Yoshida on DriveClub PS4: No Time Frame When All Issues Will Be Resolved, PS Plus Edition Delayed Until Further Notice


Almost a month has passed since the launch of PlayStation 4 exclusive racing title from Evolution Studios, DriveClub. The game launch was smooth as expected by everyone of us due to nasty connectivity and servers issue. Evolution Studios are working around the clock but still are unable to fix the issues completely.

PlayStation fans are really unhappy with this hide and seek game from Evolution Studios and seeing things going out of control, Sony Worldwide Studios Boss, Shuhei Yoshida has issued an open letter to PlayStation Community on DriveClub Issues.


Prepare yourself guys, there are no GOOD NEWS whatsoever. Yoshida has stated that he can’t issue any time frame as to when all issues with DriveClub will be resolved, and free PlayStation Plus edition of DriveClub has been delayed until further notice.

You can read the full message from Yoshida below:

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.

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