With the servers still suffering from connectivity issues and hiccups, Evolution Studios is still at work on solving them, and is also sharing more information.
this is just pitiful at this point. people have already begun to move on after waiting 2 weeks for the ps+ version. if ever they release another racing game please for the love of god have an open beta.
Pitiful?? Frustrating I would say, especially for me looking to get this game in December, If the online doesnt work well, they wont get the weather, photomode, replay, more cars updates which is what I care about as I am hardly an online player Pretty sure its frustrating for them too, but at the end of the day it is their fault and should deal with it as quickly as possible Wonder why there was no online problems during Project Cupcake (Drivclub beta's name) yet there are problems when the game is fully released
How is this frustrating for you when you don't even have the game, yet? Maybe the sold a couple of units more than expected, huh? And the servers got flooded. Lack of experience, maybe. W/e. It'll get fixed or is fixed already. I had no problems playing the few games I tried online. Works just fine now. Whatever come down now is tuning and optimization.
I was expecting the weather to be there on day 1. The low scores rated the game on what it was, unfinished. If it wasn't ready, then delay it yet again. If they are to make Driveclub 2, make sure everything is in place and working properly at launch. First impression counts.
Forza horizons 2
Says the guy who doesn't own the game the DC fan base is intact you should see my friends list they play it everyday :/.
Game has problems? Pitiful. Problems getting fixed? Pitiful. There's no winning with you guys, huh?
It's embarrassing that this type of behavior is even accepted as legitimate--the whining obviously. Only in videogames lol.
Releasing an unfinished game is unacceptable, it's something I hate about modern console gaming I could forgive this if driveclub was crammed with content. It isn't. Driveclub is another showpiece of how modern games are going backwards. I look at a game like Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005) and it is exploding with features. Open world, mechanical and visual customisation, money, story, it had everything a great racing game should be. And then modern gaming just takes that and goes backwards. Look at Most Wanted 2012. It took the original and stripped it of its guts, no money, no customisation, no story, no progression, you're given all the cars straight away for crying out loud Driveclub is taking gaming back to the mega drive. It's an A to B racing game. Nothing more. Nothing more. What the hell happened to racing games. Driveclub is the sort of game that was screaming for full car customisations, but the devs were too concerned about modeling the stitching on the seats. Driveclub is essentially a good looking, "online" Lotus Turbo Challenge. That game didn't show replays either.
So it's okay for a developer to release a game with that many problems, less features and less car options that were originally promised...not only that but with a year delay? And you want to know why gamers are mad? I can't believe how a few on this site are still trying to defend the way this game was handled.
"people have already begun to move on after waiting 2 weeks for the ps+ version." Those are some silly people.
@Quicktim3, Agreed! How do you take a consumers money, releasing a 3rd of a game? This is pitifully pitiful! Those are some lame excuses.
So you think that when the free version releases on PS+, people won't bother downloading it and trying it out because 'they've moved on'? At the end of the day, regardless of all the negativity from the press and all the 'valid' complaints about the online fiasco, Driveclub will be considered a success, and it will sell reasonably well.
It's total BS... I don't think it was anywhere near completion. I think they needed another 6 months, but Sony needed a racer. Edit: I'm a PlayStation player but I'm not blind. It was put out well before it was complete. Only a fool would say otherwise.
Have to admit, that is how it would seem..
the game itself is solid. I don't think they realized their server code wasn't up to snuff.
That's what I was meaning. It as premiered as a social-centric racer. I'm not a big racing fan, but this had me very interested... yet this is where it has fell apart.
I did hear the single player is very fun and solid But for a game which is importantly based on online, this is ridiculous
It's odd, there were virtually zero issues in the beta and when it runs the social aspects work really well. I was lucky enough to experience it so I know how good it can be, so i'm patient in regards to them sorting it. I can only assume code is having to be re-written, hence why things are taking longer than expected.
The single player is surprisingly big in scope. After reading all the whiners here, I thought we'd get about 5 cars and a couple of tracks. I am not sure why this hasn't been marketed better. But I think the single player is a FULL game which can easily stand on it's own. A good amount of cars (high quality, mind you) and a good variety of tracks - even if only 5 (or so countries - US would be nice and some more European locations). It has quite a fair amount of events in the SP as well. SP in this game is hugely underrated. I agree, though, that if they sell it as a community game and this isn't actually working, then something went fatally wrong here.
Exactly , i didnt play it but i feel the same way that's why i'm waiting for ps+ edition , if they release it and still have issues then i don't mind. The game is badass when it works so i will wait..
I agree or the weather would have been included in the disc and there would have been more cars and tracks. It just seems unfinished IMO.
The game was finished. An unforseen Bug can happen... The fact that people are playing the game and enjoying it is proof that the game was finished.
So you enjoy paying $60 for a product thats not complete. The online is still having issues, no weather, 55 cars one factory paint job per car and 50 tracks. There were racings games on the PS2 that have more to offer then this turd. You must like half baked cakes.
pff. The game is complete. All of you counting the number of cars are forgetting one thing important. Is the game fun ? is the game good ? Do you enjoy yourself playing with the game ? My answer is "yes". to the above. My opinion since i have the game mind you ;-) How do i know that you don't know the game properly ? you mentionned one factory paint job, totally unaware that you can custom and change the paint job of all the cars in the garage.. but hey , you need to play the game to know that. And i think that 50 track to learn is enough. More doesn't mean better it's not like there is 11 free tracks coming as "free dlc" too.
Got to agree here, a few days around launch server issues is normal but when that starts to stretch out into weeks something wasn't ready. It seems like they were pressed to get it released so did a really small test then crossed their fingers and hoped for the best, a recipe for disaster. Everything about this game screams rushed though tbh, still waiting on the ps+ edition but won't hold my breath as they are very busy still trying to finish the game.
yea wish they waited. but looking forward I don't think anymore games will be rushed like this, from sony.
How was it rushed it got delayed for 8 months, IMO the idea and direction was shot down and they had to scramble to get this or SONY said we need it now not in 2015. Which would result in the rushed turd they car Drivestub....
Even without the online working properly, it is one of the best racers I've played in a longtime. It plays like Metropolis Street Racer but with much better track design. It's a shame people who haven't bought it have to wait but it will be worth the wait.
Weather is OP!!!!!
Lol Forza Killer
In attention, It has actually killed Forza People seem to be paying attention and seem to be more interested to when contents, multiplayer will arrive on Drive club than claiming anything good about Forza
you noticed that too?!! lol everyone talks about driveclub, even xbox fans. driveclub did its job in taking all the attention
One of the funniest things I've seen recently was a Driveclub Twitch stream with a headline of "Biggest Fail of the Year - Don't buy it"… yet there the guy was playing it for hours.
Pretty sure it has sold better as well (if the 1M week one sales are remotely true).
i absolutely adore driveclub, ariel atom using helmet cam is blowing my mind. when the weather is released, this game is going to be beyond ASTONISHING
I really can't wait for that weather. The Mclaren P1 and Hennessey Venom would be fun to drive in such weather conditions.
Have fun trying to control them in that setting, snow and rain and other cars running up you ass. Mario Kart is better then this shit.
Even without online, it's a hell of a good single player experience. I'm still enjoying the offline part of the game tremendously! I know this game was touted for online but I spend most of my GT5 and GT6 time offline. I'm talking about 99%. So in comparison this is a great game. Graphics, sound, track design, changing weather with amazing cloud simulation, handling, etc. there is actually a lot of stuff to play with and have fun just in the single player mode. That said I've been able to play a few races online over the last few days but still spend most of my time offline, practicing and honing my skills. Just listen to these authentic AMG sounds to get a glimpse of what's on offer here! http://youtu.be/_CW21zC9YWE
Watched the sound test video many times. The best engine sound in any racing game. That AMG GTS at 1:25 sounds exactly like the real one http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Exactly! Thanks! I just spent a good part of last night doing very many laps on one of the India tracks and listening to the aural delight that is that car. I was using the outside closer rear view. I went through a number of day/night cycles and the car was quite dirty by the time I stopped LOl. I'll post some pics on my youtube site soon.
weathers not in already? :c my dream is late night (neon lights from other cars and stuff) with rain, so hopefully it comes soon for others :/
Evolution are irresponsible devs. They knew DC was a very social game. They also knew they've never made a game with social integration on this scale before. So why not do an open beta test for DC. I blame the head person in charge at evo.
At this point I want to race anything on ps4. my racing itch is to the point of where I have psorisis. Oh please gaming gods give me gran turismo ps4.......WWWWWHHHHHYYYYYYYY?? !!!!!
"Weather Coming When it’s Balanced" So they had a whole year of development time and still can't balance weather!? Forget weather, but the bigger issue is When is the free game on PSN+ coming?? What a disaster of a launch. I think this tops Sim City as the worst launch in gaming history.
It's just so funny how all these Sony fans try to make themselves believe that they are playing a master piece. News flash this game is a total failure.
it's more funny how you think your opinion, as a person who obviously didn't buy the game, is right and the opinion of ppl like me who bought it and play it everyday is wrong...
Newsflash - It's not a total failure no matter how badly you want it to be. Even the Metacritic average doesn't show a total failure.
They really need to post ages on forums as a requirement so we know which age bracket we are addressing. I personally love the game. I'm especially loving the single player, offline part the most. It's too bad they are having online issues to still resolve but the meat of the game (offline) is solid. I really look forward to the weather update as right now its gets properly dark when the storm clouds roll in and you wait in anticipation of that first rain drop which never appears. The ever changing cloud details really add to the atmosphere in the same way that day and night driving first did with Gran Truismo 5. Impressive stuff! Now if single player didn't work then I'd be upset but as it stands now. No problem, I have tons still left to do aside from levelling all the way up.
Why does this read like a Sony PR statement? Oh, it is Dualshockers.
what happens when online is fixed and all weather is patched along with new features? will it still be hated on or worth a purchase even at a cheaper price!
Been playing Driveclub since launch and loving it. It is everything I want from a racer... graphically beautiful with awesome environments, great audio, great car handling and intense gameplay. I don't really care about live mp racing and never will until a system is created where people race fairly without resorting to ramming. It ruins what could be a brilliant experience. I prefer to race ghost cars or beat my own lap times. Until people grow up, I'll stick to sp. Shame really cos DC has real potential to be around for a long time. Come on Evolution ... get rid of the cheats and idiots that stop the real racers from playing. Cannot wait for weather to be introduced. It looks amazing already so rain and snow will just blow everything else away
Comon evolution studios this isnt called variety and i guess we will be waiting for dlc for a long time what a shame to release uncomplete game they need to allow us to create lobbys n choose track and laps
Wait, so the weather that xbox fans were scolded on about forza 5 isn't even on driveclub yet? k...
There is Weather in Horizon 2 right from LAUNCH, Forza 6 sure will have weather effects too. and Forza 5 never promoted itself with weather effects unlike Driveclub that just did it to fool people.
Pass here for now and will just wait when the developers **re-release the actual honest-to-goodness finished game disc..
Excellent game. Shits on flopza from a country mile. Look at these xbots downplaying. Lmao! First buy your flopza then come talk here. Your beloved franchise is doing pathetic in sales yet you people are here in DC articles. Lmao! What a flop man!
*Calls out Xbox fanboys that mock Driveclub *Continues by mocking Forza
Exactly. The hypocrisy is ridiculous.
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