DriveClub Still Available on US PlayStation Store Days After Delisting Deadline

It’s fair to say Sony has handled the delisting of DriveClub from the PlayStation Store about as well as the game's servers handled launch day. The platform holder set a date of 31st August 2019 for the removal of the unfortunate racing game from the PS4's digital storefront. However, it was delisted early in several territories, much to the ire of those planning a last minute purchase.
Fast forward to today, and DriveClub is still available to buy on the North American PS Store, nearly a week after the supposed delisting date. If you look for the game, you'll find that it's still up for grabs, including all its expansions and other DLC. It's quite the kick in the teeth to fans in other regions, but we suppose it's good for those in the States who want to grab the title before it's gone.

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Yi-Long1632d ago

Pretty much my favorite game this gen. Knows exactly what it is and wants to be, and does that very very well. Anyone who hasn't picked it up yet, is missing out on something special.

KickSpinFilter1632d ago

I've been playing racing games since PolePosition this is by far my favorite race game of all time.
(After server and updates of course)

Yi-Long1632d ago

I'm not sure I'd call it my favourite of ALL TIME, cause I was also really into Metropolis Street Racer on Dreamcast (groundbreaking at the time), the PGR games on Xbox, and Rallisport Challenge 2, but they all pretty much fall in the same category between realistic and arcade, so they're easy to pick up and play, yet challenging (in a good and fair way) to really get good and progress, meaning you feel in control, and you feel yourself getting better and better each time you play, and that gives you a genuine sense of achievement.

Of course, this being a current gen game, it's objectively better than those games before it, simply because it built on those foundations, and it just looks and sounds amazing, and it's so much fun. The track-design is also unbelievable, meaning you can play the same tracks over and over and over again, and for me, they never grew stale. Dynamic weather and lighting also helps with keeping it fresh, of course.

KickSpinFilter1631d ago

Metropolis Street Racer and PGR were both great games but with DriveClub the Arcade-Sim
and not the Sim-Arcade, Sim or Arcade made DC pretty unique. Just love the look, feel, and the steep learning cure with driving in DC with the drifting.

bluefox7551632d ago

A shame we'll never see a sequel.


60FPS on PS5: Unofficial PS5 'FPS Boost' mods are radically improving PS4 back compat

Digital Foundry : Whether it's via FPS Boost or bespoke software upgrades, backwards compatibility on the current-gen consoles delivered an unexpected delight - the ability to liberate older console games from their 30fps limits, running them at 60 frames per second or even higher. FPS Boost did the business for Xbox Series consoles on an impressive range of titles, but there was always the sense that PS5 could do more. It's a hunch that checks out as a range of frame-rate unlocks are available for PS5, covering many must-have games - the major caveat being that only exploitable consoles running on older firmwares are invited to the party.

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darthv7242d ago

you love to see new life being breathed into older titles but damn the process to get there. It should be automatic that these work for everyone... not just those who exploit their systems. Really wish Sony and MS would keep this program going officially.

Psychonaut8542d ago

Damn this sucks. I want this shit so bad, but I’m not jailbreaking my console. And frankly I shouldn’t have to. I’m not a tech person, but is it really that hard for developers to unlock the framerate? Or would that have to be a large patch?

dveio42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

"but is it really that hard for developers to unlock the framerate?"

I guess it's not.

But it has become a profitable business if you do so.

So no one would pay for only the framerate patched to being unlocked. So studios need to offer more than that.

But this would take more time, polishing and would cost more money. So they shy away, but won't unlock the framerate, either.

That's just my personal assumption. But from what I can comprehend technically, it shouldn't be difficult to unlock framerates via a patch for older games.

... if it hadn't became a business.

RaidenBlack42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

frame-rate unlock should be free ...
We've seen many devs offer free patches and updates to pretty old PC titles, even bonuses ... so why can't devs offer the frame unlock patch for free (in consultation with the platform-producers) for a title from just a generation earlier?

Einhander197242d ago


"frame-rate unlock should be free ..."

Obviously the result of that thinking is that developers aren't even going to do it.

If they had been allowed to charge $5-10 you would see incentivized developers doing it way more often.

People just always want everything for free, but it's not free to make the patch, people have to code it then other people have to test it, and there will always be other costs involved.

If people want dollar store gaming then expect to get what you pay for.

shinoff218341d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Raiden I might be wrong but last I thought it cost money to put patches out on consoles.

As far as me paying for it, I'm not all that interested tbh. Not enough to pay for it with older games, and newer games have been pretty decent about it for the most part.

dumahim42d ago

Sounds like the modder has to go in to make changes to unlock it on a game by game basis. "Simple" enough to do it unofficially, but to have it done officially, they need someone to go in a make that change, put out a patch and put it through certification, which I believe is not necessarily a cheap thing to do. It's questionable if going through this would then give them enough sales to make it worthwhile.

Inverno41d ago

Many games still have physics tied to framerate, i think it's cause they wouldn't want to go in and do anything extra. Then there's the 10 dollar upgrades they rather charge. The problem is that there's no compromise, cause if I could mod my PS4 and all I'd lose is online play then id jailbreak it immediately. Mods have done so much for PC games and they could do the same for consoles, but manufacturers hafto be willing to compromise.

shinoff218341d ago

It's not to hard to do and there's youtube videos that break it down really well. ANyway most of us here arent able to break are console anyway due to being up to date on firmware from playing

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Chocoburger42d ago

Yep, this sucks having to require a jailbreak for something that should be standard in our industry by now. I learned my lesson when PS4 was jailbroken and I didn't keep a console on low firmware for years, but now I'm holding onto two low firmware PS5s specifically because there are features I'll be able to do that you can't do on official firmware, so this will pay off for me soon enough.

Jin_Sakai42d ago

It should be a sin to let these games sit and be stuck at 30fps.

EazyC42d ago

RDR 2 not getting a 60FPS patch for PS5 was a crime.


Driveclub - Brutal Backlog

Driveclub was a headline game at the start of the PS4’s life. A fabulous game – eventually - but what now, with the servers turned off? Is it worth your time? JDR starts its engines in today’s Brutal Backlog.

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Abear21723d ago

Bikes expansion might be one of the most underrated games of last gen. Incredible driver and bike animations + DC weather is craze.


20 Best PS4 Racing Games You Should Play

Cultured Vultures: We won't stop until everyone appreciates how brilliant Driveclub is/was.

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Terry_B1143d ago

Are there even more than 20?

purple1011142d ago

i went to the article and theres only a couple racing games, cant find the button to move page on through all the adverts.

purple1011142d ago

ah its changed to a video now, strange, but il take it

Dfooster1141d ago

Dirt rally doesn't even make the list? Errm OK then.

Driveclub is over rated as well, with middle of the road handling and the 30fps killed it upon arrival for me.