Driveclub Games to be Delisted from PlayStation Store on August 31 - VGChartz
Driveclub Games to be Delisted from PlayStation Store on August 31

Driveclub Games to be Delisted from PlayStation Store on August 31 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 July 2019 / 1,970 Views

Sony Computer Entertainment announced DriveclubDriveclub VR, and Driveclub Bikes will be delisted from the PlayStation Store on August 31 and online servers will be shut down on March 31, 2020.

Here are details on the delisting:

Online servers for DriveclubDriveclub VR, and Driveclub Bikes will shut down on March 31, 2020 at 23:59 BST. All online features (including online multiplayer modes) will cease on that date. You will still be able to play and enjoy these games in single player offline modes. However, the games have significant amounts of online gameplay, so from March 31, 2020, functionality will be affected in the following ways:

You will not be able to:

  • Use your season pass online.
  • Represent your Club online in multiplayer events or tours.
  • Play online multiplayer and compete in challenges.
  • Create your own events.
  • Compete in leader boards, or share stats and player progress.

You will be able to:

  • Use your season pass on all single player and offline modes.
  • Continue to play all game (DriveclubDriveclub VR, and Driveclub Bikes) and DLC single player functionality in offline mode.
  • Earn trophies in single player / offline mode.

PlayStation will cease selling DriveclubDriveclub VR, and Driveclub Bikes and all DLC and season passes related to those games from August 31, 2019 at 23:59 BST.

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twintail (on 30 March 2019)

this sucks, but car/ bike licenses are most likely the reason

Ka-pi96 (on 30 March 2019)

Possibly for the de-listing. Shutting down the MP servers though, that's just Sony being cheap! Sony shutting down MP servers has become a bit of a worrying pattern lately.

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Shadow1980 (on 30 March 2019)

Some people think streaming is the future. "It'll be great," they say. I offer this as one of many counterexamples. If the only way to play this was through streaming, well, it would be gone forever once it's de-listed.

Mr Puggsly (on 30 March 2019)

Why do people keep speaking as if streaming is becoming the only option? Streaming isn't really here yet, calm down. Much of the world can't rely on streaming. That needs to be addressed before games can become streaming only.

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Shadow1980 (on 30 March 2019)

Because a lot of people are asserting that streaming-only is inevitable.

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Azzanation (on 31 March 2019)

@Shadow1980 Regardless if gamers like it or not, its the future, it will only get bigger. No point in complaining about it now. We aren't quite there yet so you shouldn't worry.

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Shadow1980 (on 31 March 2019)

See what I mean, Mr. Puggsly.

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Ggordon (on 30 March 2019)

This game could've been incredible, if it didn't had so much dlc in it

Mr Puggsly (on 30 March 2019)

I still don't understand why Sony killed this IP. It sold well and had potential yet it didn't even get a sequel. I can only imagine they had much more faith in GT Sport which also had a lukewarm reception. Frankly, Driveclub should have leaned into being an arcade racer with great visuals.

Azzanation (on 31 March 2019)

The game didn't really sell well. It was bundled well. Most of its sales came from just buying a PS4, and considering PS4s were flying off the shelf, DC rode the wave.

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Mr Puggsly (on 31 March 2019)

Between physical and digital, I'm wouldn't be surprised if it sold at least a couple million.

Either way, they already invested in the engine and creating assets. You would think a Driveclub sequel would be cheap to produce simply by adding more content, tweaking the gameplay, etc. I really think they had high expectations for GT Sport.

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TheBird (on 30 March 2019)

Maybe they will give it away for free on PSN like Microsoft does with Forza before they have to delist them. I don't know how well these 3 games sold, but you'd think they would have a sequel around the corner by now to make up for the short shelf life.

StriderKiwi (on 30 March 2019)

I don't believe any of them sold particularly well (especially the VR and Bikes ones). The first Driveclub got a slight benefit from being an early PS4 title but that popularity didn't last long.

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