didn't? Lats time I read Ubi sold over 4 million copies of watch dogs, sounds like a pretty good pay day to me.
Now compare that to destiny's 500 million sales in one day. Not only that, just because Watchdogs sold well doesn't mean part two might.
That's $500 Million, not 500 million copies. That would be insane. Edit: Yes, they were. I imagine that was physical and digital combined though. We'll get physical numbers next week.
@WeAreLegion Damn Thats still a heck of a lot of units. was pre-orders part of that calculation too?
Not to mention that none of us played the game before it got delayed. Just think...it could have actually been a WORSE game! (not that I think it was as horrible as the rest)
That's 500 million dollars, not copies. Anyway, just because Destiny outsold it, doesn't make Watch Dogs a commercial failure by any means.
When Driveclub was first shown it looked pretty awesome and the concept was cool... ...Then it was delayed and ever since all they have focused on talking about is graphics, graphics, graphics. The ratio of graphics to gameplay quotes and articles are shocking. Not to mention things are still behind and going to be patched in after release like weather?!?
A free new car each month sounds like a good trade off for making us wait for so long.
They stated their biggest concern and reason for delay was the online/social aspects not being where they wanted them to be. Obviously all the employees can't be working on the online/social part of the game so they were staying busy polishing and tweaking everything else. Almost every dev team has to deal with restrictions from time constraints or budget. Ask any and most would say they would prefer to have more time, especially when the publisher is one of the bigger ones.
Well duh! if it weren't for the delays and would've just released it as is, it would be a mess. It's looking awesome everytime i see it!
I'm looking forward to trying out DriveClub. My 1 month PS+ trial that I got with my PS4 yesterday (\o/) ends on the 10th October, so I'll buy a year when that expires and download the DriveClub PS+ edition. If I like it then I'll either get the digital upgrade or just buy it at retail, to save the need to keep downloading it if I need to delete data anytime in the future. Talk about good timing. I'm glad I delayed my PS4 purchase by a year, too. DC and Watch Dogs were the two games that I would have bought a PS4 for at launch. But with those delayed there was nothing else for me. Now I've got a white PS4 and could pick up Watch Dogs for cheap if I wanted, but with GTAV coming out soon (which I skipped on PS3) I'll wait for that. Bought Diablo III instead! Then there's this, DC, out October and LBP3 in November. Get Christmas out the way then on to The Order and Bloodborne. For this I'm glad that Evolution delayed Drive Club. They did me a favour ;p
All I can say is that they improved it a heck of a lot since the delay. Something that can't be said with many delayed games.
I can't wait to play with my Thrustmaster T-80 racing wheel with this game, not to mention F1 2015 next year.
I know what you meant. But, that just sounded so wrong!!! LOL
Lmaoooooo.....that does sound funny.
This gen is so awkward. I hate FPS and sports (including racing) genres, yet I'm playing Destiny and enjoying it. Meh, might as well try Driveclub, it's free, so yeah.
I don't usually do FPS either, but I got Destiny with my PS4 yesterday and I'm enjoying it as well which actually surprises me. The first FPS that I ever bought was Resistance: Fall of Man that I bought at PS3 launch, but I sucked at it and got rid of it within about a week xD
they cant compete against the crew and horizon 2.
Why can't all three just be good games? I got to try them all at E3. I loved Driveclub. Horizon 2 was fun. The Crew was decent. The point is...all three are clearly solid racing games, based on what those who have played them are saying. So, drop the competition thing and just enjoy them.
Are you being serious, #DRIVECLUB will have no problem, it will sell loads, FH2 is going to be it's toughest rival, but the Crew...no, no no. http://youtu.be/MF283pORG2E
They've announced it(driveclub) has gone gold....
Have you played The Crew!?!? From what I have seen, haven't played yet, it's not all that it's cracked up to be. Most have said that the driving physics are based on those from Watch_Dogs. Just thought that I'd give you a heads up on that one. As for Horizon 2, different system, different type of game, no direct competition. (though I get that people fly them around in the ongoing fanboy drama.)
Night time, snow racing, is going to be mesmerising.
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