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DriveClub Will Support All PS4 Wheels, Studio "Aiming" At 60FPS

And it'll also feature 'real' cars, too - it won't all be silly supercars.

We exclusively revealed details of DriveClub’s PS Plus Edition last week, followed up by detailed impressions of the game running on PlayStation 4 dev kits. DriveClub shows plenty of potential, and hopefully it can live up to expectations.

In a behind closed doors session with TheSixthAxis last week, Evolution’s Col Rodgers confirmed that the game will support every wheel that works with the PS4. Hopefully that also means that current PS3 wheels will also work just fine, although that’s not 100% guaranteed.

Demos of the game only featured DualShock 4 support.

Rodgers also confirmed that the game would support Remote Play on the Vita “wherever you have a Wi-fi connection” and said that with the PS4’s streaming tools you can “watch your friends playing online whenever you’ve got an internet connection” – presumably on multiple devices.

In terms of cars, DriveClub will feature plenty of non-Supercars, including “everything from hot hatches” upwards. Evolution haven’t announced any of the ‘slower’ cars yet.

When asked whether the game would support 60 frames per second, Rodgers confirmed that whilst the demos at E3 were running at 30, the team is “targetting” 60. “The game is obviously currently in development,” he told us, “we’re aiming towards that but aren’t making any promises right now.”

The game is 1080p native, though.

Finally, Rodgers re-iterated several times during our session that DriveClub will run as a “service model” game, in the sense that content will be continuously developed and pushed out to players. The game will be able to flex and change accordingly, and without requiring lengthy software updates on the part of the player.

“We can make changes in the background,” said Rodgers, “it might be the case that you’ll log on the next day and things will be better, everything about [the game] is just going to evolve.”

The game will launch alongside the PS4 in November.

  1. Pesico
    Since: Sep 2008

    “The game will launch alongside the PS4 in November.”

    Did I miss something here? Everyone so sure it will come out in November now?

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 11:16.
    • jimmy-google
      Since: Feb 2009

      I’ve seen one store date the PS4 for 13th Nov and XBO for 21st Nov but nothing official apart from MS announcing November for XBO.

      Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 12:03.
  2. Cort
    Since: Mar 2009

    Service model. Hmm…

    Hopefully that doesn’t mean it will be pushed out before it is ready. Didn’t someone say this PS4 launch title was only a third finished last week? Hmm…..

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 11:18.
    • TheShepanator
      Since: Nov 2009

      You’d be surprised how fast a game can come together once all the tech and engine under the hood are finalised. Besides, the demos at E3 will be at least a few months old, the demo will have been finished and undergone a short QA program before being at E3, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re 80% complete by now

      Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 15:51.
  3. Kivi95
    Since: Oct 2009

    Is it possible to have something between 30fps and 60fps? I mena if they can’t get 60fps could they atleast get 50fps?

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 11:24.
    • Kennykazey
      Since: Mar 2010

      It’s possible, but 30 and 60 are the conventions as they match up with a TVs refresh rate. But modern televisions can support anything in between (and below) just fine. There’s worries about input lag and such, but I’ve never had any issues playing with a pc on an HDTV in odd rates.

      Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 12:15.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        yeah, God of War III ran at about 45 FPS.

        Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 12:48.
  4. Nylon_Angel
    Since: Jul 2010

    Didn’t Burnout Paradise run 60fps.

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 13:32.
  5. cam the man
    Since: May 2009

    I thought is was all super cars as that’s all we’ve seen but glad to hear there’s hot hatches and other non super cars.

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 13:36.
  6. Kris Lipscombe
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    Looks quite nice but I’m properly rubbish at it. I crashed all the time when I tried to play it :( Can guarantee that’s just me sucking though, everyone else seemed to be rather good.

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 13:53.
  7. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Tell what would be awesome. Being able to buy any car I like via DLC. I’d love to drive and own the cars I’ve really owned. I remember many moons ago, having a mk1 Punto GT which I raced round GT2 in. I even had a silver Saxo VTR for a while which I played in GT. lots of work I know but it would be all kinds of awesome coated ace!

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 19:47.
    • Wardy-77-
      Since: Mar 2013

      Aaaah my mate had a Uno Turbo like sitting in a tin box of death but when he got the Renualt 11 Turbo that was just like sitting in death!.

      Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 22:22.
  8. Broonba
    Since: Mar 2009

    I’m just hoping that the handling of the cars isn’t shit as that can really ruin a game IMO.

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 21:08.
  9. Wardy-77-
    Since: Mar 2013

    Day one this for me as i will be downloading the Plus edition ;) and upgrading said Plus edition.

    Comment posted on 18/06/2013 at 22:23.

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