DRIVECLUB – The Apology

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Only moments ago Shuhei Yoshida – President of World Wide Studios released an apology and update on the DRIVECLUB Plus Edition. Via the DRIVECLUB Facebook page the statement reads..

Hi everyone,

I wanted to provide you with the latest update on DRIVECLUB. Unfortunately, the road to launch has been a little rocky, and we are truly sorry that so many of you have not been able to enjoy everything that we had hoped DRIVECLUB would deliver.
We have been listening to your feedback and realize that patience understandably is running out. Evo is working around the clock to close the gap, and we have deployed additional engineering resources to help resolve the remaining issues as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the time frames required to roll out the fully connected experience will be longer than anticipated and we do not have an exact time frame for when they will be resolved. We will continue to update you on progress and you can find the latest info on the DRIVECLUB Facebook page.

We are also very conscious that we have disappointed so many of you who were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing DRIVECLUB. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice.

On behalf of WWS we are enormously grateful for your patience and we thank you for the continued support and encouragement. Again, we sincerely apologize for the delay. We are committed to giving you the best racing experience on PS4 – it’s taking a little longer than we hoped.

Thanks,
Shu

Many of the comments seem to be from angry and upset people wanting everything from a refund of the game to the Season Pass for free. But what do you think. Should the people that paid for the full game get any kind of compensation, if so what? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Jahonius

    ouch!

  • TimHitchings

    There are no guarantees in software delivery schedules. We don’t know what level of talent was used to develop the network software but if it wasn’t industry veterans that have years of successful prior experience you can guarantee developers less experienced are going thru the trial and error that any development goes thru.
    I’m a PSPlus owner. I get nothing and I deserve no compensation. I’ll get it when they give it to me.
    If those that purchased the software are demanding something I suggest the look to Battlefield 4 and expect no more.
    Eventually, as long as the product isn’t abandoned the developers will get it right.

    • Makai Ookami

      Dice didn’t get it right with Battlefield 4, WoW has issues when ever they release a new expansion, Diablo 3 was pretty much almost unplayable the first week or 2, and still had problems for weeks after that…

      If Blizzard can’t have a perfect launch with the games they make every year, and if Dice can’t get it right when they redesign new network infrastructure, how can people even pretend that this wasn’t a likely outcome for Evo?

  • London Rhodes

    Sony does “owe” us the game itself because that’s what they said they would do. Companies absolutely should be expected to keep there word. I don’t think Sony “owes” anything extra because of the delay. Stuff
    happens. As long as they bring it out to PS Plus players in a
    reasonable amount of time, I don’t see it as a problem.

  • Keith Dunn

    Wow….what a massive cluster f**k. I’m not upset, it’s just that this is such a black mark! It speaks of terrible incompetence on the part of SEVERAL people down the line. Another delay would have been better than this.

    • Makai Ookami

      But we don’t know if Driveclub would have been any better with a 1 month delay, or even a 6 month or a 1 year delay. Sometimes you only see problems at scale, and so sometimes software that is working properly stops working when 100s of thousands of people or millions are using it.

      The only way they could have prevented this, is by rolling out the PS Plus version a hundred thousand people at a time, until the servers broke if that’s the case, and people would have been upset because they didn’t get rolled out to yet.

  • Scoomp

    the people who paid for the game should not get anything for free. as a battlefield 4 purchaser, i got nothing but a few additional double xp days. so neener neener go suck a ……. lol

  • John Spatta

    I was able to get $40 for trade in value at bestbuy. Has potential but I’m waiting for the crew now or Gran Turismo 6

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