Our impressions of the Sony Playstation 4's first racing title, DriveClub, were not particularly positive. That'd have been a real problem ten years ago, when a developer couldn't easily add new content to a game, but today's world of constantly connected consoles makes it easy for new features to be added long after a title goes on sale.
The holiday season of 2014 looks like another great year for fans of racing games. Last year, there was the double-whammy of console motorsports with Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One and Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3. This year, Project CARS and Driveclub are the new contenders out to challenge the veterans.
Driveclub, a racing title for the Playstation 4, was first revealed last year with a fair amount of promise. Our own Seyth Miersma was intrigued, citing the game's competent physics, good looks and social features, during a short demo at the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Set for a position in the launch roster for the latest generation of Sony's gaming console, fans were disappointed when the game was unexpectedly delayed.
In the lead-up to the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony touted the racing game DriveClub as one of the system's biggest offerings. However, it was subsequently delayed and still hasn't arrived. That meant that racing fans had to watch friends playing Forza 5 on the Xbox One, while Sony countered with the Gran Turismo 6 on the previous-generation PlayStation 3. Now, it looks like DriveClub might finally be close to making it to consoles.
Playstation has been touting the upcoming racing game DriveClub from Evolution Studios as an important launch title pillar for the soon-to-street Playstation 4. We briefly demo'd DriveClub at E3 this summer, and saw a lot of the potential in both the gameplay and the baked-in social elements. With the game's recent inclusion in the latest official PS4 commercial, Perfect Day, playing DriveClub on Day One seemed like a foregone conclusion (scroll down to have a look).
The gaming world is abuzz with early love for the Playstation 4, if the water-cooler talk around the 2013 E3 conference are anything to go by. Much of this has to do with the vast potential of the new Sony hardware, though the announced price of $399 caught a lot of folks off guard in a nice way, and lots of potential Xbox One customers have been turned off by that system's always-on Internet connection and its lack of support for used games. If we look simply at the here and now of driving game
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