PS Plus version of Driveclub delayed due to connectivity issues
Developer Evolution Studios announced that the free version of Driveclub that was supposed to be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers after yesterday’s release is delayed.
The developer states that this is caused by the connectivity issues that users are currently experiencing when they are trying to access the game’s multiplayer mode. Fortunately for those who own the game, Driveclub also has an offline, single player mode, which they can enjoy until the problem is fixed.
Game director Paul Rustchynsky tried to explain what the problem is and how they are dealing with it. Apparently, their servers are pushed to their limits by the massive number of users trying to connect. However, according to him, once you manage to connect, you won’t have any other problems during your session. Furthermore, he goes on assuring players that they are working on fixing the issue, but that they decided to hold back the PS Plus edition of Driveclub. He released the following statement in a Facebook post, trying to explain why they had to do this:
“In order to help all Driveclub players who have the game already, we’re temporarily holding back the PS Plus Edition and the My Driveclub app to ease the load and traffic to the servers. This should give players a better chance of connecting to the game servers and, once the servers are operating well, we’ll be sure to let you know when the PS Plus Edition and My Driveclub app will be available to download.”
Long story short, if you are waiting for the PS Plus version of Driveclub to be released, you should probably either play the offline mode for now or find something else to do, because it seems like it’s going to take a while for them to solve their server problems. Meanwhile, through a Tweet posted via their Ask PlayStation account, Sony acknowledges that there are connectivity issues with several PS4 games, and that they are working to fix them as soon as possible.
We are aware of issues with NBA2K15, Driveclub and Destiny. We’re working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) October 7, 2014