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.
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.
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.