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Prepare for ignition

January 19th, 2015 by

DriveClub_logoNot many games have had quite such a torturous launch as Driveclub but it’s been pleasing to see Evolution Studios continue to work hard on the title, with many patches deployed in an attempted to address the problems we’ve seen. In addition to this we’ve also seen new, free content released, and today marks the arrival of both the 1.10 patch and 5 new tracks based in Japan.

Coming in as a fairly sizable 3.33GB update, 1:10 includes the stunning new tracks, a new online game mode, improved AI, better weather visuals and other improvements.

Based in Nakasendo, Lake Shoji, Asagiri Hills, Takahagi Hills, and Goshodaira, the 5 new tracks give 11 new possible races.

In addition to the new tracks, 1.10 also includes the following;

Gameplay Improvements:

* Makes changes to AI drafting behaviour, .
* Makes changes to the impact of world collisions whilst driving on a straight, to reduce the amount of drag and speed lost from impact.
* Adds a new option to Event Settings to race without crowd, track infrastructure and corner flags.
* Adds the option to browse and register for Multiplayer events via the Social Hub.
* Windscreen wiper speeds have been changed.
* A bug with AI car wing mirrors not showing a reflecltion has now been fixed.
* Disables overscan compensation when playing via Remote Play.
* Adds a link to the PlayStation®Store to the DRIVECLUB Home menu.
* Also includes a number of minor bug fixes, performance improvements and usability tweaks.

Photomode Improvements:

* Adds the option to reset damage and remove dirt when taking a photo.
* Adds the option to permanently hide camera movement controls when accessing Photo Mode.
* Players can now access Photo Mode while using a steering wheel via R3.
* Players can now move the camera while OSD is disabled in photo mode.

Add-ons (coming January 27-29):

* Adds support for the Icona Vulcano, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download later in January.
* Adds support for the Apex Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium download later in January.
This Expansion Pack includes the Apex Car Pack and Apex Tour Pack.
* The Apex Car Pack includes 5 new cars: Enzo Ferrari, Caterham R500 Superlight, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition, McLaren 650S Coupe, and Jaguar C-X75 Prototype Edition.
* The Apex Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
* Adds support for the Sakura Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium download later in January.
* The Sakura Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
* Adds support for 2 new livery packs, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium download later in January. Each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your cars with.

Driveclub has slowly gained a bit of a cult following with the Midlife Gamer community. Are you currently playing and excited about this update? Has the new low price tempted you enough to jump in? Let us know.

2 Responses to “Prepare for ignition”
  1. avatar Adamski UK says:

    I managed to get a copy of this early on.
    Whilst its not quite got the polish and depth of the Forza series, it offers me just the right amount of racing. I guess the biggest disapointment for us as a community is only being able to have six players in a Club?! Fix that, and they could be on to a winner.

  2. avatar Webbo says:

    I bought this one the sale for £19.99 the other day and although I’ve only put a small amount of time into it, what i’ve played so far feels fantastic. I’m really looking forward to spending more time with it.

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