Since its release in fall of last year, racing fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the PlayStation Plus Edition of racing title Driveclub, promised as far back as 2013 since the game’s announcement: following a series of delays and technical setbacks, the PlayStation Plus Edition of the game is finally going to cross the finish line.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida announced on behalf of developer Evolution Studios that Driveclub: PlayStation Plus Edition will release on PS4 starting tomorrow, June 25th, 2015. In the blog post, Yoshida stated:
“We’ve spent a long time preparing for this launch after some difficult and unexpected set-backs. To make absolutely certain that all players have the smoothest and most stable experience possible we are going to be duly cautious about how we release the game this time around.”
In anticipation of the heavy load from inviting millions of players to the game at once, Yoshida explained that only the offline portion of the game will be immediately available during the launch of the PlayStation Plus Edition tomorrow, while the online components of Driveclub will be rolled out gradually during launch to ensure that servers are running smoothly without being overloaded. Updates and new info on online access will be posted on the official Driveclub website.
While the overly-long wait for the PlayStation Plus Edition of Driveclub has been frustrating to many, Yoshida acknowledged both Evolution and Sony are doing what they can to ensure a smooth and successful end to the long wait, detailing:
“Thank you to everyone who has stood by Driveclub during the past year and for everyone who has accepted the extra wait for the PS Plus Edition and the companion app which will come after. The team at Evolution Studios is working incredibly hard to make Driveclub great for you, to get everyone to have fun racing in clubs and continue the evolution of the game with spectacular updates every month. I can’t wait to see all of you enjoying the game online together.”
Driveclub is available on PS4, with the PlayStation Plus Edition of the title to release tomorrow, June 25th, 2015.