DriveClub PS Plus Edition Delayed due to Server Issues

DriveClub has been delayed for PS Plus users, wanting to try the free version of the game.  Servers are reported to be overloaded, following the release of the full version of the game, and for this reason, Evolution Studios has made the decision to delay the PS Plus edition of the game.

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DriveClub PS Plus edition was scheduled to be available for download yesterday for North America and this Friday 10th for Europe.  There is no revised availability date announced at present.

Evolution Studios posted the following update on their Facebook page:

“With DRIVECLUB, we are dedicated to delivering a dynamic and socially connected racing game that everyone can enjoy, and along the way we’re facing new challenges which we haven’t encountered as a development team before. We are seeing a lot of activity and new social behaviours right now, but unfortunately this is pushing the servers to their absolute limits.

We are sorry if you are having a hard time getting online as we know many of you are. Please be aware that the game will automatically keep trying to connect you. Once you’re online, you should have no further problems during your session.

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 and My DRIVECLUB app will be available to download.

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. 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. You’ll still be able to earn fame, unlock cars and get to grips with all of the options for playing and creating your own events and challenges – and everything you do will be synchronised with the servers when you do get connected, so you can set-up a bunch of challenges to send out to your friends as soon as you are able to join each other online.

We fully appreciate how frustrating this is for everyone. We want you to get online with your club because racing, challenging and having fun together is what the game is all about. We know that racing with your friends online is what you’ve been waiting for and we are doing everything we can to deliver that experience to you as soon as possible.

Sorry again for the difficult start. We’ll keep you regularly updated on our progress as we work round the clock to improve connectivity. We want everyone to know what’s happening so please tag your DRIVECLUB friends or SHARE this message to let them know.”

Assassin’s Creed Unity to be Locked at 900p for both PS4 and Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Unity producer Vincent Pontbriand stated yesterday that it was deliberate that both consoles PS4 and Xbox One were kept at the same graphical level.  Ubisoft were reported to have locked both consoles’ version of the game at 900p and 30fps.  “We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff”, Vincent Pontbriand told Videogamer.  The suggestion that the PS4 version may have been held back to fall in line with Xbox One has angered fans.  Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag was also released on both consoles at 900p, but a later patch bumped the PS4 version up to 1080p.

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Today Ubisoft has responded, they told Eurogamer that Assassin’s Creed Unity’s final technical specifications for Playstation 4 and Xbox One are actually still to be locked down.  With approximately six weeks to go, Ubisoft say there is still room for change.  A Ubisoft spokesperson explained, “We’re confident that gamers will be thrilled with the gorgeous graphics and how Paris is brought to life in Assassin’s Creed Unity.”

Batman: Arkham Knight release date and trailer

Arkham Knight, the third game in the Arkham series will be released on June 2nd 2015.  Rocksteady games announced the revised date, which has been pushed back from October this year.

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The Arkham Knight game world is to be five times bigger than its predecessor, Arkham City.  The main reason being the addition of the Batmobile, but of course a new, more immersive storyline including the game’s main villain, The Scarecrow.

In a recent interview with IGN, Guy Perkins, the marketing director for Rocksteady, referred to the game as the “ultimate Batman simulator”.

Here is the Batman: Arkham Knight game trailer.

Free Playstation Plus Games on PS4 & PS3 – October 2014

Each month sees a selection of free games added to the Playstation Store for Playstation Plus subscribers.  October 2014 brings the following to Playstation 4:

Driveclub: Playstation Plus Edition

Spelunky (cross platform)

Dust: An Elysian Tale

Pix The Cat

Driveclub is by far the most anticipated, highest profile release here.  Playstation Plus subscribers will have access to the Playstation Plus Edition, basically a sample of the game with a selection of cars and one country’s events.

Spelunky and Dust: An Elysian Tail, make their first appearance on PS4

October has the following titles for PS3 available for Plus subscribers:

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

Rainbow Moon

Spelunky (cross platform)

These titles for both platforms will be available for download on Tuesday October 7th.

FIFA 15

Last week saw the release of FIFA 15, with a mass of changes promised including ‘Emotional Intelligence’, Dynamic Match Presentation’, Team Management, Next Gen. Goalkeeper, Team Tactics and Visual Presentation.

So far there has been a mixed reception from buyers, some appreciating the next generation graphical presentation, others complaining of bugs and stale single player modes.

But we want to know what you think of the game…….

November PS4 Game Releases

November is a fairly important month as far as high profile PS4 game releases go, but which will you be buying.