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Driveclub Season Pass £3.99 Bikes £3.29 @ PSN UK. All will be delisted soon.

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Posted 3rd Apr
Driveclub-VR-Bikes and all the DLC will be getting delisted on August 31st. No guarantee any of these will be on sale again. Also the online is going offline March 31st next year. Bikes Link
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isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games
It's a pity that this game never got a sequel, it had some good things going for it and was quite fun to play, it was a nice arcade racer at heart.
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isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games
powerbrick03/04/2019 05:38

isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games


PlayStation Plus allows access to online/multi-player gaming options (amongst other premium services), but if the revenue generated by a title is not sufficient to support the cost of the use of the servers, or a publisher is unable/unwilling to meet the costs, then titles are retired & online use is no longer possible.
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powerbrick03/04/2019 05:38

isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games


No, I don't think any of it does towards that.
Whats in the season pass? is it all the DLC or is some missing?
Now I only need the game to go on sale
It's a pity that this game never got a sequel, it had some good things going for it and was quite fun to play, it was a nice arcade racer at heart.
Best car game ever
powerbrick2 h, 29 m ago

isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games


It's to fund Sony's pockets.
Bure1103/04/2019 08:14

UMMM


Best graphics, and weather effects.
Car sounds is authentic (mb and bmw).
The biggest selling point for me is the nature cruising
LuFc668603/04/2019 06:16

No, I don't think any of it does towards that.


I'd be inclined to agree given the atrocious download speeds! 200mb broadband and lucky to get 4MB/s half the time from PSN...

I tried going back to Driveclub and it feels unplayable coming from 60fps racers.
Edited by: "anlygi" 3rd Apr
powerbrick03/04/2019 05:38

isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games


Its being delisted due to the licensing deal for the cars ending.
Does the Bikes DLC work in VR? Can't find any info online.
anlygi20 m ago

I'd be inclined to agree given the atrocious download speeds! 200mb …I'd be inclined to agree given the atrocious download speeds! 200mb broadband and lucky to get 4MB/s half the time from PSN...I tried going back to Driveclub and it feels unplayable coming from 60fps racers.


My downloads were all over place on my standard PS4. Upgraded to a Pro and the speeds are always 280-300mb.
Ghostrecon03/04/2019 08:16

Best graphics, and weather effects.Car sounds is authentic (mb and …Best graphics, and weather effects.Car sounds is authentic (mb and bmw).The biggest selling point for me is the nature cruising


Probably had the best graphics when it came out in 2014 but I'm guessing that other games such as Forza Horizon 7 and maybe Gran Turismo Sport might have beter graphics now.
Haircut_1005 m ago

Probably had the best graphics when it came out in 2014 but I'm guessing …Probably had the best graphics when it came out in 2014 but I'm guessing that other games such as Forza Horizon 7 and maybe Gran Turismo Sport might have beter graphics now.


Agree partially.
My take on forza is the silly dirt road racing.
I want to roam in nature and progress without playing the dirt road.
For the players.
anlygi03/04/2019 08:42

I'd be inclined to agree given the atrocious download speeds! 200mb …I'd be inclined to agree given the atrocious download speeds! 200mb broadband and lucky to get 4MB/s half the time from PSN...I tried going back to Driveclub and it feels unplayable coming from 60fps racers.


Unplayable, pah . How pathetic
corkproducers1 h, 56 m ago

Does the Bikes DLC work in VR? Can't find any info online.



Unfortunately not! Although it is a worthy addition nonetheless.

I guess they didn't want to make people motion sick with the bikes tilting at almost 70 degrees to the track
ctafield03/04/2019 08:53

Its being delisted due to the licensing deal for the cars ending.


Sure but doesn't mean they have to take the online play down, they could keep that for all the ppl that bought the game. Really poor considering this was considered a PS4 killer app for a long time and is an amazing game. However, as the whole game is built around online play (even when offline you constantly get challenges based on other players performance) it will be a much weaker proposition when they take the servers offline and that is from someone who doesn't even play it online that much, but likes the connected aspect of it.

Typically Sony greed kills another fantastic game, here's hoping the PS5 sinks like a stone as Sony have been nothing but arrogance and greed lately....
So annoying I got the free ps+ version of this when it first came out then paid the upgrade for the full game and now it says I don't have the licence or something! I googled it a while ago and it said loads of people had the same issue. No chance am I buying it again
ST312303/04/2019 11:12

Sure but doesn't mean they have to take the online play down, they could …Sure but doesn't mean they have to take the online play down, they could keep that for all the ppl that bought the game.


How long do you feel is reasonable for them to fund the servers for a game that isn't on sale/making them any money? (genuine question)
ctafield03/04/2019 11:41

How long do you feel is reasonable for them to fund the servers for a game …How long do you feel is reasonable for them to fund the servers for a game that isn't on sale/making them any money? (genuine question)


Well depends on the game to a certain extent. I would consider this as quite a high profile AAA game that was anticipated since the consoles launch, pushed as a system seller and must still have decent numbers of players I would assume. A 'big' game like this I would think could be supported for the duration of the generation, by that I mean at least up to the launch of next gen quite easily.

Ppl talk about servers as if there is a massive continuous cost, not really IMHO, the hardware is obviously already there otherwise there would have been no online play to start with, aside from the odd bit of maintenance and electricity to keep it going they shouldn't have that much ongoing cost to worry about.

Meanwhile they charge more than ever for PS Plus (£50 per year) yet deliver less than ever in terms of monthly games. A large part of the subscription is for online play and yes that should include keeping major titles online...
fanpages03/04/2019 06:05

PlayStation Plus allows access to online/multi-player gaming options …PlayStation Plus allows access to online/multi-player gaming options (amongst other premium services), but if the revenue generated by a title is not sufficient to support the cost of the use of the servers, or a publisher is unable/unwilling to meet the costs, then titles are retired & online use is no longer possible.


The publisher is Sony and wasnt it a first party studio so Sony again
ctafield03/04/2019 08:53

Its being delisted due to the licensing deal for the cars ending.


Well how do previous versions of Forza still work then with extinct licensing deals with the likes of Toyota
powerbrick3 m ago

Well how do previous versions of Forza still work then with extinct …Well how do previous versions of Forza still work then with extinct licensing deals with the likes of Toyota


*shrug* Just passing on what one of the lead developers of DriveClub said the reason was.
benrobertsno13 h, 26 m ago

Unplayable, pah . How pathetic


Try playing Project Cars , GT Sport or Dirt Rally then go back to it. No need to be so childish about it.
ST31231 h, 57 m ago

Ppl talk about servers as if there is a massive continuous cost, not …Ppl talk about servers as if there is a massive continuous cost, not really IMHO, the hardware is obviously already there otherwise there would have been no online play to start with, aside from the odd bit of maintenance and electricity to keep it going they shouldn't have that much ongoing cost to worry about.


That's not really how it works anymore, with things being based in the cloud. You're not paying for hardware, you're paying for computational time, and storage.

Btw, the studio that developed DriveClub closed down some years ago, and the devs have long since gone on to work on other things, at other places.
powerbrick03/04/2019 05:38

isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games



fanpages03/04/2019 06:05

PlayStation Plus allows access to online/multi-player gaming options …PlayStation Plus allows access to online/multi-player gaming options (amongst other premium services), but if the revenue generated by a title is not sufficient to support the cost of the use of the servers, or a publisher is unable/unwilling to meet the costs, then titles are retired & online use is no longer possible.



powerbrick03/04/2019 13:42

The publisher is Sony and wasnt it a first party studio so Sony again …The publisher is Sony and wasnt it a first party studio so Sony again


...and... do you need me to explain economics to you again?
fanpages03/04/2019 14:18

...and... do you need me to explain economics to you again?


You didn't in the first place Pony alert
powerbrick8 h, 47 m ago

isnt the point of PS+ to fund the servers for online games


Could be worse. Like paying to access mutiplayer, even though the multiplayer is peer-to-peer. Literally paying someone else for the privilege of using your own internet connection that you have paid for already.

Never doubt the games industries ability to nickel and dime the consumer.
powerbrick03/04/2019 13:44

Well how do previous versions of Forza still work then with extinct …Well how do previous versions of Forza still work then with extinct licensing deals with the likes of Toyota



They don’t they are delisted. The solo player and disks still work but you can’t buy the Forza Horizon 1 or any of the dlc (and haven’t been able to for at least 1.5 years) this goes for any Forza older than that and I believe Horizon 2 is due to go at some point with 1-3 it’ll be ok as they will be playable solo and with any content already purchased but when 4 goes the whole game solo player too will be dead

it sucks.

Horizon 1 I never got to play before it was delisted I got disk version after and it’s still an excellent game - driveclub was built around being online though
Edited by: "joanddan7" 3rd Apr
joanddan703/04/2019 14:34

They don’t they are delisted. The solo player and disks still work but you …They don’t they are delisted. The solo player and disks still work but you can’t buy the Forza Horizon 1 or any of the dlc (and haven’t been able to for at least 1.5 years) this goes for any Forza older than that and I believe Horizon 2 is due to go at some point with 1-3 it’ll be ok as they will be playable solo and with any content already purchased but when 4 goes the whole game solo player too will be deadit sucks.Horizon 1 I never got to play before it was delisted I got disk version after and it’s still an excellent game - driveclub was built around being online though


this was an answer to car licensing.
powerbrick03/04/2019 14:37

this was an answer to car licensing.



Yeah. Forza is delisted same as this. 5 years most car games with licensing last before they are delisted. Forza 100%

this game will will still work but only offline and that’s the same for Forza and they don’t sell it on the online shop and don’t print more copies
joanddan710 m ago

Yeah. Forza is delisted same as this. 5 years most car games with …Yeah. Forza is delisted same as this. 5 years most car games with licensing last before they are delisted. Forza 100% this game will will still work but only offline and that’s the same for Forza and they don’t sell it on the online shop and don’t print more copies


Think we are getting a bit out of sorts here let's start from scratch.
Reason, apparently, for delisting is expiring licensing deals.
My counter was Toyota are still in older Forza games yet refused licensing for the new games.
I Don't know why hence the multiple hoping somebody would.

Wasn't trying to argumentative but genuinely annoyed about them closing online as i pay for this service. If it was PC then fair enough as online services are usually free and the developer may make the server publicly available after closure so people can setup their own.
Ghostrecon12 h, 43 m ago

Best car game ever


Nope sorry... That goes to Supercars 2 on the Amiga! (or maybe Micro Machines on the Megadrive)
fanpages03/04/2019 14:18

...and... do you need me to explain economics to you again?



powerbrick03/04/2019 14:23

You didn't in the first place Pony alert


Clearly not as you failed to understand that when monthly revenue is less than monthly costs, or when ongoing demand is dwindling, it does not make financial sense to continue offering a product or service.
fanpages03/04/2019 21:41

Clearly not as you failed to understand that when monthly revenue is less …Clearly not as you failed to understand that when monthly revenue is less than monthly costs, or when ongoing demand is dwindling, it does not make financial sense to continue offering a product or service.



fanpages03/04/2019 21:41

Clearly not as you failed to understand that when monthly revenue is less …Clearly not as you failed to understand that when monthly revenue is less than monthly costs, or when ongoing demand is dwindling, it does not make financial sense to continue offering a product or service.


That is not the definition of economics, try harder Pony....

So you have access to the figures involved, please divulge
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