Evolution has said that it is delaying the release of the free PS Plus edition of Driveclub as it struggles to get the servers for the paid game working correctly.
We are seeing a lot of activity and new social behaviours right now, but unfortunately this is pushing the servers to their absolute limits,” the studio said following the game's release in the US yesterday.
We are sorry if you are having a hard time getting online as we know many of you are. Everyone at the studio is now working hard to get new updates ready for the game servers to improve connectivity. We will be rolling out these updates day by day and will keep you informed.
In order to help all Driveclub players who have the game already, we're temporarily holding back the PS Plus Edition and the My Driveclub app to ease the load and traffic to the servers. This should give players a better chance of connecting to the game servers and, once the servers are operating well, we'll be sure to let you know when the PS Plus Edition will be available to download.”
The studio added that the full game upgrade version isn't affected by the delay.
To our PS Plus fans, we're sorry you're having to wait longer to play, but we want to ensure that when you come on board, you get the best experience possible,” it said.
Rest assured, if you've pre-ordered the full game upgrade from the PS Plus Edition, you will still get the full version of Driveclub digitally, and if you can't get online you'll be able to get started offline like everybody else with single player mode as you start your Driveclub tour.”
Driveclub will be released in the UK this Friday (October 10th). The full game upload appears to be available for pre-load now on PSN (in the UK at least).