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PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Honks Its Horn at ESRB Ratings Board

Posted by Sammy Barker

Like an episode of Brum

Arguably one problem with the PlayStation 4’s success is just how secretive Sony’s being at the moment. Don’t get us wrong, it makes sense to replenish store shelves before dropping a bunch of exclusive game details – but it’s really frustrating knowing that great content is right around the corner, and we’re not allowed to peak behind the curtain.

One such game that’s been stuck in a security sealed showroom pretty much since its announcement last year is DriveClub. Yeah, we’ve been privy to a couple of early gameplay demos and even a handful of share button clips, but we bet that if you counted up all of the original footage that we’ve seen, it probably sits somewhere around the 15 minute mark.

Scarily, the game could be with us any day now, too. Speculation suggests that the next-gen racer is on target for its parent console’s 22nd February launch in Japan, meaning that the Western release can’t be too far behind. And a recent ESRB rating has added fuel to that line of thought, revealing that the semi-simulation driving game is good to go in North America.

The documentation itself is pretty predictable, but it does hint at some kind of user-generated content. We spoke to community manager Jamie Brayshaw earlier in the year, and he told us that you’ll be able to create custom car liveries for your team, so we assume that’s what’s being referenced here.

With hardware slowly flooding into stores around the world – and the game presumably now almost finished after its delay – we’re hopeful that we’re going to get a proper look at this soon. While we haven’t seen much, a lot of the more recent videos have looked very impressive indeed. Is this a title that you’re eager to park in your PS4 forecourt? Rev your engines in the comments section below.

[via esrb.org, playstationlifestyle.net]

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User Comments (12)

Cowboysfan-22

#1

Cowboysfan-22 said:

I'm just glad we still get the PS Plus edition so we can give it a try before buying the whole thing. I've never been big into racing games but this one looks spectacular

charlesnarles

#2

charlesnarles said:

Well cool. I'm excited to hear it's coming to the US. And I totally forgot about it being on Plus. Pretty exciting business

TOMBOY25

#3

TOMBOY25 said:

shopto has it listed to release on the 28th of feb and simplygames says 22nd so it seems that we stand a good chance of getting it that week.

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

I haven't been this excited for a racing game since, well, ever. DriveClub has lit a roaring flame in my heart and it burns brighter with each shred of information.

get2sammybAdmin

#6

get2sammyb said:

I'm glad other people are excited for it. I feel like this good some really bad press due to the demo at E3, but it does seem like it's come a long way since then. I'm really excited to see more.

TOMBOY25

#7

TOMBOY25 said:

i love racing games i just wish we had a release date so i know wether to buy tomb raider or not.

Wesker

#8

Wesker said:

I really hope this is good, but it's a lot to ask for from Evolution I think. The Motorstorm series is good, but it doesn't have particularly deep gameplay IMO.

Gamer83

#9

Gamer83 said:

Sony probably wants to get this out before inFamous: Second Son if possible. I'm predicting a mid-Feb. release about a week ahead of the Japanese launch.

Ps4all

#11

Ps4all said:

I am super excited for drive club. However, if it had been there at launch I probably would have skipped need for speed rivals and that would have been unfortunate. Rivals may be my favorite Ps4 game right now.

Munkyknuts

#12

Munkyknuts said:

Driving games repel me....always have. However I hope DriveClub turns out well, both for those who are excited about it and to add to the consoles line up of titles. I love the ps4, love turning it on and the user interface....but I'm waiting patiently for a game that excites me and gives me more of a reason to power the sexy black machine up than the watching of Netflix....I know DriveClub will do that for a lot of folk.

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