Following the earlier news that DriveClub has been delayed for Playstation Plus subscribers, it now seems that retail customers who have bought the game are struggling to even get online.
Just like the previous bad news, it was revealed on DriveClub’s official Facebook page. Developer Evolution Studios confirmed that DriveClub was experiencing a ‘one-in-one-out’ issue, meaning that a limited amount of players could access the servers at any one time. Only once someone had disconnected, would another player be given access. The silver lining of this dark cloud is that once you actually get online, you should have no issues at all. That’s something I guess.
“We’re just as frustrated as you about the server performance issues right now. We want you to be racing with clubs and having fun playing challenges, not checking facebook updates from us to see if the servers are updated yet. We’ll have more info for you later today (Thursday) so please bear with us while we work through this.
“In case you don’t already know, the servers are up and running but they are hitting their performance limits, so they won’t accept new connections until one of the current online players frees up their space.
“If and when you get online, you should not have any connectivity issues during the remainder of your session. When you finish and disconnect, you’ll free up a space for someone else. This is obviously not ideal, especially given that there are a lot of players waiting to connect, but that’s how it’s working right now.”
“The whole team here at Evolution Studios have got their shoulders to the wheel working hard to improve this situation: developing updates and upgrades to the servers – and testing these updates around the clock so that we can get them live. We hope you can enjoy the game offline while we work to improve the server performance and get you connected – and we’re sorry that you’re having to wait to play the game online as we intended for it to be played.”
Hopefully the servers are improved soon, as the online portion of the game is one of DriveClub’s major selling points. From the sounds of the statement, Evolution are working their hardest to resolve this issue.
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