Driveclub's total number of cars revealed; Plus members get $10 discount

55 tracks and 50 cars will be available in the full game.

After its recent announcement regarding how much content the free Plus Edition contains, Driveclub developer Evolution Studios has now revealed the number of cars and tracks found in the full game, as well as the discount Plus members will be entitled to on it.

Evolution has previously described the Plus Edition as "feature-complete," limited only by the number of tracks and cars players have access to. We now know those numbers--10 cars, 11 tracks, and one location (India)--are roughly a fifth of what's in the full game, which contains 50 cars, 55 tracks, five locations, and 50 tour events, according to the PlayStation Blog.

The standard edition will be sold at retail and on the PlayStation Store, as you'd expect it to be. Alternatively, Plus members can elect to upgrade from the Plus Edition to a digital version of the full game for $49.99 (a $10 discount). Evolution said last year it intended to offer Plus members a discount when it launched, but after being repeatedly delayed, it became unclear if one was still planned

It's important to note that Plus members who take advantage of the discount will only have access to the full game's content "as long as your PlayStation Plus subscription remains active." It's possible this means that, if your Plus membership expires, you'll be asked to pay an additional fee to get unrestricted access, but that is currently unclear. (Even game director Paul Rustchynsky doesn't seem to know.) GameSpot has reached out to Sony for clarification.

Following a delay last month, Driveclub is now set for release on October 7 exclusively on the PlayStation 4. It will run in 1080p at 30fps and has been described by Rustchynsky as "super-accessible, but also deep."

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OmegaDL50
OmegaDL50

Having tons of cars to pick from in a game is one thing, the selection of cars included in said list actually being used is another.


I mean take example of game like Gran Turismo, The most recent game GT6 which 1200 or so cars, a large majority of them are pointless Sedans, Hatchbacks, or novelty vehicles with little practicality for actual racing such as the Daihatsu Mini, The Volkswagen Hippie Van, Jay Leno's Tankcar, The World War 2 Jeep, Ford Model-T, Lunar Rover, or a family van like the Honda Odyssey. 


Then there is the matter that just because a game has hundreds of cars, doesn't mean everyone is going to use them. Hell not even I use more then 30 to 40 cars in my GT6 garage of 700 or so vehicles I've collected, the rest of em just sit in my garage unused and are nothing more then a mash of pretty polygons to look at.


Focusing on whats important such as American and Australian muscle, Japanese GT and JDM, European Touring or exotic super cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, etc. A variety of different vehicles suited for racing on a variety of class types, from Rally, Closed Circuit, Street, Touge, Drag, etc.


In short, it's not about how many cars you have, but how good the cars are, quality surpassing quantity.

Even if Driveclub has only 50 cars, the matter is if all 50 of them are useful in some way, I'd say that's far more important then having a game in which nearly 60% of the vehicles included are pointless clutter.

FastRobby
FastRobby

Haha only 50 cars, already outshined by FH2

J-007
J-007

The minimum this game should have is 100 cars. Game looks damn good at least and not strictly multiplayer online I hope

seanwil545
seanwil545

Do we even know what the 50 cars will be? I'm betting a lot of them will be beaters.


If I'm going to plunk money down on DLC, then its probably going to go to Project CARS on PC.

KaptajnKnap
KaptajnKnap

50 cars?! You gotta be kidding me! Gran Turismo 3 had 180, and that game came out in 2001! Why do devs keep lowering the numbers of cars in their game? Bloody ridiculous!

snaketus
snaketus

Sounds good. Only disappointing thing is that 30fps. Really? Just shows how weak these consoles are, even the mighty PS4.

FabledVeteran
FabledVeteran

On the Forza Bashing, 200 well selected cars is enough for a game like Forza, but the fact is, Forza 5 was basically Forza 4 with less cars and tracks... So it looked slightly better and was well put together, but if i had the choice of having an Xbox 360 and Forza 4 or Xbox One and Forza 5, i would've chosen Forza 4 and the 360... because it had more choice and variation and was a bigger game... Forza 5 was missing important tracks (Nurburgring?) because of time constraints in updating the tracks too, this is why it got Bashed... Forza fans expect a lot, i know as i am one...


The difference with Forza and this is, Forza is all about the cars... its about how they look, how they feel to drive, how they sound and all on a closed track layout, Driveclub isn't about any of this, its about pure fun, thrashing around a varied open world like you're in an unreal world action movie... so 55 cars will probably be enough for a game like that... Just look at need for speed games they only have around 50 cars these days

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

Gran Turismo 4 on the Playstaion 2 had 1000 cars. Two gens further and we get a game with 50 cars?! What?

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

And this game is supposed to compete with what...? weak

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

30fps (even with a superior machine), 50 cars, 5 locations (55 tracks but thats a lot of variations), $50 dollars to not own the game, a free version that have "a few less" content (only 20% of the full game = demo) and still we have some people saying that this is great. You can try to view the bright side, but this game is turning out to be bad.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

50 cars, wow if game developers will be releasing limited content to push the payable DLCs down our throats I will start supporting piracy. Those pricing structures are making games quite expensive these days. If you want to have full unrestricted access to whole game you need to dish out loads of money. Base game + PS+ subscription + any DLC's ....hate this new gen more and more.

onuruca
onuruca

50 cars and only 5 locations is very frustrating. Anyone who is not a fanboy to any company can easily see this.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Personally i think that when you pay for a game despite ps+ running that you should still own the game.

che5ter666
che5ter666

I'm confused...Is this a free roaming game with made up tracks through the world like Forza Horizon, or is its just real world race tracks?

andmcq
andmcq

More tracks than cars... DLC cars here we come! :(

virtuasega
virtuasega

Only 50 cars...wow, thats really light on content. Forza 5 got shit because it only had 200 cars, but it also only had like 11 tracks, guess we should be lucky this game has 55 at least.

Wawas20
Wawas20

what im plus and u gave us a far bit of the game but if we want all the cars and tracks we still have to pay 49 for it and when our plus ends we lose it? like really, should be pay 15 for everything and that ends when ur plus ends

wallacom
wallacom

I don't wanna sound rude, but F*** You and your game. I'll just but The Crew and that's it.

Keithy211
Keithy211

@KaptajnKnapYeah dude we're in 2014 now where more content is locked behind more money, so instead of getting a full game for $60, we have to pay at least $100.00 or more to have everything unlocked.

hehe you're so silly thinking you're going to get a full game for $60 bucks! 

xantufrog
xantufrog

@snaketus Yeah, I think they decided "we need really realistic details to help set us further apart from the other games" and so they pushed the 1080 res with all the textures and lighting etc. Whether 30fps is a problem or not... I will believe it when I see it: I think if its locked at 30 nobody will notice, but we'll see

xantufrog
xantufrog

@FabledVeteran I agree - bunch of spoiled brats on here: it's not the same type of game Forza and GT provide, it's an "open world" arcade racer. They have a different focus than raw car count. There's nothing wrong with wanting more bang for your buck, but I get so sick of people ignoring the game itself and what it needs. It's nothing but "does it have enough pixels/fps/cars? I don't care anything about how much work went into the game and whether it will be fun"



coolguyhero
coolguyhero

@ScottOakley true i am looking forward to GT7 ...what will come in that & how will be the graphics ..w8 & watch

xantufrog
xantufrog

@ScottOakley This type of comment is the same as people saying "it's not at 1080p? then the system must not be able to run 1080p" - no, the XBox can and does run stuff in 1080p, but there are tradeoffs to be made. Similarly, they COULD cram 1000 cars into this game, but it's about ultra-realistic car models inside and out and the large socially-integrated racing experience, not pure car count. Did you play and love all those 1000 cars? Did they all look as nice as the cars in this game? Were the tracks as huge as in this game? Did GT have the same game features as this? No - different focuses for the games yields different numbers

snaketus
snaketus

@ScottOakley  Gran Turismo 4 cars were sub HD shells only. You know these cars are way more detailed, has interiors etc. and are more time consuming and expensive to produce?

philip6k
philip6k

@DariusMKN Actually if you buy it for $50, you do infact own the game. PS+ just get a discount and 20% of a game is WAYYY bigger than a demo.

sonicblast19
sonicblast19

@DariusMKN  People support Ground Zeroes,so why not this?Soon we will get blank discs with codes to downlaod the game along a 6 months plan.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@Karmazyn and 50 cars is to little?? we are talking about 50 cars right? 50? hmmm?

i don't think the world has 50 cars worth driving.

50 cars? that's a lot of cars!

sampson3121
sampson3121

@onuruca 50 cars? i mean that's a lot of cars, don't you think? name 50 cars in the real world that are worth driving?

sampson3121
sampson3121

@Wawas20 ask yourself this question, are you really going to stop paying for your ps+?

i pay 17.99 for 3 months, if someone can't afford that just die already!

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

@xantufrog Yes and no. Having 1000 cars in the game gives you freedom to choose how you play the game and enhances replayability. Especially in this world where variety is so important. I myself am a pc gamer and have been playing in 1080p for a long time. If i put my resolution down to 720p it looks good damn ugly. You can have 50 brilliant looking cars in a game but if it runs 720p it will still look crap.

What you seem to miss is the fact that we comment not to bash the game, we just wan't it to be even more awesome. 100 cars more won't hurt? 1080p wont hurt?

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

@snaketus Good point. If all those 50 cars are totally unique and have totally different interiors then yes. But a lot of cars of the same brand look very similar to each other so you don't need to keep modeling cars from the start. Even Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 had over 1000 cars. If this game had 200 cars I would have agreed with you, but 50 is just not enough.

sonicblast19
sonicblast19

@snaketus @ScottOakley  Yeah,but it's also not on PS2 it's on PS4 and you'd think they will evolve.The PS2 did the best it could with GT4 so I guess this si the best of PS4?That's kinda lame.

wallacom
wallacom

@GhostofWar75 @wallacom  Sure, go ahead, defend cheap business practice and lies, don't forget to buy all the DLC's, and have some Micro-transactions purchases. 

Navardo95
Navardo95

@ScottOakley @snaketus  Exactly..I agree with both of you! And you know I can't help but feel quite sad when Watch Dogs,an open-world action adventure game based on hacking has more vehicles(over 75 is the confirmed no. of vehicles) than a racing game itself....

snaketus
snaketus

@sonicblast19 @snaketus @ScottOakley  No in technical stand point they could put that 500 vehicles in, but they don't have the budget to produce that many in time that's given to them and more people will cost more money. No matter what the platform is, the graphics now days are multiple times more time consuming and expensive to produce, because of number of details they have now which wasn't possible on PS2 for example. It's always about the money, not what PS4 can do or in this case BD could hold.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@wallacom @GhostofWar75 or you people can stop complaining and just play the 10 cars and 10 tracks free of charge, and if ps+ you're worried about? just get a job and pay for a yr for only 50 bucks....comes to about 4$ per month.

Navardo95
Navardo95

@eternal_napalm  Don't wanna burst your bubble but you do realize the price of the "special car" in GT6 right? Most probably holds the record for the worst micro-transaction yet..

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I heard in Forza you could straight up buy the best car straight up. How much was it?