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Sony Official Says Sony and Evolution ‘Embarassed’ By Driveclub Launch

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Driveclub’s launch was, let’s face it, more like a 10-car pileup than a glorious street race we were promised. Although the game is gorgeous and fun now with its new realistic weather update, server issues at launch made the PS4’s flagship racer a frustrating experience.

It’s comforting to know, however, that the people who messed up the launch have the humility to feel bad about it.

“It’s a disappointment,” PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara told IGN. “When you lay your soul out as being ‘4ThePlayers’, then what you certainly don’t want is games that are not fully ready. It certainly wasn’t any ill-intention on behalf of the team. It’s ambitious as a game; they’re as embarrassed as we are and all you can do in those situations is say sorry.”

Gara said the free PlayStation Plus version of the game won’t come until Sony and Evolution are sure they can deliver it without overloading the servers and sending the game into another spinout.

“We apologize to any players affected and are doing our damndest to make things right. So that’s what we’ve been doing and the game is pretty near-complete now. We don’t want to introduce the PS Plus Edition until we’re confident the servers can take the load.

“Unleashing it on the millions of PS Plus users is the next step, but we want confidence in the capacity and concurrency figures. I’ll say again: we apologize and are trying to sort it, and we’ll hopefully learn from it so we see it less in future,” he said.

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