Sony: No Time Frame for DriveClub to be Fixed, PlayStation Plus Edition Postponed “Until Further Notice”

October 30, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Instead of Evolution Studios delivering the latest status update for DriveClub today, it was Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios.

Unfortunately, he didn’t have good news, as he revealed that the problems plaguing DriveClub are taking “longer than anticipated” to fix, and as a result, Sony doesn’t “have an exact time frame for when they will be resolved.”

This news is equally bad for the DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition, with Shuhei saying, “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.”

Here’s the full message from Shuhei Yoshida about DriveClub:

Message from Shuhei Yoshida – President of World Wide Studios

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

With DriveClub now over three weeks old, what are your thoughts on the game?

[Source: DriveClub (Facebook)]