DriveClub, the gorgeous-looking racer from MotorStorm’s Evolution Studios, is a tantalising prospect. It’s a racer with plenty of encouragement to play cooperatively as a racing team with your friends and it appears to have a kind of Gran Turismo-like attention to detail.
Some new info has appeared, pulled from the pages of the new GameInformer magazine, and it’s sounding pretty special.
The info dump includes word that the game will support a lot of DLC – one of Sony’s biggest proponents of the bite-sized additional content. That will probably mean extra cars, individually and in bundles, but it might also mean some new tracks or even performance or visual upgrades. Hopefully it won’t mean an initial product that feels a little lightweight.
There’s also the rumoured ability to create your own events spread across multiple days and taking control of time of day and weather conditions – even using apps outside of the game (mobile, perhaps?) to create events. You can then open them up to hundreds of teams and individuals.
You’ll apparently be encouraged to play with a team – cooperative progress building towards achievements in the game (and trophies, presumably) but there’s also the option to play entirely offline in a single player mode. If you’re offline, though, you won’t be able to get your PSN friends watching you progress from the less glamourous cars up to Koenigsegg, Maserati, Pagani and Hennessey which are all supposedly making an appearance.
DriveClub is said to be a kind of blend of arcade and simulation, with damage occurring to the cars but not affecting handling. There’s also mention of large, open tracks with huge draw-distances. It sounds very much like a more expansive, prettier stab at what Forza Horizon did on the Xbox 360 last year and that’s very good news for PlayStation race fans.