The DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition has been “temporarily delayed” as the developers struggle to get the full paid game servers working properly.
DriveClub went on sale in the US yesterday and it seems developer Evolution is having some issues with the sheer amount of gamers getting online with the game.
“With DriveClub, we are dedicated to delivering a dynamic and socially connected racing game that everyone can enjoy, and along the way we’re facing new challenges which we haven’t encountered before as a development team before,” explained Evolution Studios in a Facebook post. “We are seeing a lot of activity and new social behaviours right now, but unfortunately this is pushing the servers to their absolute limits.”
“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.”
In order to help lighten the servers’ load in the early days of the full game’s release, Evolution has made the decision to delay the free DriveClub PS Plus Edition, along with the My DriveClub companion app.
“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.”
Evolution isn’t yet able to give a date as to when we can expect the DriveClub PS Plus Edition to touch down on our PS4s.
“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.”
However, if you’ve pre-ordered the full game upgrade from the PS Plus Edition, the full digital version will still be available.
If you can’t get online, you can still play DriveClub offline and earn fame, unlock cars, race and create challenges and everything will be synched when you do get online.
“Sorry again for the difficult start. We’ll keep you regularly updated on our progress as we work round the clock to improve connectivity.”
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