The saga of Driveclub‘s fraught launch continues with an apologetic statement from the president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida. After numerous patches since the game’s October 7, 2014 launch the online multiplayer features are still not entirely functional, and the PlayStation Plus edition is still MIA until developer Evolution Studios is confident that the servers will handle the influx of new drivers.
“We have been listening to your feedback and realize that patience understandably is running out,” Yoshida said. “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.”
Cautious about promising more than the developer can deliver, Yoshida does not offer any particulars for when the problems will be fully addressed: “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.”
He added that the free-to-download PS Plus edition of the game is also indefinitely delayed, contingent upon the PS4 version of the game working first.