Still No "Concrete Info" on Free Driveclub for PS Plus

Developer apologizes for keeping fans waiting; Connection problems persist during peak hours.

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Evolution Studios, the developer responsible for Driveclub, has apologized to fans for the lack of information regarding the delayed PS Plus edition of the PlayStation 4 racer.

Driveclub's launch two weeks ago was marred by severe connection problems due to errors within the game's netcode, which Evolution has attempted to remedy ever since.

Prior to the release of Driveclub, Evolution and Sony had agreed to release a free abridged version of the game to PS Plus subscribers, which was scheduled to go live in early October. However, due to the online connection problems, coupled with the likelihood that a surge of new players would make matters worse, Sony decided to postpone the PS Plus edition.

It is still unclear when the PS Plus edition will be released, and on Monday, Evolution posted an apology on its Facebook page for the lack of updates on the matter.

"The PS Plus Edition news will come as soon as we have concrete info--sorry to keep you all waiting," the studio wrote.

Representatives for Evolution have since been proactive in engaging with the community, frequently updating its Facebook fan page and releasing several patches to help restore connections.

It was hoped that the latest patch, released over the weekend, would be a breakthrough for the game. But Evolution now says the outcome was not quite as successful as it hoped.

"We can see that the majority of you can now get online, but we know that at peak times of the day it can still be hard to get connected, so we are still working to improve connectivity with every update to the servers," the Sony owned studio wrote.

"We can also see that when you do get connected, some of you are having a hard time getting into multiplayer races and that posting leaderboard results can sometimes take a lot longer than you'd expect.

"These connectivity issues stem from the same unforeseen server problem that we've been working to get on top of since we launched Driveclub, and while we are getting on top of the problem now, we are still working round the clock to keep improving gameplay for you."

Critics were somewhat divided on the exclusive PS4 racer, with GameSpot's Driveclub review describing it is "not an argument for a new generation of driving, given how it fails to exceed the standards of the old one."

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