DRIVECLUB™ brings to life the heart and soul of car culture. An incredibly authentic and immersive driving experience, DRIVECLUB™ lets you feel the exhilaration of racing the most powerful and beautifully designed cars in the world, all rendered in staggering detail, inside and out. Share in the thrill and excitement of high-speed solo racing, or join a racing Club to discover what DRIVECLUB™ is all about. Created specifically with the next-generation gamer in mind, DRIVECLUB™ connects you and your friends, allowing you to share your experiences, send and receive challenges, and keep up to speed with your team’s performance.
Driveclub differs from Evolution Studios previous racing franchise, MotorStorm, in that it will focus on road racing rather than off-road. It will not be classified as a racing simulator like the Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport series, but as a rival to Grid 2. There will also be a team racing element to the game, with players managing racing teams and using the PlayStation Plus network andPlayStation 4's "share" features to manage teams with other players. Recently, it was confirmed that Driveclub will feature dynamic weather such as rain and snow.
At E3 2013 Sony announced that there will be a special edition of Driveclub which will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The Play Station Plus edition will have the same mechanics featured in the retail game and the ability to obtain the Platinum trophy, but a limited selection of cars and tracks.
On 18 October 2013, Sony announced that Driveclub will be delayed until early 2014. In a statement posted on the PlayStation Blog, the company states that, "SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Driveclub and Driveclub Play Station Plus Edition until early 2014," Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida explained. "Driveclub will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision - and I'm fully confident the game will surpass your expectations."
On 10 March 2014, PlayStation Software Product Development Head Scott Rohde mentioned in an interview with IGN that the title has met further delays with the following statement: "What I will say is that it all comes back to that fundamental principle, and that’s that we want to build great games, and we really don’t want to release a game before it’s ready." Rohde or any other Sony representative could not at the time give a more specific release date but hinted that it might take a while referring to that the game has "gone back to the drawing board".
Although Evolution Studios did experiment with Sony's Project Morpheus, the final game will not support virtual reality.
On 30 April 2014, game director Paul Rustchynsky stated that the delay was caused by the game's "dynamic menu". This menu will allow you to quickly navigate from menu to menu, join clubs, race, and perform many other activities within the game.
Evolution Studios has also confirmed that Driveclub will run at 1080p/30 frames per second (FPS). The studio had hoped to achieve 60 FPS when development began, but settled eventually on 30 FPS. The game will also contain a day-night cycle.
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