Paul Rustchynsky, Game Director of upcoming Playstation 4 exclusive racing title, DriveClub shared some new details about the game via IGN interview (which was posted just few minutes ago and deleted). Paul talked about customization options that will be available in DriveClub, microstransactions, offline gameplay and size of the game on PS4 HDD.
We already know that DriveCLub will playable offline, Paul reconfirmed that in the interview and added that once connected online, all progression of players will sync with server.
Paul also promised that there will be no collector’s or special edition of DriveClub and more cars and tracks will be made able as DLC content post DriveClub’s launch.
About the working of progression system, Paul revealed that players will earn FAME and level up, its as simple as that. For every level up a new car will be unlocked. Paul further explained that players who want to unlock cars via paying can do so but there’s no way to buy FAME.
Regarding customization options that will be available, Paul confirmed paint colors, paint types, shapes, livery patter and more, and added that players will also be able to customize setting of their ride.
Last but not the least, DriveClub’s size on PS4 will be approximately 20 GB, so make sure you have enough HDD space left, and players will be able to manually control the KERS and DRS F1-like system on the McLaren P1. Read wikipedia details about KERS and DRS below.
KERS – “A kinetic energy recovery system (often known simply as KERS, on lowercase letters: kers) is an automotive system for recovering a moving vehicle’s kinetic energy under braking. The recovered energy is stored in a reservoir (for example a flywheel or high voltage batteries) for later use under acceleration.”
DRS – “The drag reduction system (or DRS) is a form of driver adjustable bodywork aimed at reducing aerodynamic drag in order to increase top speed and promote overtaking. It is an adjustable rear wing of the car, which moves in response to driver commands.”
As soon as the interview will go live, I will update this post. In the meantime, watch New DRIVECLUB Videos showing how Clubs, Face-offs and Challenges Work.