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Driveclub should be working for majority, but players still left unable to access many features

by William Schwartz

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Evolution Studios has updated fans on the status of their recently released, and troubled racer, Driveclub.  The PS4 exclusive driving game that hinges on social online connectivity has been broken since launch, with many unable to connect to any of the online aspects at all.

While Evolution keeps updating users that they are working on fixes, most cannot access the core functionality of the game, which are basically the challenges and online multiplayer aspects of it.  The recent post on Facebook reads:

“We’re still improving server performance to get all of you enjoying full online connectivity together, but the majority of DRIVECLUB players should now be able to connect and play online.

More server updates and upgrades are coming online over the weekend, so while this work continues you may still experience some issues with connectivity but please keep trying. When you do get connected you can go online, play for your club, use your club cars, play multiplayer races, compete in face-offs, and compare your best times and scores with everyone on the leaderboards. This is in addition to playing in Tour mode, creating your own single events and customising your cars in your garage (which you can do offline too).

We will continue to keep you informed as we make progress and we know we’ve said this before but we mean it: We know how frustrating it is when you can’t get connected and we feel it too. We are working flat out to get online sign-in, multiplayer racing and leaderboards running smoothly for everyone, all of the time.”

As noted in the announcement there are a number of features that can be accessed in Driveclub, so it’s not completely broken and unplayable, but online multiplayer and challenges haven’t worked as advertised since launch.  While single player modes, leaderboard times, and track challenges seem to be working as intended.  Two weeks in, it’s unclear when Evolution is going to get a handle on the online issues and get all aspects working for the racer as they were meant to be.

Furthermore, until they do, PlayStation Plus subscribers shouldn’t be expecting their free version of the game.

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