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Driveclub Dev Considering Compensation for Server Woes
Driveclub developer Evolution Studios has been very upfront about the server issues that have plagued the game since launch, even causing the free PS Plus version to be delayed indefinitely. Director Paul Rustchynsky has been busy on Twitter answering questions from fans about what exactly is going on, and one exchange opened the idea of some kind of compensation for buyers.
When asked via Twitter if compensation could be on the table, Rustchynsky explained that they were “considering all options“, but the main problem of server issues does not have a timeframe for a fix. Evolution Studios has offered a “one-in/one-out” stopgap solution, but noted that “this is obviously not ideal, especially given that there are a lot of players waiting to connect, but that’s how it’s working right now.”
So what exactly is the problem? Evolution says that, despite not having an open beta, the server was believed to be able to handle the stress before release, and the issues now is nothing more than the server code still having some bugs. Whatever the problem, it seems almost inexcusable for a game so heavily based on online connectivity to not have hammered this out before launch, particularly since they decided not to go the beta route.
There is no word on what kind of compensation Evolution may offer, or when we can expect the issues to be ironed out or the PS Plus version to become available. However, Rustchynsky stated that players can expect a new updated later today, although we don’t know what exactly it will entail.