Posted Wed Oct 8, 2014 at 06:45 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
"we're sorry you're having to wait longer to play."
The full version of 'DriveClub' released yesterday, and unfortunately, the game has a serious case of server problems that are preventing players from connecting online. The full version has a large single player component, but nevertheless, the focus has always been online racing. While the developers at Sony and Evolution Studios try to make to make adjustments, they've taken the immediate step of delaying the PlayStation Plus version of the game. The idea being that owners of the full version get the best chance to play, and that millions of PS Plus owners would just excerbate the server demand.
From Game Director Paul Rustchynsky, (full message is here)
We are sorry if you are having a hard time getting online as we know many of you are. Please be aware that the game will automatically keep trying to connect you. Once you're online, you should have no further problems during your session.
Everyone at the studio is now working hard to get new updates ready for the game servers to improve connectivity. We will be rolling out these updates day by day and will keep you informed.
In order to help all DRIVECLUB players who have the game already, we're temporarily holding back the PS Plus Edition and the My DRIVECLUB app to ease the load and traffic to the servers. This should give players a better chance of connecting to the game servers and, once the servers are operating well, we’ll be sure to let you know when the PS Plus Edition and My DRIVECLUB app will be available to download.
To our PS Plus fans, we're sorry you're having to wait longer to play, but we want to ensure that when you come on board, you get the best experience possible.
One wrinkle for this delay is that for PS Plus customers who pre-ordered the discounted full game upgrade, that full game is available now, but it may be as tough to get online as it is for everyone else right now. For now there is not a timetable for the release of PlayStation Plus version, but as the delay goes on, expect a follow-up statement.
Source: Evolution Studios
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.