Drive Club announced for PlayStation 4

PS4 racing sim focuses on highly detailed cars and social racing teams.

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Today at Sony's PlayStation Meeting 2013, Matt Southern from Evolution Studios took the stage to announce the development of Drive Club. Known primarily for the WRC series and the MotorStorm franchise (both PlayStation console/handheld exclusives), Evolution's new game will focus on the social connectivity that Sony has placed at the core of its PlayStation 4 design philosophy.

Drive Club will encourage players to join clubs and engage in competition against other clubs, both synchronously and asynchronously. During the trailer, team data was shown on a tablet screen, underscoring the cross-platform functionality that Sony was eager to tout. Southern compared Drive Club's competitions to class-based first-person shooters, saying that there will be many ways to contribute to the team beyond simply winning races.

The trailer was composed largely of loving close-ups of various car parts as Southern waxed rhapsodic about all of the technical wizardry and exacting detail that Evolution has brought to bear on the car models (notably the Koenigsegg Agera R and the Hennessey Venom GT). Then there were numerous shots of the cars in action, highlighting a number of camera angles and sunny environments.

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Discussion

14 comments
Codester_41
Codester_41

So far, this launch library has been really awesome!

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I'm interested but I hope it doesn't have to be online all the time; I'm not a fan of online play in games.

kevinseandooley
kevinseandooley

No doubt this game will be anything but a  sim, however seeing this impresses me, and now GT6 will have to give you the option of walking around your, opening the door allowing you to sit in the car and have a look around and press buttons and whatnot.

rasterror
rasterror

I'm a car fanatic and this seems promising but the execution seemed lackluster.  I'd love to have a car club like I do with boys in Forza but have better access, functions, and be able to immediately hop into a match.  Plus to be able to sit in  an Agera R looks nice.

NodakJo2010
NodakJo2010

So this is what is suppose to tithe us over when GT6 comes

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

i want need for speed hot pursuit the way it was meant to be ---arcade style you get to choose your car track etc not that 2010 garbage where you had no f reedom ,  and i hate the sandboxtype  nfs's once the story is done theres no racing going on  lol

DrKill09
DrKill09

I would rather have a new Motorstorm.  A REAL Motorstorm, not RC, and not that crappy Split Second knock off. 

DrKill09
DrKill09

Title makes me think of Club Drive for the Atari Jaguar (shudders) 

EPaul
EPaul

Looked technically impressive but i wanted a new Motorstorm title to be honest

blackace
blackace

Looked better then Gran Turismo to me. It's not being made by Polyfony. I waas impressed. I was to see more and play a demo. I just hope it comes out this year. Might give me a reason to get a PS4.

dre256x
dre256x

@kevinseandooley  I heard the wait for the next gt is 6 years out... The too complacent dev's over at Polyphony, dont know where to take the series..