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#DRIVECLUB – E3 Club Challenge + New Trailer

Jamie Brayshaw's Avatar + Posted by Jamie Brayshaw on Jun 10, 2013 // Community Development Manager, Evolution Studios

Update: We know many of you were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition and we are truly sorry for the delay. 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.

DriveClub on PS4

Your reaction to #DRIVECLUB at the #playstation2013 event in February really got everyone at Evolution Studios fired up! We’re so excited to finally be able to show you more of #DRIVECLUB, I can barely contain my hashtags!

We get excited about E3 every year — even to the point of setting up TV’s around the studio to live stream the whole event so that we can all keep up to speed with what’s hot and what’s new while we work — but this year it’s going to be on a completely new level. Not just because of what ‘next generation’ means for games and PlayStation, but because the game we’ve wanted to make for almost 10 YEARS is finally going to be there at E3 (and so am I along with a few members of the team)!

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I know a lot of you have been dying to see more of #DRIVECLUB in action on PlayStation 4 since the announcement, so before I go on to tell you more about what we’re doing at E3, WATCH THIS VIDEO!

We’re bravely letting everybody who comes to our experience room at the PlayStation booth on the E3 show floor actually pick up the controller and play the game! Well, a special demo version of the game we’re calling the ‘E3 Club Challenge’. We’re really proud that we’ve got a demo at this stage of development, and it just goes to show that all of the talk about PS4 being “developed for developers” is true!

The ‘E3 Club Challenge’ started as a competition here at the studio and took on a life of its own. The studio has divided up into racing clubs and we decided that the best two clubs would get to have their colors represented in the E3 #DRIVECLUB experience room, and half of the playable cars in the E3 demo would proudly sport their club liveries. So, on the show floor you’ll get to join these two clubs and keep the rivalry alive. “All Torque No Traction” is the inspired team name chosen by the highly experienced vehicle and driving team and “Spoiler Alert” is the signature team name of the borderline obsessive devoted Quality Assurance team.

DriveClub on PS4

The race takes place on a thrilling road circuit in Kinloch, Scotland – just one of the stunning real-world locations we will feature in the game. Just like all of the tracks in the game, every section of Kinloch serves up a new opportunity to face-off with Clubmates and rivals. Earn points for you and your Club by beating recent times, high speed records or pulling off incredible drifts. In #DRIVECLUB there’s always something to play for, including the leaderboards for the fastest lap times for the more competitive racers, which will ultimately help to decide which team wins the E3 challenge overall. Everyone who plays #DRIVECLUB at the show contributes to the challenge, and at the end of the E3 show we will announce a winning team!

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We’re really looking forward to seeing how this plays out and can’t wait for people to get their hands on the game. The team here at Evolution is also really excited for #DRIVECLUB to be a part of the new PlayStation Plus program, and we’ve got more details around that program as well as what rewards we have in store when you pre-order #DRIVECLUB to come soon!

Keep up to speed with #DRIVECLUB and see all the goings on at E3 on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you’re excited for in the comments.

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25 Comments

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+ CommandingTiger on June 10th, 2013 at 8:14 pm said:

Drive Club looks sick.


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+ Gadirok on June 10th, 2013 at 8:16 pm said:

I can’t believe a F2P version is coming to PS+! FOr the first time ever I might actually get a console at launch! I’m so hyped!


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+ remanutd5 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:18 pm said:

Driveclub looks amazing but i just cant stop thinking about how Motorstorm ps4 would look like, oh man i just cant, i know it will happen ps4 lunatics U….


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+ xClayMeow on June 10th, 2013 at 8:22 pm said:

DriveClub as Day One PS4 IGC = Awesome move!

I’m not even a fan of racing games, but that was pleasantly surprising!


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+ AdoAJ on June 10th, 2013 at 8:36 pm said:

This game is shaping up awesomely, but the conference left me with one concern. I think we need some clarification as to what the differences are between the “PS Plus Edition” of Drive Club and the regular version of Drive Club are. I hope they aren’t anything significant. :/ Amazing conference though!


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+ Mobius2525 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:45 pm said:

I’m still on the fence about this game. It look nice and all but i like to drive 3rd person i hope that will at least try to put it in the game.


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+ saab01 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

Free for Plus members that is fannnnnnnnnnnnnnntastic.


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+ Hogwild333 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

I’m guessing it will be similar to Uncharted 3 in PS+ this month: single player is free in PS+ and then a free-to-play version of the multiplayer is included. Buying the game at retail will get the full version of both SP and MP. This is just a guess but I would be totally fine with this. I am stoked to hear that we will be getting one new PS4 game per month in addition to everything we are already getting.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on June 10th, 2013 at 8:56 pm said:

I was already looking at DriveClub as a Day One buy (it’s just too amazing). Was really impressed with all the racing games that were announced, but this as a PS+ for PS4 is killer.

So, thank you guys for saving me couple bucks.


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+ Boxster17 on June 10th, 2013 at 9:17 pm said:

Keep up the good work guys, I always end up pouring more hours into racing games than any other genre. Based on what the article says it seems like we’ll be seeing more gameplay videos as E3 goes on? Looking forward to picking this up with my PS4.


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+ FeddeCampo on June 10th, 2013 at 9:36 pm said:

Will be a great experience for sure!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on June 10th, 2013 at 9:55 pm said:

Does it support steering wheel (i.e. G27)?


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+ Ricen-Beans on June 10th, 2013 at 9:56 pm said:

Although I’m glad we get drive club free w ps plus, I would also like to know the difference between the free version and the full game.


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+ freshprincepbg on June 10th, 2013 at 10:46 pm said:

Yeah, is there a difference between PS Plus edition and retail version of Drive Club?


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+ aznexcav on June 10th, 2013 at 11:00 pm said:

Kinda surprised about this and the plus…..


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+ Kchow23 on June 11th, 2013 at 1:51 am said:

Looking forward to the Plus version.. tough call between buying Drive Club or GT6 first


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+ GMFCO311 on June 11th, 2013 at 4:58 am said:

I’m usually not into racing games, but this looks too good to pass up!


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+ Elvick_ on June 11th, 2013 at 5:00 am said:

Curious about the PlayStation Plus Edition. Seems like a potential awesome new type of release of PS+.

Probably solve the “I’ll just wait for this game to be on Plus.” mindset. Offer something of value, but still leave something worth buying left. (I assume)

Guess we’ll see closer to launch.


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+ Heavenly_king on June 11th, 2013 at 5:41 am said:

I am not a fan of driving games; BUT I will get it for free :D


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+ Welmosca on June 11th, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

I cant believe they will be giving this game for FREE…very nice but…I still need to know:Is there a 3rd person view of the car as a camera option or not?

@ 14 freshprincepbg – I wonder the same thing…they saying PSPlus version…dont look good.


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+ michaelochs on June 11th, 2013 at 4:53 pm said:

I don’t remember, I think it was IGN but, I heard them say you get a real copy of DriveClub, not digital ,but one you can actually hold. Please tell me this is true playstation, I prefer store games over digital.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 11th, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

Can’t wait.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE racing games. :)


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+ Welmosca on June 12th, 2013 at 12:53 pm said:

@ 3 remanutd5 – I feel ya man…I want Motorstorm 4 too.


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+ CommandingTiger on June 12th, 2013 at 8:00 pm said:

I know some happy drivers that’ll want this.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on June 14th, 2013 at 10:53 pm said:

I want this game more and more everytime I see it! Whether the “PS Plus Edition” is something different than the regular version of the game or not is yet to be seen, but either way I’ll be getting this. And along with remanutd and Welmosca, count me in for Motorstorm 4 (World Tour maybe?) as well!


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