As the Gran Turismo franchise was still clinging to the PlayStation 3 last year, the launch of the PlayStation 4 passed by without a racing title. That launch title was supposed to be Driveclub, the latest effort from Evolution Studios, creators of the Motorstorm franchise. Following a long delay, the game finally arrived on PS4 this month. Rather than offering offroad mayhem, Driveclub aims to position itself as the more accessible alternative to GT and help expand the garage of exclusive racing titles on PlayStation. But even with so much additional development time, Driveclub is an underwhelming experience that lacks in-depth features or engaging content.
The debut PlayStation 4 racing title from Evolution Studios barely crosses the finish line. There are decent ideas here, but shortcomings in many areas keep Driveclub well back of a podium finish.