Driveclub developer offers free content to make up for launch issues, update on PS Plus version

Evolution Studios announces several cars, events and more will be given at no cost as a gift to those who bought the full game

DRIVECLUB4This morning, Evolution Studios announced, via a message to fans of its Facebook page, that free content will be offered to purchasers of the full version of the PlayStation 4 exclusive game Driveclub.

“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 free to those who purchased the full game,” said the message on Driveclub’s official Facebook page.

The game has been riddled with online server issues since it launched in October and Evolution has been hard at work to solve the problems. You can read SCG’s impressions here, and we’re still planning to do a full review once the game is better equipped for online play.

According to the post, the free packs (Ignition Expansion Pack, Photo-Finish Pack and two livery packs) will include, “a total of five new cars, 22 new tour events, 10 new trophies and 10 new livery items to play with online and offline.”

Since this content was previously promised as part of Driveclub’s Season Pass DLC, Evolution said four extra packs are being prepared for Season Pass purchasers, which will be released in July 2015, to make sure Season Pass holders get the same amount of content that was originally slated for the pass.

A new update for the game will add Photo Mode—similar to that of The Last of Us, Infamous: Second Son and others—improved multiplayer, balancing tweaks and adjustments and more. In addition, the free update will include three new tracks in India, Scotland and Chile.

As for the PlayStation Plus Edition of Driveclub, Evolution stated they still don’t have a timeframe on its release, but are continuing to prepare the servers so that they can launch that version of the game in the near future.

“Once again, thank you for your support,” said the statement. “We are truly sorry that the road to delivering the full DRIVECLUB racing experience on PS4 has been such a rocky one.”

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