On October 7, Sony released the racing game Driveclub for PlayStation 4. Today, October 28, the game still doesn't work as intended—and Sony still hasn't said a word about refunding the folks who paid $60 for it.
"and Sony still hasn't said a word about refunding the folks who paid $60 for it" - This is such a silly statement journalist keep making if you're unhappy with the product you ask for a refund and so far people seems to have gotten that if they asked. Why would they need to say anything or do a mass refund when it's up to consumers to decide how happy they are with the product.
What a mess. This has to be the worst tittle launch in history.
i think sim city and bf4 were worse
Don't know about history but for this year. Yh it easily takes the cake.
@GryestOfBluSkies: I think you're right, but all of these games (DC included) show how badly prepared publishers still are when it comes to online infrastructure. I wonder if The Crew will suffer similar problems?
GtaV no heists after over a year Nba2k still hasn't had a decent online play either in over a decade. Smh pick a choose because there are great games with far worse launches.... But most recently and as stated above bf4 and simcity took the crown for the worst....
I keep seeing comparisons to the BF4 launch. People seem to forget that BF4 launched on PS4, X1, PC, 360 and PS3 while DC only had to get it right on one platform. BF4 also didn't see a 1 year delay, it was a launch title this generation.
What a piece of crap game. Way to shaft your customers sony. #poopondriveclub
Me and all my friends are more than happy with driveclub and are looking forward to future content not refunds! I wish so called gaming media would stop speaking for us!
I watched a lot of online racing last night on Twitch, so idk how widespread the problems still are, but of course people will exaggerate both the positive and the negative. Games these days seem to be either "incredible" or "garbage", with no middle ground. Reality is that most are in that middle ground somewhere. I honestly haven't seen anything that would keep me from buying this game, and in fact if all goes well I'll be getting it today.
My personal experience is that you can still expect brief disconnections quite frequently at the moment. That's a significant improvement over the first week or two, where being connected warranted a look of surprise, perhaps even a look raised eyebrow because you doubted it was true. Still not really good enough for a paid online service though, and certainly not ready for the plus version influx
You and your 2 friends/cousins do not necessarily represent EVERY DC owner. I am sure most want a fix rather than a refund but there are surely some that would like the option of a full refund.
Like I said before evo/Sony are trying to optimize their out dated servers. Upgrading the entire server infrastructure will take too much time and money.
Oh well… you said it so it must be true then. /s If it was a problem with Sony's servers don't you think more games would be having the same trouble?
Its obvious they haven't it fixed yet right??? And why haven't they release the plus version of DC. Companies normally set up their server power in section for each game. EDIT: Does VMWARE comes to mind?
well, Evolution Studios have been releasing "server updates" not game updates so we can conclude that the problem is server side, although it says that is Evolution who are doing the updates, but then again Evolution Studios is owned by Sony. http://www.gamespot.com/art...
Driveclub has been working fine for at least a week now. These articles are just complaining for the sake of complaining
It's been working for me as well. Kotaku sucks!
Around week and a half online for me works pretty good. Not perfect, but pretty good.
pretty good hear too. I'm still waiting for the weather update though. currently at level 42. but man...if only online players try to race clean for once, that would be great. most of them are deliberately spinning those in front or ramming them to the walls which really is frustrating. Is there any way Evo could punish these bastards? wheel to wheel race is always welcome but cheating? come on
Lol @ that picture. I wonder whose payroll these idiot excuses for journalists are on....
Thought I could get in before the trolls that plague every DC article(except the ones that point out how good it is) but I see we already have one. Let the rest commence!
Who cares if it works or not....its in 1080p and thats all that matters isnt it???...lol
It's been working fine for about a week now. Btw they will refund you if you talk to ps store support.
I've been able to play online for a while now I wouldnt expect people to still be getting error messages that's unfortunate
DriveFlub waiting to play awaits! Just trade it in for store credit already while the amount is still good and press order Project Cars. The game is Fail! It's been laughed at by the entire industry and not just anti-sony sites either but even pro-sony sites have dismissed DriveFlub Like I've been saying Sony is pushing 1080p so much that it's effecting game play and it's Gonna come back to haunt them when devs start really cranking out next gen games and not remakes and dropping down to 900p or 720p is common placed becaus of the game play. For example BF4 ACU TW3
It got 20 reviews at 8/10 or higher, more than it got 6/10 or below so how has everyone been laughing? A 73 overall is still good.
Nonsense. DriveFlub is a fail not because it is 1080p but because they have server issues. Xbots try to blame everything on graphics and resolution because xbone has so much trouble with many games getting to 1080p. "See we have low res games but that helps them have better gameplay". It is called rationalization, it just makes your brain feel better by having an excuse for not having the better looking versions. Lowering the resolution would only make the game look like crap as well as run like crap. I suppose one could play offline and it would then be like any decent arcade racer.
I haven't even touched the MP races, why would i want to race a bunch of idiots who crash into you and dont know how to brake
I got spun like 80% of the time I'm online when I'm just looking for old good racing. those AI doesn't seem so bad compared to those cheaters!
My God, so the game has issues...yup it totally sucks for early adopters, I'm one of them! But you're flogging a dead Horse harping on about it....let it go, everybody knows it's messed up...geez
lol pic :D, I can't wait that much dammit!!
I'm going to make a BOLD prediction, I believe that due to it's current issues--stated OFTEN by the media--and possibly lower than expected sales pace, the PS+ version in it's original state might've been cancelled to become a full PS+ IGC title, awaiting release next month. I'm never usually right on these things, that just doesn't stop my urge to guess is all...
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