Driveclub was launched recently for the PlayStation. It was supposed to be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 but was delayed by almost a full year. The delayed launch didn’t help this title one bit. There were tons of server troubles which directly affected the gameplay experience and as any gamer will tell you, online features are one of the biggest reasons we buy games.
Now it looks like developer Evolution Studios might compensate gamers in some way for all of the issues that they have faced with this game. Driveclub director Paul Rustchynsky has busy since he has been on Twitter a lot lately, explaining things and apologizing for the inconvenience caused to gamers.
Rustchynsky said that Evolution Studios didn’t expect these kinds of issues after launch because the performance testing they had conducted didn’t bring up any red flags. He also said that the server troubles aren’t due to lack of capacity but due to the “server code having some bugs.” At this point gamers don’t really care why, they are just disappointed. Many would like something back. These problems have forced Evolution Studios to delay the launch of the PlayStation Plus free edition of the title and no new release date has been provided for that edition. Hopefully they give gamers something for their trouble soon. They are considering all options right now.