Evolution Studios clearly has plenty left in the tank, as DriveClub will be receiving yet another significant update in February. While the Runcorn-based developer admits that there's still a way to go before the racer's free PlayStation Plus edition will release, the studio's post-release support for paying customers has been exemplary thus far. And it's not pumping the brakes just yet.
Starting next week, you'll be able to download update 1.11 for free. This will include various enhancements, such as the addition of a brand new multiplayer game mode named Team Time Trial, as well as a new track and two variants in Japan. It'll also adjust some of the tour requirements in the title's add-on packs, and incorporate different paint jobs into the vehicle selection screen.
In addition to that, it'll implement a variety of minor bug fixes as well, while providing compatibility for two expansions due on the PlayStation Store from 24th February. The VUHL 05 vehicle will be available for free, while the Downforce and Midnight Tour Packs will come as part of the game's excellent Season Pass. These will add new events, Trophies, and liveries.
And the British studio's not stopping there. According to a Facebook post, it's currently wrapping up production of replays, which are one of the game's most frequently requested features. It's also working on adding additional ranks, lobbies, and, of course, further server upgrades. The game got off to a bumpy start, then, but we reckon that it's blossomed into something special.
I thought that this game will be about kudos, if you know what I mean. Bit it's just another boring racing game about nothing. Hell, where is Ridge Racer or something like MSR?
@Gemuarto You call DriveClub boring and then ask where the next Ridge Racer is. Ridge Racer is outdated and utter garbage. DriveClub is one of the best racers in a longtime.
My isue with this games dlc is not knowing whats in the packs, liverly pack, magic pack,no detail pack. So I don't buy it.
I'd love a Split/Second sequel, but driveclub doesnt seem bad. I'll buy it when it goes on sale...eventually
This game keeps getting better. Along with InFamous Second Son (also currently on offer in the UK), this is one of the best value games out there right now.
Drive club is the best racing game in years. Everyone who hasn't played it yet is missing out on something special.
PLEASE let there be replays with the patch!! This game needs replays so bad...
Oh and you should be able to create your own championships againsf the same cars(rather then random cars from the same category)
Oh and you should bd able to turn on/off ghosts with one button
/end of wishlist
Private online lobbies for me please! I just want to set up a race with my club/mates from time to time. You know...pick the track, weather, class etc, and just race with my buddies. Standard stuff in a lot of racing games.
@Gemuarto Agreed. There's potential in driveclub but Its missing something that made pgr, the classic ridge racers and gt stand out. The single player isn't great but its an ok package. @WARDIE ridge racer was amazing back in the day (ps1 era) nothing like smashing the hard course whilst listening to grip or rare hero. But what I am worried about with driveclub is the ridiculous amounts of dlc - luckily most of its been free but if the game had worked from the off, it would of cost a fortune.
its a great game.and it gets better every month.i platted this on the weekend and itl probably be the only game il buy all dlc for too for the trophys
@Gemuarto Don't you think the Fame system is practically identical to Kudos, though?
@themcnoisy I disagree. Like you say, a lot of the content has been free, and the £19.99 Season Pass grants you access to everything else. It's probably the best Season Pass I've ever bought, to be honest.
@KAPADO Yeah the season pass isn't clear enough either it just says this includes 6 packs, but which packs?? so I just don't bother
@themcnoisy do we now start to complain about too much contents? The amount of free stuff offered with this game is insane, and the season pass cost only 19.00 for the all events.... cmon... if only all the software house will do like evolution i would buy season pass at launch....
@arnoldlayne83 sorry Arnold you read it wrong. How much would it have all cost if the game worked at launch? That's the point I was making. But as it stands right now its probably good value and you and Sammy are right to call me out. The problem I have is when I had gran turismo 4, there was hundreds of cars and 50 tracks at launch. I realise these days that's no longer the case, which is annoying.
@themcnoisy the releases of cars and tracks were planned to be mostly free before launch already (you can check the graph about season pass plan). What you were supposed to pay was the extra livery, events in single player and some extra cars. they released the first dlc for free to everyone as a "sorry" for the broken launch. So, it would have cost us the same amount, but with a dlc more (the one we instead got for free).
COncerning the amount of cars, not all games comes out with a comparable numebr as GT, which is not really something I'll complain, considering how careful they reproduced each cars in terms of handling, sounds and 3d models. You'll still have plenty of time needed to learn how to handle each cars perfectly (how many are they now? 50-60?). but anyway, the latter is just my own opinion....
@Flurpsel Same here, I want to wstch my replays as soon as the race is over, a la Gran Turismo.
@themcnoisy You are wrong, I dont have the DLC and there is a ridiculous amount of content in here.
Any racing or casual fan who doesn't like DriveClub is a sheep following the opinion of most who never played the game. It makes me a little sick.
There is nothing wrong with this game.
Only reasons not to like this game are
1-A medical inability to like beautiful polished things.
2-the weather effects are so real that it causes ptsd from a former car accident.
3- Im a sheep that just doesn't like good games.
@kapado if you have the game, why don't you have the dlc? The redline pack and another pack are free. I'm not a sheep I never said there was anything wrong with it, but its just boring - in my opinion, but I haven't joined a club so maybe that's were the problem is. As for the dlc I was being pedantic and your actually right as it stands now the games only £20 and the season pass is £19 so that's great value (which I was unaware of as all I can see is 6 packs of dlc with more incoming in the hub).
@NomNom so would I, unfortunately all we will ever get is screenshots and videos of the sequel that was canceled when Disney shut Black Rock Studios down.
@get2sammyb Yes and No. Fame is almost meaningless in Driveclub, just some bonus points to experience and that's it. While kudos system was everything in MSR. You could place like 3rd, but still win, because you drove with style. It's really more fun to drive for points, than to drve for place.
And they need to make tutorial, for god's sake. I beat like around 200 stars from main tour, but still didn't catch the idea of how to drive, lol. Driveclub is still unpolished and game still suffers a lot because it was realeased unfinished. And I can't get the idea of speed lock penalties. It is just horrible, no matter howyou look at it. This game is just not fun...
And if every "software house do like Evolution" the industry would shut down because games wouldn't work for weeks after purchasing them.
Driveclub is an amazing racer & it just keeps getting better with all the updates & DLC.
@Godsire- That was only the online side of the game, the campaign was totally fine. Complain about games like Skyrim that didn't work at all, not only that it took 12 months to sort out Skyrim, then there was BF4 but not as bad.
@Godsire- More likely, the current system of pre-ordering would shut down as people wouldn't want to take the risk. Probably a good thing in fact
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