Bad news for those still waiting to try out DriveClub PS Plus Edition before plonking down the cash for the full game; it’s delayed until further notice and most likely won’t be releasing this year.
Sony’s affable executive, Shuhei Yoshida took to the official DriveClub Facebook page to post a message to fans. In the statement he apologised for the delay and acknowledges that patience is running out with players who were promised one thing but received another. The exec stated that Evolution are working tirelessly to bring the DriveClub PS Plus Edition to players and that extra resources have been deployed to solve the remaining issues.
Yoshida also went on to say that DriveClub PS+ Edition is delayed until further notice, effectively quashing all hopes that we’ll see a release of the stripped down version this side of Christmas.
The full statement can be read below:
I wanted to provide you with the latest update on DRIVECLUB. Unfortunately, the road to launch has been a little rocky, and we are truly sorry that so many of you have not been able to enjoy everything that we had hoped DRIVECLUB would deliver.
We have been listening to your feedback and realize that patience understandably is running out. Evo is working around the clock to close the gap, and we have deployed additional engineering resources to help resolve the remaining issues as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the time frames required to roll out the fully connected experience will be longer than anticipated and we do not have an exact time frame for when they will be resolved. We will continue to update you on progress and you can find the latest info on the DRIVECLUB Facebook page.
We are also very conscious that we have disappointed so many of you who were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing DRIVECLUB. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice.
On behalf of WWS we are enormously grateful for your patience and we thank you for the continued support and encouragement. Again, we sincerely apologize for the delay. We are committed to giving you the best racing experience on PS4 – it’s taking a little longer than we hoped.
Lets hope that Evolution and Sony can pool their resources and get DriveClub PS Plus Edition out the door as soon as possible, lest prospective players lose interest and pick up a competing racing game.
You can still buy and play the full DriveClub release which has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few weeks, with server problems all but gone. DriveClub is available from Amazon UK.