Playstation exclusive Driveclub may not have had the smoothest of launches in October 2014 but a lot has been done since to win back gamers who purchased the title upon release.
That being said Driveclub was promised as a Playstation plus title upon launch and due to such issues it didn’t land within the instant game collection. So now that the full game has its house in order where is the Playstation Plus version?
“That’s still being looked at,” said Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan. “I can’t say anything at this stage.”
That doesn’t sound like a confident way of selling you the idea that it’s still on its way. In fact Sony have stopped way short of saying it’s coming at all.
“In the context of Driveclub, which as you say did not work correctly at launch, I gotta tell you that everybody [at SCEE HQ] and in the development community was absolutely distraught that that was the case,” Ryan says of DriveClub’s launch issues.
“Now, should the game have worked at launch? Of course. Should people pay £50 for something and expect it to work? Of course.
“QAing this stuff… a lot of it is load placed on servers, simply due to concurrency. It’s hard. Again, that’s not to excuse publishing something that’s not fit for purpose,” Ryan added. “One would hope, and certainly we’ve learnt an awful lot from the DriveClub experience, that those mistakes, once made should not be repeated.”
Well let’s hope it does make an appearance as a Playstation Plus title at a future date as this driver deserves to be in the hands of every Playstation 4 owner.