The makers of Driveclub offer us another feature in today's ongoing updates.Friendly leaderboards are now available.
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did the ps+ version ever release for U.S?
PS+ version may be a while judging how the servers were up and down today, but when they are running this game is a blast, every place hard fought and frenetic, choosing the right car making all the difference, My daughters boyfriend loves it.
I've been playing the single player since last Thursday night but haven't managed to connect to the network, not even once.
Venom I find that surprising, I have connected numerous times even joined a club today to not find the servers up and running at least once is very unlucky. But once you are be ready for battle, I'll be waiting lol
@Amiga-man - I had a very hard time connecting until the past two days. And even when I did connect, usually nothing worked. Last night the online finally ran decently, so a glimmer of hope there..
Checked last night, still no
Expect it next month, they still haven't sorted out the retail versions yet which is pretty embarrassing if you ask me.
Disappointing, people say well it is free. You pay for ps plus and you don't get free games without. I was thinking this would be a decent month on ps4 ps plus but not really. Well I am tired of indie games but I saw people liking spelunky so far.
The excuses given to Sony & Drive Club are incredible. Sony sold the most broken game & broken promised game of recent memory. And it doesn't work online? Sony needs to give some money back to consumers.
You must have forgot about battlefield 4. Its almost the aniversary of that disaster.
They could release it as an offline-only version of it, but choose not to. The number one rule of Driveclub is don't release the PS Plus version of Driveclub.
Nope not out in uk no idea when, I'm waiting for it to see if I will buy the full version I'll make my own mind up
likewise. gonna try before i commit.
I'm going to try the free ps plus edition when it's available, but im sorry to say I'm not even that excited to try it anymore.. This was one of my most anticipated games on ps4, but quite honestly, after such a botched release and seeing only mediocre review scores from most trusted gaming websites, in not really even that excited anymore. It just seems, from reading the reviews and the accounts of people who bought the game, that it's just a hollow track racer.. I mean, you can't even customize your car? And you can only choose from a few pre-loaded liveries for visual customization??? Really??? I'll wait for The Crew to get my racing fix.
It's definitely worth getting if you get the Ps+ discount. It might feel a little bare bones on content but the racing itself is a blast. The sense of speed is amazing and races are always close and tense. Theres still a good few issues they need to sort out with updates like the penalties etc. (and get those damn servers up 24/7 already) but at its core, for the racing it's worth the purchase.
The game is superb. @ the Disagrees / Play the game first.
I did and I disagree. The game is ok. Superb is definitely not a word I would use to describe it.
I’d like to know out of curiosity; what did you not like about the game that makes it “ok”?
Sure. First off, don't get me wrong, I'm a car nut and I think DC does a fantastic job of making them look beautiful and I do have fun with it. My problems with it are as follows: The physics are kind of weird to me. Like the cars are way too sticky. They stop way too fast and it makes it even hard to drift. Its like its an arcade racer all the way. I know some people may say this straddles the sim line but I don't see that. I think its totally arcade thats just a little bit more difficult than say Burnout. Difficulty ≠ Sim. I think the AI is too predictable and robotic. Its going to take the absolute perfect line no matter what the circumstances are. If you are where it wants to be at that second it just rams you. This is not realistic. The lack of tuning, upgrading, modding, painting, sharing etc are also bummers. I'm coming at this game from Forza where customizing your car, tuning it, upgrading it, showing it off, trading, gifting etc are all just as important as the driving which to me is also just better. Forza 5 is a proper sim like Gran Turismo (which I also love) and even Forza Horizon 2 offers offers great physics even though they are a bit more forgiving than Forza 5. It also offers all of the customization and socialization that F5 does as well including tons of content. That brings me to my next issue with DC. Its content is lacking. 50(ish) is cars - all european except for one - vs. 220+ cars in FH2 and Project Cars and probably closer to 300 at this point in F5. I think DC is a decent start to some new IP but it didn't blow me away. I felt it was simple and lacking. I love the challenges you can issue and the way the clubs work but its just not enough to shake this feeling of incompleteness I feel with it, and it doesn't have great physics (in my opinion) to make up for what its lacking. Just my own personal thoughts of course. :)
Exactly. I bought the retail and I have absolutely no regrets. Now i'm just waiting for the servers to come back online. There are people who haven't even played the game who are passing judgement while waiting for the free version. The single player mode is enjoyable, just imagine how the multiplayer/DriveClub modes will be.
I got the game primarily for SP cuz i loved pgr nd i hv to say i love every second of it.. nd eve1 shud remember its a simcade.. btw i got it b4 release
I committed to the game and in no way do i think Evo and Sony should get a pass on how the launch went, but what i will say is that the game is great imo. The game looks great, handles well and atmosphere is awesome. I have played few online matches and it gets really intense and omg the transition from day to night makes the levels seem like new ones all together. I have been staying up every night till like 3am, waking up to work tired because im kind of addicted. I have played several online matches but of course there are many online issues still.
Hahaha and I thought I was the only one. When everybody in my house sleeps, I'm awake playing Drivceclub with headphones and disabled HUD... today I was asked why I'm so tired this week lol
Cool that's what I'm hoping really want a car game that keeps me comming back here's waiting for ps+
At least they're doing SOMETHING.
Well they are getting paid for it and they don't want to ruin their reputation, so they're not only doing something but everything they can to fix this mess. I can imagine that it's very depressing for them to see that the servers are still not working properly. I'm almost sure that at least their network team worked during the last weekend as I've noticed that different parts of the game were locked at different days.
I wanted to play DC Plus Edition before making the full purchase. But with all the fuzzy hiccups game has since release I am more inclined to skip game overall. I just don't want to fall into another "incomplete game death trap". They need to sort thing out quickly. They r still in time to "rescue" my purchase.
I felt the same way, but with the piss poor way they've handled this I've already lost interest.
I bit the bullet and just bought it on the store. I can honestly say that you won't fall into another "incomplete game death trap". I've completed the single player and I've finished a couple online races too. The game that is there is 100% solid, it's just network issues that are marring it atm. The team seems pretty dedicated to fixing them too as they've updated everyone on the status almost daily and I've seen improvements in it daily as well. I have faith in this team to fix the server issues soon, judging by how communicative they've been on it so far.
Thank u for ur input. I'll rent the game, just to verify game quality, then I buy it. I am interested into playing it, I am just a little concern about not wasting my money again on an unfinished product. :)
I'll just wait for the next Criterion racing game.
Game is Beast and once the online is sorted out I just hope everyone who backed off initially gives it an honest try cuz they are and will be missing out.
Got some decent online play time last night, but I swear some of these cars just want to go the wrong direction. They spin out at the slightest touch of the brakes, and any attempt to spin them back around results in a full 360 turn instead!
They spin out at the slightest touch of the brakes, and any attempt to spin them back around results in a full 360 turn instead! LOL it isn't just me then, to be fair there are some decent cars that hold the road really well, I drove a ferrari today that had really great handling stick with it.
Agreed. Whenever I unlock a new car I take it on a time trial test run. Some run like a dream while others are barely controllable! Problem is when I go to race online I don't always remember which is which. In online races they will hit you, and it matters that you have the right car or you'll be spun out at the first turn struggling to get back in the race.
The only car I've really had this issue with is the Ariel Atom V8 (especially on the first race of the Norwegian Lightweight Series). I don't know how but after hours of trying I managed to sneak in a 3rd place victory on that course. The Venom GT is just hilarious and should probably be classified as a jet, but I still found it more controllable than that damn Atom.
Nobody can drive with ariel, wait till ur club is lvl 10 and then u can soar into victory in that lightweight series believe me
So funny all these ppl saying this game is great. It's a poor racer and nothing special at all. There is nothing special about this game. Graphics are oke but nothing spectacular. Driving it self is poorly executed. Sound effects are really bad executed. Played the game over 20 hours now and it's mediocre at best.
Masterh0ppa Played the game over 20 hours now and it's mediocre at best. Going by your comment history I doubt you have even held a PS4 controller let alone played this game
Totally agree with you h0ppa. Played the game aroud 15 hours and stopped playing. Nothing special at all with this game. Hype is been for nothing. Again a big let down by a sony exclusive game.
The only reason I'm giving sony and evolution a slight pass on this is because i know the basis of driveclub (engine and assets) are a foundation for future titles. But I won't do it again.
best driving game i've ever played, it opened up to me once i reached the performance cars. mastering a car/course is sooo satisfying, adrenaline pumping, and those stunning graphics o.o
Glad I got it , enjoying the racing and handling a lot , MP is likely to be destruction derby as in most racing games online.
same im happy with the game just the network bugs and the weather system im waiting for.
Oh good, I will definitely be at the top of all the friend leaderboards. Which would possibly be even more satisfying if there were other people on them besides me.
Can someone confirm this....someone told me there's no music playing during a race in DC. Is he right?
It's off by default. They wanted to put emphasis on the sound design. Vroom , vroom. Screech sreech. You can turn the music ON.
It's turned off by default
Its true, unless you call 1 looping Techno song a track.
I'm not having difficulty, is this weird?
Waited for the Driveclub servers to go online...found out you need PSplus to even play online -_-' wtf is this going to be like this with all games?
Have you been in hibernation the last year and a half ? Welcome back to the gaming world !
I just want plus version...
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