Driveclub Is Hitting Problems That Evolution Studios “Had Not Anticipated”

Problems that have arisen are crippling the games playability

Posted By | On 18th, Nov. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


Driveclub. Remember that? Despite being hyped up as the Forza killer in Sony’s line up of racing games coming to their platform, the game arrived this October and really didn’t leave much of an impact. It was well received as a good game, nothing special but its launch was mired by horrific online performance problems that are yet to improve to a significant degree.

The game may be playable now, but the next generation of racers, it is not. Both Sony and Evolution Studios seem to know it too, acknowledging the problems that they’ve encountered. Speaking to IGN, Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s Shawn Layden said, “But now, in a connected world, you can’t effectively test in your house or in your beta group what it means to have 50,000, 100,000, 200,000 users hit your service. And the guys [at the studio] are struggling with that. It’s throwing up things they had not anticipated.”

With small improvements being made over time, the big question here is, can Driveclub retain its playerbase? Sure, they are giving you bonus content and free DLC is a nice way to make up for the problems, but that doesn’t solve the issue.


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  • d0x360

    Sony had 2 “big” exclusive games this holiday season. Drive club and little big planet 3. Both have launched with major issues and bugs that effect general playability. Sony has once again let their lead make them arrogant and it has gotten the best of them. Now we as games have to deal with it. I’ve been buying most 3rd party games for my ps4 but I’m going to stop today. Sony shouldn’t be rewarded for driving straight off the tracks…again.

    On the other hand Microsoft being in second place has done nothing but good. It has lit a fire under that team that we haven’t seen since the launch days of the 360. Month after month the Xbox becomes a better system with more functions and more games. Fantastic games.


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