I don’t think we need to go into any detail when it comes to Driveclub, and what happened at launch, but it’s not like the bad launch will go away. Sony admitted that they, as well as the team at Evolution Studios, are highly embarrassed about what happened with Driveclub. The PlayStation UK boss recently spoke to IGN in London and had this to say:
[quote]It’s a disappointment. When you lay your soul out as being ‘4ThePlayers’, then what you certainly don’t want is games that are not fully ready. It certainly wasn’t any ill-intention on behalf of the team. It’s ambitious as a game; they’re as embarrassed as we are and all you can do in those situations is say sorry.
We apologise to any players affected and are doing our damndest to make things right. So that’s what we’ve been doing and the game is pretty near-complete now. We don’t want to introduce the PS Plus Edition until we’re confident the servers can take the load.
Unleashing it on the millions of PS Plus users is the next step, but we want confidence in the capacity and concurrency figures. I’ll say again: we apologise and are trying to sort it, and we’ll hopefully learn from it so we see it less in future.[/quote]
If you saw the recent update with awesome-looking weather effects you can’t help but forgive them. We still actually enjoyed the game online for our review before it experienced the server issues that plagued launch. I’m sure Sony will learn from this at the very least.