Evolution Studios have been working hard on DriveClub since its launch, updating the game monthly with new content including tracks, cars, and new ways to play. Recent background work involved getting the servers in a position to release the PS+ edition.
“We are more stringent in terms of doing proper online beta testing to get more people to play,” a spokesperson for Evolution Studios said. “ […] We went through a new kind of process.”
But even when it arrives tomorrow, there will be some limitations. Everyone can play offline, but online won’t be available to everyone. Instead, Sony will slowly start bringing “more and more players online while continuously ensuring that all game systems are running smoothly.”
Last night, DriveClub PS+ Edition accidentally went live on the PlayStation 4, though the studio admits it was a premature action, and has since taken it down. On the game’s official Facebook page, Evolution Studios said the follow;
“We’re preparing to launch DRIVECLUB PS+ Edition & will have news for you soon.
The Store update today with the DRIVECLUB PS+ Edition was premature. The servers aren’t ready yet, so it’s been removed while we get them ready. Apologies on their behalf for any confusion and inconvenience caused.”
Whenever it does launch, which we imagine won’t be too far into the future at this stage, DriveClub PS+ Edition will include 13 tracks based in India, 15 cars in your garage and 27 trophies to unlock.
DriveClub is the only exclusive racing title on the PlayStation 4 at this moment in time, unlike the Xbox, which has two variations of the Forza franchise for fans to jump between. It may be a while before we see an iteration of Gran Turismo hitting the console, but in the meantime, we have Project CARS and the upcoming Need for Speed and Codemasters’ F1 2015 to look forward to.