Driveclub Horsepower Expansion Brings the Ferrari

Next week Driveclub will be packing some extra horsepower when it adds some powerful new wheels to the fray.

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The cars that will be added for $6 as part of the DLC pack are the Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K, Nissan GT-R NISMO, McLaren P1 GTR, Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R and Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. You can also get this content if you are subscribed to the game’s Season Pass.

Check out the trailer for the Horespower Expansion Pack for Driveclub below.

Remember Driveclub PS Plus? It’s Apparently Nearing Completion

Driveclub was an absolute wreck when it launched exclusively for PlayStation 4 last year, with more bugs and server issues that made the game basically unplayable. As a result, the initially promised PlayStation Plus version fell by the wayside as the devs tried to salvage the game the shipped in such an atrocious state.

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However, Driveclub‘s game director Paul Rustchynsky claims that the game is close to being finished. Asked by a fan on twitter when we would be getting the game, he replied with, “We’re in the final stages of development now.”

The PlayStation Plus version of the game is basically a simplified version of the full game, giving you access to less cars and tracks to race on. However, seeing as this was something that Sony promised they would release they are following through with it. I just don’t see how that many people would get excited over a lesser version of a game that launched and tanked last year. It makes sense as a way to hook people in to buy the full version at launch, but seeing as this is launching many months after the full version I don’t see many people giving a damn.

The PS+ Version Of ‘Driveclub’ May Never See The Light Of Day

A free PS+ version of Driveclub was supposed to launch right when the game came out last year, but it has now been 3 months and it is still nowhere to be seen.

Now, in an interview with GameCentral SCEE President and CEO Jim Ryan shed some light on the prospects of the PS+ version, and it ain’t looking good. Due to the game’s awful launch that was riddled with bugs, there is still no word on when or if this version will ever happen. Ryan said the following in the interview:

“GC: Can you talk precisely about what changes occurred after the Driveclub launch? Did you put new QA policies in place? Did you tell third parties to clean up their own act?

JR: We have two roles to play, right? We are a publisher of content in our own right and we are the platform holder who overlays a level of what is called format QA. Obviously the lessons that we learnt in the context of Driveclub were many and painful, and will be applied internally in the context of every first party title that we publish going forward.

PR guy: Have you played Driveclub recently?

GC: I don’t really like serious racing games, so I don’t personally have much of an opinion about the game itself.

PR guy: If you play it now it’s really living up to its expectations.

GC: I understand that you did a lot better than some in addressing the situation, but that was still three months. And… is there still going to be the free PlayStation Plus version?

JR: That’s still being looked at.

GC: You can’t guarantee that it will ever happen?

JR: I can’t say anything at this stage.”

So, if you were holding out for that PS+ version I wouldn’t get my hopes up. While the game is certainly making progress, I think the interest in the game has pretty much died off completely. It’s all well and good that they’re trying to fix it, but the fact of the matter is that it should not have been broken at launch. A video game’s launch is by far the most important time in terms of both sales and reception, and if it disappoints during that time then everyone is just going to move on.

New Video Game Releases (October 6th – October 12th, 2014)

The Alien is stalking you this week.

Things are getting spooky this week, as we have The Creative Assembly’s highly-anticipated Alien: Isolation launching on multiple platforms. The reviews weren’t as glowing as some have expected, but if you’re in the mood for tense gameplay then it should do the trick. Elsewhere we have Sony’s PlayStation 4-exclusive Driveclub coming out, though that game failed to deliver the game that many were hoping for. For those of you who are looking for something free, look no further than Project Spark on PC and Xbox One and create your own adventures. Scroll down for a complete list of what’s coming out from October 6th – October 12th, 2014.

3DS

  • Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle

PlayStation 3

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Jet Car Stunts
  • MX vs. ATV: Supercross
  • NBA 2k15
  • Vib-Ribbon

PlayStation 4

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Driveclub
  • Minecraft
  • NBA 2k15
  • Styx: Master of Shadows

Vita

  • Jet Car Stunts
  • Vib-Ribbon

Wii U (N/A)

Xbox 360

  • Alien: Isolation
  • MX vs. ATV: Supercross
  • NBA 2k15

Xbox One

  • Alien: Isolation
  • NBA 2k15
  • Project Spark

PC

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Crow
  • Costume Quest 2
  • MX vs. ATV: Supercross
  • NBA 2k15
  • Project Spark
  • Styx: Master of Shadows
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Ryse: Son of Rome

New ‘DriveClub’ Gameplay Trailer Takes Us Through The Forests Of Canada

The PlayStation 4 exclusive DriveClub recently got a confirmed release date, and we have steadily been getting gameplay trailers that have been showing off new courses and cars. This latest one shows off the Pagani Huayra as it speeds through the forests of Canada.

Check out the new gameplay trailer below. 

DriveClub is being developed by Evolution Studios and is set for release on October 7th in the US, October 8th in Europe and October 10th in the UK.

[WATCH] ‘DriveClub’ Release Date Announcement Trailer [VIDEO]

It’s been a long time coming, but the highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 racer DriveClub now has a release date. The game will be released on October 7th.

SCE Wordwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said the following about the game on PlayStation.Blog:

“We planned for the game to be ready for early 2014 and are committed to delivering on our ambitious promise of creating a truly innovative, socially connected racing game. What DRIVECLUB offers has not been previously achieved in this category, and, because of this, the team needed more time to give you the game you’re waiting for.”

The announcement was accompanied by a trailer that you can check out below.

Sony Claims Driveclub Is Moving Right Along…

Sony is claiming that their upcoming PS4 racer Driveclub is making spectacular process, even though the production hit some bumps and delays along the way.

This is a snippet of the statement that Sony issued to Videogamer:

“The progress being made on the game is spectacular, so we’re looking forward to sharing an update on development, release date and videos of the game in action in the weeks to come. We thank you for your patience and assure you, it will be worth the wait.”

Time will tell whether or not this game is worth the wait, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say the concept is intriguing.