PlayStation Plus subscribers were due a free version of Driveclub following the retail release of the game, but due to technical issues that the game has been having, Evolution Studios delayed the launch.
Apparently, launching a broken game to an already angry mob isn’t the best of ideas, but the latest update from the developer claims that the PS Plus Edition of Driveclub will arrive “as soon as possible,” according to a recent post on their Facebook Page.
The post which also touches on fixes that are rolling out to Driveclub can be found below.
“We have a few new updates for you today as we work toward getting everyone connected and racing together in #DRIVECLUB:
1) The latest game update (1.04) is now available to download worldwide and you will need to install it in order to play online. Your PS4 will prompt you to download the update from PSN as soon as you fire up the game.
2) More servers and new upgrades are still coming online hour-by-hour, so we expect improvements to server connectivity and reliability for everyone. We will be bringing Face-offs back into play soon.
3) Essential diagnostics are still running periodically (for the next 12 hours) to help us continue to improve server performance. This may disrupt online play for you when you get connected.
We are still also working hard to get the PS Plus Edition of DRIVECLUB out as soon as possible and hope to update you on this soon.”
The good news for Driveclub owners is that the options that were previously inaccessible prior to the recent updates are back online, sort of. While after updating the game we could access Club and Online Multiplayer Features, we couldn’t actually do anything with them. Every event that we tried to access said it had expired, an issue we hadn’t seen previously. Challenges however, are still grey out in the main menu. You can’t access them, so it’s hard to do anything meaningful in the game’s Club Features.
Single player still works, and the actual course challenges and leaderboards appear to still be updating.