DriveClub: PlayStation Boss Comments on The Issues

By   /   Nov 18, 2014

DriveClub was supposed to be Sony’s killer app. DriveClub was supposed to be one of the biggest things to happen on PS4 this year, but all the hype and all the excitement slowly faded away.

From day-one, the game suffered from online issues. Which was a huge disappointment considering Sony was heavily marketing the game’s online features and its connected experience.

However, upon release there was no connectivity at all. Rather there was a bug-filled, broken game that became an embarrassment for Sony.

Speaking about these issues, SCEA President and CEO, Shawn Layden said that live performance can’t be tested “effectively.”

In the development cycle, we try to do all things. In the development cycle, we try to test against every possibility. We have a [Quality Assurance] team, we have a QA plan.

You do a beta test, you scope against that. But now, in a connected world, you can’t effectively test in your house or in your beta group what it means to have 50,000, 100,000, 200,000 users hit your service.

To me, this statement doesn’t make much sense. I agree live testing is not an easy task but isn’t that what open-betas are for? Drive Club wouldn’t have suffered as much as it did, if there was an open-beta.

Surely it would have helped them understand and fix numerous issues. Due to these issues, DriveClub’s free PS Plus edition was delayed, and it’s still without a release date.

Evolution Studios is working hard to improve server stability and hopefully, DriveClub will soon be able to deliver on its original promise.

Source: IGN

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Insanely Priced Retro-Games

Top-10 Insanely Priced Retro Games

It goes without saying that video gaming is a luxury and an expensive hobby. While most of the...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Video Games Past

Why Some Video Games Should Let Go of Their Past

We all have favorite video games franchises that we so dearly love the way they are and yet we also...

by   /   Aug 8, 2016
Load More