Evolution Studios is hoping to repair its player confidence after a rocky launch of DriveClub. Gaining player confidence comes in the form of free DLC which would otherwise have been a premium download. The announcement came via Evolution’s Facebook page.
The team at Evolution continues to work diligently to resolve all of the server issues. We know you have all been extremely patient and understandably frustrated during DRIVECLUB’s launch, and to show our appreciation for the support during this challenging time, we will be offering the premium DLC packs for November (25th November-SCEA/26th November-SCEE/27th November-SCEJ) free to those who purchased the full game.
These premium DLC packs – The Ignition Expansion Pack and Photo-Finish Tour Pack along with two livery packs – will give you a total of five new cars, 22 new tour events, 10 new trophies and 10 new livery items to play with online and offline.
DriveClub owners that bought the Season Pass and may have otherwise felt a little let down that everyone now gets this piece of DLC for free are also being compensated by additional packs in July being automatically added to their Season Passes.
The Season Pass will be extended to include four extra packs in July 2015 to ensure players who purchased the pass get everything that was promised. So on top of the free DLC in November, the Season Pass will still include 38 cars, 176 tour events and 80 unique liveries.
Since the game launched, it has suffered server issues preventing players from connecting and playing online, these problems have prevented Sony from releasing the game via PlayStation Plus with no new release date assigned to this version being made available.
Although currently we do not have an update regarding the timing for the launch of the PS Plus Edition, we are continually working on improving the server capacity to enable us to launch the PS Plus Edition as quickly as possible.
DriveClub is available for PlayStation 4 globally now.